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State of Massachusetts Mental Health Worker II in Boston, Massachusetts

The Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center operated by the Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking a compassionate, talented Mental Health Worker to become a part of a dynamic team. The selected candidate provides programmatic direct care services to clients, assists in the implementation of rehabilitative behavior and recreational programs, performs client related housekeeping duties, attends client review meetings, accompanies clients to various appointments, provides leisure activities to clients. The incumbent will serve as a role model for the Mental Health Worker I (MHW I). _Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_ * Completes MHW admission information on clients by interviewing, orienting, and documenting the information on the appropriate forms and communicating priorities to the appropriate people in order that care can be delivered. * Contributes to effective interpersonal and community relations to ensure the quality of client’s care and to promote the image of SCFMHC. * Ensures assigned coverage and other duties are completed on a daily schedule according to hospital policy confirming a safe and therapeutic environment is maintained. * Intervenes in managing crisis situations by utilizing hospital policies and procedures to promote the least restrictive alternative to ensure optimal client/staff safety. * Maintains commitment to work related growth and competency through ongoing staff development programs that promote role development. * Preserves a safe, clean, and comfortable environment, which complies with accrediting and licensing regulations to protect the client’s privacy and dignity. _Required Qualifications:_ * Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques utilized in the care, development, and treatment of mentally ill individuals * Ability to follow written and oral instructions. * Ability to gather information through observing and questioning individuals. * Capacity to interact with people who are under physical and/or emotional stress. * Ability to work in a team setting and in group situations. * Capacity to lift and carry heavy objects or persons. * Demonstrated knowledge of safety practices and procedures followed in a mental health facility, including evacuation of patients/clients. _Preferred Qualifications:_ * Experience working with individuals with serious, persistent mental illness, substance abuse and/or who have experienced homelessness. * Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency. Schedule:This position is 40 hours per week, night shift (11p-7a.) Days off are Week 1 Monday and Saturday Week 2 Sunday and Wednesday.Employees in this position will be required to perform mandatory overtime. _Agency Mission:_ The Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental health Center, (Fuller) 60 bed inpatient psychiatric facility provides comprehensive, information and timely forensic evaluations for individuals to determine pre-trial competency and or criminal responsibility. We also provide quality, integrated care to support an individual’s recovery process through ongoing psychiatric treatment and care. We envision an environment that is committed to preventing restraint and seclusion in which leadership and staff model compassion, caring, and hope. An environment where individual's strengths are recognized and these strengths are utilized to foster hope, facilitate self-determination, and promote physical health and well-being so the individual can become more resilient, forge lasting community alliances, and supports in order to live a fulfilling life. _Pre-Hire Process:_ A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete theADA Reasonable Accommodation Request Form. For questions regarding this requisition, please contact the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #4. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time or equivalent part-time experience in providing direct care service to the mentally ill, emotionally, or physically handicapped, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. An associate degree or higher with a major in psychology, human services, mental health, or retardation may be substituted for the required experience.* *Education toward such a degree will be prorated based on the proportion of the requirements completed. *_Comprehensive Benefits_ When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! COVID Vaccine: As a condition of employment, depending on job assignment and location, employees may be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination and/or other vaccinations, or to have been approved for a vaccination exemption prior to their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Direct Care* *Organization: Department of Mental Health *Title: *Mental Health Worker II Location: Massachusetts-Boston-85 East Newton Street Requisition ID: 23000DCE