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State of Massachusetts Mental Health Worker IV (Night shift) in Boston, Massachusetts

Metro Boston Mental Health Units of the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital areseeking dynamic candidates for aMental Health Worker IVposition, who will provide direct care services to individuals by participating and instructing activities of daily living including, but not limited to personal care, supporting autonomy/independence and recreation/leisure to ensure daily needs and human rights are met. Our Mental Health Workers ensure dignity and respect with our patients through interactions which affirm the individual’s needs and preferences and by optimally integrating their perspective into all facets of care. _Please Note_: This is a full-time (40hrs/week) Night shift position on the 9 North Unit with alternating weekends off. Shift hours are from 11 PM – 7 AM. Days off: Week 1: Monday/Saturday Week 2: Sunday/Friday. _Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_ * Serve as a role model for MHW I, MHW II and MHW III staff at all times, by taking initiative in meeting patient needs, demonstrating professionalism and respect in all interactions. * Work collaboratively with RNs, LPNs, MHWs and other disciplines. * Function as the educational liaison for the unit * Instruct staff in specialized trainings including but not limited to PACE, Safety Hope and Healing, contraband searches, safety checks, and observation of patients, assisting Nurse Managers, Nursing Supervisors and Charge Nurses in evaluating the competency of staff in performing various direct care responsibilities. * Respond efficiently and effectively to emergency situations. * Practice principles of MANDT, including prevention, trauma-informed care, de-escalation, and restraint/seclusion only when necessary to provide a safe environment. * Provide direct care services in the skills of daily living by instructing and/or assisting patients in feeding, bathing, toileting, dressing, cleaning, and clothing maintenance, oral and physical hygiene, and self-preservation. * Assist in taking and reporting vital signs to ensure the daily needs, dignity and human rights of the patients are met. * Establish rapport with all patients, in order to better serve them and to promote safety; as well as practice the principles of MANDT * Deliver trauma-informed care, utilizing de-escalation techniques and the patients’ Individual Crisis Plans. * Assist patients in reviewing and revising their Individual Crisis Plans (ICPP) and brings recommended changes to the Treatment Team. * Participate in the planning and implementation of rehabilitative, behavioral, and recreational patient care by giving patients copies of their Treatment Plans, discussing their goals and attending Treatment Team meetings and unit “rounds.” * Report and discusses observations regarding patient needs, behavior, desires and/ or problems to ensure consistency and timeliness of good patient care. _Required Qualifications:_ * Demonstrated ability to follow written and oral instructions by gathering information through observing and questioning individuals. * Talent for communicating effectively in oral expression, writing clearly and concisely, and developing ideas in logical sequence. * Ability to perform basic mathematics. * Skilled in interacting with people who are under emotional stress with the ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful or emergency situations. * Capacity to work in a team setting and in group situations. _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. _About Shattuck Hospital:_ At the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, we take pride in helping people recover from illnesses and conditions that are often underserved or difficult to manage in other health care settings. The DMH units within the Hospital provide inpatient psychiatric services to adults with serious mental illness with the goal of enhancing autonomy, safety and return to the community. _Pre-Offer 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 the Reasonable Accommodation Online 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. #2. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time or equivalent part-time experience providing direct care service to the mentally ill, emotionally or physically handicapped and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: II. A Bachelor's degree or higher with a major in psychology, human services, mental health or retardation may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience. NOTE: No substitutions will be permitted for the required (B) experience.* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually 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 IV (Night shift) Location: Massachusetts-Boston-170 Morton Street Requisition ID: 2300064Y