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State of Massachusetts Mental Health Worker I High Street in Lawrence, Massachusetts

The Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking dynamic candidates to work directly with the residents of two State Operated Programs, High St. Apartments and Respite. The selected candidate will engage in client activities as well provide direct care services including but not limited to medication administration, money management, crisis intervention, activities of daily living, accompaniment, and advocacy at appointments. Please note this position is full time, 40 hours per week, evening shift 3:00PM-11:30PM, days off are Friday and Saturday _Special Requirements:_ Please note in accordance with an agreement between the commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Mental Health and AFSCME/Council 93, employees assigned to a work unit where the Medication Administration program (MAP) is used are required to pass MAP certification with 6 months of entering the position or 3 examination opportunities, whichever comes first. Employees are required to maintain MAP certification as long as you are working in said program. _Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive):_ * Provide direct care services to program residents in accordance with their rehabilitative needs and treatment goals. * Completes all necessary documentation in accordance with program and department standards. * Secures community services necessary in the treatment of clients. * Promotes and upholds the process of recovery in order to promote hope, healing, compassion and connection. * Responsible to complete all written documentation necessary for the resident and program operations. Maintain resident records and relevant data and documentation necessary for a complete up-to-date record of services according to program and department standards utilizing the technology available. * Carries out job duties in a professional manner by exhibiting a positive, flexible attitude and initiating opportunities for personal and professional growth to enhance the overall operations of the state operated programs. * Follows program policies and procedures to ensure a safe environment. * Works in partnership with clients in all aspects of service planning, treatment and support activities. * Conducts activities in a culturally competent manner. * Helps maintain the cleanliness and appearance of the program space. * Ensures fire safety standards and emergency evacuation procedures are maintained * Required Qualifications:* * Ability to follow written and oral instructions * Capacity to perform basic mathematics. * Proven ability to gather information through observing and questioning individuals. * Talent for communicating effectively in oral expression, writing clearly and concisely, and developing ideas in logical sequence. * Skilled in interacting with people who are under emotional stress with the ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful or emergency situations. * Preferred Qualifications:* * It is preferred that applicants have experience working with individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness and experience doing crisis intervention with this population. * Possession of a current and valid Driver's License, reliable transportation to transport  * Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency. _DMH Mission Statement:_ The Department of Mental Health assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental health training and research. _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 and click on "Information for Job Applicants." 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 position please contact Carol Duggan atcarol.duggan@mass.govor call 857-275-8635 First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: None. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: None. _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 I High Street Location: Massachusetts-Lawrence-329 High Street Requisition ID: 230006C9