State of Massachusetts Mental Health Worker I in Lawrence, Massachusetts

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

This position is in a State Operated Program and may serve two locations, i.e. High St Apartments and Respite, for they are considered one work unit.

This position assists the program with client activities as well as the essential functions, i.e. medication administration, money management, crisis intervention, assistance with activities of daily living, accompaniment and advocacy at appointments. The residents reside in three separate floors/apartments that we provide services to at High St Apartments. It is preferred that applicants have experience working with individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness and experience doing crisis intervention with this population.      

  • MUST BECOME MAP CERTIFIED WITHIN (6) MONTHS OF ENTERING THE POSITION *

DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

  1. Provide direct care services to program residents in accordance with their rehabilitative needs and treatment goals.

  2. Completes all necessary documentation in accordance with program and department standards.

  3. Secures community services necessary in the treatment of clients.

  4. Promotes and upholds the process of recovery in order to promote hope, healing, compassion and connection.

  5. 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.

6.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.

  1. Follows program policies and procedures to ensure a safe environment.

  2. Works in partnership with clients in all aspects of service planning, treatment and support activities.

  3. Conducts activities in a culturally competent manner.

  4. Helps maintain the cleanliness and appearance of the program space.

  5. Ensures fire safety standards and emergency evacuation procedures are maintained.

*WORK SCHEDULE: *P/T, 20 Hours Weekly, Thursday - 3:00PM-7:00PM,

Friday & Saturday- 7:00AM-3:30PM

Given the population we serve, bilingual or multilingual fluency is preferred.

CORI

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 http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

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.

HR/Customer Service: 978-851-7321 X2155

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: None.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: None.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Direct Care

Organization: *Department of Mental Health

Title: Mental Health Worker I

Location: Massachusetts-Lawrence-329 High Street

Requisition ID: 180003NU