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State of Massachusetts Residential Mental Health Worker -MHW II in Taunton, Massachusetts

The Southeast Area, On Grounds Adult Residential Program, is seeking a talented individual who can fill the role of Mental Health Worker II on our second shift. The candidate will provide rehabilitative services to Persons with major mental illness in Adult Residential Services as well as develop a professional relationship with Persons Served and maintain a trauma informed, person centered approach. Participates in the development and implements the Community Service Plan. Complete appropriate documentation of interventions and communication of pertinent information. Knowledge of DMH regulations and program procedures, knowledge and implementation of MAP policies and performs related work, as required. Please Note: This position is 40 hours per week. The candidate will work 2nd shift from 2:45pm to 11:15pm (00R3). The days off will be Tuesday/Wednesday. Mandatory Overtime may be required. _Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_ * Assist in the development and implementation of person served Community Service Plans through direct observation of the person served, full knowledge of the person served history, and engagement with the person served. * Works as primary advocate by providing direct one to one contact with assigned person served to assist them in all areas and to aid them in the implementation of their Community Service Plan. * Appropriate record keeping to ensure documentation in the EMR and paper record of person served progress and to ensure compliance with existing DMH regulations and program procedures. * Adheres to all MAP policies and procedures to ensure that medication is administered safely to Persons Served. * Knowledge of all DMH regulations and program procedures by reading the Program and Agency manuals and receiving supervision by program manager or designee. * Assist Persons served in development of independent living skills. * Engage persons, individually and/or in group, in the development of meaningful activities to foster an improved quality of life. * Promote emotional growth and mental stability by assisting with use of WRAP, Safety and Crisis Plans to promote independence in managing crises. Arrange for Crisis Intervention, after consultation with supervisor. * Conduct file drills as necessary and to document the information according to DMH regulations and program procedures. * Function as shift supervisor as assigned * Perform other related work as required. _Required Qualifications:_ * Knowledge of the English language. * Ability to follow written and oral instructions and communicate effectively in oral expression. * Experience with DMH regulations and program procedures. * Familiarity and implementation of MAP policies. _Preferred Qualifications:_ * Possession of a current and valid Class D Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator’s License or equivalent is necessary for this function. * High School Diploma preferred. * Experience in and/or knowledge of human services desired. _Special Requirements:_ 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 within 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. _Working Conditions:_ * While performing the duties of this position, incumbents work under stressful situations and under time pressures. * Applicants may be exposed to verbal and/or physical confrontations and potentially dangerous environments. * Incumbents will work weekends and holidays, and may work extended hours. _DMH Mission Statement:_ On Grounds Program is part of the Taunton/Attleboro Site that transitions clients from an inpatient setting to a more independent community living setting. The Program is staffed 24 hours a day/ 7 day a week. We aspire to create an environment which promotes growth and independence for patients, families, and employees alike. _Total Compensation:__ _ As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including: * 75% state paid medical insurance premium * Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans * Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs * Low cost basic and optional life insurance * Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan * 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time * Tuition benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities * Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options * Incentive-based Wellness Programs * Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities * Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program _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 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. For questions, please contact Human Resources at (508) 977-3120. 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's 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 on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. *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: *Residential Mental Health Worker -MHW II Location: Massachusetts-Taunton-60 Hodges Avenue Requisition ID: 210006B9

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