Residential Mental Health Worker - 2nd shift
Company: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of
Posted on: January 19, 2023
Description The Southeast Area On Grounds Adult Residential
Program is seeking a talented individual who have the ability to
develop therapeutic relationships with Person Served to assist in
developing meaningful Community Service Plans that will meet their
life goals. A professional atmosphere and performance is expected
at all times. Documentation of Person Served progress and
communication is an essential duty. Maintaining a Person Centered
and Trauma Informed approach fosters an environment where
individuals can work on achieving their goals and dealing with any
barriers to their progress. This position requires transportation
of clients to appointments and other community activities.
Work Schedule: Evening Shift 2:45pm - 11:15pm
Days Off: Tuesday and Wednesday
Duties and Responsibilities (these duties and responsibilities are
not all inclusive):
- 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
- Appropriate record keeping to ensure documentation in the EMR
of person served progress and to ensure compliance with existing
DMH regulations and procedures.
- Adheres to MAP policies and procedures to ensure that
medication is administered safely to person served.
- Assist person served in development of independent living
skills, such as personal hygiene, cooking, housekeeping, clothing
maintenance, and nutrition by utilizing motivational interviewing
skills and counseling techniques, role modeling and/or other
individualized or group best practices to promote person served
- Engage persons individually and/or in group, in the development
of recreational, educational, health and fitness activities within
the program and the community to foster an improved quality of
- Promote emotional growth and mental stability by assisting with
use of Safety and Crisis Plans to promote independence in managing
- Provide an oral report to the oncoming shift; reading and
writing all pertinent information in the log and communication with
person in charge all required and necessary information to
facilitate communication and provide for continuity of care.
- Ongoing yard, house and vehicle maintenance, and cleaning to
ensure that the condition of GLE site/yard meets Rehab Option,
Licensing and Human Rights standards..
- Act in a professional, courteous and respectful manner in
dealing with persons served, families, coworkers and other service
- Maintain an environment of respect, privacy and quality of
service to uphold the rights of persons served. Assist persons to
file complaints when needed.
- Possession of a current and valid Class D Motor Vehicle
Operator's license required for this function.
- High School diploma
- Experience and/or knowledge of human services
- MAP Certification
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.
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
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 and click on "Information for Job
Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in
accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring
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
For questions, please contact Human Resources at (508)
Qualifications First consideration will be given to those
applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: None.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: None.
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
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Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful
applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination
or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating
to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided
to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an
offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine
is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a
sincerely held religious belief may make a request for
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females,
minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly
encouraged to apply.
Official Title: Mental Health Worker IPrimary Location: United
States-Massachusetts-Taunton-60 Hodges AvenueJob: Direct
CareAgency: Department of Mental HealthSchedule: Full-timeShift:
EveningJob Posting: Dec 20, 2022, 7:30:02 PMNumber of Openings:
1Salary: 41,239.13 - 52,149.73 YearlyIf you have Diversity,
Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or
need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer /
ADA Coordinator: Saned Diaz email@example.com -
6178948552Bargaining Unit: 02-AFSCME -
Service/InstitutionalConfidential: NoHybrid Work Eligible: No
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