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Residential Mental Health Worker - 2nd shift

Company: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of
Location: Taunton
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

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.







Please Note:



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 Plan.

  • 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 growth.

  • 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 life.

  • Promote emotional growth and mental stability by assisting with use of Safety and Crisis Plans to promote independence in managing crisis.

  • 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 providers.

  • Maintain an environment of respect, privacy and quality of service to uphold the rights of persons served. Assist persons to file complaints when needed.









    Required Qualifications:





    • Possession of a current and valid Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license required for this function.









      Preferred Qualifications:





      • High School diploma

      • Experience and/or knowledge of human services

      • MAP Certification









        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.







        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.











        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 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, please contact Human Resources at (508) 977-3383.









        Qualifications 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!







        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 exemption.






        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 saned.diaz2@mass.gov - 6178948552Bargaining Unit: 02-AFSCME - Service/InstitutionalConfidential: NoHybrid Work Eligible: No

Keywords: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of, Taunton , Residential Mental Health Worker - 2nd shift, Healthcare , Taunton, Massachusetts

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