The Southeast Area On Grounds Adult Residential Program is
seeking talented individuals 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:The position is 40 hours per week on 2nd shift. The
selected candidate will work 2:45pm to 11:15pm. The days off are
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.
- Ability to read, write, speak and comprehend English to
communicate effectively with a diverse group of employees,
supervisors, clients, expressing thoughts clearly and developing
ideas in logical sequence.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and maintain harmonious
- Ability to remain calm, rational and react quickly and
effectively in emergency situations.
- Ability to work as a member of a Team.
- Ability to work with people who are under physical and/or
emotional stress and exercise patience, empathy and
- Ability to establish rapport and deal tactfully with persons
from varied ethnic, cultural or economic backgrounds.
- Ability to receive and respond appropriately to
- 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.
- 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 nights, weekend days 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
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
- Low cost basic and optional life insurance
- Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred
Compensation 457(b) plan
- 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and
- Tuition benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and
- Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program
- Incentive-based Wellness Programs
- Professional Development and Continuing Education
- Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness
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
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)
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: None.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: None.
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply
within the first 14 days.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females,
minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly
encouraged to apply.