The Recovery from Addictions Program (RAP) operated by the
Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking dedicated and
compassionate individuals who are passionate about making a
difference in the lives of persons with substance addiction and to
encourage/motivate individuals in their recovery to work towards
treatment goals. Selected candidates are considered competent
paraprofessionals, who perform work under guidance with a framework
of defined procedures, policies and standards. This position will
work with, and assist professional staff in providing day-to-day
direct care to individuals who suffer with drug and alcohol
The Recovery Treatment Worker will teach and assist clients in
performing activities of daily living (ADL) functions, implement
and execute behavioral programs, and work with clients on an
individual or small group basis.
*Candidates Please Note*: This is an open and continuous posting
for full time positions (40 hours/wk) on first & third shifts.
/We are eager to announce the expansion of RAP over the next 2-3
months with the anticipation of onboarding approximately 100
clinical, non-clinical, facility and other program related staff
beginning March/April 2021 with continued hiring through June/July
2021. Your understanding is greatly appreciated as we review all
applications and begin stages of interviews. /
/*_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general
summary and not all inclusive):_*/
* Provides a safe environment for all clients by monitoring
activity to promote optimal stabilization and rehabilitation.
* Assists clients as needed with ADL and rehabilitates aspects
of care to help ensure the health, comfort and safety needs of
clients are being met.
* Monitors and provides emergency medical care and daily medical
treatments to medically compromised clients.
* Communicates clients' progress or regress by verbally
reporting to the supervisor or designee.
* Participates in client's treatment plan and nursing care plan
meetings to ensure continuance of client care.
* Demonstrates knowledge of techniques related to the use of
restraint and seclusion; including restraint and seclusion
reduction principles comprising skills related to prevention,
de-escalation, and debriefing.
* Conducts and/or participates in clients' admissions,
discharges, transfers, and orientation to the unit as necessary and
in accordance with program protocols.
* Provides a safe unit environment by accurately performing
client safety checks, signing patients on and off the unit,
observing/monitoring assigned areas and conducting searches in
accordance with program standards and DMH policy.
* Accompanies patients to various appointments, programs, and
treatment areas and assists professional or medical staff as
* Minimum of one (1) year experience working with clients with
primary substance use disorders.
* Demonstrated understanding of boundaries and ethics.
* Skilled in the ability to follow oral and written
* Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential
* Capacity to interact with people who are under physical and/or
* Aptitude in the use of a computer to type, perform basic
computer skills, procedures, and guidelines.
* Skilled in making decisions and responding quickly in
emergency and/or dangerous situations while remaining calm.
* Talent for establishing and maintaining harmonious working
relationships and dealing tactfully with others.
* Ability to demonstrate a positive, non-judgmental, and
accepting attitude toward individuals with substance use
* Self-motivated with strong organizational skills and superior
attention to detail.
* Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual
/*_About the Recovery from Addictions Program (RAP):_*/
The Department of Mental Health (DMH) in collaboration with the
Department of Public Health (DPH) Bureau of Substance Addiction
Services operates a statewide Recovery from Addictions Program
(RAP) for individuals civilly committed by the courts for substance
use treatment for up to 90 days ("Section 35 commitment").
The program model will provide acute detoxification and early
clinical stabilization services as we help clients develop
community-based linkages to outpatient supports and substance use
disorder treatment providers. The individuals treated within this
program will be linked upon discharge to a range of services within
the DPH continuum of care for substance use conditions. RAP
provides administrative, medical, clinical and non-clinical
services. Its mission to provide quality client-centered care and
recovery oriented treatment.
/*_DMH Mission Statement:_*/
The Department of Mental Health assures and provides access to
services and supports to meet the mental health needs of
individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and
participate in their communities. The Department establishes
standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to
promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes
self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental
health training and research.
/*_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
* 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
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 regarding this requisition, please contact
Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at
1-800-510-4122 Ext. #2.
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply
within the first 14 days.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must have (A) at least two (2) years of full-time or
equivalent part-time experience providing direct care services in a
human service related field (e.g. substance use disorders, mental
health, or developmental or physical disability), of which (B) at
least one (1) year must be specifically working with a substance
use disorder population; or (C) any equivalent combination of the
required experience and the substitution below.
I. An Associate's degree or higher with a major in substance use
disorder, psychology, human services, or mental health may be
substituted for one year of the required (A) experience.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females,
minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly
encouraged to apply
**Job:** **Community and Social Services*
**Organization:** **Department of Mental Health*
**Title:** *Recovery Treatment Worker I - PIPELINE*
**Location:** *Massachusetts-Taunton-60 Hodges Avenue*
**Requisition ID:** *2100016V*