The Recovery from Addictions Program (RAP) operated by the
Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking experienced cleaners
to join its Environmental Services team. As a member of the
facility team, daily communication and interaction are essential as
well as working in a professional and safe manner. The incumbents
in these positions will perform cleaning and related domestic
services to the interior of buildings and work on locked units
doing general cleaning.
Please Note: These positions are available on first shift (6:45
am- 3:15 pm).
Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary
and not all inclusive):
- Performs day-to-day cleaning services on locked units to ensure
a sanitary, attractive facility in accordance with all applicable
laws, regulations, and standards.
- Cleans, sweeps, vacuums, and washes floors, using appropriate
equipment and supplies to maintain the cleanliness and appearance
of the hospital.
- Dusts, polishes and washes interior surfaces such as windows
furniture, walls, ceilings, etc., using appropriate supplies and
equipment in order to maintain building in a clean and orderly
- Prepares beds after washing using appropriate linen supplies
and removes/hangs window draperies and bedside curtains as
- Cleans toilets, lavatories, washrooms, mops closets, etc.,
using appropriate supplies and equipment in order to maintain the
appearance and cleanliness of such areas.
- Empties and relines trash receptacles, paying particular
attention to the safe and proper handling of hazardous and
- Collects soiled linen to aid in the operation of the laundry
- Arranges and moves furniture, beds, supplies as needed.
- Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English to
communicate effectively with a diverse group of employees,
supervisors and visitors.
- Skilled in the ability to follow oral and written
- Talent for establishing and maintaining harmonious working
relationships and dealing tactfully with others.
- Working knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and
equipment used in general institution/hospital housekeeping
- Demonstrated language skills that allow for two-way
communication, effective patient service, coordination with other
members of the patient care team.
- 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 individual 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.
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
- 12 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 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:
Special Requirements: None
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females,
minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly
encouraged to apply.