Recovery Treatment Worker I - PIPELINE
Company: State of Massachusetts
Posted on: January 19, 2023
This is an open and continuous posting for full-time (40 hours)
positions on all shifts. Actively looking for Evening and Night
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
encouraging/motivating individuals in their recovery to work
towards treatment goals. Selected candidates are considered
competent paraprofessionals, who perform work under the guidance of
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 from drug and
alcohol substance issues.
The Recovery Treatment Worker will teach and assist clients in
performing activities of daily living (ADL) functions, implement
and execute behavioral programs, and works with clients on an
individual or small group basis.
Please Note: Selected candidate must attend orientation the first
two weeks Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm.
* Day shift; 6:45am - 3:15pm
* Evening shift; 2:45pm - 11:15pm
* Night shift; 11:00pm - 7:00am
Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and
* 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.
* Communicate clients' progress or regress by verbally reporting to
the supervisor or designee.
* Participates in the client's treatment plan and nursing care plan
meetings to ensure the 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
* 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, and perform basic
computer skills, procedures, and guidelines.
* Skilled in making decisions and responding quickly in an
emergency and/or dangerous situation 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 disorder.
* 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 is to provide quality client-centered care and
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.
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.
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 regarding this requisition, please contact the
Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at
1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #2
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must have 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), or any equivalent
combination of the required experience and the substitution
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.
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.
The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender
identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability,
national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by
appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black,
Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of
opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We
encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to
thrive to apply for this role.
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