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Recovery Treatment Worker I - CONTINUOUS POSTING

Company: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of
Location: Taunton
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Description **This is an open and continuous posting for full-time (40 hours) positions on all shifts. Actively looking for Evening and Night shift. **

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 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.
    • 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 needed.

      Required Qualifications:

      • Demonstrated understanding of boundaries and ethics.
      • Skilled in the ability to follow oral and written instructions/directions.
      • Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information.
      • Capacity to interact with people who are under physical and/or emotional stress.
      • 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.

        Preferred Qualifications:

        • 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 fluency.

          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 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.

          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

          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

          For questions regarding this requisition, please contact the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #2

          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 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.

          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?

          COVID Vaccine: As a condition of employment, depending on job assignment and location, employees may be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination and/or other vaccinations, or to have been approved for a vaccination exemption prior to their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment.

          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.

          Official Title: Recovery Treatment Worker IPrimary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Taunton-60 Hodges AvenueJob: Community and Social ServicesAgency: Department of Mental HealthSchedule: Full-timeShift: MultipleJob Posting: Sep 8, 2023, 9:19:40 PMSalary: 42,288.48 - 55,064.10 YearlyIf you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Diane Randolph Jones, Diane.RandolphJones@mass.gov - 6172105055Bargaining Unit: 02-AFSCME - Service/InstitutionalHybrid Work Eligible: No

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