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State of Massachusetts Mental Health Worker I in Boston, Massachusetts

The Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center is looking for a motivated Mental Health Worker I for the Lindemann Inn Shelter. The selected candidate will join a diverse and dynamic team to provide direct care and support to shelter guests and to foster a compassionate, safe, and therapeutic environment within the shelter. The ideal candidate has experience working with clients with serious, persistent mental illness, substance abuse and/or who have experienced homelessness. The selected candidate must be flexible and able to work collaboratively with shelter guests and other staff in a challenging environment. The Lindemann Inn is an emergency homeless shelter for clients of the Department of Mental Health consisting of a 60-bed CoEd Unit and a 20-bed Women's Unit and located inside the Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center. The Lindemann Inn is committed to promoting the independence and self-determination of those we serve as a step toward successful transition to permanent housing. _Schedule_: Evening position Saturday-Wednesday 2:45pm-11:15pm, Days off Thursday and Friday _Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_ * Assists, instructs, and supervises clients in the Lindemann Inn with their ADL skills (i.e., showers, meals, laundry, housekeeping, etc.) * Provides, participates, and supervises recreational activities for the clients. * Meets with clients upon admission to the shelter, explains and answers any questions regarding the shelter rules and expectations. * Provides administrative and clerical support to maintain basic shelter operations as needed. * Administers medication and completes all medication-related tasks as needed (extensive training and certification in medication administration is provided). * Assesses and responds with an appropriate and effective therapeutic intervention to clients in crisis. * Maintains a clean, safe, and comfortable environment for shelter guests and staff. _Required Qualifications:_ * Ability to follow written and oral instructions and to gather information through observing and questioning individuals. * Talent for communicating effectively in oral expression, writing clearly and concisely, and developing ideas in logical sequence. * Skilled in interaction with people who are under emotional stress with the ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful or emergency situations. * Capacity to work in a team setting and in group situations. * Committed to professional growth and development. * Ability to lift and carry heavy objects or persons. * Successful completion of MAP training and certification within the first 6 months of employment. * Maintains up to date CPR certification. * MAP Certification - 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 within 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. _Preferred Qualifications:__ _ * Experience working with individuals with serious, persistent mental illness, substance abuse and/or who have experienced homelessness. * Driver’s license. * Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency. _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-Offer 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 Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form For questions regarding this requisition, please contact the 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: None. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: None. _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? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! 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 exemption. 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. Job: Direct Care* *Organization: Department of Mental Health *Title: *Mental Health Worker I Location: Massachusetts-Boston-25 Staniford Street Requisition ID: 230002O6