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State of Massachusetts Community Mental Health Worker (MHW II) in Brockton, Massachusetts

The Brockton Multi Service Center provides comprehensive services to mentally ill adults and children. Programs include Outpatient, Case Management, ACCS, and PACT team. The Brockton Multi service Center is a Joint Commission certified facility. In all ways we aspire to create an environment which promotes growth, recovery and independence for clients, families and employees alike. The Brockton Multi Service Center Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS) Integrated Team (IT) Program operated by the Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking a dynamic candidate who will serve as a Mental Health Worker (MHW) II within our community-based outreach team.The Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS) MHW II will provide trauma-informed, person-centered community based interventions that target skill development to assigned caseload of community clients. Will serve at the direct care liaison to assigned caseload and will provide services to assigned clients on an ongoing and as needed basis. Participates in the development of Community Service Plan (CSP) with assigned caseload. Completes required documentation and communicates critical & pertinent information to team. Please note: This position is 40 hours per week. The selected candidate will work Tuesday through Saturday during 1st (day) shift 8:30am – 5:00pm. Days off are Sunday & Monday. Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive): * Serve as a member on an ACCS Integrated team by attending regularly scheduled meetings, coming prepared to present relevant psychosocial history, and provide updates on person served’s progress toward goals and any barriers to progress. * Responsible for assisting in the development, understanding, & implementation of CSPs of those that are on assigned case load by involving person served and significant others as appropriate. * Assess the needs of assigned persons on a regular basis by reviewing records, providing supportive counseling and maintaining regular contact with persons served and families via outreach in their home or other community environments. * Provide rehabilitative interventions to assist persons served in building and using skills and accessing resources to achieve treatment goals, manage symptoms and live productive and meaningful lives. These interventions take into account SAMHSA’s 8 Dimensions of Wellness. * Provide competency-based, evidence-based and best practice interventions including use of identified screening tools. * Responsible for reading & communicating all pertinent information and attending daily rounds and staff meetings and informing supervisor or designee of any critical information. * Responsible for transporting or arranging transportation for persons served that need that level of service. * Assist person served with utilizing coping strategies, natural supports and safety planning when necessary. * Involve persons served and all identified natural supports and collateral providers in the process of treatment planning and ensure that plans are agreed upon by obtaining person served or LAR signature. * Responsible for maintaining person served records in a timely manner by documenting in EMR and paper record and completing all other related forms to ensure compliance with DMH regulations and Rehab Option requirements. * Responsible for updating CARE database during team review/meetings to tack/monitor review cycles, assessments and annual physical exams. * Provides culturally and linguistically competent services that are also sensitive and responsive to religious practice, sexual orientation, gender differences, physical disabilities, as well as services that are age and developmentally appropriate, including young adults and elders. * Responsible for attending all mandatory trainings and classes and completing mandatory annual DMH trainings in MassAchieve. * Responsible for maintaining all persons served related databases in a timely manner. * Responsible for the knowledge of relevant DMH regulations and ACCS program procedures by reading the program and agency manual and supervision by program manager ordesignee to ensure compliance and quality person served care. Required Qualifications: Must have at least 1 year of full time or equivalent part time experience in providing direct care services to mentally ill, emotionally or physically handicapped or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below: An Associate’s Degree or higher in Mental Health or Retardation may be substituted for the required experience. Education toward a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with people with chronic/persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders Possession of a current and valid class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s license. Experience in and/or knowledge of human services desired. Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency Special Requirements: Possession of a current and valid class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s license Please note 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. 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 programs * 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 Personal Time * Tuition benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities * Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options * Incentive-based Wellness Programs * Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities * Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program 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 and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's web site. For questions please contact Human Resources at 508-977-3677. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time or equivalent part-time experience in providing direct care service to the mentally ill, emotionally or physically handicapped, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. An Associate's degree or higher with a major in psychology, human services, mental health or retardation may be substituted for the required experience.* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. *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. Job: Direct Care* *Organization: Department of Mental Health *Title: *Community Mental Health Worker (MHW II) Location: Massachusetts-Brockton-165 Quincy Street Requisition ID: 210008G2