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State of Massachusetts Mental Health Worker II in Fall River, Massachusetts

The Southeast Area, Fall River Adult Community Clinical Services program is seeking a talented individual who can fill the role of Mental Health Worker II on our night shift in one of our Group Living Environments (GLE). The candidate will provide rehabilitative services to Persons with major mental illness in GLE setting as well as develop a professional relationship with Persons Served and maintain a trauma informed, person centered approach. Participates in the development and implements the Community Service Plan. Complete appropriate documentation of interventions and communication of pertinent information. Knowledge of DMH regulations and program procedures, knowledge and implementation of MAP policies and performs related work, as required. _Please Note:_ This position is 40 hours per week. The candidate will work on the night shift from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.The days off areFriday and Saturday. Employees in this position will be required to work mandatory overtime. _ Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_ * Assist in the development and implementation of person served Community Service Plans through direct observation of the person served, full knowledge of the person served history, and engagement with the person served. * Works as primary advocate by providing direct one to one contact with assigned person served to assist them in all areas and to aid them in the implementation of their Community Service Plan. * Appropriate record keeping ensuring documentation in the EMR and paper record of person served progress and to ensure compliance with existing DMH regulations and program procedures. * Adheres to all MAP policies and procedures to ensure that medication is administered safely to Persons Served. * Knowledge of all DMH regulations and program procedures by reading the Program and Agency manuals and receiving supervision by program manager or designee. * Assist Persons served in development of independent living skills. * Engage persons, individually and/or in group, in the development of meaningful activities to foster an improved quality of life. * Promote emotional growth and mental stability by assisting with use of WRAP, Safety and Crisis Plans to promote independence in managing crises. Arrange for Crisis Intervention, after consultation with supervisor. * Conduct file drills as necessary and to document the information according to DMH regulations and program procedures. * Responsible for functional supervision of lower-level staff, as needed, and may act as shift Supervisor based on operational need. _Preferred Qualifications:_ * CPR and First Aid Certification * Bilingual or multilingual * Experience in the Human Service field and specifically with individuals with mental illness or other disabilities. _Special Requirements:_ * 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. * Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Driver's License or equivalent required for this position. _Working Conditions:_ * While performing the duties of this position, incumbents work under stressful situations and under time pressures. * Applicants may be exposed to verbal and/or physical confrontations and potentially dangerous environments. * Incumbents will work weekends and holidays and may work extended hours. * Mandatory Overtime may be required. _DMH Mission Statement: _ The Dr. John C. Corrigan Mental Health Center / Fall River Site provides comprehensive services to adults and children. Programs include a 16-bed acute in-patient unit, Case Management, Day Treatment Program and Adult Community Clinical Services. Our mission is to provide person centered care to individuals of diverse backgrounds. We always aspire to create an environment which promotes recovery, resiliency, growth and independence for those we serve and their families as well as to create an environment where employees can learn and grow. * * _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 Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122, Option 4. 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. _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! Title 101 CMR 23.00 (“Regulation”) requires certain agency staff to have received the COVID-19 vaccination and Influenza vaccination, or have taken required mitigation measures, to prevent viral infection and transmission in State Hospitals and State Congregate Care Facilities. The Regulation applies to this position. Successful candidates will be required to acknowledge and attest to your vaccination status for both COVID-19 and Influenza. *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 II Location: Massachusetts-Fall River - 58 North Court St Requisition ID: 2400053M