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State of Massachusetts Residential Mental Health Worker (MHW I) in Hanson, Massachusetts

The Brockton Multi Service Center Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS) Group Living Environment Program operated by the Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking a dynamic candidate who will serve as a Mental Health Worker I to provide rehabilitative services to Persons with major mental illness and/or substance use in ACCS (residential). Will act as an advocate for assigned Persons Served and maintains a trauma informed, strength's based & person centered approach. Participates in the development and implementation of the Community Service Plan, as well as any other identified crisis or safety management plans. Complete appropriate documentation of interventions and communication of pertinent information, complies with Medication Administration Program (MAP) policies and maintains certification. Please Note: Position is 40 hours per week. The selected candidate will work on the 2nd shift 2:45 pm – 11:15 pm. Days off: Wednesday and Thursday _Duties and Responsibilities (these duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive):_ * Maintain a trauma informed, strength's based & person centered atmosphere while engaging Persons served in their Rehabilitation and Recovery. * Assist persons served in development of independent living skills, such as personal hygiene, nutrition, cooking, housekeeping, clothing maintenance, money management, and accessing/utilizing public transportation by utilizing motivational interviewing skill, counseling techniques, role modeling and/or other individualized or group best practices to promote person served growth and future ability/success with living more independently in the community. * Engage Persons, individually and/or in group, in the development of meaningful activities, such as recreational, educational, health and fitness activities within the program and the community to foster an improved quality of life. Actively lead and foster engagement in groups/activities related to socialization, development of skills/interests and overall life skills mastery. * Assist person served with utilizing coping strategies, natural supports and safety planning when necessary. * Knowledge of all medications used within the program, including their indications, risks and side effects, and the ability to teach person served about their medications and how to take them appropriately by utilizing MAP related material and training. * Responsible for transporting or arranging transportation for persons served that need that level of service. * Encourage and assist Persons in completion of room-care and other household/cleaning tasks. Finish or complete room-care or household/cleaning tasks in event Person is unable to. Ensure that the program remains in clean, sanitary and safe conditions as identified via licensing and Joint Commission standards. _Required Qualifications:_ * Knowledge of the English language * Ability to follow written and oral instructions and communicate effectively in oral expression * Experience with DMH regulations and program procedures * Familiarity and implementation of MAP policies Special Requirements: 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. Possession of a current and valid class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s license required for this function. _Preferred Qualifications:_ * High school diploma. * Experience in and/or knowledge of human services. * MAP Certification. * Experience working with individuals with serious, persistent mental illness, substance abuse and/or who have experienced homelessness. * Previous experience working in a residential setting * Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency. _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 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. 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: None. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: None. 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: *Residential Mental Health Worker (MHW I) * Location: *Massachusetts-Hanson - 132 Woodbine Ave Requisition ID: 210008RL