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State of Massachusetts Community Mental Health Worker III in Hyannis, Massachusetts

The Department of Mental Health's Cape & Islands Community Mental Health Center is seeking a dynamic candidate for a Mental Health Worker (MHW) III position within the Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS) Integrated Team. The successful candidate will be a part of a multi-disciplinary team that provides comprehensive services to individuals living in the community. The MHW III will be responsible for providing trauma-informed, person-centered community-based interventions that target skill development to an assigned caseload of community clients. Will provide direct supervision of MHW staff and assist in the handling of Individualized Action Plans (IAP). Participates in the development of Community Service Plan (CSP) with assigned caseload. Completes required documentation and communicates critical and pertinent information to team. _Please note_: This position is 40 hours per week. The selected candidate will work Sunday through Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm. Days off are Fridays and Saturdays. * *Employees in this position will be required to work mandatory overtime. _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. * Collaborates with Residential Supervisor & MHW II's to provide rehabilitative interventions to GLE clients and assist with development of pre-independent living skills. * 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. * Responsible for reading and 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. * 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. * 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 when needed. * 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 ongoing communication with other treatment providers to assure coordination of treatment planning and for sharing of pertinent information. _Preferred Qualifications_: * Previous experience working with people with chronic mental illness and/or dual diagnosis. _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 with 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. _DMH Vision and Mission:_ The Department of Mental Health, as the State Mental Health Authority, 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. This critical mission is accomplished by working in partnership with other state agencies, individuals, families, providers, and communities. _About the Cape Cod and the Islands Community Mental Health Center:_ The CC&I CMHC 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 (ACCS). The CC&I CMHC is a Joint Commission certified facility. In all we always aspire to create an environment which promotes growth and independence for patients, families, and employee alike. Learn more about our important work:** 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 and click on "Information for Job Applicants." 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, please the contact the Office of Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 and select 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) two years 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. A Bachelor's degree or higher with a major in psychology, human services, mental health or retardation may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. 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! *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. *Job: Direct Care *Organization: Department of Mental Health *Title: *Community Mental Health Worker III Location: Massachusetts-Hyannis - 500 Main Street Requisition ID: 240001TF