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State of Massachusetts Continuous Posting - Mental Health Worker I (Pocasset Mental Health Center) in Pocasset, Massachusetts

This is an open and continuous posting for full time (40 hour) positions. Actively looking to fill positions on all shifts. The Department of Mental Health's Pocasset Community Mental Health Center is seeking dynamic individuals, who under supervision will provide physical and emotional care to patients in inpatient settings. While assisting in the rehabilitative aspects of patient care so that patients are encouraged to achieve their highest level of independent functioning, the Mental Health Worker (MHW I) provides support, encouragement, and limit setting to patients to help them meet individualized behavioral treatment plans. The MHW is responsible for performing patient related housekeeping duties, maintaining patient records using approved documentation formats, accompanying patients to appointments, engaging patients in leisure activities, and performing related duties. The Mental Health Worker establishes a rapport with patients and coworkers and works with other staff to provide a safe environment for all patients by monitoring patient activity and unit. _Please Note_: These positions are 40 hours per week. The shift and days off are to be determined.Actively seeking candidates for all three shifts. * *Shift Schedules: * Day Shift: 7:00am to 3:30pm * Evening Shift: 3:00pm to 11:30pm * Night Shift: 11:15pm to 7:15am Employees in this position will be required to perform mandatory overtime. Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive): * Provides programmatic direct care services daily while instructing and assisting clients in learning the skills of daily living to promote independent Assisted Daily Living (ADL) functioning. * Assist in the implementation of habilitative /rehabilitative behavioral, intensive structured interventions and recreational programs by discussing observations regarding patient behavior, needs, desires, or problems, providing information and making recommendations concerning the patient’s mental health and substance abuse/dependence diagnosis and his/her treatment plan. * Responsible for completion of housekeeping tasks and/or the supervision of patient general related housekeeping duties in patient areas as needed or as assigned by supervisor to maintain a clean, sanitary environment. * Maintain patient records (traditional and electronic) which may include daily reports, round sheets etc. according to unit protocol. * Attend patient related review meetings as a member of the interdisciplinary team as assigned by the Team nurse. * Accompany patients to various appointments or program or treatment areas with necessary paperwork and assist professional or medical staff in providing services to patient. * Organize, schedule and encourage patients to participate in leisure time activities, during unstructured time to enhance client socialization skills and improve level of functioning. Required Qualifications: * Ability to follow written and oral instructions. * Capacity to perform basic mathematics. * Proven ability 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 interacting with people who are under emotional stress with the ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful or emergency situations. Preferred Qualifications: * * Experience working with individuals with serious, persistent mental illness, substance abuse and/or who have experienced homelessness. * Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency. * Psychiatric and acute care setting experience preferred. *_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: 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! 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: *Continuous Posting - Mental Health Worker I (Pocasset Mental Health Center) * Location: *Massachusetts-Pocasset-830 County Road Requisition ID: 240001FB