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State of Massachusetts Residential Mental Health Worker -MAP Specialist (MHW III) in Taunton, Massachusetts

The Southeast Area On Grounds Adult Residential Program is seeking a talented individual who can fill the role of Mental Health Worker III/MAP (Medication Administration Program) Specialist on our third shift. This individual, functions in a direct care role with added duties of providing support and supervision to staff regarding MAP duties. Please Note: This position is 40 hours per week. The selected candidate will work the Day Shift from 6:45AM-3:15PM. Days off; Tuesday and Wednesday. _Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_ * Acts as MAP Specialist for the 3rd shift assuring that DPH and DMH policies for a MAP Certified Program are implemented and followed. Coordinates care, implementation and documentation of medication administration consistent with MAP policies and procedures. Files and reports all medication occurrences as required by MAP policy and seeks consultation from the MAP Director and Program RN, MAP consultant, as needed. * 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. * Assist person served in development of independent living skills, such as personal hygiene, cooking, housekeeping, clothing maintenance, and nutrition by utilizing motivational interviewing skills and counseling techniques, role modeling and/or other individualized or group best practices to promote person served growth. * Engage persons individually and/or in group, in the development of recreational, educational, health and fitness activities within the program and the community to foster an improved quality of life. * Promote emotional growth and mental stability by assisting with use of Safety and Crisis Plans to promote independence in managing crises. * Provide an oral report to the oncoming shift; reading and writing all pertinent information in the log and communication with person in charge all required and necessary information to facilitate communication and provide for continuity of care. * Ongoing yard, house and vehicle maintenance, and cleaning to ensure that the condition of Group Live Environment (GLE) site/yard meets Rehab Option, Licensing and Human Rights standards. * Maintain and environment of respect, privacy and quality of service to uphold the rights of persons served. _Required Qualifications:_ * Two years of full-time or equivalent part-time experience in providing direct care service to the mentally ill, emotionally or physically handicapped * Ability to maintain MAP certification. * A valid Massachusetts Driver’s license or equivalent required for this function. _Preferred Qualifications:_ * High School Diploma * Supervisory experience * MAP Certification _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. DMH Mission Statement: On Grounds Program is part of the Taunton/Attleboro Site that transitions clients from an inpatient setting to a more independent community living setting. The Program is staffed 24 hours a day/ 7 day a week. We aspire to create an environment which promotes growth and independence for patients, families, and employees alike. 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, please contact Human Resources at (508) 977-3383. 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! *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. 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: *Residential Mental Health Worker -MAP Specialist (MHW III) Location: Massachusetts-Taunton-60 Hodges Avenue Requisition ID: 22000CDU