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State of Massachusetts Mental Health Worker I - Seasonal Position in Taunton State Hospital, Massachusetts

Taunton State Hospital is seeking an individual for the Nursing Department to provide direct care and treatment to the adult mentally ill clients on the locked units of DMH at Taunton State Hospital under the direction of professional nursing staff. The Mental Health Worker will provide assistance, instruction and supervision in activities of daily living to include hygiene, care of living area, care of personal belongings. All interactions will be person centered utilizing a person first approach with safety of all being the number one priority while acknowledging the dignity of risk

_Please Note: “These are seasonal positions for an anticipated duration of 90 days”_

There are 6 Positions Available

Hours: 6:45 am - 3:15 pm

Days Off:

Position # 00264588 Monday and Tuesday

Position # 00264589 Thursday and Friday

Position # 00264585 Tuesday and Wednesday

Position # 00264587 Tuesday and Wednesday

Position # 00264590 Wednesday & Thursday

Position # 00264586 Thursday and Friday

/Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive):/

  • Provides direct care services daily to include but not limited to taking vital signs, monitoring intake and output as well as assisting clients with feeding and personal hygiene while instructing and assisting clients in learning skills of daily living to promote independent ADL functioning.

  • Utilizes a Person First, Person Centered approach when working with clients in assisting them in their recovery.

  • Provides care to the patients with respect to their needs as defined by the specific age population and / or culture. Assist in problem identification, planning and teaching by reporting pertinent observations to charge person.

  • Serves as a client advocate, ensures that confidentiality and human rights are maintained.

  • Ensures the spiritual needs of clients are met by coordinating with senior staff and / or charge nurse.

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/Required Qualifications:/

  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral expression.

  • Ability to write clearly and concisely, expressing thoughts clearly and developing ideas in logical sequence.

  • Ability to work in a team setting and in group situations.

  • Ability to establish rapport & deal tactfully with persons from varied ethnic, cultural or economic backgrounds.

  • Ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful or emergency situations.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment.

  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects or persons.

./_ Preferred Qualifications:_/

  • Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency

About Taunton State Hospital

Taunton State Hospital (TSH) operated by the Department of Mental Health (DMH) is a 45-bed inpatient facility that provides continuing care inpatient services to adults with major mental illnesses. The hospital is a leader in the successful integration of the Principles of Recovery and a rehabilitation philosophy into the treatment model and a part of the Southeast Area which works closely with the inpatient treatment teams to facilitate patients’ discharge back to the community.

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 http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori.

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.

For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at (508) 977-3383

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: None.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: None.

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: Mental Health Worker I - Seasonal Position

Location: Massachusetts-Taunton State Hospital

Requisition ID: 200006HK

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