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Residential Mental Health Worker I

Company: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of
Location: Fall River
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Description The Fall River Adult Community Clinical Services Program (ACCS) is seeking dedicated and compassionate individual for the position of Residential Mental Health Worker (MHW I), who desire a rewarding career making a difference in the lives of individuals. Our ideal candidate for this position will provide day-to-day care to individuals by providing rehabilitative services to persons with major mental illness in the ACCS program, while instructing and assisting clients in learning skills of daily living to promote independence. The selected candidate will possess strong therapeutic interpersonal skills to encourage and motivate individuals in their recovery to work towards treatment goals.

Please Note: - This position is 40 hours per week on the day shift 6:45am - 3:15pm

Days Off: Tuesday and Wednesday



Duties and Responsibilities (these duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive):


Provides rehabilitative services to persons with major mental illness in ACCS (residential).
Assist in the development and implementation of treatment plans for person served in building and using skills as well as accessing resources to achieve treatment goals, manage symptoms and live productive and meaningful lives.
Maintain a trauma informed 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 skills, counseling techniques, role modeling and/or other individualized or group best practices to promote persons served growth.
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.
Assist person served with utilizing coping strategies, natural supports and safety planning when necessary.
Knowledge of all medications used with the program, including their indications, risks and side effects and the ability to teach persons served about their medications and how to take them appropriately by utilizing Medication Administration Program (MAP) related material and training.
Assist in the development and implementation of person served Individual Action Plans through direct observation of the person served full knowledge of the person served history and engagement with the person served in order to assist them in learning the necessary skills to live successfully in the community.
Transports or arranges transportation for persons served that need that level of service.




Special Requirements:


MAP Certification - 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 Massachusetts Class D Driver's License or equivalent required for this position.




Preferred Qualifications:


Bilingual (Portuguese, Spanish, Khmer) or multilingual
CPR and First Aid Certification
Experience in the human service field and specifically experience with individuals with mental illness or other disabilities.




Working Conditions:


While performing the duties of this position, incumbents work under stressful situations and under time pressures.
Applicants may be exposed to verbal and/or physical confrontations and potentially dangerous environments.
Incumbents will work nights, weekend days and holidays, and may work extended hours.




DMH Mission Statement:

The Dr. John C. Corrigan Mental Health Center / Fall River Site 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. Our mission is to provide person centered care to individuals of diverse backgrounds. We always aspire to create an environment which promotes recovery, resiliency, growth and independence for those we serve and their families as well as to create an environment where employees can learn and grow.



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

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



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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.
Official Title: Mental Health Worker IPrimary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Fall River 480-482 Stanley StJob: Direct CareAgency: Department of Mental Health

Keywords: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of, Fall River , Residential Mental Health Worker I, Healthcare , Fall River, Massachusetts

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