Residential Mental Health Worker
Company: State of Massachusetts
Location: Fall River
Posted on: June 6, 2021
The Fall River Adult Community Clinical Services Program (ACCS)
is seeking dedicated and compassionate individuals 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: - The position is 40 hours per week on 2nd shift.
The selected candidate will work 2:45pm to 11:15pm. The days off
are 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
- 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.
- Ability to effectively communicate orally and in a written
format, expressing thoughts clearly and developing ideas in logical
- Ability to perform simple arithmetic computations.
- Ability to observe and record person served behavioral
reactions and changes in usual patterns.
- Ability to remain calm, rational and react quickly and
effectively in emergency situations.
- Ability to interact with people who are under physical and/or
emotional stress and exercise patience, empathy and
- Ability to establish a rapport and deal tactfully with person
from varied ethnic, cultural or economic backgrounds.
- Ability to understand, apply and explain the laws, rules,
regulations, procedures, guidelines and policies governing assigned
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are
offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of
services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a
paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an
outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider
towards your overall compensation, including:
- 75% state paid medical insurance premium
- Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
- Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance
- Low cost basic and optional life insurance
- Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred
Compensation 457(b) plan
- 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and
- Tuition benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and
- Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program
- Incentive-based Wellness Programs
- Professional Development and Continuing Education
- Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness
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
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, please contact Human Resources at (508)
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply
within the first 14 days.
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.
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