State of Massachusetts
Metro Boston Mental Health Units of the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital are seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Mental Health Worker II.
The ideal candidate will be a compassionate, skilled caregiver, to aid in the recovery of persons treated within our inpatient psychiatric setting. Our Mental Health Workers ensure dignity and respect with our patients through interactions which affirm the individual’s needs and preferences and by optimally integrating their perspective into all facets of care.
Please Note: This is a full time (40h/week) Evening shift position with alternating weekends off SHIFT HOURS: 2:45pm – 11:15pm Days off: Mondays & Saturdays in week one; Sundays & Thursdays in week two. _Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_
Provides direct care services to patients on the skills of daily living.
Determines the need for supplies used in assisting and instructing patients in feeding, bathing, toileting, dressing, cleaning and clothing maintenance, oral and physical hygiene, self-preservation to ensure the daily needs, dignity and human rights of the patients are met.
Assists with taking and reporting vital signs.
Establishes a rapport with all patients; and practices the principles of Safety, Hope and Healing. delivering trauma-informed care, utilizing de-escalation techniques and the patients’ Individual Crisis Plans.
Provides 15 minute checks and 1:1 or constant observation as ordered.
Acts as a member of an interdisciplinary team associated with the daily care of our patient/client population.
Responds efficiently and effectively to emergency situations.
Assists in the evaluation of direct care staff.
Ensures adequate staff coverage. _Required Qualifications:_
Demonstrated ability to follow written and oral instructions by gathering information through observing and questioning individuals.
Talent for communicating effectively in oral expression, writing clearly and concisely, and developing ideas in logical sequence.
Ability to perform basic mathematics.
Skilled in interacting with people who are under emotional stress with the ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful or emergency situations.
Capacity to work in a team setting and in group 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. _Hospital Mission:_ At the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, we take pride in helping people recover from illnesses and conditions that are often underserved or difficult to manage in other health care settings. The DMH units within the Hospital provide inpatient psychiatric services to adults with serious mental illness with the goal of enhancing autonomy, safety and return to the community. Patients are treated by a multidisciplinary team, led by attending psychiatrists which also includes psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatric nurses, mental health workers, occupational therapists and rehabilitative staff specializing in vocational, recreational and expressive therapies. A variety of treatment modalities are used, including psychopharmacologic, psychotherapeutic (individual, group and family), psycho-educational, behavioral, cognitive and milieu therapies. _Pre-Offer 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. 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 regarding this requisition, please contact the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 Ext. #2 First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) one year 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. An Associate’s degree or higher with a major in psychology, human services, mental health or retardation may be substituted for the required experience.* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
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
Mental Health Worker II (Evening Shift) Location: Massachusetts-Boston-170 Morton Street Requisition ID: 22000A5D