Mental Health Worker I - Continuous Posting
Company: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of
Posted on: September 18, 2023
Description The Department of Mental Health (DMH) Worcester
Recovery Center and Hospital is seeking dynamic candidates who will
provide direct patient care services to individuals by
participating and instructing activities of daily living including,
but not limited to personal care, community integration and
recreation/leisure to ensure daily needs, rehabilitation needs, and
human rights are met. Mental Health Workers treat all patients with
dignity and respect through interactions which affirm the
individual's needs and preferences and by optimally integrating
their perspective into all facets of care.
Please Note: The available schedules vary. Below is a breakdown of
- 1st Shift 6:45 AM - 3:15 PM
- 2nd Shift 2:45 PM - 11:15 PM
- 3rd Shift 11:00 PM - 7:00 AM
Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and
not all inclusive):
- Treats all patients with dignity and respect through
interactions which affirm the individual's needs and preferences
and by optimally integrating the patient's perspective into all
facets of care; will advocate for patients, facilitate timely
resolution of patient concerns, and assist patients in the exercise
of their rights.
- Works with patients on an individual basis or in small groups
through therapeutic interventions and provides a safe milieu for
all patients by monitoring patient activity to promote optimal
stabilization and rehabilitation.
- Provides/assists patients as needed with activities of daily
living (ADL) and rehabilitative aspects of care to help ensure the
health, comfort and safety needs of patients are being
- Establishes rapport with patients and other staff by developing
a good, cooperative working relationship to aid in improved patient
- Communicates patients' progress or regress by verbally
reporting to the supervisor or designee, participating in treatment
plan and nursing care plan meetings to ensure continuity of patient
- Documents observations in patients' records as directed in
order to provide written follow through of verbal reports.
- Supervises and/or assists patients in their performance of
general housekeeping duties in assigned area to ensure a clean,
safe, therapeutic environment.
- Performs clerical duties, such as filing, making out
requisitions and collecting data in order to maintain complete and
accurate records to help expedite services.
- Participates in continuing education/in-service programs
designed to teach and upgrade mental health skills and knowledge
- Carries out other duties related to the care, treatment,
stabilization, and rehabilitation of mentally ill patients as
assigned to ensure optimal patient care delivery.
- Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
- Capacity to perform basic mathematics.
- Proven ability to gather information through observing and
- Talent for communicating effectively in oral expression,
writing clearly and concisely, and developing ideas in logical
- Skilled in interacting with people who are under emotional
stress with the ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful or
- Experience working with individuals with serious, persistent
mental illness, substance abuse and/or who have experienced
- Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual
- American Sign Language (ASL)
About Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH):
Located on over 100 acres in Worcester, Massachusetts, Worcester
Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH) is part of an integrated
network of effective, efficient and culturally competent mental
health services. It provides intermediate and long-term inpatient
care for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness who
live in Massachusetts, as well as individuals requiring specialized
court ordered evaluations.
WRCH provides inpatient services to 290 adults, inclusive of a Deaf
Inpatient Mental Health Service, and 30 adolescents on the
DMH Mission Statement:
The Department of Mental Health assures and provides access to
services and supports to meet the mental health needs of
individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and
participate in their communities. The Department establishes
standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to
promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes
self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental
health training and research.
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
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 Kimberly
Lanier in Human Resources at (508) 368-3596.
Qualifications MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: None.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: None.
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
Want the specifics?
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.
Official Title: Mental Health Worker IPrimary Location: United
States-Massachusetts-Worcester - 309 Belmont StreetJob: Direct
CareAgency: Department of Mental HealthSchedule: Full-timeShift:
MultipleJob Posting: Sep 15, 2023, 1:32:24 PMSalary: 41,239.12 -
52,149.76 YearlyIf you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal
Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable
Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator:
William Herbert - 6173488473Bargaining Unit: 02-AFSCME -
Service/InstitutionalHybrid Work Eligible: No
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