State of Massachusetts Mental Health Worker IV in Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center - Mental Health Worker IV

The Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental health Center (The Fuller) is seeking a compassionate, skilled caregiver to become a part of a dynamic nursing team.

The Fuller is a 60 bed inpatient psychiatric facility that provides comprehensive, information and timely forensic evaluations for individuals to determine pre-trial competency and or criminal responsibility. We also provide quality, integrated care to support an individual’s recovery process through ongoing psychiatric treatment and care.

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

The Mental Health Worker IV is an integral part of the treatment team on the inpatient units at the Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center. Serves as a role model for MHW I, MHW II and MHW III staff at all times by taking initiative in meeting patient needs, demonstrating professionalism and respect in all interactions an working collaboratively with Registered Nurses, and Mental Health Workers of a higher grade.

Provides direct care services in the skills of daily living by instructing and/or assisting patients any of the following: feeding, bathing, toileting, dressing, cleaning and clothing maintenance, oral and physical hygiene, self-preservation, etc. including taking and reporting vital signs to ensure the daily needs, dignity and human rights of the patients are met.

In order to better serve our patients and to promote safety, the Mental Health Worker will make attempts to establish a rapport with all patients; and will also practice the principles of Safety, Hope and Healing. This includes delivering trauma-informed care, utilizing de-escalation techniques and the patients’ Individual Crisis Plans.

Additional duties include providing 15 minute checks and 1:1 or constant observation as ordered; responding efficiently and effectively to emergency situations.

Successful candidates will be committed to treating 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; and will advocate for patients, facilitate timely resolution of patient concerns and assist patients in the exercise of their rights.

Candidates must have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills, ability to lift heavy objects or persons and be comfortable working with patients in physical or emotional distress.

Shift Hours:6:45 am to 3:15 pm (40 Hours per week) every other weekend off.

Days off Week 1 - Wednesday and Saturday; Week 2 - Sunday and Friday

Preferred Qualification: Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency.

Our Vision:

At the Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center we envision an environment that is committed to preventing restraint and seclusion in which leadership and staff model compassion, caring, and hope. An environment where individual's strengths are recognized and these strengths are utilized to foster hope, facilitate self-determination, and promote physical health and well-being so the individual can become more resilient, forge lasting community alliances and supports in order to live a fulfilling life.

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

  • Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.

  1. 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 assistance please contact Health Human Resources at 617-626-9255

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time or equivalent part-time experience in providing direct care service to the mentally ill, emotionally or physically handicapped, and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I. A Bachelor's degree or higher with a major in psychology, human services, mental health or retardation may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience. No substitutions will be permitted for the required (B) experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

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 IV

Location: Massachusetts-Boston-85 East Newton Street

Requisition ID: 170003QB