State of Massachusetts Mental Health Worker II in Taunton State Hospital, Massachusetts

Work Schedule:

3rd shift 11:00 pm - 7:00 am

Days Off: Wednesday and Thursday

Detailed Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:

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 or small group basis through therapeutic interventions; 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 met.

Establishes rapport with patients and other staff by developing a good, cooperative working relationship to aid in improved patient care.

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 care. Documents observations in patients’ records as directed to provide written follow-through of verbal reports.

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 admission, transfer and discharge process by collecting and recording of belongings, adequately taking vital signs, providing physical and emotional support to patients aiding in the appropriate completion of these processes.

Orients new patients to unit by walking tour and providing the patient with a review of available resources and their ability to access these resources thereby decreasing anxiety by familiarizing the patient to surroundings.

Carries out other related duties as assigned.

Taunton State Hospital (TSH) is a 45-bed inpatient facility that provides continuing care inpatient to adults with major mental illnesses. The hospital is a leader in the successful integration of the Principles of Recovery and a rehabilitation philosophy into the treatment model. The hospital is a part of the Southeast Area of the Department of Mental Health which works closely with the inpatient treatment teams to facilitate patients’ discharge back to the community. There is also a robust commitment to evidence-based practices. The hospital is a Joint Commission accredited facility. We offer an excellent salary and benefit package, including tuition remission, shift and weekend differential, educational/certification incentives (As per Union Contract), health insurance and alternative work schedules.

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

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.

Please contact Dina Robinson at 508-977-3383 with questions.

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.

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 II

Location: Massachusetts-Taunton State Hospital

Requisition ID: 180003D7