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State of Massachusetts Occupational Therapist I in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

*/General Summary/* The Occupational Therapist I provides quality rehabilitation and recovery services in accordance with the Rehabilitation Department and Department of Mental Health (DMH) policy and procedures as well as The Joint Commission (TJC) at all times to ensure quality care. The selected candidate will provide person centered and trauma informed Recovery and Rehabilitation services to adults of the Northeast Area who have psychiatric needs. This role also promotes and supports a recovery and resiliency model of Rehabilitation by implementing the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) 10 fundamental components of recovery. The Incumbent will work in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) regulations which govern the privacy and confidentiality of information about patients. The Rehabilitation Services department has a foundation built upon teamwork by co-leading groups, embracing flexibility, and participating in various committees. Note:This position is 40 hours per week. The incumbent will work Tuesday through Saturday 8:00AM - 4:30PM. Days off: Sunday/Monday */Duties and Responsibilities (These duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive):/* * Provide evaluation and/or specialized assessments if indicated and develops/ implements treatment plans for patients in need of Occupational Therapy Services. * Provides services and opportunities that promote continuity of care, community integration and ensure a recovery facilitating environment. * Uses a person centered approach when providing Rehab services and assists and supports the development and implementation of a person centered treatment plan. * Assists individuals served in developing individualized and person-centered rehabilitation/recovery goals and schedules and provides support in monitoring progress toward goals. * Works collaboratively with the individual being served to select treatment modalities. * Functions in the role of a Rehab Representative by participating actively on a multidisciplinary team, collaborating with other professionals, contributing to the Master Treatment Plan and completing all related documentation. * Demonstrates understanding of billing and implements billing procedures within established time frames. * Responsible for preparing and completing all tasks related to the program(s) that they service to ensure that the individuals served receive quality treatment. * Responsible for escorting/transporting and supervising individuals receiving services.. * Works toward maintaining a safe environment for individuals served and staff at all times. * Conducts self in a professional manner at all times and works co-operatively with staff from all disciplines. * Adheres to the policies and procedures of Tewksbury Hospital, the Hathorne Units and the Rehabilitation Center. * Performs other related duties as required. / /*/Required Qualifications/* * Knowledge of the principles and practice of Rehabilitation and Psychosocial Occupational Therapy. * Ability to evaluate, develop, implement and monitor Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapy services. * Effective verbal communication and written skills. * Ability to follow oral instructions. * Ability to exercise sound judgement. * Ability to problem solve and maintain a professional manner in difficult and/or emergency situations. * Ability to establish rapport and maintain harmonious working relationships with others. * Ability to understand and apply the policies and procedures of Tewksbury Hospital. * */Preferred Qualifications:/* * Knowledge of the Recovery and Resiliency Model, experience supervising students, ability to function independently, understanding of motivational interviewing techniques and a comprehensive knowledge base of the components of community integration * Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency. */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. */Total Compensation/*/:/ * 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 * Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans * Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs * Low cost basic and optional life insurance * State Employees’ Pension and a Deferred Compensation plan * 12 paid holidays per year * Competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time * Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities * Short Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options * Incentive-based Wellness Programs * Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities * Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program * * */Pre-Hire 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. For question regarding this position please contact Carol Duggan at carol.duggan@mass.gov or call (978) 851-7321, x2395 First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: None Special Requirements: Possession of a current and valid Occupational Therapist license issued by the Board of Allied Health Professions in accordance with Chapter 667 of the Acts of 1982. Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's license. 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. Job: Medical Services* *Organization: Department of Mental Health *Title: *Occupational Therapist I Location: Massachusetts-Tewksbury-365 East Street Requisition ID: 210008PD

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