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Maxim Healthcare Staffing Mental Health Worker - Worcester, MA in Worcester, Massachusetts

Maxim Healthcare Staffing is seeking a Mental Health/Psychiatric Worker to care for individuals with mental or emotional conditions or disabilities following the instructions of physicians or other health practitioners. They monitor a patient's physical and emotional well-being and report to medical staff.

Please Note: This position pays $25/hr and the available schedules vary. Below is a breakdown of shifts available:

  • 1 st Shift 6:45 AM - 3:15 PM

  • 2 nd Shift 2:45 PM - 11:15 PM

  • 3 rd 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 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 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 and competency.

  • Carries out other duties related to the care, treatment, stabilization, and rehabilitation of mentally ill patients as assigned to ensure optimal patient care delivery.

    Required Qualifications :

  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.

  • Capacity to perform basic mathematics.

  • Proven ability to gather information through observing and questioning individuals.

  • Talent for communicating effectively in oral expression, writing clearly and concisely, and developing ideas in logical sequence.

  • Skilled in interacting with people who are under emotional stress with the ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful or emergency 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.

  • American Sign Language (ASL)

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding the positions. Thank you!

    Adam Harrington | Maxim Healthcare Services

    Business Development Manager| Government Services

    781-400-8053 Office | 866-941-7397 Fax |


At Maxim Healthcare Staffing, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • 401(k) savings plan

  • Awards and recognition programs

    *Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status.

    About Maxim Healthcare Staffing

Maxim Healthcare Staffing has been making a difference in the lives of our patients, caregivers, and employees for more than 30 years. Our nationwide suite of services includes home healthcare, companion and behavioral care, healthcare staffing, and workforce solutions. Maxim's commitment to customer service, compassionate patient care, and filling critical staffing needs makes us a trusted partner wherever healthcare is needed.

Maxim Healthcare Staffing is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.