Mental Health Worker - Metro Boston DMH Respite at Bay Cove Human Services, Inc.

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Job Summary: The Overnight Mental Health Worker provides direct services to adult Department of Mental Health clients who are enrolled in short-term transitional clinical and rehabilitative services. Respite services are strengths-based and person-centered, and are intended to support persons served to maintain, enter or return to a stable living environment. The Overnight Mental Health Worker is able to motivate and empower a population with severe mental health disabilities, while also maintaining the overnight operations of a 6-bed residential setting, all while demonstrating a high level of administrative and organizational efficiency. The Overnight Mental Health Worker is also involved in medication administration and documentation. This is a non-exempt position.

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

Essential Functions of Position:

•Ensure that safety protocols are followed consistently using a non-judgmental, harm reduction approach, including emergency systems in place, hourly safety checks, room searches as needed, and individual safety plans.

•Administers medications in accordance with MAP standards

•Participates in and ensures the cleanliness and upkeep of the program.

•Engages in relationship building with Persons Served to manage symptoms and/or stressors.

•Teaches and role models skills in the areas of grooming, hygiene, and housing keeping, communication/social skills for persons served.

•Follows and implements all program safety procedures to ensure overall health and safety of persons served

•Complete documentation pertaining to the client record

•Utilizes recovery-oriented language and principles in all communication and interactions with persons served, colleagues, and collaterals

•Assist in functional, clinical, and crisis assessment.

•Maintains effective working relationships with State Facility Campus Police, DMH, other mental health providers, and local community resources throughout the Metro Boston community

•Monitors the health needs of persons served and consults with the nurse on-call when appropriate

•Complete other duties and projects as assigned by the supervisor.

Requirements for the position:

•Minimally 2 years' experience working in a mental health setting. BA/BS preferred.

•Department of Public Health certification in medication administration (MAP) is required within 60 days of hire.

•CPR and First Aid certification required within 3 months of hire.

•Excellent writing and oral communication skills.

•Proficiency in word processing and other computer functions.

•Internet proficient, able to perform and assist clients with web searches for recovery resources and to access services and agencies that may be relevant to their individual goals.

•Demonstrated professional communication and organizational skills.

•Ability to lift/carry up to 40 pounds, as well as the physical capacity to assist people with mobility impairments as needed.

•A COVID -19 vaccination is a requirement of the position. One COVID-19 shot is acceptable contingent on the individual receiving the second shot within the allotted time frame.

Mission Traits:

•Utilizes a flexible and responsible work style that meets evolving needs of the agency.

•Works with integrity and respects the dignity and value of all individuals.

•Exhibits mission through job knowledge, pride in work role, and advocacy.

•Promotes diversity and inclusion of all individuals.

•Works in a collaborative, compassionate manner with stakeholder/ partners

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