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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Continuous Posting - Mental Health Worker I - (John C. Corrigan MHC)

Fall River, MA

Job Description

This is an open and continuous posting for full time (40 hour) positions. Actively looking to fill positions on all shifts.

The Fall River Adult Community Clinical Services Program (ACCS) is seeking dedicated and compassionate individuals for the position of Residential Mental Health Worker (MHW I), who desire a rewarding career making a difference in the lives of individuals. Our ideal candidate for this position will provide day-to-day care to individuals by providing rehabilitative services to persons with major mental illness in the ACCS program, while instructing and assisting clients in learning skills of daily living to promote independence. The selected candidate will possess strong therapeutic interpersonal skills to encourage and motivate individuals in their recovery to work towards treatment goals.

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Please Note: These positions are 40 hours per week. The shift and days off are to be determined. Actively seeking candidates for all three shifts.

Shift Schedules:

  • Day Shift: 6:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Evening Shift: 2:45 p.m. to 11:15 p.m.
  • Night Shift: 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Employees in this position will be required to perform "mandatory overtime."

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive):

  • Provides rehabilitative services to persons with major mental illness in ACCS (residential).
  • Assist in the development and implementation of treatment plans for person served and using skills as well as accessing resources to achieve treatment goals, manage symptoms and live productive and meaningful lives.
  • Maintain a trauma informed person-centered atmosphere while engaging persons served in their Rehabilitation and Recovery.
  • Assist persons served in development of independent living skills, such as personal hygiene, nutrition, cooking, housekeeping, clothing maintenance, money management, and accessing/utilizing public transportation, by utilizing motivational interviewing skills, counseling techniques, role modeling and/or other individualized or group best practices to promote persons served growth.
  • Engage persons individually and/or in group, in the development of meaningful activities, such as recreational, educational, health and fitness activities within the program and the community to foster an improved quality of life.
  • Assist person served with utilizing coping strategies, natural supports and safety planning when necessary.
  • Knowledge of all medications used with the program, including their indications, risks and side effects and the ability to teach persons served about their medications and how to take them appropriately by utilizing Medication Administration Program (MAP) related material and training.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of person served Individual Action Plans through direct observation of the person served full knowledge of the person served history and engagement with the person served in order to assist them in learning the necessary skills to live successfully in the community.
  • Transports or arranges transportation for persons served that need that level of service.

Special Requirements:

  • MAP Certification - In accordance with an agreement between the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Mental Health and AFSCME/Council 93, employees assigned to a work unit where the Medication Administration Program (MAP) is used are required to pass MAP certification within 6 months of entering the position or 3 examination opportunities, whichever comes first. Employees are required to maintain MAP certification as long as you are working in said program.
  • Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Driver's License or equivalent required for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual (Portuguese, Spanish, Khmer) or multilingual
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Experience in the human service field and specifically experience with individuals with mental illness or other disabilities.

DMH Mission Statement:
The Dr. John C. Corrigan Mental Health Center / Fall River Site provides comprehensive services to adults and children. Programs include a 16-bed acute in-patient unit, Case Management, Day Treatment Program and Adult Community Clinical Services. Our mission is to provide person centered care to individuals of diverse backgrounds. We always aspire to create an environment which promotes recovery, resiliency, growth and independence for those we serve and their families as well as to create an environment where employees can learn and grow.

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

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.

If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form

For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122, Option 4.


First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.



Comprehensive Benefits

When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future.

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Title 101 CMR 23.00 ("Regulation") requires certain agency staff to have received the COVID-19 vaccination and Influenza vaccination, or have taken required mitigation measures, to prevent viral infection and transmission in State Hospitals and State Congregate Care Facilities. The Regulation applies to this position. Successful candidates will be required to acknowledge and attest to your vaccination status for both COVID-19 and Influenza.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role.

Client-provided location(s): Fall River, MA, USA
Job ID: Commonwealth_of_Massachusetts-240000KB
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Pension
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program