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Requisition Number: 9310
Position Title: Mental Health Worker
Division: Mental Health Services
Program Name: Bay View Inn
Location: Boston
Hours: up to 25/hr per week
Schedule: Varied schedule according to need
Date Posted: 12/04/2019
Responsibilities: Engages in relationship building with shelter guests with sensitivity to the needs of the long term homeless population with concurrent mental health and substance use issues and fosters a community of safety and respect. Engages guests in conversation regarding housing goals and next steps to be taken in order to reach those goals. Teaches and role-models skills in the areas of grooming, hygiene, housekeeping, communication/social skills, and recreational activities. Administers medications in accordance with MAP standards and trains guests in medication self-administration procedures. Implements safety procedures and crisis intervention practices using a non-judgmental, harm-reduction approach. Provides supportive counseling to guests concerning daily personal and social issues. Maintains documentation per site expectations. Prepares and serves meals in accordance with 509 regulations. Participates in the cleaning of the shelter and encourages guests to actively participate to maintain a clean and healthy living environment. Monitors guests health needs and consults with the program nurse or the on-call nurse consultant when appropriate.
Qualifications: One year direct care experience providing services to adults with mental illness or related population; BA/BS can be substituted for experience. Department of Public Health certification in medication administration is required within 60 days. Proficiency in word processing and basic computer functions. Demonstrated professional communication and organizational skills. Flexibility to work evenings and weekends on a scheduled or as-needed basis.
Driver's License Required? No

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Bay Cove Human Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer