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Social Worker (Multiple Vacancies)

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Recruitment/Posting Title Social Worker (Multiple Vacancies)
Job Category Staff & Executive - Social Work
New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.
Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.
Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.
Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Social Worker(Multiple Vacancies) in Social Services Department at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Social Worker provides social work and behavioral health consultation utilizing a team-based model to children, adolescents, adults, and families in order to improve psychosocial functioning.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Provides comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of behavioral health clients.
  • Provides social work support all health center patients.
  • Provides effective treatment planning and assisting clients in successfully achieving goals.
  • Evaluates crisis situations and apply appropriate interventions.
  • Actively participates in teams and other meetings that support EBCHC’s integrated health care model to provide comprehensive care for clients.
  • Assists in the detection of “at risk” patients and development of plans to prevent further psychological or physical deterioration.
  • Assists the primary care team in developing care management processes such as the use of guidelines, disease management techniques, case management, and patient education to improve self-management of chronic disease.
  • Provides assessment, consultation, and brief intervention for psychological/psychiatric problems and/or disorders.
  • Provides assessment, consultation, and brief intervention for substance abuse problems and/or disorders.
  • Teaches patients, families and staff prevention and treatment enhancement techniques.
  • Actively participates in EBCHC’s behavioral health program, helping to identify problems related to patient services and making recommendations for improvement.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
Work Arrangement
FLSA Exempt
Grade 25S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 65083.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 78131.000
Annual Maximum Salary 92788.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description HPAE, Local 5094
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Under Policy 60.1.35 , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility . Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine . Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work plus two (2) years of post-Master’s professional experience in a mental health field.
  • Must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of New Jersey.
  • Valid driver’s license. 
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Excellent working knowledge of behavioral medicine and evidence-based treatments for medical and mental health conditions.
  • Ability to work through brief patient contacts as well as to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions.
  • Should be comfortable with the pace of primary care, working with an interdisciplinary team, and have strong communications skills.
  • Good knowledge of psycho-pharmacology.
  • Ability to design and implement clinical pathways and protocols for treatment of selected chronic conditions.
  • Knowledge of Word Processing Software.
  • May be required to follow a varied schedule which may include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) in the State of New Jersey.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Physical Demands: Time spent on the physical activities: up to 2/3 standing, walking, sitting; over 2/3 using hand to finger, handle, or feel; over 2/3 reaching with hands and arms; no climbing or balancing; no stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling; over 2/3 talking or hearing, and no tasting or smelling. Position requires up to 25 lbs. lifting. No special vision requirements.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: A moderate noise.
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST3032
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
City New Brunswick
State NJ
Location Details

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Infection Control and Safety

This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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