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Peer Support Specialist III (Multiple Vacancies)
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 01/19/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Recruitment/Posting Title Peer Support Specialist III (Multiple Vacancies)
Job Category Staff & Executive - Allied Health
Department UBHC-Case Management Srvcs-PISC
Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC), established in 1971, offers a full continuum of evidence based behavioral health and addiction services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors throughout New Jersey. UBHC’s 1,060 experienced behavioral health professionals and support staff are dedicated to treatment, prevention, and education. UBHC, one of the largest providers of behavioral health care in the country, has a budget of $260 million and has 15 sites throughout New Jersey. Services are readily accessible and include: inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, screening, crisis stabilization, family/caregiver support, community outreach and case management, supportive housing, supported employment, prevention and consultation, employee assistance programs, and a licensed therapeutic school from preschool through high school. Specialty services include the New Jersey suicide prevention helpline and peer help lines for police, veterans, active military, teachers, mothers of special needs children and child protective service workers. In FY2016, UBHC treated 16,199 consumers, had 24,502 admissions, and touched the lives of 19,441 individual callers through peer support. In addition, UBHC is the primary mental health training resource for the New Jersey departments of Human Services, Children and Families, and Corrections, delivering 16,000 trainings each year.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking Peer Support Specialist IIIs for the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Program at Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.
The Peer Support Specialist III will serve as a role models to demonstrate recovery and wellness principles and provide non-clinical recovery support and to engage and empower individuals to pursue and maintain their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, access community resources, and reach their full potential.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Engages individuals served in collaborative and caring relationships.
  • Provides support.
  • Shares lived experiences of recovery.
  • Understands their own personal values and culture and how these may contribute to biases, judgments, and beliefs.
  • Supports recovery planning.
  • Links to resources, services, and supports.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 1775
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 22.490
Annual Mid Range Salary 22.990
Annual Maximum Salary 23.680
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description Teamsters, Local 97
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.

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS

Minimum Education and Experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • At least three (3) years of relevant experience. 
  • Valid driver’s license. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience providing community based services to adults with criminal justice, mental health and/or addictions experience. 
  • Bilingual skills (Spanish/English). 
  • Certification as a Peer Specialist. 
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions
  • Must possess own vehicle for use to outreach individuals served.

Posting Number 21ST4042
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Piscataway (RBHS)
Location Details

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