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Peer Support Specialist III Per Diem (Military/Veteran) Multiple Vacancies
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 01/23/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Recruitment/Posting Title Peer Support Specialist III Per Diem (Military/Veteran) Multiple Vacancies
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Other
Department UBHC-Vets 4 Warriors
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 a Per Diem Military/Veteran Peer Support Specialist III for the Vets4Warriors Call Center at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. 
Under supervision, the Peer Support Specialist III provides person centered, culturally competent, and “consumer friendly” services to individuals who contact the Call Center. Receives telephone, chat, and text requests for service, undertakes review of the service need of the caller or consumer, and responds by offering peer support and appropriate referrals and disposition. 
Among the key duties of this position are the following: 
  • Develops and maintains a peer to peer relationship with individuals served so that he/she can identify emotional, psychiatric or behavioral changes which may require further support. 
  • Utilizes own experiences as a vehicle to connect and establish rapport and relationship building with individual served. 
  • Demonstrates the ability to use a standardized template thoroughly and efficiently to guide a telephone screening of the service needs of all populations with the full array of behavioral health problems. 
  • Demonstrates the ability to identify contacts that need a higher level of intervention, and follow departmental protocol for handling and triaging crisis or high risk calls. 
  • Documents all contact information in accordance with departmental protocols and accurately and appropriately inputs data in unit’s informational system.
Position Status Per Diem
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 99H
Position Salary $21 per hour
Annual Minimum Salary 0.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 0.000
Annual Maximum Salary 0.000
Standard Hours 1.00
Union Description
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
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility None

Minimum Education and Experience
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • At least three (3) years of active duty service or have served thirty (30) days in a combat zone which includes medically discharged or medically retired service members or have served four (4) years in the National Guard or have the demonstrated ability to perform the essential duties of the position based on relevant life experience or as a caregiver to one of the above service members.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to use a computer to record services and other basic office functions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions
  • May be required to work nights, weekends and holidays.

Posting Number 21ST2064
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
  • All candidates with previous military experience will be required to upload their DD214 form or any official document verifying military service.

Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Piscataway (RBHS)
Location Details

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