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Mental Health Specialist III - Part Time
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
 
 
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Date Posted 05/11/2022
Category
Admin-Health and Medical Services
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Position Details
Position Information


Recruitment/Posting Title Mental Health Specialist III - Part Time
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Medical and Patient Services
Department UBHC-EXTENDED TREATMT 450 COLLING
Overview
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 Mental Health Specialist III – Part Time for the Residential Outpatient Department at Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.
The primary purpose of the Mental Health Specialist III is to ensure the safety of residents and assist them in carrying out activities of daily living.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Provides direct care services to individuals served in compliance with all policies and regulations.
  • Assists individuals to monitor health conditions and provides educational information in physical and mental health maintenance, alcohol and drug abuse prevention, family planning, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Completes all forms, residential logs, medication administration records (MARs), incident reports, and correspondence as per regulatory requirement and as directed by supervisor.
  • Provides input into the development of the Individualized Rehabilitation Plan (IRP).
  • Utilizes motivational interviewing approach to engage individuals served.
  • Maintains consumer resident’s records.
  • Collaborates effectively with other staff members, referral sources, other service providers, and social support networks to provide services and rehabilitative care for consumer/residents and families as required by program.
  • Drives consumers to appointments, shopping, recreation activities and self help meetings.
Position Status Part Time
Hours Per Week 24 Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 1775
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 23.060
Annual Mid Range Salary 23.560
Annual Maximum Salary 24.270
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description Teamsters, Local 97
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Benefits

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

Rutgers University requires all new 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 employee a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use in the United States or a vaccine that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization. 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 candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

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

Qualifications


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Three (3) years of full-time paid experience in the mental health field or two (2) years of college majoring in a relevant social or health care field plus one (1) year of full-time experience in the mental health field.
Certifications/Licenses
  • Valid driver’s license.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish). 
  • Residential experience with the adult mental health population. 
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions
  • This is a 24 hour group home that is located in Collingswood NJ. All 3 shifts (days, evenings, overnights), Holidays and weekends are being recruited.
  • Must be able to travel to meetings and scattered program locations throughout the week.
  • Must have holiday, evening, weekend and overnight availability.

Posting Details


Posting Number 21ST3415
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Off Campus
Location Details
Collingswood, NJ

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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