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Mental Health Clinician III
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
 
 
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Date Posted 05/12/2022
Category
Admin-Health and Medical Services
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Position Details
Position Information


Recruitment/Posting Title Mental Health Clinician III
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Medical and Patient Services
Department UBHC-Adult Outpatient Services-NWK
Overview
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 six centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, clinical and translational research, 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 including New Brunswick, Piscataway, Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Blackwood, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.
Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.
Rutgers RBHS is an anchor institution that boasts locations in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Mental Health Clinician III for the Newark Outpatient Department within Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC).  Under direction of the Program Manager, the Mental Health Clinician III provides culturally competent outpatient clinical services that meet the needs of the designated adult population.  Participates in the assessment of clinical needs and provides focused skill acquisition and symptom management using evidence supported individual, group, and family therapy for mental health and co-occurring chemical abuse/dependency.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Assesses treatment needs and provides evidence supported individual, group, and family treatment that is consistent with the service design and philosophy of the program, as clinically indicated, to assigned clients.
  • Effectively refers and/or terminates patients who are not appropriate for services at UBHC.
  • Assumes overall case management responsibilities for assigned clients, including coordination of treatment and liaison with medical providers and community agencies, as measured by supervisory observation and record review.
  • Maintains clinical documentation standards as mandated by UBHC policy and other applicable accreditation and certification entities.
  • Regularly attends and participates in training events in empirically validated practices that will enhance clinical skills.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 22S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 56258.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 67315.000
Annual Maximum Salary 79787.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description HPAE, Local 5094
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
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

Qualifications


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in mental health or a related discipline. 

Certifications/Licenses
  • New Jersey license as required by discipline.
  • Applicants possessing a degree in Social Work must have an active New Jersey certification/licensure as required by the State Board of Social Work.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrated competency in treating families.
  • Ability to assess level of care needs and provide outpatient group therapy treatment.
  • Ability to implement Universal Precautions and Safety Precautions. 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) .
  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish).
  • Competency with electronic clinical documentation.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions
  • May work at least one (1) evening per week. 


Posting Details


Posting Number 22ST1637
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS)
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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