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Mental Health Specialist II Per Diem (Multiple Vacancies)
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
 
 
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Date Posted 05/18/2022
Category
Admin-Health and Medical Services
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Position Details
Position Information


Recruitment/Posting Title Mental Health Specialist II Per Diem (Multiple Vacancies)
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Medical and Patient Services
Department UBHC-Access Center-PISC
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 II Per Diem (Multiple Vacancies) in Lifeline National Backup Center (Call Center) for Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.
Performs functions in support of the Unit’s mission providing streamlined, prompt, and “customer friendly” services to callers of the Lifeline National Backup Center. Receives telephone requests for service, undertakes assessment of the service need of the caller or customer, and responds by offering support and appropriate referrals or disposition. Demonstrates competency in recognizing the unique needs of callers and applying relevant assessment and support skills with regard to a wide range of issues.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Models for callers’ good communication skills, recovery-oriented living skills, effective coping skills, and self-help strategies as observed by supervisor and as indicated by feedback from callers and team members.
  • Assists callers in identifying their personal recovery goals, assists in setting objectives for each goal, and determines interventions to be used based on the caller’s recovery/life goals.
  • Promptly accepts telephone service requests, responds to incoming calls within three rings, as observed by supervisor.
  • Maintains comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of resources and programs used by the Center and Unit in order to provide guidance to callers and make appropriate referrals, as observed by supervisor.
  • Performs assessment and makes appropriate disposition as indicated by feedback from receiving program/referral; caller satisfaction and supervised observations or other provider.
  • Follows unit polices in the reporting of child abuse and neglect and situations of impending danger to the appropriate persons and/or agencies as indicated by supervisor’s direct observation and review of records.
  • Documents assessments, interventions, and interactions with callers in a timely manner and in accordance with established policies.
  • Acquires familiarity with other providers, and other pertinent organizations and resources, in order to facilitate telephone activities, develops work relationships, and provides information and guidance to callers.
Position Status Per Diem
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 99H
Position Salary
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
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
  • Four (4) years of full-time experience in the mental health field or a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant social or health care field.
  • Equivalent education, experience and/or training may be substituted for the degree.
Certifications/Licenses
  • 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
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details


Posting Number 22ST0796
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
  • All candidates will be required to upload professional licenses and certifications.
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Piscataway (RBHS)
Location Details
Piscataway, New Jersey

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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