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Mental Health Clinician III

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Recruitment/Posting Title Mental Health Clinician III
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Medical and Patient Services
Department UBHC-Early Intervention Support Svc
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 Clinician III in the Early Intervention Support Services (EISS) – Piscataway for Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.
The Mental Health Clinician III provides assessments and individual, group and family therapy and discharge planning for the adult consumers who seek services from the EISS program. In addition, the Mental Health Clinician III will assume on-call responsibilities for the program on a rotating basis.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Provide initial assessments of individuals who are referred to the EISS program.
  • Assumes overall follow-up responsibilities for assigned consumers including coordination of treatment and liaison with community agencies.
  • Involves the consumer and that consumer’s family or other support system in developing achievable, understandable, and person-centered treatment plans.
  • In collaboration with supervisor and other clinical staff, identifies appropriate resources for consumers and families/support system based on assessed needs.
  • Provides outreach services as assigned by Program Coordinator.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week 37.5
Daily Work Shift Evening
Work Arrangement
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
  • Master’s degree in a mental health 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.

Certifications/Licenses
  • License to practice as required by New Jersey state laws governing the discipline.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Must be able to work with a treatment team.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Post graduate experience working with adults in a crisis setting.
  • Experience with DSM-IV-TR and appropriate diagnostic skills.
  • CADC/LCADC
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Varied work settings include office and community setting.
  • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.
  • Handles emergency or crisis situations.
  • May be exposed to clients exhibiting assaultive or aggressive behaviors.
Special Conditions
  • Must be available for on-call.
  • This is a grant-funded position.


Posting Details


Posting Number 22ST2607
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
  • All applicants will be required to upload a recent copy of their licensure/certification.
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Piscataway (RBHS)
City Piscataway
State NJ
Location Details
Piscataway, 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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