Habilitation Counselor

Updated: 20 days ago
Location: New Brunswick, NEW JERSEY
Deadline: ;

Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title Habilitation Counselor
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Medical and Patient Services
Department UBHC-Outpatient Services-PISC

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 Habilitation Counselor for the Child & Adolescent Services – School Based Program within Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.

The Habilitation Counselor participates as a member of a team in developing and maintaining a comprehensive referral process for children and families. Demonstrates competency in recognizing the needs and behaviors of patients (age 5 – 17 years).

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Participates in and/or co-leads therapeutic groups and activities and functions as an active member of the School Base Team. Recognizes the unique needs and behaviors of the children (age 5 – 17 years).
  • Provides case management services for patients assigned to caseloads. Demonstrates ability to recognize the unique needs of children and families.
  • Maintains appropriate records in accordance with Department and UBHC policies.
  • Conducts liaison and advocacy activity with Departments within the University and/or other assigned agencies and institutions and supervisory observations.
  • Consistently researches new resources to determine whether they would be appropriate for UBHC patients.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 19S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 48116.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 57384.000
Annual Maximum Salary 67875.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description HPAE, Local 5094
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview

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

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in the mental health field plus one (1) year of related experience working directly with children and their families and the agencies that serve them.
  • Equivalent education, experience and/or training may be substituted for the degree.
  • Applicants possessing a degree in Social Work must have an active New Jersey certification/licensure as required by the State Board of Social Work.
  • Valid driver’s license.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to work with clients and staff both individually and in groups.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish).
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions
  • Must be available to work one evening per month, to fit within their work hours, as required for parent programming.

Posting Number 21ST1525
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Rutgers University - New Brunswick
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