Mental Health Clinician III

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: New Brunswick, NEW JERSEY
Deadline: ;

Position Details
Recruitment/Posting Title Mental Health Clinician III
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 Mental Health Clinician III in the Child & Adolescent Services – School Based Program for Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.
The Mental Health Clinician III provides comprehensive mental health care and related services to children and adolescents in schools. Participates as a member of a unit team in providing patient care services. Assists in the development of treatment plans, including appropriate referral.  Demonstrates competency in assessing and treating children and adolescents (ages 13 – 18 years).
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Provides individual, group, and family psychotherapy as clinically indicated to assigned clients, including children and adolescents (ages 13 – 18 years).
  • Conducts accurate assessment and involves client and/or family in developing achievable and understandable psychosocial treatment plans in accordance with accepted professional and University Behavioral Health Care standards. 
  • Advocates for appropriate resources for clients and families based on assessed needs in accordance with professionally accepted standards.
  • Effectively collaborates as clinically indicated with other staff members, referral sources, community resources, families and support systems.
  • Maintains and supervises the maintenance of clinical records in compliance with UBHC and Joint Commission (JC) standards.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 22S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 54883.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 65673.000
Annual Maximum Salary 77841.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description HPAE, Local 5094
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

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

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree in 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.
  • Licensure 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 recognize the unique needs and behavior adolescents (ages 13 – 18 years).
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions
  • Position requires flexible scheduling including one evening per week.

Posting Number 21ST3898
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
  • All applicants will be required to upload a current copy of their license/certification.
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Piscataway (RBHS)
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