Mental Health Clinician III

Updated: 2 months 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 Specialist III for the Child & Adolescent Services – School Based Program within Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.
Under supervision, the Mental Health Clinician III will assist in providing 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).
  • Completes appropriate client records in a timely manner as mandated by University Behavioral Health Care policy and according to accepted professional standards.
  • Effectively contributes to and supports an environment that enhances the positive self-image of clients and preserves their human dignity, as observed by supervisor.
  • Based on performance improvement plan, regularly attends and participates in in-service meetings and other designated training events that will enhance clinical skills as documented by attendance at same.
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. 
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrates competency in recognizing the unique needs and behavior of 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 21ST3611
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)
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