Peer Support Specialist III (Military/Veteran) Multiple Vacancies

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: New Brunswick, NEW JERSEY
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Position Details
Recruitment/Posting Title Peer Support Specialist III (Military/Veteran) Multiple Vacancies
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Medical and Patient Services
Department UBHC-Vets 4 Warriors
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 Peer Support Specialist III for the Vets4Warriors department at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.
Under the supervision, the Peer Support Specialist III provides person centered, culturally competent, and “consumer friendly” services to individuals who contact the Call Center. Receives telephone, chat, and text requests for service, undertakes review of the service need of the caller or consumer, and responds by offering peer support and appropriate referrals and disposition.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Provides “customer friendly” services, taking initiative in engaging individuals served in an empathic and concerned manner.
  • Provides direct care services consistent with philosophy of UBHC.
  • Reviews service requests/referrals for all populations, and responds in accordance with prescribed departmental procedures.
  • Documents contacts, interventions, and interactions with callers in a timely manner and in accordance with established policies.
  • Maintains knowledge of Center and Unit policies and procedures.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 1775
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 22.490
Annual Mid Range Salary 22.990
Annual Maximum Salary 23.680
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description Teamsters, Local 97
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 PERS

Minimum Education and Experience
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • At least three (3) years of active duty service or have served thirty (30) days in a combat zone which includes medically discharged or medically retired service members or have served four (4) years in the National Guard.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to use a computer to record services and other basic office functions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Number 21ST2074
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
  • All candidates with previous military experience will be required to upload their DD214 form or any official document verifying military service.
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Piscataway (RBHS)
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