|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.
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:
|Position Status||Full Time|
|Hours Per Week|
|Daily Work Shift|
|Annual Minimum Salary||22.490|
|Annual Mid Range Salary||22.990|
|Annual Maximum Salary||23.680|
|Union Description||Teamsters, Local 97|
Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview
|Terms of Appointment||Staff - 12 month|
|Position Pension Eligibility||PERS|
|Minimum Education and Experience||
|Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities||
|Physical Demands and Work Environment|
|Posting Open Date|
|Special Instructions to Applicants||
|Regional Campus||Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)|
|Home Location Campus||Piscataway (RBHS)|
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