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UCHC Mental Health Clinician III (Part Time)

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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title UCHC Mental Health Clinician III (Part Time)
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare
Department UCHC-Garden State Youth Correction

University Correctional Health Care (UCHC), operating within Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is dedicated to excellence in providing physical, mental health, dental and sex offender treatment services to those involved in the criminal and juvenile justice systems in New Jersey. UCHC operates with a total budget of $150 million and approximately 1,100 staff serving roughly 20,500 inmates in twelve adult correctional facilities, 400 residents in fourteen JJC locations, and 1,000 individuals in ten state parole board offices.

We are committed to being a leader in the delivery of effective, compassionate and accessible care informed by research within correctional environments.

We Care. We Teach. We Heal. We Improve.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.

Posting Summary

Rutgers University Correctional Health Care is seeking a Mental Health Clinician III for the Colombus House affilated with Garden State Youth Correctional Facility, located in Trenton, New Jersey. The Mental Health Clinician III participates in the assessment of clinical needs of adult and youth inmates sentenced to the Department of Corrections.

  • Arrives at DSM 5 diagnoses with precision and accuracy by the end of the evaluation session.
  • Provides individual assessment, as clinically indicated to assigned inmates; provides crisis intervention services, group psycho-education and/or psychotherapy as assigned; demonstrates competency in recognizing the unique needs and behaviors of adult inmates.
  • Develops treatment plans; makes clinically based decisions regarding appropriateness for treatment, as well as preferred treatment modality.
  • Provides crisis intervention and individual psychotherapy services to inmates; provides group cognitive, behavioral forms of group psychotherapy, and psycho-education model.
  • Provides case administration services which include the development and implementation of treatment plans for assigned patients, and ongoing assessments and release/discharge planning.
Position Status Part Time
Hours Per Week 20
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 22S
Position Salary Part Time Range: $27,927 - $33,911 - $39,893
Annual Minimum Salary 52397.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 63624.000
Annual Maximum Salary 74847.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description CWA 1040
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

Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Social Work or directly related mental health discipline.

Licensure in Social Work (LSW) is required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Valid Driver’s License. Must possess own vehicle. Ability to speak clearly and write proficiently is essential.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

Computer literacy. Typing. Ability to work at varying computer workstations provided by the Department of Corrections in shared office environments. Ability to speak clearly and write proficiently is essential. Extensive reading required. Extended sitting is required. Ability to move from unit to unit within correctional facilities. Lifting of up to 10 pounds. Hearing and sight are essential. Ability to speak clearly is required. May be required to travel within the state. Ability to implement Universal Precautions and Safety Precautions.

Special Conditions

Must be approved by the Department of Corrections (DOC) and adhere to all DOC requirements. Employees will be subject to and must comply with all security regulations and procedures of NJ Department of Corrections and the assigned facility(ies) including, but not limited to sign in logs or electronic time clocks, searches of person and property, etc. Violations of NJ Department of Corrections and/or being banned by the Department of Corrections to work at a NJ Department of Corrections’ facility are grounds for a disciplinary action and potential termination.

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST1901
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Off Campus
Location Details Colombus House of Garden State Youth Correctional Facility located in Trenton, New Jersey

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW)?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not yet: Degree in Progress
  2. Do you hold current licensure to practice Social Work in the State of New Jersey, as required by the State Board of Social Work?
    • Yes, LSW.
    • Yes, LCSW.
    • No, I do not currently hold licensure.
    • No, I do not have degree in Social Work.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application