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Mental Health Clinician III

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Mental Health Clinician III
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Medical and Patient Services
Department UBHC-Club/Cherry Hill

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 for the Adult Partial Services Program at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.

Under supervision, provides mental health services that are comprehensive and meet quality and quantity standards. Documents these services appropriately and within specified time frames. Participates in the development of treatment plans, demonstrates competency in recognizing the unique needs and applying relevant treatment for adults (age 18-64 years).

• Accurately identifies and provides treatment for adults, demonstrating awareness of adult stages of development as measured by clinical documentation and supervisory observation.
• Conducts accurate assessments and involves patients and/or families in developing achievable and acceptable treatment plans in accordance with accepted professional, healthcare plan and UBHC standards as observed by supervisor.
• Assists patients in effectively managing crisis as measured by supervisory observation.
• Manages termination issues in an effective and timely manner as measured by supervisory observation.
• Participates in and leads therapeutic groups and activities and functions as an active member of the team.
• Spends appropriate or designated percentage of time in direct service as indicated by monthly log.
• Assumes overall case management responsibilities for assigned cases including coordination of treatment and liaison with other community agencies, healthcare systems and providers.
• Regularly attends and participates in in-service meetings and other designated training events that will enhance clinical skills, as documented by continuing education reports.
• Maintains required certification and/or membership in appropriate professional bodies as indicated by annual vitae update.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 22S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 50839.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 61470.000
Annual Maximum Salary 72101.000
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 appropriate 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.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Must possess all clinical licensing as required by discipline and New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness and substance abuse is preferred. A CADC or LCADC is also preferred.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

Physical Demands: Extensive reading and the ability to speak clearly is required. Must be able to sit for extended periods of sitting. Hearing is essential. May be required to lift of up to 10 pounds.

Work Environment: Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic).

Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST1961
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Stratford (RBHS)
Location Details

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 a related Mental Health Field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you possess a degree in Social Work?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. If you possess a degree in Social Work, do you have an active New Jersey certification/licensure as required by the State Board of Social Work?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness and substance abuse?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

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