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UCHC Forensic Mental Health Clinician

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title UCHC Forensic Mental Health Clinician
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare
Department UCHC-Midstate Correctional Facility

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 Forensic Mental Health Clinician for Midstate Correctional Facility located in Wrightstown, New Jersey. The Forensic Mental Health Clinician completes specialized psychological testing and assessment of clinical needs of adult inmates sentenced to the Department of Corrections.

  • Arrives at DSM 5 diagnoses with precision and accuracy through psychological testing and evaluation sessions.
  • Provides crisis intervention, individual and group psychotherapy and psycho-education programming as clinically indicated to assigned inmates.
  • Involves inmates and Department of Corrections’ staff in developing achievable and understandable psychosocial treatment plans.
  • Advocates for appropriate resources for inmates based on assessed needs.
  • Manages caseload demands effectively while considering both qualities of care and the security needs of the Department of Corrections.
  • Assumes overall case management responsibilities for assigned inmates including coordination of treatment and liaison with community agencies; maintains appropriate inmate records.
  • Demonstrates competency in psychological testing and in recognizing the unique needs and behaviors of adult inmates and seniors.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week 37.5
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 28S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 71105.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 86722.000
Annual Maximum Salary 102343.000
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
  • Doctorate degree in psychology, experience and training in psychological testing and measurement.
  • Requires an unrestricted permit to practice psychology in New Jersey (license), by the New Jersey Board of Psychological Examiner.

Note: Psychologists at a Master’s Level with experience in testing, are eligible for Mental Health Clinician II positions. The duties would otherwise be comparable to this position. Please see the Rutgers Job Board for any potential openings for UCHC Mental Health Clinician II.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

May be required to travel within the state. Ability to implement Universal Precautions and Safety Precautions. On-Call Responsibilities. A generally crisis oriented, secure environment working with adults, some who exhibit aggressive, threatening behavior. Clinician must exhibit flexibility to work in a variety of settings. Entering and movement within the facility will be controlled by Correctional Officers.

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.
  • Valid Driver’s License. Must possess own vehicle.

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3167
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Off Campus
Location Details Midstate Correctional Facility located in Wrightstown, 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. * What is the highest level of education you have completed?
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Ph.D.
  2. * Do you have an unrestricted permit to practice psychology in New Jersey (license) by the New Jersey Board of Psychological Examiner?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

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