Skip to Main Content

Mental Health Clinician III Per-diem

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link.  If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.

Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Mental Health Clinician III Per-diem
Job Category Staff & Executive - Allied Health
Department UBHC-Acute Crisis-NWK

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, University Behavioral Health Care is seeking Mental Health Clinician III Per-diems for the Acute Services – Newark Screening Department. The Mental Health Clinician III position performs psychiatric emergency services, screening and screening outreach assessments, as well as other mental health services. The Mental Health Clinician III demonstrates competence in providing a detailed crisis assessment of individuals whose ages range from pediatric to older adult and in determining the need for any additional professional consultation.

  • Receives all calls in a tactful, responsive and professional manner.
  • Provides crisis telephone intervention counseling in a consistently supportive and therapeutic manner.
  • Demonstrates competence in devising an appropriate intervention/disposition plan.
  • Completes telephone assessment notes on clinically relevant contacts in full accordance with unit policies and procedures.
  • Assesses the appropriateness of the request for screening outreach and coordinates with the family members and or necessary agencies to determine the clinically appropriate outcome to request as observed by supervisor and review of the record.
  • Coordinates with appropriate agencies to provide linkage and referrals to community service providers and psycho-education to family, as needed.
  • Competently utilizes client, family, and agency information and collaborates with medical staff, when necessary, to ensure that only the individuals who meet the legal standard for involuntary commitment are evaluated appropriately.
  • Provides clinical assessments to determine the most appropriate screening outcome for the consumers as determined by the supervisory observation and record review.
  • Provides crisis intervention counseling in a manner that is professional and compassionate in an attempt to facilitate crisis stabilization through the use of specific, time limited counseling techniques to all consumers who present for services from the screening center as measured by supervisory observation and record review.
  • Regularly attends and participates in in-service meetings and other designated training events that will enhance clinical skills as well as maintain required certifications and licensures.
  • Completes all required documentation in compliance with department DMHS, UBHC and UH requirements. required certifications and licensures.
Position Status Per Diem
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Rotating
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 99H
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 0.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 0.000
Annual Maximum Salary 0.000
Standard Hours 1.00
Union Description
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 None


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Masters’ Degree in a recognized behavioral health discipline.
  • Two (2) years mental health experience.

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
  • New Jersey State Certification as a Mental Health Screener.
Preferred Qualifications
  • At least one (1) year mental health experience in a Crisis setting.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3203
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Newark (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 (*).

Applicant Documents

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