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Mental Health Clinician II

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Mental Health Clinician II
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Medical and Patient Services
Department UBHC-Child & Adolescent Services

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 II for the Collaborative Behavioral Health Care Program – Child & Adolescent Services at Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.

Responsible for disseminating evidence based practices to Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) on screening and assessment, diagnosis, treatment through face to face meetings, consultation, the development of web based trainings and materials for the Collaborative Behavioral Health Care Program (CBHP). Conducts teleconsultation with PCPs and conducts comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments and recommendations for children and providers referred with more significant psychiatric needs. Under supervision, coordinates and provides comprehensive mental health care and related services to children and adolescents in schools. Assists in the development of treatment plants, including referral for appropriate level of mental health services. Demonstrates competency in assessing and treating children and adolescents (5-18 years).

• Assumes overall case management responsibilities for assigned clients including coordination of treatment, scheduling of groups, and liaison with community agencies as measured by supervisory observation and record review.
• Provides individual, group, and family psychotherapy as clinically indicated to assigned clients, including children and adolescents (5-18 years).
• Conducts accurate assessment and involves client and/or family in developing achievable and understandable psychosocial treatment plans in accordance with accepted professional and University Behavioral Health Care standards, as observed by supervisor.
• Advocates for appropriate resources for clients and families based on assessed needs in accordance with professionally accepted standards as measured by supervisory observation and record review.
• Collects and maintains appropriate client records as dictated by the program evaluations requirements.
• Develops and applies knowledge of trends and advancements in the field of practice.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 25S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 60137.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 72937.000
Annual Maximum Salary 85737.000
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

• Requires a Master’s degree in a mental health discipline plus two years post Master’s experience in the mental health field or Doctorate degree.
• 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

• Demonstrates competency in recognizing the unique needs and behavior of children (5 – 12 years) and adolescents (13 – 18 years).
• Must be certified as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) or possess a Substance Awareness Coordinator Certification (SAC).
• Licensed in New Jersey to provide mental health services as an independent practitioner (e.g., LCSW, LPC, LMFT, Psychology license).

Preferred Qualifications

• Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) preferred.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

• This position requires walking throughout the day, standing for extended periods of time, and focusing on assigned tasks in a hectic noisy environment.

• The work environment varies to include office and community settings. May be exposed to infectious and contagious diseases. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations. Handles emergency or crisis situations. May be exposed to clients exhibiting assaultive or aggressive behaviors. Generally pleasant working conditions in a clean, well- lighted, and quiet to moderately loud setting.

Special Conditions

• Position requires flexible scheduling including evening and Saturday hours on occasion.
• Valid driver’s license required.

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST2767
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 (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's degree in a mental health discipline plus two years of post Master's experience in the mental health field or a Doctorate degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) or possess a Substance Awareness Coordinator Certification (SAC)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you a LCSW, LPC or LMFT in the State of New Jersey?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Are you Bilingual in English/Spanish?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

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