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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
Department UBHC-Early Intervention Support Svc
Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Mental Health Clinician III for the Early Intervention Support Services (EISS) at Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.

The EISS Mental Health Clinician III will provide assessments, individual, group and family therapy and discharge plans for the adult consumers who seek services from the EISS program. In addition, the EISS Mental Health Clinician III will assume on-call responsibilities for the program on a rotating basis.

• Involves the consumer and the consumer’s family or other support system in developing achievable, understandable, and person-centered treatment plans in accordance with accepted professional standards and UBHC standards, as observed by supervisor.
• In collaboration with supervisor and other clinical staff, identifies appropriate resources for consumers and families/support system based on assessed needs in accordance with professionally accepted standards as measured by supervisory observation and record review.
• Collaborates with other treatment team members to plan treatment interventions which focus on consumer strengths.
• Provides outreach services as assigned by Program Coordinator.
• Assumes overall follow-up responsibilities for assigned consumers including coordination of treatment and liaison with community agencies.
• Maintains appropriate consumer records in a timely manner as mandated by Center policy.
• Ensures that consumers’ discharge plans are developed in accordance with consumers’ expressed goals and to the fullest extent possible, and addresses the needs in consumers’ life domains.
• Performs other related duties as assigned

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week 37.5
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 22S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 51983.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 62853.000
Annual Maximum Salary 73723.000
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 a 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

• Demonstrated ability to work with a treatment team.

Preferred Qualifications

• Post graduate experience working with adults in a crisis setting.
• Experience with DSM-IV-TR and appropriate diagnostic skills.
• Bilingual in English/Spanish.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

• Position occasionally requires time spent driving to community settings for outreaches. Moderate physical effort (lift/carry up to 25 pounds). Frequently walks, bends, stretches, pushes and pulls. Manual dexterity and mobility for charting. Lifts supplies, equipment and charts. Sitting while interviewing clients; may sit up to several hours in one place. Working with seriously mentally ill adults.

• Varied work settings which include office and community settings. Generally pleasant working conditions in a clean, well-lighted, and quiet to moderately loud setting. 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.

Special Conditions

• Must be available for on-call duties.

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3442
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Piscataway (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?
    • 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. * Are you a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) or a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC)?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have any post-graduate experience working with adults in a crisis setting?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

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