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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 - Other
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 Department of Child & Adolescent Services – Rutgers Day School Program at Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.

Under the direction of the Clinician Supervisor, provides comprehensive assessment and therapeutic intervention for the psychological and social needs of child and adolescent clients (ages 3-17 years), including development of treatment plans, conducting individual, group, and family therapy, and providing case management functions.

• Provides psychotherapeutic interventions/services in accordance with accepted professional and ethical standards of the UBHC.
• Administers high level diagnostic evaluations or specialized psychological testing as clinically indicated in a timely fashion.
• Consistently involves patients and/or family members, as clinically indicated in the development/review of treatment plans as evidenced by periodic record review and supervisory observation.
• Consistently performs case management functions to ensure overall coordination of treatment services via systems linkages, service procurement, referrals, patient advocacy and community liaison, as indicated by supervisory observation and/or periodic record reviews.
• Formulates clinically appropriate treatment plans consistent with Clinical Records standards as indicated by periodic record review.
• Formulates treatment plan reviews, progress notes and clinically appropriate discharge summaries consistent with Clinical Records standards as indicated by periodic record review.
• Provides clinical and administrative supervision, as assigned, to staff, students, and interns.
• Attends to professional development by remaining current in knowledge of trends and development in mental health.
• Participates in development, implementation, and evaluation of Children’s Services.

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

• Master’s Degree in a mental health discipline plus two years of post Master’s experience, including delivering psychotherapeutic services to children and families 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
Preferred Qualifications

• License preferred for professionals from other disciplines.
• Bilingual skills (English/Spanish).

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

• Position requires time spent in a school environment and some travel to client homes and community agencies.

• Program and classroom setting is active and sometimes noisy (e.g. office with computers and printers, light traffic). Varied settings in home. Subject to unpredictable situations, patient crisis, both medical and psychiatric. Occasionally exposed to patients exhibiting assaultive behaviors. Exposure to blood borne pathogens that require use of personal protective equipment. May be exposed to varying or extreme temperatures.

Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3490
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 plus two years of post Master's experience in the mental health field or a Doctorate degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience in delivering psychotherapeutic services to children and families in the mental health field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you Bilingual in English/Spanish?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

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