Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC) is dedicated to excellence in providing behavioral health services to the people of New Jersey. We are committed to being a leader in the delivery of effective, compassionate and accessible care that is informed by research and education. We are currently seeking a part-time Mental Health Clinician III to join the Intensive Outpatient Program. Provides outpatient mental health services that demonstrate cultural sensitivity and meets the needs of designated UBHC consumers. Evaluates consumer needs and delivers therapeutic interventions incorporating evidence based individual, group, and family therapy as appropriate for mental health and co-occurring substance use issues.
Conducts behavioral health assessments and establishes appropriate diagnosis; adapts the assessment and treatment processes to accommodate variations in readiness for treatment/change.
Writes clear treatment/service plans that reflect input from individuals served and caregivers; plans take into account the individual’s strengths and potential limitations and are clearly oriented toward wellness and recovery.
Regularly assesses risk level and makes appropriate clinical adjustments for intervention or level of care; helps individual manage crisis and develops prevention and safety plans.
Makes appropriate clinical decisions regarding disposition and referrals.
Maintains clinical documentation standards and manages termination issues effectively.
Develops and applies knowledge of trends and advancements in the field of practice.
Contributes to and supports goals and objectives of UBHC.
Meets all annual requirements and understands and adheres to Rutgers compliance standards.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in a mental health or related discipline.
New Jersey license as required by 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:
Competency in treating children, adolescents, adults and families, including those with co-occurring disorders.
Ability to assess level of care needs and provide outpatient group therapy treatment.
Effectively use the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system, e-mail, Internet/Intranet.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and/or Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC).
Bilingual skills (English/Spanish).
May be required to work at least one (1) evening per week.
Posting Number: 19ST1951
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 88020
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.