Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Mental Health Clinician II for the Child & Adolescent Services – School Based Program at Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.
The Mental Health Clinician II 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).
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Assumes overall case management responsibilities for assigned clients including coordination of treatment, scheduling of groups, and liaison with community agencies.
Provides individual, group, and family psychotherapy as clinically indicated to assigned clients, including children and adolescents (5-18 years).
Collaborates effectively with team members, school personnel, and other referral sources to provide appropriate treatment and care.
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.
Makes home visits as necessary to engage families and provide effective interventions.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in a mental health discipline plus two (2) years post master's experience in the mental health field, or Doctorate Degree.
Licensed in New Jersey to provide mental health services as an independent practitioner (e.g., LCSW, LPC, LMFT, psychology license).
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:
Recognizes the unique needs and behavior of children (5 – 12 years) and adolescents (13 – 18 years).
Valid driver's license with clean driving record as this position requires incumbent to make home visits.
Bi-lingual skills (English/Spanish).
Position requires flexible scheduling including evening and Saturday hours on occasion.
Must undergo a fingerprint background check at candidate's expense, as required by NJ State Law.
Posting Number: 20ST0916
Location: Piscataway (RBHS)
Internal Number: 114930
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.