Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a motivated Mental Health Specialist III for Child & Adolescent Services – Children’s Transitional Residence Program at Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.
The Mental Health Clinician III provides daily care and supervision to children residing in the Children's Transitional Residence (CTR). Participates as a member of a milieu treatment team in carrying out a residential mental health care program and related services to children (ages 5-11 years) at CTR. Demonstrates competence in recognizing the unique needs and behaviors of children.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Takes initiative in engaging children and families in a tactful manner as observed by supervisor and as indicated by feedback from patients and team members.
Assess children's (ages 5-11 years) interpersonal behavior and participation and interest in their environment in accordance with established Center policies as monitored by supervisor.
Demonstrates awareness of relevant Center and Unit policies, procedures and requirements as observed by supervisor.
Provides guidance and direction to MHS IV and other staff, as assigned, regarding Center and Unit policies and procedures as reflected in co-workers' reports and supervisor's observation.
Completes assignments in accordance with established Unit time frames as monitored by supervisor's observation.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Three (3) years of experience working with children in a relevant mental or social health related field.
Knowledge of child development and previous experience with children (ages 5-11 years) and or in a residential treatment setting.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Duties may involve bending and lifting objects up to 25 lbs., running and playing active games with children and adolescents (ages 5-11 years) and driving minivans or other vehicles.
Able to work combination shifts (day, evening and/or overnight) as assigned.
Posting Number: 20ST1635
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 119564
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