Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a motivated Mental Health Clinician II for the Newark Outpatient Program at Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC).
Under supervision, the Mental Health Clinician II provides culturally competent outpatient clinical services that meet the needs of the designated population. Participates in the assessment of clinical needs and provides focused skill acquisition and symptom management using evidence supported individual, group, and family therapy for mental health and co-occurring chemical abuse/dependency. Assists with providing clinical direction and coordination of discrete program elements as assigned.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Provides assessments with empathy and concern for clients, as indicated by supervisory observation.
Arrives at accurate DSM V multi-axial diagnosis by the end of the evaluation session and updates when new information and clinical status warrant.
Makes appropriate case disposition and referral decisions.
Develops and applies knowledge of trends and advancements in the field of practice.
Effectively contributes to and supports an environment that enhances the positive self-image of clients and preserves their human dignity.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Minimum of a Master's Degree in a mental health or related discipline and a New Jersey license as required by discipline plus two (2) years post Master's experience in the mental health field or Doctorate.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated competency in treating adults and families.
Ability to assess level of care needs and provide outpatient group therapy treatment.
Competency with electronic clinical documentation is essential.
Ability to speak clearly and write proficiently is essential.
Ability to implement Universal Precautions and Safety Precautions.
Bilingual skills (English/Spanish).
May work at least (1) evening per week.
Posting Number: 21ST0320
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 126487
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.