Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Mental Health Specialist IV – Per Diem for the Child & Adolescent Services – School Based Program at Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.
The Mental Health Specialist IV participates as a member of the School Based Program's staff assisting with therapeutic and special education services to children.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary staff team implementing each child's treatment plan.
Assists Special Education Teacher in the classroom providing education services to children.
Helps implement the classroom behavior management system.
Participates in the development of children's individual treatment plan.
Maintains appropriate boundaries with children and families. Interacts with children and family members therapeutically with empathy and respect.
Maintains cooperative and respectful working relations with co-workers.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Successful completion of a one (1) year training program as a Mental Health Specialist Trainee or one (1) year of similar full-time experience in the mental health field.
An Associate's Degree, preferably in a related field, including 12 credits in human services, such as psychology or its equivalent, may be substituted for the minimum requirements of this position.
Previous experience with children (3½ – 21 years).
Must undergo criminal history background check at employee's expense, as required by NJ State Law.
Posting Number: 21ST0863
Location: Piscataway (RBHS)
Internal Number: 130206
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.