Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Mental Health Specialist III for the Child & Adolescent Services – School Based Program within Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.
The Mental Health Specialist III participates as a member of a treatment team providing mental health services to children and adolescents (ages 3-21 years). As needed and in collaboration with clinical staff, provides case management, co-facilitation of psycho-educational and recreational groups. Actively participates in crisis interventions.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Participates in the provision of mental health and youth development activities.
Participates and contributes in the treatment of clients, on an as needed basis, in collaboration with the clinical staff.
May design and implement workshop, groups and/or in collaboration with school district and other UBHC personnel, manages youth development activities to ensure safety of all students.
Maintains cooperative working relationship with others.
Maintains appropriate records.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Three (3) years of full-time paid experience in the mental health field or two (2) years of college majoring in a relevant social or health care field plus one (1) year of full-time experience in the mental health field.
Applicants possessing a degree in Social Work must have an active New Jersey certification/licensure as required by the State Board of Social Work.
Experience working with children and adolescents (ages 6-17 years).
Experience working with groups, working with emotionally disturbed children, and/or performing case management function.
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.