Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Mental Health Clinician II in Child/Adolescent/Somerset County Vocational School District for Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.
Under direction, the Mental Health Clinician II serves as the senior mental health practitioner who provides lead functions for the program, to include screening of intakes and referrals, care coordination, ensuring completion of program specific documentation and/or comprehensive assessment and therapeutic intervention for the psychological and social needs of child and adolescent (ages 3-17 years) and/or adult individuals served (18 and over), including development of treatment plans, conducting individual, group, and family therapy, and providing case management. Assists with the provision of clinical supervision to licensing candidates as assigned.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Demonstrates knowledge of University Behavioral Health Care's vision, mission and values as they relate to service provision, daily activities, decisions and quality improvement priorities and consistently behaves in accordance with established policies and procedures as observed by supervisor.
Effectively contributes to and supports an environment that enhances the positive self-image of individuals served and their families and preserves their human dignity, right to fair and equitable treatment, self-determination, individuality, privacy and civil rights as observed by supervisor and with minimal complaints and positive feedback from peers, patients and their families.
Assesses treatment needs and provides evidence based treatment services and/or case management as clinically indicated to assigned individuals served (individuals, groups and families) that is consistent with the service design and philosophy of the program and in accordance with accepted professional and ethical standards of UBHC.
Completes clinically appropriate admission paperwork, assessments and evaluations, treatment and/or recovery plans, progress notes, transfer and termination/discharge summaries and instructions consistent with UBHC policy and program standards as indicated by periodic record review and supervisory observation.
Formulates documentation in accordance with prescribed time frames as indicated by periodic record review.
Takes a lead role in providing orientation, training, team leadership in the department.
Assists with the provision of clinical supervision to licensing candidates as assigned, mentors and trains students and interns.
Attends to professional self-development by remaining current in knowledge of trends and development in mental health, addictions or co-occurring disorders.
Participates in development, implementation, and evaluation of program services.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in mental health discipline plus two (2) years post Master's experience in the mental health field including delivering psychotherapeutic services to the identified population, or a Doctorate Degree.
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.