Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Mental Health Specialist III for the Child and Adolescent Services – School Based Program Department in Acute Services within Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.
The primary purpose of the Mental Health Specialist III is to participate 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.
Actively participates in crisis intervention with clients
Responsible for documentation of records that are accurate, relevant, coherent, and legible
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.
Documents assessments, interventions, and interactions with parents and students
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.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: The employee spends time sitting and counseling students and preparing hand-written and dictated reports. Must actively engage students in recreational and cultural activities, which may include off-site facilities. Must walk through the school building to consult with school personnel and to escort students as needed. Travels as needed to conduct home visits as necessary and to University Behavioral Health Care office sites and other community based meetings in private vehicle.
WORKENVIRONMENT: The School Based Unit is located in schools where there is frequently a high level of noise. The private clinical offices are busy but quiet.
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