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Rutgers The State University Mental Health Specialist II / 988 BUC / Per Diem in Piscataway, New Jersey

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Recruitment/Posting Title Mental Health Specialist II / 988 BUC / Per Diem
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Medical and Patient Services
Department UBHC-Access Center-PISC
Overview
Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC), established in 1971, offers a full continuum of evidence based behavioral health and addiction services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors throughout New Jersey. UBHC's 1,060 experienced behavioral health professionals and support staff are dedicated to treatment, prevention, and education. UBHC, one of the largest providers of behavioral health care in the country, has a budget of $260 million and has 15 sites throughout New Jersey. Services are readily accessible and include: inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, screening, crisis stabilization, family/caregiver support, community outreach and case management, supportive housing, supported employment, prevention and consultation, employee assistance programs, and a licensed therapeutic school from preschool through high school.Specialty services include the New Jersey suicide prevention helpline and peer help lines for police, veterans, active military, teachers, mothers of special needs children and child protective service workers. In FY2016, UBHC treated 16,199 consumers, had 24,502 admissions, and touched the lives of 19,441 individual callers through peer support. In addition, UBHC is the primary mental health training resource for the New Jersey departments of Human Services, Children and Families, and Corrections, delivering 16,000 trainings each year.
Posting Summary
Rutgers The State University is seeking a Mental Health Specialist II in the Lifeline National Backup Center within Rutgers University Behavioral Healthcare.Performs functions in support of the Unit's mission providing streamlined, prompt, and "customer friendly" services to clients of the Lifeline National Backup Center. Receives telephone, chat and/or text requests for service, undertakes assessment of the service need of the client and responds by offering support and appropriate referrals or disposition. Demonstrates competency in recognizing the unique needs of clients and applying relevant assessment and support skills with regard to a wide range of issues.Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Interacts with client in a therapeutic manner.
  • Models for clients' good communication skills, recovery-oriented living skills, effective coping skills, and selfhelp strategies as observed by supervisor and as indicated by feedback from clients and team members.
  • Assists clients in identifying their personal recovery goals, assists in setting objectives for each goal, and determines interventions to be used based on the client's recovery/life goals.
  • Develops and maintains a relationship with clients so that they can identify emotional, psychiatric or behavioral changes which may require further intervention or treatment. Helps the client effectively address the problem, and/or refers the clients to the appropriate clinical staff as observed by supervisor and as indicated by feedback from clients, third parties, and team members.
  • Advocates for appropriate resources for client and third parties based on assessed needs as measured by supervisory observation.
  • May facilitate structured skill trainings, such as social skills, assertiveness, anger management, symptom management and psycho-education on a variety of mental health issues as observed by supervisor.
  • As part of the Call Center, actively participates in ensuring that all service requests are handled in an effective and "client friendly" manner.
Position Status Per Diem
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Rotating
Work Arrangement
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 99H
Position Salary $25.30 per hour
Annual Minimum Salary 0.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 0.000
Annual Maximum Salary 0.000
Standard Hours 1.00
Union Description
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Benefits
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to .
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility None
Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Four (4) years of full-time paid experience in an appropriate mental health or human service field or a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant mental health or human service field.
Certifications/Licenses
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Physical Demands:
  • This position demands standing, walking throughout the program space.
  • Lifting up to 20 lbs.

Work Environment:
  • Handles phone requests under time and decision-making pressure.
  • Generally pleasant working conditions in a clean, well-lighted, and quiet to moderately loud setting.
  • Crisis intervention is a common occurrence.
Special Conditions
Posting Details

Posting Number 24ST0328
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Piscataway (RBHS)
City Remote
State NJ
Location Details
Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.
Immunization Requirements

Under Policy 60.1.35 , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to receive an updated (bivalent) vaccine dose. Under Policy 100.3.1 , if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate's offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, p regnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, p regnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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