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Mental Health Specialist IV
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
 
 
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Date Posted 04/05/2022
Category
Admin-Health and Medical Services
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Position Details
Position Information


Recruitment/Posting Title Mental Health Specialist IV
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Medical and Patient Services
Department UBHC-Outpatient Services-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 of New Jersey is seeking a Mental Health Specialist IV in 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 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. Participates in the development of children’s individual treatment plan. 
  • Provides behavior crisis prevention and intervention, as needed, including personal restraints (once trained) and conducting debriefing discussions.
  • Provides ongoing supervision of children individually and in groups at arrival, dismissal, during lunch, and throughout the day.
  • Assists children with self-care skills and activities of daily living, encouraging developmentally appropriate, independent behavior.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 1475
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 18.910
Annual Mid Range Salary 19.410
Annual Maximum Salary 19.990
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description Teamsters, Local 97
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Benefits
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement

Rutgers University requires all new employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the employee a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use in the United States or a vaccine that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine. Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS

Qualifications


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.

Certifications/Licenses
  • Valid driver’s license.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience with children (3½ – 21 years).
  • Classroom experience.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions
  • Must undergo criminal history background check at employee’s expense, as required by NJ State Law.


Posting Details


Posting Number 22ST0609
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Piscataway (RBHS)
Location Details

Pre-employment Screenings


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



Infection Control and Safety


This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.



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, pregnancy, 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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