Regional Campus: Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Posting Number: 17ST2716
Job Type: Full Time
Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC) is dedicated to excellence in providing behavioral health services to the people of New Jersey. We are committed to being a leader in the delivery of effective, compassionate and accessible care that is informed by research and education. We are currently seeking a Mental Health Specialist III for the Child & Adolescent Services – Partial Hospitalization – Outpatient Division. The Mental Health Specialist III will provide daily direct care services to the program’s consumers as directed by the unit supervisor. Provides appropriate assistance and renders services in accordance with UBHC policies and procedure in a culturally competent and person centered manner. Actively participates in crisis interventions.
Provides direct care responsibilities for individuals served as assigned.
Engages consumer/patient in appropriate intervention; interacts and communicates with individuals served in a wellness and recovery focused manner.
Facilitates daily living skills groups and therapeutic activities.
Maintains appropriate consumer/patient records as mandated by policy and applicable accrediting organization standards.
Collaborates with staff from school districts and other UBHC personnel in developing activities to ensure safety of all students.
Makes home and school visits as indicated by treatment team.
Maintains knowledge of UBHC and Unit policies and procedures; contributes to and supports the mission and goals of UBHC; meets all annual requirements.
Home Location Campus: Newark (RBHS)
Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrates competence in recognizing the unique needs and behaviors of children with emotional and/or developmental needs.
Maintains professional, effective, open, constructive and solution focused communication with members of the interdisciplinary team.
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.