Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Mental Health Clinician II for the Department of Child & Adolescent Services – Rutgers Day School Program at Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.
Under the direction of the Clinician Supervisor, provides comprehensive assessment and therapeutic intervention for the psychological and social needs of child and adolescent clients (ages 3-17 years), including development of treatment plans, conducting individual, group, and family therapy, and providing case management functions.
Provides psychotherapeutic interventions/services in accordance with accepted professional and ethical standards of the UBHC.
Administers high level diagnostic evaluations or specialized psychological testing as clinically indicated in a timely fashion.
Consistently involves patients and/or family members, as clinically indicated in the development/review of treatment plans as evidenced by periodic record review and supervisory observation.
Consistently performs case management functions to ensure overall coordination of treatment services via systems linkages, service procurement, referrals, patient advocacy and community liaison, as indicated by supervisory observation and/or periodic record reviews.
Formulates clinically appropriate treatment plans consistent with Clinical Records standards as indicated by periodic record review.
Formulates treatment plan reviews, progress notes and clinically appropriate discharge summaries consistent with Clinical Records standards as indicated by periodic record review.
Provides clinical and administrative supervision, as assigned, to staff, students, and interns.
Attends to professional development by remaining current in knowledge of trends and development in mental health.
Participates in development, implementation, and evaluation of Children's Services.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree in a mental health discipline plus two years of post Master’s experience, including delivering psychotherapeutic services to children and families in the mental health field or Doctorate degree.
Applicants possessing a degree in Social Work must have an active New Jersey certification/licensure as required by the State Board of Social Work.
License preferred for professionals from other disciplines.
Bilingual skills (English/Spanish).
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Position requires time spent in a school environment and some travel to client homes and community agencies.
Program and classroom setting is active and sometimes noisy (e.g. office with computers and printers, light traffic). Varied settings in home. Subject to unpredictable situations, patient crisis, both medical and psychiatric. Occasionally exposed to patients exhibiting assaultive behaviors. Exposure to blood borne pathogens that require use of personal protective equipment. May be exposed to varying or extreme temperatures.
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.