Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care is seeking a Mental Health Clinician for the Department of Child and Adolescent Services. Under the direction of the Clinician Administrator, the Mental Health Clinician III provides comprehensive assessment, psychological/neuropsychological assessment for youth and therapeutic intervention for the psychological and social needs of child and adolescent clients (ages 3-21 years). This includes the development of treatment plans, conducting individual, group and family therapy, and providing case management functions.
Provides psychotherapy based on sound clinical judgement, with empathy and concern, as indicated by supervisory observation and patient feedback.
Performs case management functions to ensure overall coordination of patient services via system linkages, service procurement, referrals, patient advocacy, and community liaison; effectively collaborates with other staff members, referral sources, community resources, etc.
Administers high-level diagnostic evaluations or specialized psychological testing, as clinically indicated.
Maintains and supervises the maintenance of clinical records in compliance with UBHC and JCAHO standards; formulates clinically appropriate treatment plans, reviews progress notes and discharge summaries, within prescribed time frames.
Attends to professional development to remain current in knowledge of trends and development in the field of mental health.
Participates in development, implementation, and evaluation of the Children's Services.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in mental health discipline
Applicants possessing a degree in Social Work must have an active New Jersey certification/licensure, as required by the State Board of Social Work.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Valid driver’s license.
Experience in the mental health field, delivering psychotherapeutic services, psychological/neuropsychological assessments and assessments of children and families.
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