Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Mental Health Clinician III for the Child & Adolescent Inpatient Services Unit of Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.
Under the direction of the Program Director, the primary purpose of the Mental Health Clinician III position is to provide comprehensive evaluation, assessment and therapeutic intervention to address the psychological, emotional and social needs of child and adolescent (ages 4-17 years) and adult patients. Duties include formulating an evaluation, developing and implementing 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 licensing body and UBHC.
Deals appropriately with issues of loss, separation, power, alliance, boundaries, authority, and identity with patients and their families, as indicated, by feedback from team members and by supervisory review.
Consistently assesses for physical abuse and neglect; explores sexual/sexuality issues with sensitivity and with goal of determining possibility of past or present sexual trauma and follows center policy and state law in reporting suspected abuse or neglect, as determined by supervisory review.
Consistently involves patients and/or family members as clinically indicated in the assessment and the development of treatment plans and treatment plan reviews, as evidenced by periodic record review and supervisory observation.
Consistently identifies appropriate resources for patients and families based on assessed needs, performs case management functions and completes all forms, correspondence and reports necessary to ensure overall coordination of treatment services via linkages, service procurement, referrals, patient advocacy and state/community systems, as indicated by supervisory observation and/or periodic record reviews.
Maintains and supervises the maintenance of clinical records in compliance with UBHC and Joint Commission (JC) standards.
Attends to professional development by remaining current in knowledge of trends and developments in mental health.
Annually participates in relevant professional conferences and trainings on mental health related issues in order to maintain clinical privileges and licensure as observed by supervisor.
Participates in development, implementation, and evaluation of programs.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a Master's degree in a 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:
Must have licensure to practice as required by New Jersey state laws governing the discipline.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
No significant physical demands for this position.
The work environment is fast paced, active and sometimes noisy. Subject to unpredictable situations, patient crisis, both medical and psychiatric. Occasional exposure to patients exhibiting assaultive behaviors is possible.
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.