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Mental Health Specialist

Company: Rutgers
Location: new brunswick
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Recruitment/Posting Title Mental Health Specialist IV - Part Time Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Medical and Patient Services Department UBHC-Acute Treatment-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. UBHCs 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 Part-time Mental Health Specialist IV for the Acute Services department at Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.

The Mental Health Specialist IV participates as a member of the unit team providing care to assigned patients under direct supervision.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Receives assignments from Registered Nurse or supervisor regarding duties for the shift.
  • Provides direct care guided by the patients established care plan under supervision of shift leader or supervisor.
  • Observes patients behaviors and when necessary notifies appropriate staff.
  • Assists in maintaining a safe, therapeutic environment that respects patients rights.
  • Assists the patients with activities of daily living, encouraging independent behavior, when appropriate.
Position Status Part Time Hours Per Week 20.00 Daily Work Shift Evening FLSA Nonexempt Grade 1475 Position Salary Annual Minimum Salary 17.890 Annual Mid Range Salary 18.390 Annual Maximum Salary 18.940 Standard Hours 40.00 Union Description Teamsters, Local 97 Payroll Designation PeopleSoft Benefits Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at: Seniority Unit Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month Position Pension Eligibility PERS 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 Associates 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 Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Valid drivers license.
Preferred Qualifications Equipment Utilized Physical Demands and Work Environment Special Conditions Posting Number 20ST2304 Posting Open Date Special Instructions to Applicants Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick Location Details

Keywords: Rutgers, New Brunswick , Mental Health Specialist, Other , new brunswick, New Jersey

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