Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Mental Health Clinician III for the Specialized Addiction Treatment Services at Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.
The primary purpose of the Mental Health Clinician III position is to work as a member of the outpatient substance abuse treatment unit, providing counseling to individuals with substance use problems, and co-occurring disorders of developmental disabilities and/or mental illness. The Clinician provides individual, group and family counseling and psychoeducation to promote recovery for the identified population and interfaces with community resources on their behalf.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Conducts biopsychosocial evaluations, including New Jersey Substance Abuse Monitoring System (NJ-SAMS), and makes related treatment recommendations.
Engages clients in appropriate clinical treatment based on clinical assessment completed by the psychiatrist and the clinician.
Assesses and refers individuals served to case manager for appropriate treatment and case management resources for clients and/or families as determined by initial and on-going assessment.
Involves client/family/community support services in developing realistic, achievable and understandable psychosocial treatment plans.
Makes referrals and facilitates transfer to alternate levels of care when indicated.
Coordinates care with other entities responsible for the well-being of the client, e.g., community case managers, parole, probation, etc.
Initiates the development of discharge criteria in collaboration with the client at the beginning of treatment.
Provides cross coverage for the Ambulatory Withdrawal Management Program, when needed.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field.
Certified as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor or eligible for certification within two (2) years of hire.
Appointee will be required to possess a valid driver's license with a clean driving record as the operation of a vehicle is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position and to travel to different sites.
New Jersey license as required by 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.
Knowledge of substance abuse counseling with a minimum of two (2) years direct experience.
Bilingual skills (English/Spanish).
May need to work extended hours and a minimum of three (3) evenings a week.
Posting Number: 19ST1479
Location: Piscataway (RBHS)
Internal Number: 84926
About Rutgers University
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.