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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Newark, NJ

Mental Health Clinician II

LocationNewark, New Jersey 07104
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2023-05-19
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Valid Through2024-05-05

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Mental Health Clinician II

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Mental Health Clinician II

Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Other

Department UBHC-Adult Outpatient Services-NWK


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. UBHC’s 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 Mental Health Clinician II for Newark Outpatient within University Behavioral Health Care ( UBHC ). Under direction, the Mental Health Clinician II serves as the senior mental health practitioner who provides lead functions for the program, to include screening of intakes and referrals, care coordination, ensuring completion of program specific documentation and/or comprehensive assessment and therapeutic intervention for the psychological and social needs of child and adolescent (ages 3-17 years) and/or adult individuals served (18 and over), including development of treatment plans, conducting individual, group, and family therapy, and providing case management.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of UBHC’s vision, mission and values as they relate to service provision, daily activities, decisions and quality improvement priorities and consistently behaves in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Provides assessments and ongoing therapeutic services with flexibility, empathy and concern for individuals served based on sound clinical judgment as indicated by supervisory observation and feedback from individuals served, families and fellow team members.

  • Assists with the provision of clinical supervision to licensing candidates as assigned, mentors and trains students and interns.

  • Facilitates and leads staff/team meetings, case-conferences and clinical case review meetings and participates actively in ensuring program activities are adequately covered.

  • Participates meaningfully in in-service training and multi-disciplinary treatment conferences as reflected in quality of involvement and appropriateness of contributions to clinical discussion as ascertained by supervisory observation and/or feedback from colleagues.

    Position Status Full Time

    Hours Per Week

    Daily Work Shift

    Work Arrangement

    FLSA Exempt

    Grade 25S

    Position Salary

    Annual Minimum Salary 65083.000

    Annual Mid Range Salary 78131.000

    Annual Maximum Salary 92788.000

    Standard Hours 37.50

    Union Description HPAE, Local 5094

    Payroll Designation PeopleSoft


Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview.

Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.

Seniority Unit

Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month

Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in mental health discipline plus two (2) years post-Master’s experience in the mental health field including delivering psycho-therapeutic services to the identified population, or a 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.

  • Independent license to practice as required by New Jersey state laws governing the discipline ( LPC , LCSW , LMFT , LCADC , Licensed Psychologist).

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Preferred Qualifications

    Equipment Utilized

    Physical Demands and Work Environment

    Special Conditions

    Posting Details

    Posting Number 23ST0202

    Posting Open Date

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)

    Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS)

    City Newark

    State NJ

    Location Details

Newark, NJ

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Immunization Requirements

Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees (https://policies.rutgers.edu/60-1-35-currentpdf) , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals (https://policies.rutgers.edu/sites/default/files/100-3-1-current.pdf) , if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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