Position InformationRecruitment/Posting Title Mental Health Specialist II
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Medical and Patient Services Department UBHC-Access Center-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. 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.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Mental Health Specialist II in Suicide Hotline Center for Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.
The Mental Health Specialist II performs functions in support of the Unit's mission providing streamlined, prompt, and “customer friendly” services to callers of the UBHC statewide Suicide Prevention Hotline. Receives telephone requests for service, undertakes assessment of the service need of the caller or customer, and responds by offering support and appropriate referrals or disposition. Demonstrates competency in recognizing the unique needs of callers and applying relevant assessment and support skills with regard to a wide range of issues.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Position Status Part Time Hours Per Week 16 Daily Work Shift Evening Work Arrangement FLSA Nonexempt Grade 1875 Position Salary Annual Minimum Salary 24.420 Annual Mid Range Salary 24.920 Annual Maximum Salary 25.670 Standard Hours 40.00 Union Description Non-Union Payroll Designation PeopleSoft Benefits
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to https:// 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 None
Minimum Education and Experience
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Preferred Qualifications Equipment Utilized Physical Demands and Work Environment
Shift Time: 4p-12:30a Saturday & Sunday
Posting DetailsPosting Number 22ST2806
Posting Open Date Special Instructions to Applicants Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) Home Location Campus Off Campus City State Location Details
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