Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Habilitation Counselor for the Case Management – Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS) at Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.
The primary purpose of the Habilitation Counselor position is to provide families with a severe and persistent mentally ill member support, information, education, and assistance in accessing community and mental health services.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Provides a system of support to families who provide care in the community for a family member with a serious mental illness.
Maintains open and effective communication with families, team members and collateral providers to meet family/caregiver stated needs.
Maintains appropriate family/caregiver records as mandated by Program regulations and UBHC policy.
Regularly attends and participates in workshops and other training events to enhance existing skills as documented by attendance at these activities.
Effectively contributes to and supports an environment that enhances the positive self-image of family members/caregivers and preserves their human dignity, as observed by supervisor.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in the Behavioral health sciences and two (2) years experience working within the mental health field.
Applicants possessing a degree in Social Work must have an active New Jersey certification/licensure as required by the State Board of Social Work.
Equivalent education, experience and/or training may be substituted for the degree requirement.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated excellent communication skills are required to communicate with consumers.
Demonstrated effective written communication skills.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills working in a service environment.
Knowledge of word processing, internet software – Outlook, Electronic Medical Records – VISTA required.
Valid driver's license with clean driving record.
Must be available for on-call.
Posting Number: 20ST1461
Location: Piscataway (RBHS)
Internal Number: 118508
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.