Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Mental Health Clinician II for Specialized Addiction Treatment Services (SATS) and Ambulatory Withdrawal Management (AWM) at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.
The Mental Health Clinician II participates in the assessment and treatment of the clinical needs of individuals and families with substance abuse problems. Assists in the development of appropriate treatment plans and assumes overall clinical and case management responsibilities for assigned consumers. Coordinates care with psychiatric service and other levels of care. Provides clinical peer consultation to staff and interns. Provides individual, group, family counseling and psychoeducation to promote recovery for the identified population and interfaces with community resources on their behalf. Provides clinical consultation to other departments regarding addiction problems.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
As observed by the supervisor, assesses treatment needs and provides evidence based treatment in individual, group, and family therapy formats suited to the needs of the individuals served.
Establishes appropriate DSM IV diagnoses and documents diagnoses in the clinical record at the time of assessment with updates when clinically appropriate.
Respectfully and collaboratively communicates assessed condition and needs to individuals served and their families or other caregivers as appropriate.
Writes clear treatment/service plans that reflect input from individuals served and caregivers as appropriate with realistic, measurable, observable objectives. Plans take into account the individual's strengths and potential limitations and are clearly oriented toward wellness and recovery.
Makes appropriate clinical decisions regarding disposition and referrals as observed by supervisor.
Assumes overall case management responsibilities for individuals assigned to caseload. This includes interaction with other providers and agencies as appropriate.
Maintains clinical documentation standards as mandated by UBHC policy and other applicable accreditation and certification entities as confirmed by supervisory review.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in a mental health discipline plus two (2) years post Master's experience in substance abuse treatment or a Doctorate.
Applicants with a Masters in Social Work must have Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
Applicants possessing a degree in Social Work must have an active New Jersey certification/licensure as required by the State Board of Social Work.
Applicant with Masters in Psychology must possess a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
Pre-employment drug screening and background check, including fingerprinting.
May need to work extended hours and a minimum of three (3) evenings a week.
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