Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Supervising Habilitation Counselor for the Child and Adolescent Services – School and Community Based Programs within Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.
The primary purpose of the Supervising Habilitation Counselor is to serve as a supervisor for Habilitation Counselors within the Middlesex County NJ4S Hub team. Serves as the team leader for Habilitation Counselors. In addition, will be expected to provide direct care program services as needed. Also serves as a customer services role model and establishes alliances with community organizations and services providers. Demonstrates competency in recognizing the unique needs and applying relevant treatment approaches for children (0-12 years), adolescents (13-17 years) and young adults (18-21 years).
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Provides training and administrative supervision to Habilitation Counselors in a professional and helpful manner.
Coordinates functions of Habilitation Counselors in unit according to established policies and procedures.
Directly completes and monitors staff documentation compliance to adhere to all regulatory and billing requirements as evidenced by chart audit reviews.
Demonstrates understanding of all program regulations and requirements and ensures that the programs meet all applicable standards.
Acquires familiarity with agencies in Middlesex County that provide services to children, adolescents and their families that can provide services and provide ongoing support/resources for the family.
Develops community based planning and implementing programs in schools and communities within Middlesex County specific to children and their families' needs and requests to maximize service transitions.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in appropriate behavioral health discipline or relevant field.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Physical Demands: Ability to speak clearly and write proficiently. Hearing is essential. The ability to focus on the task at hand despite numerous interruptions. Must be able to sit for extended periods of time and document into an electronic medical record. The employee spends much time driving, walking, standing, bending, and talking with individuals served in the community located throughout the state. Occasional transport of individuals served in state or rental vehicles. The employee can expect to lift up to 30 pounds.
Work Environment: The work environment includes clinic and community-based services and outreach. Subject to unpredictable situations and crises, to include behavioral, medical, and psychiatric. Occasionally exposed to individuals exhibiting assaultive behaviors. Exposure to blood borne pathogens that requires use of personal protective equipment.
Must possess a valid driver's license or alternate means of transportation for use to outreach individuals served.
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.