UCHC Mental Health Clinician III FT EMCFW | Rutgers University - Military Veterans

at HERC - New Jersey/Eastern PA/Delaware

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Position Summary: Rutgers University Correctional Health Care ( UCHC ) is seeking a Mental Health Clinician III for the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women located in Clinton, New Jersey. The Mental Health Clinician III participates in the assessment of clinical needs of adult inmates sentenced to the Department of Corrections. Among the key duties for this position are the following: Arrives at DSM IV multi-axial diagnoses with precision and accuracy by the end of the evaluation sessions. Makes clinically based decisions regarding appropriateness for treatment, as well as preferred treatment modality. As assigned provides individual, group, and family psychotherapy as clinically indicated to assigned inmates. Provides case administration services which include the development and implementation of treatment plans for assignment patients and ongoing assessments and release/discharge planning. Shows leadership and initiative in support of the overall UCHC mission. Minimum Education and Experience: Master's Degree in Social Work or directly related mental health discipline. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Computer literacy. Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with a Licensed Clinical Social Worker ( LCSW ) certification. Physical Demands and Work Environment: PHYSICAL DEMANDS : Ability to work at varying computer workstations provided by Rutgers in shared office environments. Ability to move from unit to unit within facilities requiring walks, bends, stretches, pushes and pulls. Lifting/carrying up to 20 pounds. Ability to implement Universal Precautions and Safety Precautions. WORK ENVIRONMENT : Able to function in a stressful environment and relate well to the patients, security staff and health care team members. A generally crisis oriented, secure environment working with adults, some who exhibit aggressive, threatening and assaultive behaviors. Must be able to handle emergency and crisis situations. Must exhibit flexibility to work in a variety of settings. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations. Entering and movement within the facility will be controlled by NJ State Parole Board, NJ State Troopers or Rutgers. Special Conditions: Must be approved by the Department of Corrections ( DOC ) and adhere to all DOC requirements. Must possess own vehicle or have alternative means of transportation from one site to another. Posting Number: 21ST1442 Location: Off Campus

New Brunswick, New Jersey

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