Mental Health Specialist II

Rutgers University

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Recruitment/Posting Title
Mental Health Specialist II
Job Category
Staff & Executive – Healthcare – Medical and Patient Services
UBHC-Outpatient Services-PISC
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.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Mental Health Specialist II for the Child & Adolescent Services – South Brunswick School – Based Program within Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.

The Mental Health Specialist II participates as a member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team offering comprehensive youth development activities, case management, and supportive counseling to students in the South Brunswick School District.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Provides case management and youth development activities to students.
  • Interacts with children and adolescents (ages 5-18 years) in a therapeutic, supportive manner.
  • In collaboration with school district personnel and in consultation with their supervisor identifies appropriate youth development activities for students and families.
  • Documents assessments, interventions, and interactions with parents and students in accordance with unit policies.
  • Makes home visits as indicated by record review.
Position Status
Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary
Annual Mid Range Salary
Annual Maximum Salary
Standard Hours
Union Description
Teamsters, Local 97
Payroll Designation
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Under Policy 60.1.35, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility. Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment
Staff – 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, education, child development or related field.
  • Equivalent education, experience and/or training may be substituted for the degree requirement.
  • Applicants possessing a degree in social work must have an active New Jersey certification/licensure as required by the State Board of Social Work.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of child development (ages 5-18 years).
Preferred Qualifications
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Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus
Piscataway (RBHS)
Location Details
South Brunswick, NJ
Pre-employment Screenings 

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.


Infection Control and Safety 

This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.


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