Hackensack Meridian Health

Mental Health Worker Per Diem

Job ID
PMC-ER Mental Health OP
Palisades Medical Center
Job Location
US-NJ-North Bergen
Position Type
Per Diem
Standard Hours Per Week
Shift Hours
Weekend Work
Every Other Weekend
On Call Work
No On-Call Required
Holiday Work
Two of 6


How have you impacted someone’s life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our healthcare teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey’s premier healthcare system.


A day in the life of a Mental Health Worker at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Assess patients in the mental health emergency room, on inpatient units, or off-site, for  treatment needs, including needs for referral to other hospitals/services. 
  • Utilizes knowledge of techniques, and regulations appropriate to the ages and conditions of the patients served.
  • Communicates clearly and appropriately with patients and their families while responding promptly to their inquires and requests.
  • Develops an effective and appropriate treatment/referral plan that directly corresponds with the patient needs as identified through those assessment.

  • Coordinates with any and all necessary other mental health providers to continue patient's treatment. 

  • Makes all necessary arrangements with and communicates all necessary information to these providers to meet the patients needs as determined through the assessment.


  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work or related field.
  • Minimum of two years of post-Bachelor's experience in mental health or State of New Jersey Division of Mental Health Services approved equivalent experience.

If you feel the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!


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