29 days old

Targeted Assessment Specialist

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Targeted Assessment Specialist
Requisition Number RE20290
Working Title Bell County Targeted Assessment Opioid Use Specialist
Department Name 7H090:CENTER ON DRUG & ALCOHOL RESEA
Work Location Pineville, KY
Grade Level 44
Salary Range $19.94-31.91/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

MA

Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification

None

Physical Requirements

Sitting at computer workstation for extended periods.
Repetitive motion.
Job-related travel.

Shift

Monday Friday 8:00am 5:00pm (40 hours/week)

Job Summary

The UK Targeted Assessment Program (TAP) is an innovative program to identify and address barriers to self-sufficiency and safety among Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) clients. TAPs Opioid Use Disorder Project (TAP OUD) will expand TAP services, focusing on individuals with or at/risk for opioid use disorders.

The Targeted Assessment Specialist (TAS) is a UK employee who will work full-time at the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) office in Bell county, KY to: 1) conduct assessment interviews with DCBS clients in the areas of mental health, substance use, intimate partner violence, and learning problems; 2) provide intensive pre-treatment and case management services; 3) facilitate referrals to appropriate services/agencies, and 4) provide follow-up services.

The TAS will also: provide consultation; collaborate effectively with multiple service systems; and be responsible for documentation, reports and entry of information into the programs database.

Frequent travel in the county and region is required. The TAS provides non-traditional community based services such as home visits and participant transportation to services.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Engagement, assessment and intervention; written and verbal communication; MS Windows, Excel, and other basic computer skills; entering data into a web-based system.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Masters degree plus 4 or more years of related direct service experience in social work, counseling/case management, or other human service field preferred.
Strong substance use assessment and intervention skills preferred.

Deadline to Apply 10/27/2019
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Categories

Posted: 2019-09-19 Expires: 2019-10-19

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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