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Targeted Assessment Specialist

University of Kentucky

This is a Full-time position in Lexington, KY posted May 14, 2021.

Job SummaryThe 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.TAP’s 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 Estill 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 program’s 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 / AbilitiesEngagement, 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/ExperienceMA plus four 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 preferred.Drivers License preferred.Deadline to Apply 06/03/2021 University Community of InclusionThe 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.

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