Department Name: 7H090:CENTER ON DRUG & ALCOHOL RESEA
Job located in Campbell County.
The Targeted Assessment Specialist (TAS) will work full-time at the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) office in Newport, 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 Campbell County and the region is required. The TAS provides non-traditional community based services such as home visits and participant transportation to services.
The UK Targeted Assessment Program (TAP) is designed to identify and address barriers to self-sufficiency and safety among DCBS clients and is sponsored by the KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services with Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) funds.
Experience in assessment, counseling, and case management; basic computer skills such as MS Word and Excel; written and verbal communication; diplomacy.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Master's degree plus 3 or more years of experience in a human service field such as social work or counseling or equivalent.
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.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.