Targeted Assessment Specialist

Job description

Job located in Fayette County.

The Targeted Assessment Specialist (TAS) is a UK employee who will work full-time at the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) office in Lexington, 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 sytems; and be responsible for documentation, reports and entry of information into the program's database. Frequent travel in Fayette County and the region is required. The TAS provides non-traditional community based services such as home visits and participant tansportation 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.

Job Title
Targeted Assessment Specialist

Requisition Number

Working Title
Fayette County TAS

Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting; driving


Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm. (40 hours/week)


Experience in assessment, counseling, and case management; basic computer skills such as MS Word and Excel; written and verbal communication; diplomacy.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Master's degree plus 3 years of related direct service experience in Social Work or Counseling preferred.

Deadline to Apply

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.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * I recognize that this position works out of the Department of Community Based Services office in Lexington, KY and routinely requires non-traditional, community based activities, such as home visits and transportation of participants to services.
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please choose the answer that best describes your years of paid employment experience providing assessment, counseling, and case management to low-income clients.
    • none
    • more than 0, up through 1 year
    • more than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • more than 3 years up through 5 years
    • more than 5 years
  4. * Please describe your experience and interest in providing non-traditional community based services, such as home visits, to low-income parents with multiple barriers.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents





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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/6/2018
    Application Due: 4/30/2018
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