Targeted Assessment Specialist

Job description

The UK Targeted Assessment Program (TAP) identifies and addresses barriers to self-sufficiency and safety among Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) clients.

The Targeted Assessment Specialist (TAS), will be a UK employee but will be co-housed at a DCBS office in Owensboro, KY to: 1) conduct assessment interviews with DCBS clients in the areas of mental health, substance use, partner victimization, and learning problems; 2) provide pre-treatment and case coordination services; 3) facilitate referrals to appropriate services/agencies, and 4) provide follow-up services. The TAS will also serve Daviess County as needed.

The TAS provides consultation and training and is responsible for effective collaboration with multiple service systems.

The TAS is responsible for documentation, reports, and entry of information into the program's data base.

TAP is funded by the KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services with Temporary Assistance to Needy Families funds through a contract with UK.

Job Title
Targeted Assessment Specialist

Requisition Number

Working Title
Daviess County TAS

Department Name

Work Location
Daviess County

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


Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 (40 hrs/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 experience in a human service field such as social work or counseling or equivalent.

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. * Please choose the answer that best describes your years of paid, full-time employment experience providing assessment, counseling, and/or case management services.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  3. * Please describe the reasons for your interest in working with low-income parents facing multiple barriers to self-sufficiency and safety.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * 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: 12/21/2018
    Application Due: 1/17/2019
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