Targeted Assessment Specialist

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job TitleTargeted Assessment SpecialistRequisition NumberRE20290Working TitleBell County Targeted Assessment Opioid Use SpecialistDepartment Name7H090:CENTER ON DRUG & ALCOHOL RESEAWork LocationPineville, KYGrade Level44Salary Range$19.94-31.91/hourType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


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3 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

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


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. 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 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 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 / 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? NoPreferred Education/Experience

Master’s 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 Apply10/27/2019University 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. * I understand that this position will work out of a Department for Community Based Services office in Bell county, KY and routinely requires home visits and transportation of participants.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please describe your experience and the reasons for your interest working with low-income parents with/at risk for opioid use disorders facing multiple barriers to self-sufficiency and safety.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * 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)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above
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    Posted: 9/18/2019
    Application Due: 10/28/2019
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