Human Services Prog Spprt Tech

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Position TypePermanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?NoPosition TitleHuman Services Prog Spprt Tech - AdvancedWorking TitleHuman Services Prog Spprt TechPosition Number20037102Vacancy IDP011932Budgeted Hiring Range$34,435 - $41,866Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade EquivalentGN05Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-LimitedFull-Time Time-LimitedIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointmentHours per week40Work Schedule

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Department Name and NumberPsychiatry - General-412202Date First Posted09/03/2020Closing Date09/10/2020Position LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Posting CategoryHealth Professional (Physician/Nurse/Other)Department Description

This position is with the UNC Addiction Medicine Program, which provides addiction and psychiatric services to those with substance use disorders. The Addiction Medicine Program is comprised of the UNC Substance Treatment and Recovery (STAR) clinic Hub, co-located with the UNC Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP). The STAR clinic is the HUB of a HUB and SPOKE model and functions to stabilize patients with substance use and then transition the patients for ongoing, maintenance treatment at a Community Clinic (the SPOKE). STAR clinic Hub is also the training site for the UNC Addiction Medicine fellowship, which trains physician fellows annually, and provides training to medical students and residents from Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine and Pharmacy.

The Addiction Medicine Program provides psychiatric and psychosocial assessment, medication management, psychotherapy and family services to serve individuals with substance use disorders. Additionally, the Addiction Medicine Program is involved with expanding addiction treatment/services across the University and in the Community. Patients are referred to the STAR clinic from numerous sources including UNC Hospital (inpatient and ED), UNC Outpatient clinics, and Community clinics. Once a patient is stabilized at the STAR clinic, they then transition to a Community clinic for ongoing, maintenance treatment of their addiction and psychiatric co-morbidities.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description

This position will provide peer support specialist services to individuals with substance use disorders to improve management of illness, promote recovery and independence. This position will focus on transitions, including: identifying patients in the hospital with substance use disorders, linking these patients to treatment, assisting with their transition to STAR clinic, providing case management as needed, and assisting the patients with transition to the Community clinic.

The Peer Support Specialist will meet identified patients with substance use disorders, provide a brief intervention and assist with their referral to treatment. They will assist the patient with transition to the STAR clinic Hub and further from the STAR clinic Hub to the Community Spoke. The Peer Support Specialist will assess case management needs while the patient is at the STAR clinic Hub and assist as needed. The Peer Support Specialist utilizes their own experiences to offer individuals assistance in achieving stability and obtaining and maintaining the level of coping and basic life skills that is consistent with their treatment goals. This position provides service to both hospitalized and clinic patients.

Responsibilities will include the following:
•Provide Screening and Brief Intervention to patients, including a Change Assessment and interest in treatment
•Provide recovery and peer support services, offering resources and encouragement to engage in treatment
•Assist with the patient’s transition from the hospital to the STAR clinic Hub
•Assess the patient’s case management needs while at the STAR clinic Hub and provide resources as needed
•Assist with patient’s transition to the Community Spoke
•Attend organizational meetings and contribute to planning and workflow revision

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Peer Support must be delivered by individuals in recovery who have experience living with an addictive disorder.

North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialists and Peer Support Specialists in Training meet the following criteria:
(1)Self identify as an individual with life experience of being diagnosed with a serious mental illness or addictive disorder which meets Federal Definitions, and
(2)Is well grounded and actively committed to their own recovery and
(3)Receive supervision by a Qualified Professional (QP), and
(4)Are not a family member of the individual who receives Peer Support services, and
(5) Current NC Peer Support Specialist certification.

Preferred Qualifications

Valid driver’s license

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental RequirementsPosition/Schedule RequirementsEvening work occasionally, Weekend work occasionallyPosition AttributesStimulus/ARRA FundedNoQuick Link of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected]

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Certification/licenses
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess the competencies necessary to perform the Human Services Pgm Support Tech position?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience in a mental health setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you currently North Carolina Certified as a Peer Support Specialist? If yes, how many years have you been certified?

    (Open Ended Question)




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Posted: 9/9/2020
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