Social Work Practitioner/Child Therapist

Job description

Position Type:

Temporary Staff (SHRA)

Job Title:

Social Work Practitioner/Child Therapist

Department Name:

OBGYN-Horizons - 412480

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Hiring Range:

$25.00/per hour


Full-Time Temporary

If part-time, how many hours per week?:


Work Schedule:

Flexible; rotating days in Raleigh and Chapel Hill

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Estimated Duration of Appointment:

6 months not to exceed 11 months

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Description of Work:

The primary purpose of this position is to provide individual and group interventions, family outreach services to women and children, and strengthen mother-child attachment post-incarceration in the outpatient perinatal program at the UNC Horizons at Wake County program with rotating days at UNC Horizons at Orange County. This individual will be responsible for initial assessment, clinical observation of school-aged children, treatment planning, intensive care coordination, working within an interdisciplinary team to develop treatment and transition plans, including reunification, for individuals housed at the women’s prison and leaving incarcerated settings throughout NC.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services discipline with coursework related to the area of assignment. Some positions may require certification to practice as a certified or licensed Clinical Social Worker as required by the North Carolina Social Work Certification Board.
Therapist must be fully licensed (LCMHC, LCSW, etc.) with at least two years of experience working with at-risk children ages birth -11. Preferences for training in evidence-based modalities, such as TF-CBT, Circle of Security Parenting, Child Parent Psychotherapy, and Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of or interest in gender-specific substance abuse treatment is preferred; Experience working with justice-involve individuals, maternal/child health, child mental health, and substance use treatment.

In addition, the following base is expected:
1.Knowledge of counseling theory and practice.
2.Skill in assessment, individual and group therapy, pregnancy and postpartum, developmental milestones
3.Knowledge of the needs and concerns of women, including some exposure to issues such as childhood and adult trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault, substance abuse., pregnancy/parenting, neonatal abstinence withdrawal
4.Ability to work with women from varying incomes, ages, ethnic/racial groups, lifestyles.
5.Some knowledge of NC’s mother-child laws that may impact the reunification process

Specialized knowledge of motivational interviewing, 12-step Philosophy, trauma therapies, and recovery principals.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:

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.

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Job No:
Posted: 1/22/2021
Application Due: 2/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time