Targeted Assessment Specialist
Targeted Assessment SpecialistRequisition Number:
Estill County Targeted Assessment Opioid Use SpecialistDepartment Name:
7H090:CENTER ON DRUG & ALCOHOL RESEAWork Location:
Irvine, KY 40336Grade Level:
$41,475-66,373/yearType of Position:
StaffPosition Time Status :
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3 yrsRequired License/Registration/Certification:
Sitting at computer workstation for extended periods.
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 Estill 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? :
MA plus four 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 preferred.
Drivers License preferred.
04/29/2021University 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.