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Targeted Assessment Specialist

University of Kentucky

This is a Full-time position in Lexington, KY posted April 30, 2021.

Targeted Assessment Specialist

Targeted Assessment Opioid Use Specialist (Estill County)

University of Kentucky

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.

Job Requirements:

The Targeted Assessment Specialist (TAS) is a UK employee who will work full-time at the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) office in Irvine, 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.

Requires Master’s degree plus three years related experience. Prefer Master’s degree plus four or more years of related direct service experience in social work, counseling/case management, or other human service field; strong substance use assessment and intervention skills.

Apply online today for RE27261. To apply please visit the UK Jobs site here: . The position will be open through April 29, 2021.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities. This project is supported by the Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE) through a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).