Targeted Assessment Specialist

Job Summary
The UK Targeted Assessment Program (TAP) identifies and addresses barriers to self-sufficiency and safety among Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) clients.
The Targeted Assessment Specialist (TAS), will be a UK employee but will be co-housed at a DCBS office in Owensboro, KY to: 1) conduct assessment interviews with DCBS clients in the areas of mental health, substance use, partner victimization, and learning problems; 2) provide pre-treatment and case coordination services; 3) facilitate referrals to appropriate services/agencies, and 4) provide follow-up services. The TAS will also serve Daviess County as needed.
The TAS provides consultation and training and is responsible for effective collaboration with multiple service systems.
The TAS is responsible for documentation, reports, and entry of information into the program's data base.
TAP is funded by the KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services with Temporary Assistance to Needy Families funds through a contract with UK.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Experience in assessment, counseling, and case management; basic computer skills such as MS Word and Excel; written and verbal communication; diplomacy.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No Preferred Education/Experience
Master's degree plus 3 years of experience in a human service field such as social work or counseling or equivalent.
Deadline to Apply 01/27/2019 University 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.

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