Department Name: 7H090:CENTER ON DRUG & ALCOHOL RESEA
The Targeted Assessment Specialist (TAS) is a UK employee co-located full-time at the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) office in Covington, KY to: 1) conduct screening/assessment interviews with low-income parents 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 also provides case consultation; collaborates effectively with multiple service sytems and is responsible for documentation, reports and entry of information into the program’s web-based system. The TAS provides non-traditional community based services such as home visits and participant tansportation to services. Frequent travel within Kenton County and the region is required. This position joins a team in Kenton County and the Northern KY Counties and is one of 57 Targeted Assessment Program (TAP) positions statewide. TAP is an innovative program in its 20th year of implementation, designed to help low-income parents overcome multiple barriers to self-sufficiency and safety through a holistic, strengths- based, trauma- informed approach. Supported with Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) funds, TAP is sponsored by the KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services through a contract with the University.
MS Windows, Excel, entering data into a web-based system.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Master’s degree plus 3 years of related direct service experience in Social Work and/or Counseling/Case management
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.
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