UNC Horizons is a trauma informed substance abuse treatment program. This position is located at our residential treatment facility in Chapel Hill, NC. This position will: a) Provide case management services for clients/residents and their children in the residence in conjunction with the therapist and Treatment Team. Assist in new client orientation and the development of their Person Centered Plans (PCPs). This position will be responsible for monthly updates of PCPs. b) Help client arrange for and keep appointments related to job readiness. c) Attend and provide support and advocacy at any appointments with Work First, the courts, CPS, job sites, childcare placements, hospitals or other service agencies. d) Provide transportation or assistance with public transportation, monitoring of medication and financial logs, supportive counseling, implementation of all residential policies as needed with residents. e) Assure implementation of independent living plan developed by the treatment team for each client. Provide ongoing coordination of client services with other staff. f) Communicate resident's concerns or problems to the treatment team, on an as needed basis. g) Request and track authorizations for all services provided. h) Attend weekly Clinical Team meetings, Child Team meetings, weekly supervision and monthly staff meetings. i) Document services delivered in adherence to program productivity standards. All contacts for case management must be documented with a daily service note. The note must indicate: purpose of the intervention, the specific intervention providing how effective the intervention was, and how much time was spent providing the intervention.
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.
Knowledge – Technical: Basic knowledge of social work principles, techniques and practices. Basic knowledge of assessment principles and techniques, and appropriate counseling techniques. Basic knowledge of the populations served and its needs. Skill in observing, recording and evaluating behaviors among the population served. Basic knowledge of governmental and private organizations and community resources.
Therapeutic Counseling: Basic understanding of learning theory and ability to adapt and implement theory to specific client needs. Ability to write correct, complete, concise and coherent notes, reports and log entries, with feedback writing sample – case note and log. Ability to participate in the treatment team process.
Interpersonal Skills: Ability to relate positively and calmly to clients. Ability to communicate specific behavioral concepts and techniques. Ability to relate in a consultative role with clients and their families.
Planning/Organizing Work: Ability to participate in the development of treatment plans.
Advocacy Skills: Ability to assess adaptive, developmental and social behavioral levels of clients referred for their current functioning level. Knowledge of available services and ability to refer clients and families to those services.
Qualified Substance Abuse Professional or CSAC (Certified Substance Abuse Counselor), or other relevant credential.
One year of social work or counseling experience; or experience with the substance abuse population, gender-specific treatment, child and family counseling, and a perinatal setting preferred.
In addition, we would prefer candidate with: 1. Knowledge of counseling theory and practice. 2. Skill in assessment, case management, advocacy, and individual and group therapy. 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, and legal and economic difficulties. 4. Ability to work with women from varying incomes, ages, ethnic/racial groups, lifestyles. 5. Knowledge of residential environments. 6. Knowledge of supervisory role, especially with paraprofessionals. Specialized knowledge of motivational interviewing, 12-step Philosophy, trauma therapies, and recovery principals.
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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