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Orange/Chatham County Openings

The Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health (CECMH) within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine is seeking to hire four full-time care managers to work within the new Tailored Care Management (TCM) service. Two care managers will be based in Orange County and two care managers will be based in Wake County. The CECMH will be working with adult TCM members with serious mental illness. Care managers will be responsible for the delivery of care management services for assigned TCM members, including completion of the comprehensive care assessment, development of the care plan, and coordination of services across physical and behavioral health domains. Qualified applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in a relevant health or human services field and have two years of experience working with the population served. Successful candidates will work well within a team, have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and be invested in a whole-person approach to recovery. 2 positions available at Chatham County location. APPLY HERE.
There are 3 (three) Consultant/Trainer positions available within the Center for Excellence in Community Mental Helath, Institute for Best Practices. Job duties will include providing remote and onsite coaching and support to teams in the field to enhance practice; assisting with both remote and onsite program fidelity evaluations; developing written reports that entail quality improvement feedback to providers; and assisting other trainers in developing training curriculum and delivering training both in-person and virtually (e.g., webinars).

Master level positions: In addition to the above, successful candidates will have direct experience providing, and/or leading, community-based teams. Successful candidates will have a strong interpersonal style that facilitates stakeholder engagement, and is person-centered, strength-based, and recovery-oriented. Successful candidates will have strong writing skills and time management skills. This position will require some in-state travel.

The Institute for Best Practices office is located in Carrboro, NC; however remote candidates are encouraged to apply as there is the option to operate remotely. Candidates located in central and eastern North Carolina are encouraged to apply.

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This position is responsible for the coordination of ACT services for an assigned group of individuals served by the ACT Team, including clinical assessment, treatment planning, and implementation of evidence-based therapeutic interventions. Area(s) of focus for this position are determined by the skillset of the individual and of the needs of the client population but will include primary responsibility for provision of integrated dual disorders treatment services and will require knowledge of appropriate interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, among others. This position may also assume administrative responsibilities within the ACT Team.. APPLY HERE.
The Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine is seeking a full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed-term position at the Clinical Instructor level for the UNC Schizophrenia Evaluation and Treatment (STEP) Clinic in Carrboro, NC. The STEP Clinic provides comprehensive psychiatric and recovery services to approximately 700 individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and other mental health conditions. Role responsibilities for this individual include: Provide evidence-based psychotherapy services to adults with psychotic disorders, mood disorders, substance use disorders and other psychiatric conditions. Complete comprehensive clinical assessments for diagnosis and treatment planning. Participate in clinic and health system continuous quality improvement initiatives. Provide education to patients and families around issues related to adaptation to the patient’s diagnosis and treatment. Maintain working knowledge of and liaison with community agencies and resources. Carry out other duties as assigned. APPLY HERE.
This position works within the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health on the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team covering Chatham and Orange counties and is based at the UNC Farm at Penny Lane Campus. ACT consists of professionals from multiple disciplines (including psychiatry, nursing, social work, rehabilitation counseling, and peer support) who use a team approach to meet the needs of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness in community-based settings. ACT works according to a recovery-based philosophy and provides person-centered services addressing the breadth of an individual’s needs, helping him or her achieve their personal goals. ACT is generally the first responder and single point of responsibility for meeting the client’s needs, which necessitates higher frequency and intensity of services and a low staff-to-client ratio.

This position serves as the Peer Support Specialist within the ACT Team. The Peer Support Specialist is a specialty role required by the North Carolina Assertive Community Treatment Clinical Coverage Policy No. 8A-1, whose lived experience with mental illness and behavioral health services provides expertise that training and education cannot replicate. The Peer Support Specialist is a fully integrated team member who provides highly individualized services in the community and promotes the self-determination and shared decision-making abilities of individuals served by the ACT Team. APPLY HERE.

Wake County Openings

The Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health (CECMH) within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine is seeking to hire four full-time care managers to work within the new Tailored Care Management (TCM) service. Two care managers will be based in Orange County and two care managers will be based in Wake County. The CECMH will be working with adult TCM members with serious mental illness. Care managers will be responsible for the delivery of care management services for assigned TCM members, including completion of the comprehensive care assessment, development of the care plan, and coordination of services across physical and behavioral health domains. Qualified applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in a relevant health or human services field and have two years of experience working with the population served. Successful candidates will work well within a team, have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and be invested in a whole-person approach to recovery. 2 positions available at Wake County location. APPLY HERE.

This position serves as the co-occurring disorders specialist on the CECMH ACT team and should have knowledge and familiarity with best-practice therapeutic approaches for adults with primary psychotic disorders with co-occurring substance use disorders. This position is responsible for the coordination of ACT services for an assigned group of individuals served by the ACT Team, including clinical assessment, treatment planning, and implementation of evidence-based therapeutic interventions, such as integrated dual disorders treatment and will require knowledge of appropriate interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing among others.

  • This position may assume some administrative responsibilities within the ACT Team.
  • This position may participate in the supervision and training of other ACT Team members, or interns/learners during rotations or placement with the ACT Team.
  • This position participates in the on-call rotation for the ACT Team and is expected to respond appropriately to calls within the required timeframe.
  • This position reports directly to the ACT Team Lead.

Applicants must hold a master’s degree in the human services field (Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, etc.). Applicants must hold or be pursuing licensure (full or provisional) or certification through the North Carolina Addiction Specialists Professional Practice board. APPLY HERE.

THIS IS A TIMELIMITED POSITION WITH AN ESTIMATED DURATION OF 1-3 YEARS. The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Department of Psychiatry, Center for Excellence in Mental Health invites applications for a full-time, Peer Support Specialist. The successful candidate will join UNC Encompass as a Peer Support Specialist on a multi-disciplinary team of an IPS/SEES counselor, CMA, administrative assistant, individual therapists, family therapist and psychiatrists. UNC Encompass uses a recovery based, coordinated specialty care model to treat those, aged 15-30, who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis (FEP). APPLY HERE.

 

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