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Orange/Chatham County Openings

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine is seeking a full-time, fixed-term position at the Clinical Instructor level to join the UNC Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) operating in Orange and Chatham Counties. Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) consists of professionals from multiple disciplines (including psychiatry, nursing, social work, rehabilitation counseling, and others) 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 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 and may include psychiatric rehabilitation, occupational therapy, housing support, and other psychosocial interventions.

This position participates in the on-call rotation for the ACT Team and is expected to respond appropriately to calls within the required timeframe.

Additionally, 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. Also may assume some administrative responsibilities within the ACT Team related to monitoring provision of services and outcome tracking.

Applicants must hold a Master’s Degree in a mental health or related field (Psychology, Social Work, Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology, Occupational Therapy), a valid NC drivers license, and one year of direct work experience with persons with severe and persistent mental illness.


Wake County Openings

The Peer Support Specialist assumes a lead role to assist patient with follow-up care to assess adherence to medical recommendations, assisting patients with identifying travel supports to make important meetings and appts as indicated in the treatment plan, and assisting patients with managing their multiple health issues. Through an integrated approach, the Peer Support Specialist utilizes their own experiences to offer individuals assistance in achieving stability and obtaining and maintaining the level of coping and basic life skills that is consistent with their treatment goals.

Responsibilities will include the following:
* Providing rehabilitation, recovery and peer support services
* Functioning as an integrated primary care clinic team member
* Promoting the recovery culture of the organization
* Contributing to the clinical integrity of the primary care clinic
* Maintaining a robust schedule of group interventions for clients to attend in clinic
* Meeting all new patients to the practice and assessing for peer support involvement
* Working with Tailored Care Management (TCM) as an extender to support clients in primary care and the community at large.

Associate’s degree in a related Human Services discipline and two years of experience related to the area of assignment, or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.


The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Department of Psychiatry, Center for Excellence in Mental Health invites applications for a full-time, fixed-term clinical instructor. The successful candidate will join UNC Encompass as an individual therapist on a multi-disciplinary team of an IPS/SEES counselor, peer support specialist, CMA, administrative assistant, individual therapist, family therapist and psychiatrist. UNC Encompass uses a coordinated specialty care model to treat those, aged 15-30, who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis (FEP). The physical location of the position is in Raleigh, NC.

UNC Encompass is a developing program whose members work closely together so the candidate should have a growth mindset, be flexible, adaptable, and motivated to serve families in a recovery-based model. The successful candidate will have strong rapport-building and engagement skills, successful experiences as both an independent and collaborative multidisciplinary team member, well versed in therapy modalities.

Clinical responsibilities will primarily include screening, assessment, provisional diagnosis, assertive outreach and engagement, individual therapy, case management and psychoeducation. A second responsibility of the individual therapist will be general administration duties to include; participation in weekly data collection, assistance with referrals, maintenance of tracking databases, supporting the development and facilitation of community outreach and education and tasks that may not fall in a traditional individual therapist role but support the overall function of the UNC Encompass mission.

Applicant must hold a Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work with a minimum of two years of clinical practice, with an LCSW. An LCMHC will be considered.


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 mental health therapist position at the Clinical Instructor level for the UNC Schizophrenia Evaluation and Treatment (STEP) Clinic in Raleigh, NC. The STEP Clinic provides comprehensive psychiatric and recovery services to more than 500 individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. The therapist will engage in both in-person and telehealth sessions. 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 as required; Maintain working knowledge of, and liaison with, community agencies and resources.; Engage in outreach and scheduling of assigned patient panel; Carry out other duties as assigned.

Applicant must hold a Master’s degree in Social Work or related health field. Must be licensed or provisionally licensed (LCSW, LCSW-A, LMFT, LMFT-A, LCMHC and LCMHC-A may be considered). Must have a strong commitment to the right and ability of each person with a severe and persistent mental illness to live in conventional community residences, work in market jobs, and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous support services. Skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses and respect for client rights and personal preferences in treatment are essential.

Strong applicants will have experience and interest in outreach and engagement, developing and providing group therapy, community presentations, crisis assessment and management. Full licensure and strong therapy skills are preferred. Training may be provided for the right candidate. Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary environment is desired.


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