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Clinical Instructor – Chatham ACT

Location: Carrboro, NC

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 Chatham Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) located in Chatham County and providing services in Orange, Chatham and Durham Counties. ACTT is an intensive, multi-disciplinary, community-based, mental health service targeting adults with primary severe and persistent mental illness as well as co-occurring substance use disorders, chronic medical issues, and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities. This position is responsible for the coordination of ACTT services for an assigned group of individuals served by the ACT Team, including the assessment, treatment planning, and implementation of evidence-based interventions, rehabilitation, and support services. Additionally, the applicant may be responsible for supervising and training of students and interns rotating through the department.

ACTT services target individuals who have significant functional impairments, as well as complicating treatment factors including frequent psychiatric hospitalizations, homelessness or housing instability, criminal justice involvement, or other barriers to engagement in more traditional office-based services. This position serves as one of the therapists on the team and should have knowledge and familiarity with best-practice therapeutic approaches for adults with primary psychotic disorders. Additional areas of focus for this position will be based on the clinical needs of the caseload and could include integrated dual disorders treatment for co-occurring disorders, housing, employment, psychiatric rehabilitation, or other evidence-based therapeutic modalities.

 

Clinical Social Worker – Wake STEP

Location: Raleigh, NC

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 Raleigh, NC. The STEP Clinic provides comprehensive psychiatric and recovery services to approximately 500 individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, especially psychotic disorders.  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.

 

Encompass Family Therapist/Clinical Instructor – LCSW

Location: Raleigh, NC

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 a therapist on a multi-disciplinary team of an IPS/SEES counselor, peer support specialist, CMA, administrative assistant, individual 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, however, currently delivering services through telehealth. 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 family therapy modalities with a strong interest to work with families.

Clinical responsibilities will primarily include screening, assessment, provisional diagnosis, assertive outreach and engagement of families, family therapy, support and psychoeducation, develop and facilitate the multi-family group, individual therapy, crisis counseling and case management. This position will also provide individual therapy for Wake STEP in Raleigh, NC. A second responsibility of the 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 family therapist role but support the overall function of the UNC Encompass mission.

 

Health Services Researcher

Location: Chapel Hill

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD at the Assistant/Associate/Professor level to develop a research program in health services, health informatics, health quality and/or outcomes within the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health.  The Center provides a continuum of multi-disciplinary, recovery-based care to persons with serious mental illness in central North Carolina and has several innovative programs including a specialty medical home for persons with chronic mental illness, a state-wide technical assistance program for assertive community treatment (ACT) teams and supported employment programs, and programs for justice-involved individuals.  The successful candidate will develop an independent research program, provide mentorship for trainees, and participate in multi-disciplinary collaboration within the Center and department of Psychiatry, and with other departments and schools within UNC, government organizations, and the private sector.  There is an opportunity for joint appointment at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research).

 

Outpatient Therapist – Wake STEP Clinic

Location: Raleigh, NC

Note: application form will list the position as a Clinical Social Worker.

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 Raleigh, NC. The STEP Clinic provides comprehensive psychiatric and recovery services to approximately 500 individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, especially psychotic disorders. Applicant must hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work. LCSW full licensure is preferred.  LCSW-A may be considered.  At least two years of direct work experience with person with severe and persistent mental illness is preferred. Must have a strong commitment to the right and ability of each person with a severe and persistent mental illness to live in normal 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.

 


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