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.