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Outpatient Therapist (UNC STEP Clinic)

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Location: Orange
Position Type: Full-time
Closing Date: October 14, 2022

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.

UNC’s Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health promotes the recovery of persons with mental illness through treatment, trainings, and research. We are looking for clinicians who value diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace, thrive in team-based care approaches, and are determined to support persons with mental illness in accessing their strengths and pursuing their passions. The Department of Psychiatry at UNC is a collegial and collaborative environment that is expanding its clinical footprint to meet the demand for high-quality mental health care.

Applicant must hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work. 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.

LCSW full licensure is preferred. LCSW-A, LMFT, LMFT-A, LCMHC and LCMHC-A may be considered. At least two years of direct work experience with person with severe and persistent mental illness is preferred.