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Social Work Care Coordinator for UNC School of Dentistry

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The School of Social Work and The Adams School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invite nominations and applications for a fixed-term open rank clinical faculty position in the non-tenure track. This full-time faculty position will serve as the inaugural Social Work Care Coordinator and will hold joint appointments in Dentistry & Social Work. The School of Social Work will provide primary supervision of this position; The Adams School of Dentistry will be the primary worksite.

The School of Social Work’s mission is to advance equity, transform systems, and improve lives. The mission of the Adams School of Dentistry is to transform dentistry for better health. Together, a Social Work Care Coordinator will be responsible for developing and organizing this inaugural position to support social work services within the Adams School of Dentistry, and student learning within both Schools. This clinical faculty position is a 12-month (1.0 FTE) appointment beginning October 1, 2019.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following primary areas:

Behavioral Health & Care Management Interventions:
•    Development and evaluation of social work services within the Adams School of Dentistry to increase access to dental care and for the retention of patients experiencing difficulty completing treatment due to transportation issues, behavioral health issues, health complications, financial limitations, or other barriers to dental care.
•    Provide assessment and brief, solution-focused, time limited intervention to increase access to dental care for special needs and at- risk populations.
•    Provide brief case management to the patients based on needed referrals.
•    Manage a social work caseload of 25-35 patients.
•    Work within existing clinical-structures/operations to develop ways for student learners and practice faculty to seek social work consultation services.

Supervision
•    Collaboration with School of Social Work MSW program and it’s Field Education Program to ensure the Adams School of Dentistry is a field placement site for UNC-Chapel Hill, School of Social Work (UNC-SSW) MSW students to provide case management services to patients.
•    Direct supervision and task coordination of UNC-SSW MSW students who provide case management services to dental school patients.
•    Supervision and care management coordination can grow to include up to four UNC-SSW Master of Social Work students annually.

Teaching
•    Teach one MSW course during the academic year (to be negotiated with the Senior Associate Dean for MSW Education at the School of Social Work).
•    Be responsive to guest lecturing in Adams School of Dentistry and on related materials to social factors impact care, the social determinants of health, communication, and other related topics upon request.

Engagement
•    Coordinate social work involvement in community outreach events.
•    Collaboration with financial, transportation, behavioral health, health, and legal community services when appropriate.
•    Collaborate with faculty at the Adams School of Dentistry and School of Social Work to organize and present material at relevant dental and social work conferences.
•    Attend lectures and trainings as necessary to enhance education and practice.
•    Collaborate interprofessionally across campus and units via the Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice; UNC Healthcare and other entities.

Skills or Attributes:
-    Experience working as a social work clinician in an integrated setting(s)
-    Understanding of integrated care that includes the role of social work in physical and oral health settings. This includes an understanding of team-based communication, care coordination, electronic health records, workflow, etc.
-    Collaborative, flexible, willing to “role make”
-    Evidence of behavioral health assessment and treatment planning in previous roles.

Applications should be submitted online to: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/167997 Candidates should electronically upload a curriculum vita or resume, a letter outlining teaching and practice experiences, a one-page statement discussing their approach to student learning and field education, and include within the electronic application two to four professional referees; their institution, email, and phone number. Candidates should be prepared to provide supporting documentation (if available), including teaching evaluations, sample course materials (syllabus, assignments, sample lecture notes), and evidence of commitment to social work pedagogy and social justice.

Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. Applications from women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged.

Address correspondence to:
Lisa de Saxe Zerden, MSW, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for MSW Education
UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work
325 Pittsboro Street, Suite 370
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3550

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please address questions to Dr. Lisa Zerden, Chair of the Search Committee at lzerden@email.unc.edu

To learn more about the Schools of Social Work and The Adams School of Dentistry, please visit http://ssw.unc.edu and https://www.unc.edu/school/dentistry/

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Educational Requirements    
Applicants must possess a MSW degree from an accredited CSWE social work program. LCSWs and LCSWAs are encouraged to apply. Candidates with a doctoral degree in social work or a related field are also encouraged to apply.

Qualifications and Experience    
A minimum 3 years post-MSW direct practice experience is required.

Equal Opportunity Employer    
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions    
Quick Link    http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/167997
Department Contact Information
Department Contact Name and Title    Dr. Lisa Zerden, Senior Associate Dean for MSW Education
Department Contact Telephone or Email    lzerden@email.unc.edu
Contact Information    
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to facultyrecruitment@unc.edu.

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.