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Targeted Assessment Specialist

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Targeted Assessment Specialist
Requisition Number RE26423
Working Title Laurel County TAS
Work Location London, KY
Grade Level 44
Salary Range $41,475-66,373/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting; driving.


Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm. (40 hours/week).

Job Summary

The Targeted Assessment Specialist (TAS) is a UK employee co-located full-time at the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) office in London, KY to: 1) conduct screening/assessment interviews with low-income parents in the areas of substance use, mental health, intimate partner violence, and learning problems; 2) provide intensive pre-treatment and case management services; 3) facilitate referrals to appropriate services/agencies, and 4) provide follow-up services.

The TAS also provides case consultation; collaborates effectively with multiple service systems and is responsible for documentation, reports and entry of information into the program’s web-based system.

The TAS provides non-traditional community based services such as home visits and participant transportation to services.

Frequent travel within Laurel County and the region is required. (During the COVID-19 state of emergency the TAS primarily works remotely.) This position joins is one of 57 Targeted Assessment Program (TAP) positions statewide.

TAP is an innovative program in its 21st year of implementation, designed to help low-income parents overcome multiple barriers to self-sufficiency and safety through a holistic, strengths- based, trauma- informed approach. Supported with Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) funds, TAP is sponsored by the KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services through a contract with the University.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

MS Windows, Excel, entering data into a web-based system.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Master’s degree plus four or more years of related direct service experience in Social Work and/or Counseling/Case management preferred.

Deadline to Apply 03/01/2021
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2021-02-10 Expires: 2021-03-12

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