Licensed Clinical Social Worker

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

United States

September 4, 2022


Posting Information

Posting Information

Department Psychiatry - General - 412202

Posting Open Date 05/04/2022 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Position Type Permanent Faculty Working Title Licensed Clinical Social Worker Appointment Type Fixed Term Faculty Vacancy ID FAC0004044 Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent Hours per week 40 FTE 1 Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range Proposed Start Date 07/01/2022

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service. OUR VISION Our vision is to be the nation's leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding. OUR MISSION Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond. Education: We will prepare tomorrow's health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team- oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce. Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.

Position Summary

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Department of Psychiatry invites applications for a full-time, fixed term Clinical Instructor. The Clinical Instructor roles will include direct clinical care in the following capacities: functioning as a core member of a multidisciplinary team providing virtual behavioral health to children and adolescents (75% time) and providing outpatient psychotherapy to adult and/or children/adolescents (25% time), depending on the skillset of the applicant. The virtual care for children and adolescents will be conducted in conjunction with a multidisciplinary team, including other Clinical Instructors, a community health worker, a psychologist, and a child and adolescent psychiatrist. The faculty member will provide direct patient care, as well as participate in multidisciplinary meetings and support with some aspects of clinical care management. Principal duties will include: Screen and assess patients for common behavioral health and substance abuse disorders; Provide patient education about mental health disorders and available treatment options specific to this population; Monitor patients for changes in clinical symptoms using evidence- based tools and treatment side effects or complications; Support psychotropic medication management prescribed by child psychiatrist, focusing on treatment adherence, side effects and other complications, and effectiveness of treatment; Provide clinical interventions using evidence-based techniques (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Problem Solving Therapy (PST), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as clinically indicated; Provide or facilitate referrals to evidence-based psychosocial treatments as clinically indicated; Participate in regularly scheduled (usually weekly) caseload consultation with the psychiatrist and psychologist; Support and closely coordinate mental health care with the other members of the team, the patients' family, the patient's primary care provider (PCP) when necessary and, when appropriate, other mental health or specialty providers; Other duties as assigned by management.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Applicants for the Clinical Instructor position must have a Master's degree in Social Work or a related field. The applicant must have two years clinical experience post licensure and be fully licensed as an LCSW, LMFT, or LPC in the state of North Carolina by the beginning date of the appointment. An excellent working knowledge of mental health conditions specific to children and adolescents and evidence-based treatments for these conditions. Experience with assessment and treatment planning for mental health conditions in this population.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Knowledge of issues related to mental health equity and working with underserved populations is preferred. Experience with virtual care and working on a multidisciplinary team is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Rebecca Phelps, HR Consultant

Department Contact Telephone or Email Academic Personnel Office 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

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

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.

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