The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Department of Psychiatry invites applications for a fixed-term clinical instructor position. Children and adolescents have been uniquely impacted by the pandemic and are experiencing increased behavioral health needs and are more often in crisis. The Department of Psychiatry is seeking a provider who is skilled in child and adolescent shorter-term models of therapy and in dealing with highly stressed children. The successful candidate will join initiatives to improve the wellbeing of children and families presenting to the University Emergency Medicine Department. The successful candidate will also join in inpatient pediatric psychiatric consult liaison roles and outpatient clinical responsibilities in the UNC Department of Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic for bridging discharged patients to local services and community supports. The physical location of the position will be the campus in Chapel Hill.
Clinical responsibilities will primarily include providing assessment, consultation, and brief intervention to children who are awaiting placement, already having been evaluated by Emergency Department's Behavioral health team. The successful candidate will have strong multidisciplinary consultative skills, exceptional rapport building capabilities, well developed problem solving skills, and knowledge of the promotion of coping in children and their families. Areas of specific clinical skill of interest include experiences in trauma therapies and family models of therapy. Applicants who have or are interested in working with trainees will be strongly considered. The division of the position will be a majority in the inpatient setting with sometime in the departmental outpatient psychotherapy clinic.
Education and Experience:
An LCSW with a minimum of two years of clinical practice
Experience in crisis assessment and management
Strong therapy skills with multiple modalities including trauma therapy
Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary environment
Interest in working with children and adolescents in crisis
North Carolina License complete at time of hire
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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