The Department of Psychiatry is seeking 12 full-time fixed-term faculty members at the rank of Clinical Instructor to work in the new Youth Behavioral Hospital (YBH) in Butner, NC. As part of a shared commitment to behavioral health and the well-being of children and families, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and UNC Health partnered to convert the R.J. Blackley Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center in Butner, N.C., into a 54-bed inpatient psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents with the purpose of providing services to families seeking specialized, inpatient behavioral health treatment.
Principal duties of the positions will include:
Provide patient education about mental health disorders and available treatment options specific to this population. YBH will have 4 adolescent inpatient units with 1 of the 4 units treating mental health conditions within IDD population and the other 3 serving general young child, early adolescent and adolescent mental health conditions requiring psychiatric hospitalization.
Provide brief interventions using evidence-based techniques. Areas of specific clinical skills of interest include experiences in trauma therapies, systemic and family models of therapy.
Provide or facilitate evidence-based short term psychosocial treatments to patients and their parents/guardians (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioral therapy, and Trauma informed treatment modalities), psychoeducation and elements of ABA if working within the unit caring for patients with IDD.
Strong engagement with social work principles and their application to complex problems required for case management and interdisciplinary collaborations and interdisciplinary team meetings.
Education and Experience:
Although not required for the positions, UNC Department of Psychiatry is committed to clinical service and teaching. Experience and interest in teaching or supervision of social work externs, psychology or master's level interns, and medical residents can be an integral part of the positions based on applicants' preference.
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