The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Department of Pediatrics 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 behavioral health to children and adolescents within the North Carolina Bladen County school setting. The care for children and adolescents will be conducted with both embed mental health clinicians in the schools and utilize virtual technology to incorporate the expertise of leading specialists in child and adolescent psychiatry, pharmacy, and other pediatric specialties from UNC-Chapel Hill and partners to provide care. The successful candidates will join 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.
Clinical providers will provide diagnoses and therapy for older children and adolescents with high prevalence conditions such as anxiety and depression. Specifically, these therapists will be expert at cognitive behavioral therapy and related interventions including trauma-informed approaches, dialectical behavioral therapy and family systems approaches.
Education and Experience:
Experience with mental health equity and experience working with underserved populations is preferred.
Experience of working on a multidisciplinary team is preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
LCMHC and LCSW preferred but LCMHCA and LCSWA will be considered.
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