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Posted 7/8/2020
Job Opening
Estill County TAP OUD Targeted Assessment Specialist

Skilled professional needed to join the UK Targeted Assessment Program Opioid Use Disorder Project (TAP OUD), an innovative program to identify and address barriers to self-sufficiency and safety among low-income parents with/at-risk for opioid use disorders.  The position is located in Estill County, Irvine, KY.  

The TAP Specialist will be a UK employee but will be co-housed at the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) office in Estill County to:

1) conduct assessment interviews with DCBS clients in the areas of opioid and other substance abuse, mental health, intimate partner violence victimization, learning problems, and basic needs;

2) provide intensive pre-treatment, case management services;

3) facilitate referrals to appropriate services/agencies, and

4) provide follow-up services to increase participant engagement, reduce barriers to treatment, and increase access to MAT and other community treatment services, as well as increase treatment retention.  The TAP Specialist will also provide consultation and training and will be responsible for effective collaboration with multiple service systems. The TAP Specialist will be responsible for documentation, reports, and entry of information into the program’s data base.

Requires strong knowledge and skills in the area of substance abuse and at least 2 of the following areas: mental health, intimate partner violence victimization, learning problems, and women's issues. 

  • Must have knowledge of community resources and the ability to be diplomatic and collaborate effectively with multiple human service systems.
  •  Must be able to conduct home visits and other outreach activities and provide services in non-traditional settings.
  •  Must be able to work autonomously and demonstrate exemplary professional judgment and behavior.  Perseverance combined with flexibility and creativity essential. 
  • Requires Master’s degree plus three years related experience.  Prefer Master’s degree plus four or more years of related direct service experience in social work, counseling/case management, or other human service field; strong substance use assessment and intervention skills.
  • Frequent travel in the county and region is required.

This position is part of an expansion of the Targeted Assessment Program that is comprised of 16 Targeted Assessment Specialist positions in 12 Kentucky counties supported by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE) funds through a contract with the University of Kentucky.  If you have any questions about the program, please contact or 859-498-6312 ext. 2526.

To apply, please visit the UK Jobs site here: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/284021. The position will be open through July 26, 2020.  If you have any questions, contact HR/Employment, phone (859) 257-9555 press 2.  

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.  This project is supported by the Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE) through a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Grant 1H79TI081704.

Posted 7/7/2020

Position Announcement: Student Events Coordinator for the UofL Women’s Center

The student events coordinator is a currently enrolled U of L graduate student and is responsible (in conjunction with office staff) for serving as the coordinator and liaison for our Living Learning Community, planning and coordinating programs and projects that directly benefit students. These projects may include current programs such as Campus Talks, Post Doc luncheons and conferences, lectures and discussion groups.  

As a Coordinator for the Feminist Social Justice Living Learning Community this position is responsible for maintaining overseeing the well-being and activities of the members of the community.  In coordination with the Women’s Center staff, the Coordinator will be responsible for holding weekly meetings, and coordinating or organizing educational opportunities for the members.

As a member of the Center Staff, the Student Events Coordinator may work directly with staff and students on existing Women’s Center programs such as WC five student groups ’programs and projects. (The groups include: American Association of University Women (AAUW), U of L; Student Parent Association (SPA); Women 4 Women Student Board; United Nations Association (UNA) Women at U of L; and U of L Women’s Student Veteran Support Group.  
The Student Coordinator will also assist with the Kentucky Women’s Book Festival; the annual Women’s Empowerment Luncheon and the Tampon Task Force committee by serving on the planning committees and/or providing research.  

As a member of the University community, the coordinator will utilize existing Women Center alliances and build new alliances on campus with academic departments, diversity offices, and student involvement offices, particularly the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department who is a co-sponsor of the LLC. Past involvement included; the Cultural Center, LGBT Center, International Center, Office of Student Involvement, the PEACC Program, Student Activities Board, Student Government Association, and the Resident Student Association. The coordinator is welcome, however, to develop working relationships with other on-campus organizations.

Additional responsibilities include researching Women Center projects; being available to serve as an advocate for women students by responding to their needs and collaborating with the other members of the Women’s Center staff on special projects.

The ideal candidate for this position is a well-organized self-starter with excellent communication and organizational skills.  Proficiency in the use of social networking media such as Facebook & Twitter; developing programs using adobe and other marketing skills; an advanced stage of developing feminist sensibilities—from curious about some aspect of women’s issues to passionately committed to women’s equality. Strong facilitation and project management skills are required. Duties will include evening and occasional weekend hours to supervise student meetings and events.

This position is approximately, 10 hours per week, starting wage $10.00 per hour, and is designed for a UofL student who would appreciate the opportunity to work in a setting that reflects an interest in women’s issues. The position offers the possibility of applying skills in management, leadership and creating programs for the university community.  

Applications/resumes must be emailed to Phyllis M. Webb , or womenctr@louisville.edu no later than August 3, 2020 for the current academic year.

To apply: submit a letter of application stating why you would like to work at the Women’s Center, describing the strengths you would bring to the job and your ideas for involving students. Please include name and contact information for three references.

Posted 6/29/2020

Lynnhurst Outreach, Inc.

PAL Youth Center

4401 Taylor Boulevard    Louisville, KY 40215

(502) 368-8446

POSITION TITLE:      PAL Youth Center Assistant

REPORTS TO:  PAL Youth Center Director          


  • Part-time, 20 hours/week, $10.00/hour
  • Youth Center Hours:   Monday – Friday 1:30 – 5:30 pm (20 hours)
  • August –May, with June and July off


  • Supports the PAL Youth Center Director and the Youth Engagement Committee and the goals, mission and policies & procedures of the PAL Youth Center.
  • Provides daily direct service for youth at the PAL Center, including mentoring, helping with homework, leading engaging teambuilding and group activities, conflict resolution, and providing positive role modeling.
  • Shopping for, preparing and setting out food/snacks
  • Engages with youth and families in a positive and respectful manner by being available during Center hours, listening and supporting student/family needs, expressing interest in questions or concerns of student/families and being consistent with expectations and follow through of services.
  • Assists with set up, delivery and clean-up of everyday activities as requested by staff.
  • Assists with maintaining a social media and web based presence.
  • Attends mandatory trainings (not in addition to 15 hours)
  • Communicates with Director about student achievement and participation.
  • Collaborates on direct service for youth with volunteers and Interns
  • Responds to any safety or emergency situations as required by PAL Youth Center and Lynnhurst UCC safety guidelines and policies & procedures.
  • Assists and attends field trips and retreats.

He/she will lead the youth groups in their focus of substance abuse prevention and environmental strategies and will support the youth through:

  • Curriculum development to strengthen protective factors and reduce risks. 
  • Summer internship initiatives;
  • College and career readiness;
  • Mentoring and volunteer opportunities;
  • Various administrative tasks;
  • Supporting a social media and web based presence.
  • Attending community youth focused trainings, including Youth Worker Methods trainings


Education and Experience 

  • One year of college in Education, Psychology, Social Work, or closely related field or equivalent experience working with youth.
  • Background Check fulfills Lynnhurst UCC Safe Church Policy
  • Negative Drug Test

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Able to organize and implement several projects simultaneously.
  • Must work well with a diverse population. 
  • Excellent communication skills essential
  • Confidentiality
  • Can work independently with minimal supervision. 
  • Must be able to appropriately respond to cultural differences present among the organization’s service populations.
  • Ability to perform public speaking, trainings and community presentation services.
  • Must be able to establish strong and effective working relationships with staff, the target population, community agencies and the public




While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear.  The employee may be required to climb stairs, stoop (bend at waist), kneel, and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Other than trainings, time is spent at the PAL Youth Center or outside activities or retreats. 

Posted 6/11/2020

Family & Children's Place

Behavioral Health Therapist PRN Child & Family Services


Family & Children's Place is an equal opportunity employer and a private non-profit organization whose mission is to help end the trauma of sexual abuse for thousands of area children, keep families intact,  help parents nurture newborns despite major life-changing situations, and provide to children and family members the emotional support necessary to maintain family stability.  Each of these families is better positioned to contribute to a healthier overall community, thanks to Family & Children's Place services.  For more information on Family & Children’s Place, please visit our website at www.familyandchildrensplace.org. EOE/M/F/D/V

Job Description

This position will work on an “as needed” case by case basis and will be paid for completed therapy sessions. The PRN family therapist is responsible for providing clinical and related services to families, couples, and individuals, who are referred by DCS in Indiana. This position utilizes trauma-informed, culturally competent evidence based practices and policies in its service delivery, and may include delivering services via telehealth. Responsible for completing documentation and billing requirements in a timely and accurate manner.


Master’s degree in behavioral health field and is fully licensed to practice in Indiana. Experience in trauma-informed, culturally sensitive practices and policies essential.

Screening requirements

Criminal Background Check, Child Abuse and Neglect check, fingerprint check, pre-employment drug and TB screens. 


The only benefit available is participation in 403b plan.




Posted 6/5/2020

Catholic Charities and Family Ministries

Administrative Assistant, Part Time (20 to 24 hours per week)     

REPORTS TO:  Adoption Program Director



To maintain the Adoption office and ensure day to day office management duties are completed.



1.    Answering phones, taking messages and greeting people entering the building.
2.    Assist with compiling, assembling, maintaining, and monitoring birth parent and adoptive parent files to meet each states regulations and COA standards.
3.    Provide administrative support to birth mother advocates, adoption specialists and adoption program director (ordering for birth certificates; obtaining medical records on birth parents; processing background checks; obtaining reference letters; etc.)
4.    Update, prepare copies and ensure there is a minimum of birth parent packets; home study update packets; consult packets, etc. are ready to distribute.
5.    Assist with preparing materials and ordering lunches for trainings.
6.    Maintain office supplies by gathering a weekly list of things to order.
7.    Maintain supply of marketing materials (tracking and coordinating with communications department on supplies, wants and needs).
8.    Travel door to door distributing marketing materials and sharing the benefits of adoption and agency programs for women and children (approximately 20 per month).
9.    Coordinate marketing mailings to designated populations.
10.    Data entry of statistics, adoptive parent contact information, picture/contact agreements and other items as needed in program database.
11.    Distribute satisfaction surveys (quarterly) through online system and compile results.
12    Confidentially coordinate with birth parents regarding pictures and letters the agency receives on their behalf.
13.    Assist with event planning such as picnic, support groups, etc.
14.    Carry out other duties as assigned by the Adoption Program Director.


Excellent people skills.  Attention to detail.  Ability to work as a team member. Ability to promote services/sales.

Preferred a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in the human services area including the areas of social work; sociology; psychology; guidance and counseling; education; business administration; criminal justice; public administration; or child care administration; or at least two (2) years of work experience in the human services field.

St. Matthews location.  Professional atmosphere.  Daytime hours of 20-24 hours per week.  Schedule negotiable and to be worked out with supervisor. Travel service area in company car.

Contact:   or Phone:  502-585-4369

Posted 5/7/2020

Family Intervention Specialist-Youth Villages
Company Overview
Youth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 30+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services.
If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.
Program Overview
Our Intercept program serves a broad population of youth, including those involved with multiple child-serving systems and those at high risk of removal from their families. The program specializes in diverting youth from out of home placements by helping their families safely maintain youth in their home environment. This position is responsible for providing intensive home-based services to families.
Position Overview

  • Carry small caseload of 4-5 families
  • Hold family sessions with each family 3 times a week scheduled at the convenience of the families
  •  Weekly supervision meetings
  • Web-based documentation (voice recognition technology in most locations)
  • Provide on-call availability to families during the week, one weekend each month
  • Drive up to 60-80 miles to meet with families in the home
  • Specialists provide interventions in families' homes in a wide array of settings and communities

Additional Information
Schedule is flexible and non-traditional; based around the availability of youth and families served. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a personal vehicle to use for work purposes and auto insurance. Community Based staff will be reimbursed for applicable mileage'

  • A Bachelor's degree in social services discipline with experience working with at-risk youth, adults, or families is required
  • A Master's degree in a social services discipline is preferred
  • Degrees that can be considered include: social work, drug and alcohol education or counseling, psychology, criminal justice, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy
  • Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously'
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule

Experience growth and development through our continuous training, as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.
Additional Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
  • Retirement Savings
  • Pension Plan 403 (b)
  • 2 weeks paid vacation
  • 12 paid sick days per year
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)

Application Link: https://careers-youthvillages.icims.com/jobs/6191/family-intervention-specialist/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=1223&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-360&jun1offset=-300