Northeast Ohio Medical University — Consultant and Trainer, BeST Center Director of Practice Implementation and Evaluation

Position Type
Full or Part Time
Full Time

Working under the supervision and guidance of BeST Center Director of Practice Implementation and Evaluation, the Consultant and Trainer will provide consultation, training, and technical support to provider organizations and their stakeholders in the implementation of best clinical practices for people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders that are disseminated by the BeST Center at NEOMED. The Consultant and Trainer will work closely with providers at community mental health agencies to enhance their capacity to deliver these services in Ohio, with a goal of wide dissemination. In addition, the Consultant and Trainer will assist the organization and BeST Center team with program evaluation, outcomes and quality improvement monitoring, and consultation functions for the practice model being implemented. The selected candidate will receive expert consultation and training support to develop proficiency. The selected candidate should be willing to make a multi-year commitment to the BeST Center.

Principal Functional Responsibilities 

  1. Provide training and ongoing consultation to clinical teams under the direction of the Director of Practice Implementation and Evaluation
  2. Collaborate with BeST Center team members, consultants, local, statewide, other academic associates, and national experts and review available literature on clinical and program development activities to ensure state of the art programming.
  3. Participate in the development of manuals, handbooks, training materials, and other implementation supports
  4. Collaborate with provider organizations and BeST Center team to develop and monitor implementation action plans and clinical outcomes tracking processes (working with information technology departments, clinical teams, providing manuals, training and fidelity monitoring tools, as well as other implementation supports)
  5. Conduct presentations and outreach activities at local, regional, state, or national levels.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned

Education/Degrees: Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology required. Licensure as a social worker, counselor or psychologist preferred.

Experience: A minimum of three years of experience working with individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness and familiarity with evidence supported practices for people with serious mental illnesses are required (at least five years preferred). Management or other leadership experience working in community mental health settings with people diagnosed with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders preferred.

Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies
Key Skills, Knowledge and Personal Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of evidence-based or best practices.
  • Excellent clinical skills and administrative experience in behavioral healthcare settings.
  • Highly organized team player.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including experience with public speaking.
  • Ability to form alliances and collaborative working relationships with a variety of individuals and organizations.
  • Understanding of schizophrenia-spectrum disorders.
  • Knowledge of quality improvement and/or outcome measurement approaches.
  • Understanding of public and private reimbursement system opportunities and challenges.
  • Strong organization skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Ability to use appropriate computer applications.

Key Competencies:

  • Communication: Builds and maintains open, transparent and effective lines of communication, within and outside the University, to better serve others in all interactions; appropriately tailor written and verbal messages to target audiences.
  • Service Excellence: Maintains focus on service excellence in all relationships with colleagues, students and NEOMED guests; views all interactions as a potential opportunity for demonstrating NEOMED’s focus on serving others.
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/DE&I: Practices inclusion of those unique human qualities that are different from our own and outside the groups to which we belong; respects and values all people, nurtures open dialogue between those of differing perspectives; and empowers people to express themselves and show an appreciation of others. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I)at NEOMED includes in addition to the dimensions of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation, it also includes socioeconomic status, physical attributes and abilities; political, cultural, and intellectual ideologies and practices.
  • Civility: Civility at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) involves treating people with dignity, respect, and courtesy which involves efforts to understand differences and a general awareness of the rights, wishes, concerns and feelings of others. It involves speaking in ways that are respectful, responsible, restrained and principled, and avoiding that which is offensive, rude, demeaning or threatening.

Preferred Qualifications 

Physical Requirements
Must be able to utilize a phone, computer and screen and other office equipment. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk; or hear and occasionally stand, walk, reach, stoop, or kneel. Must be able to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.

NEOMED EEO Statement
NEOMED is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, NEOMED also affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in its employment policies and practices. In compliance with Title IX (20 U.S.C Sec. 1681 et seq.), NEOMED prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment.

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If you would like a paper copy of this report, please email or call the Department of Public Safety at 330-325-6492 to request a copy.

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Supplemental Questions 
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Applicant Documents 

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

Optional Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae

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