(40-hours/week) position under the general direction of the Director of
Research and Clinical Training. This position is designed for a clinically
licensed mental health professional with experience in training staff on Mental
Health topics such as assessment, clinical diagnosis, treatment planning, and
evidence-based practices. This individual is responsible for the development, implementation,
and sustainment of infrastructural systems and processes related to supporting
clinical staffs' ability to effectively provide coordinated evidence-based
mental health care to youths and adults
Conduct agency-wide evaluations regarding staff skills and identify
infrastructural and training needs of clinical staff.
Ongoing coordination with departments to establish strategy planning for EBP
Maintain broad knowledge and expertise regarding ‘best practices' and
evidence-based treatments including the emergence of new practices and evolving
efficacy of existing EBPs.
Develop general clinical trainings surrounding assessment,
clinical diagnosis, treatment planning, and crisis management.
Oversee the development and implementation of training curricula to certify
clinical staff in agency EBPs.
Coordinate and implement booster trainings for EBP topics within the agency.
Create on-going trainings to implement measurement tools, data collection, and
evaluation procedures and CQI practices as it relates to EBPs.
Maintain processes related to continuing education sponsorship with the
American Psychological Association and with the California Association of
Marriage and Family Therapists.
- Collaborate with the IT
department to design and maintain reports that: 1) determine whether service
provision is adhering to funding source requirements and 2) supports clinical
staff in use of client data in their every-day clinical decision-making.
Take a lead role in research and evaluation projects relevant to understanding
the utilization and effectiveness of EBPs.
Attend external meetings, trainings, symposiums, webinars surrounding use of
evidence-based practices and associated outcome measurement tools.
Will see clients on an as needed basis to build knowledge and skills
surrounding clinical staff training needs.
The individual in this position may
operate any or all of the
- Telephone, cellular
printer and related equipment
- Personal automobile or Agency-owned vehicle
software may include any or all of the following:
Office including Word,
- Tier/Welligent software
The incumbent in this
position must be able to accommodate to any/all of the following: constant
distractions, interruptions; uncontrollable changes in priorities/work
schedules; availability for on-call duty after regular working hours; and
periods of contact with severely emotionally disturbed children, adolescents
These specifications are general guidelines
based on the minimum experience normally considered essential to the
satisfactory performance of this job.
Individual abilities may result in some deviation from these
To perform effectively in this position, the
incumbent is required to have:
Psychologist registered with the CA Board of Psychology or LCSW/LMFT registered
with the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Minimum Experience: 4 years in a related field. 2 years of
California laws, requirements, and ethics surrounding the provision of clinical
training and the practice of psychotherapy.
Up to date with
current trends impacting the supervision and training of Clinical Psychology
and Marriage and Family Therapy and Social Work Interns & Trainees.
Prior training and
certification in Evidence Based Practices, preferably in MAP, TF-CBT, PCIT,
PPP, Seeking safety, BSFT, and/or ART.
have a valid California Driver License, proof of automobile insurance and meet
the Agency's safe driver guidelines.
of DMH and DCFS policies and procedures (preferred).
Understanding of routine social science research methods in a human services
Priorresearch or program evaluation
Skills necessary to
engage and work with others from diverse backgrounds.
Ability to work
effectively in teams and across departments.
Excellent oral and
written communication skills.
The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely, without endangering the
health or safety of him/herself or others.
Location: Altadena, CA
Acres is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. Therefore, the Agency does not discriminate, and does
not permit its employees to discriminate against other employees or applicants
because of race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices),
creed, color, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or
related legally protected medical conditions), sex stereotype, gender
identity/gender expression/transgender (including whether or not you are transitioning
or have transitioned) and sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry,
physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic
information/characteristics, marital status/registered domestic partner status,
age (40 and over), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, any other
basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or