Evidence Based Practice Coordinator


Full-time (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



  1. Conduct agency-wide evaluations regarding staff skills and identify infrastructural and training needs of clinical staff.

  2. Ongoing coordination with departments to establish strategy planning for EBP sustainability.

  3. Maintain broad knowledge and expertise regarding ‘best practices' and evidence-based treatments including the emergence of new practices and evolving efficacy of existing EBPs.

    Curriculum Development/Training

  4. Develop general clinical trainings surrounding assessment, clinical diagnosis, treatment planning, and crisis management.

  5. Oversee the development and implementation of training curricula to certify clinical staff in agency EBPs.

  6. Coordinate and implement booster trainings for EBP topics within the agency.

  7. Create on-going trainings to implement measurement tools, data collection, and evaluation procedures and CQI practices as it relates to EBPs.

  8. Maintain processes related to continuing education sponsorship with the American Psychological Association and with the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.


  9. 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.

  10. Take a lead role in research and evaluation projects relevant to understanding the utilization and effectiveness of EBPs.

  11. Attend external meetings, trainings, symposiums, webinars surrounding use of evidence-based practices and associated outcome measurement tools.

  12. 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 following:

  • Telephone, cellular telephone, fax

  • Computer, printer and related equipment

  • Copy machine
  • Personal automobile or Agency-owned vehicle

Computer software may include any or all of the following:

  • Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Tier/Welligent software
  • WebEx


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 and families.


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 guidelines.

To perform effectively in this position, the incumbent is required to have:

  • Education:  Licensed 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 post-licensure preferred.

  • Knowledge 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.

  • Must have a valid California Driver License, proof of automobile insurance and meet the Agency's safe driver guidelines.

  • Working knowledge of DMH and DCFS policies and procedures (preferred).

  • Understanding of routine social science research methods in a human services environment.

  • Priorresearch or program evaluation experience (preferred).

  • 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

Five 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 regulation.