Program Assistant at The Baker Center for Children and Families

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: Waltham, Massachusetts





Job Description:
Program Assistant- Implementation Science The Baker Center for Children and Families (also known as Judge Baker Children's Center), promotes the best possible mental health of children and families through the integration of research, intervention, training, and policy. Job Title: Program Assistant- Implementation Science
Department/Program Title: QCI Summary of position: The Baker Center for Children and Families (formerly Judge Baker Children's Center), a Harvard Medical School affiliate, is currently accepting applications for a full-time position with the Quality Care Initiative (QCI). The Baker Center is an established center of excellence for implementation, training, quality improvement, and service initiatives focused on improving behavioral health for children and adolescents. The QCI works to create access to and lasting improvements in the quality of behavioral health care and other services for all children and families through national community-based implementation and quality improvement initiatives. The Program Assistant will report to the Director of Implementation. We are looking for an individual who is excited about supporting a collaborative, dynamic team of professionals working to improve mental health care for youth and families. We offer substantial exposure and learning opportunities related to the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices, including supporting clinical trainings and participating in organizational and community engagement activities. Our team members hold a variety of academic backgrounds with clinical and research concentrations in mental health as well as studies in public health and implementation science, and we promote a thoughtfully interdisciplinary approach to our work. Individuals seeking experience in the mental health and implementation science field prior to applying to graduate school in clinical psychology or another related field are strongly encouraged to apply. A minimum two (2) year commitment is required for the position. The Baker Center also has an active Cultural Humility, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program to promote diversity in service delivery and staff/faculty recruitment and retention. Applicants representing a diversity of individual and cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to join our team! Essential duties:
  • Coordinate meetings, professional trainings, contracts, and other activities supporting the work of QCI.
  • Produce and distribute agendas and minutes for meetings with implementation partners (e.g., community-based clinicians, agency leadership, and state level liaisons).
  • Work with QCI staff to coordinate and assist with data systems development and maintenance, data collection, coding, management, and reporting of both process and outcome data.
  • Communicate project updates regularly with QCI team members and implementation partners.
  • Conduct literature and data searches/reviews to support contracts and research efforts.
  • Facilitate the preparation and submission of grant applications and grant reports.
  • Facilitate material preparation, submission and tracking of Continuing Education credits for trainings.
  • Facilitate tracking of mental health provider certification process.
  • Assist in advertising and marketing efforts, such as creating, updating, and distributing brochures and other marketing materials.
  • Support QCI with other administrative and operational support as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with Associate Director of Marketing & Communications to keep the department website updated and to develop public relations documents.
  • Opportunities to attend and present at conferences may be available dependent on the Program Assistant qualifications.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Education:
    • Bachelor's degree (or foreign equivalent) in Clinical, Community, School or Educational Psychology, Social Work, Public Health, or related field, from an accredited academic program.
  • Experience:
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
    • Experience with SPSS or other statistical software preferred.
    • Experience with survey software such as Qualtrics and RedCAP preferred.
    • Experience with Canva or other digital design platforms preferred.
    • Oral and written fluency in English.
  • Training:
    • N/A
  • Skills:
    • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills allowing for skillful interactions with BCCF staff and professionals from other fields.
    • Must be extremely organized, efficient, adaptive, and a good team player that likes to work in a collaborative environment.
    • Strong project coordination skills.
    • Must be able to demonstrate discretion and independent judgement while collaborating with a team, bringing flexibility, a sense of confidence and humor, strong time management skills, and an ability to handle multiple projects to this position.
    • Must be able to prioritize time-sensitive tasks and adhere to deadlines.
Strong applicants will also have:
  • A career interest in mental health services and/or implementation science.
  • Knowledge of mental health, education, child welfare, and/or juvenile justice systems.
  • Experience with statistical analysis using SPSS for quality improvement or evaluation purposes.
  • Experience using online database systems and/or survey tools.
Cover letter and a recent resume required for consideration. Logistics Exempt/Non-Exempt: Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time License/Certification: n/a Salary: $40,000 annually Open Date: May 23, 2024 Onsite/remote/hybrid: Hybrid Applications Interested candidates should submit the following materials:
  • a cover letter specifically addressing your experience related to the job responsibilities above
  • a curriculum vitae
Applicants should also have two (2) reference letters emailed directly from your writers to training@bakercenter.org. Please make sure to include the position title in all materials. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled and is contingent on confirmed funding. Anticipated start date is January 2024. Benefits We offer Medical (Blue Cross/Blue Shield), Dental and Vision options; 50% discount on monthly MBTA passes, immediate enrollment into retirement, with company contribution (4%) and match up to (4%) after 2 years of employment. We offer opportunities to get involve in various department/organization improvement committees and activities. For a full list of benefits please visit our website at bakercenter.org/benefits THE PRECEDING STATEMENT SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF ALL THE WORK REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB. THERE MAY BE OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE THE PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION AND TO ADVANCE THE MISSION OF JUDGE BAKER CHILDREN'S CENTER. Diverse and multilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.



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