Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Trainer - MSASS


Description: CABH COE Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Trainer

Date: September 21, 2022

Title: Research Associate: Children and Adolescent Behavioral Health Trainer

Department: Center of Innovative Practices/ Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (CIP/CABH COE) at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research & Education 

School: Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Location: Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Supervisor Name and Title: Renne Dragomir, Director of Provider Professional Development, Center for Innovative Practices and Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (CIP/CABH COE)



CIP/CABH COE is home to a multi-disciplinary team of behavioral healthcare professionals in the areas of systems of care, child, youth and family mental health, substance abuse, trauma, and resilience, providing consultation and technical assistance at the local and state levels on evidence-based practices (EBPs), program implementation, fidelity evaluation, and system of care policies and practices. 


The Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Trainer is responsible for the provision of training on evidenced-based and evidenced-supported treatments, including but not limited to: the Child and Adolescent Strengths and Needs (CANS), Motivational Interviewing, Mobile Response Stabilization Services, High Fidelity Wraparound, Intensive Home-Based Treatment, crisis stabilization, safety planning, and crisis de-escalation, suicide lethality assessment, youth and family engagement, trauma-informed care, and resilience promotion. The CIP/CABH COE Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Trainer position supports the State’s efforts to achieve high-quality training and provider development statewide.



  1. Provide and/or arrange best practice trainings for statewide partners, community partners and behavioral health professionals to develop increased capacity and workforce skills across the state. (60%)
    1. Develop training curriculum and content for assigned training events and subject matter areas
    2. Develop training curriculum and content that is aligned with the CIP/COE annual training plan
    3. Assist in the identification of training gaps across audiences and identify areas for ongoing professional development skill enhancement and supplemental training topics
    4. Assist in the delivery of professional development activities including but not limited to the facilitation of assigned learning communities and/or coaching activities


  1. Assist in the implementation and monitoring of statewide training processes including but not limited to: (30%)
    1. Assist in identifying training priorities and provider needs to guide development of the annual training plan
    2. Inform the development of an annual booster training plan
    3. Input training information into COE tracking mechanism  
    4. Work closely with other COE trainers and the CIP/CABH COE Professional Development Specialist to assure that all CE learning objectives, program descriptions, timed agendas, resumes and vitae are provided to OHMHAS/MSASS in the necessary CE application timelines.
    5. Work closely with the CIP/CABH COE Professional Development Specialist to assure that all CEs and training certificates are delivered to participants in a timely manner.
  2. Identify and track ongoing training needs.  (5%)
  3. Work collaboratively with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Ohio Department of Medicaid, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, OhioRISE vendors, and other state partners as necessary to develop and provide training events (5%)
  4. Meet all assigned project deliverables related to OhioRISE and FFPSA in a timely and professional manner, including any required project reports to partners or funders.



  • Minimum of a master’s degree and independent licensure with supervisory credentials in one of the following disciplines:  Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Psychologist.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in training, management, and program implementation within the mental health and substance abuse system.



  • Functional knowledge of state children’s behavioral health policies, rules and practices
  • Working knowledge of the state’s OhioRISE and Family First Prevention Services Act (Family First) initiatives and the CABH COE role in supporting them
  • Working knowledge of the OhioRISE service workflows and protocols.
  • Skilled trainer with experience utilizing a variety of synchronous and asynchronous learning formats
  • Comfortable training large audiences
  • Extensive knowledge about child and adolescent mental and behavioral health disorders and best practice treatments
  • CANS certification or plan for becoming certified
  • Strong clinical skill set
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills  
  • Ability to work with limited supervision while being highly self-motivated and self-directed
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a small team environment



General working conditions.  In-state travel is required.  Non-traditional and flexible work schedule and location.   



In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



  • Follow policies of CWRU in regard to reporting employee expenses, and activity for grant reporting.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


All resumes and cover letters should be sent to Heather Distin, Project Director, Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at