Research Associate - Center on Evidence Based Practices

Research Associate: Consultant and Fidelity Specialist , Center on Evidence Base Practices (CEBP), at the  Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences


The CEBP is a technical assistance center with a mission to promote recovery among people with mental illness, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders through the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBP’s) and emerging best practices in behavioral healthcare. The CEBP promotes knowledge development and implementation of EBP’s through programmatic and clinical consultation, training, and evaluation services and quality improvement consultation to organizations interested in implementing EBP’s. These practice models include but are not limited to Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Supported Employment/Individual Placement and Support (SE/IPS), Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), Dual Disorder Capability (DDC).

Working under general supervision, the Consultant and Fidelity Specialist will be primarily responsible for coordinating and conducting evaluation of EBP’s utilizing standardized fidelity tools for programs and systems that receive services from the CEBP. Evaluation efforts also include: consultation with programs and systems regarding implementation of EBP’s. This position will assist with reports to Ohio Department of Medicaid and other funding sources, EBP consultation and training as determined by the needs of the CEBP.

Functions include:

  Participate in onsite fidelity evaluations, data collection and management including; review of program policy and procedures, staff interviews, staff meeting observation, front-line staff shadowing, consumer interviews and records reviews. 

Write evaluation reports; assist CEBP staff with writing evaluation reports, conduct review and editing of CEBP staff evaluation reports. 

Provide consultation and training at community mental health and substance abuse treatment organizations and in conjunction with local and State health authorities. Provide information about the evidence and emerging best practice models and the requisite steps associated with their implementation. Deliver program and clinical consultation with program managers, team leaders, and direct service staff to develop and sustain the model. 


Seeking a candidate with a masters-level degree in a relevant field, and at least three years of experience.  We require demonstrated evaluation and project management skills, excellent written and oral communication skills and knowledge of behavioral healthcare systems and evidence-based practices for individuals with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders.   Must be highly organized, self-directed, results-oriented, innovative and flexible.  Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite.


Please send your resume and cover letter to Crystal Smith -