Research Associate: Consultant and Trainer (SUD COE) - Center on Evidence Base Practices (CEBP)


Date: June 2024

Title: Research Associate: Consultant and Trainer (SUD COE)

Department: Center on Evidence Base Practices (CEBP)

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

Location: MSASS

Supervisor Name and Title: Ric Kruszynski, Director 



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 a range of practices associated with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) treatment as well as Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Supported Employment/Individual Placement and Support (SE/IPS), Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), Dual Disorder Capability (DDC).



This position functions under the direction of the CEBP leadership team with respect to needs, priorities, and role assignments as determined by current contractual obligations. Working under general supervision, the SUD COE Consultant & Trainer will be primarily responsible for providing training development, delivery and associated clinical guidance with SUD treatment models endorsed by the CEBP. This position will also offer QI guidance for evaluation of EBP’s utilizing standardized fidelity tools for programs and systems that receive services from the CEBP. Evaluation efforts may include consultation with programs and systems regarding implementation of EBP’s. This position will assist with reports to the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS). EBP consultation and training occurs as determined by the needs of the CEBP. 



  1. Provide training development, delivery and associated clinical guidance with SUD treatment models endorsed by the CEBP. Provide training at community behavioral health treatment organizations in conjunction with local and State health authorities. Provide information about the evidence and emerging best practices for SUD treatment and the requisite steps associated with their implementation (70%)
  2. Participate in formal quality improvement activity with programs seeking to add EBP fidelity and adherence measures into their organizational QI processes. (15%)
  3. Write project reports; assist CEBP staff with writing evaluation reports (13%)



  1. Participate in supervision as needed and weekly team meetings. (1%)
  2. Update daily calendar as changes occur. Enter all reportable activities in database weekly. Follow policies of Case Western Reserve University and the CEBP in regard to reporting employee expenses, and activity for grant reporting. (1%)
  3. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.



No supervisory responsibility.



Master’s Degree in behavioral health field required; independent license and chemical dependency licensure strongly preferred.

Experience with services for individuals who have substance use or co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.

Experience in practice models endorsed by the CEBP strongly preferred.



  1. Strong written and verbal communications skills, ability to work independently, ability to carry out multiple tasks, ability to form strong partnership relationships with customers and stakeholders, and ability to work effectively on a team.
  2. Functional knowledge of state and federal regulatory and quality improvement policies and practices.
  3. Knowledge of criminal justice, behavioral healthcare systems and evidence-based practices for individuals with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.
  4. Demonstrated project management skills are required.
  5. Must be highly organized, self-directed, results-oriented, innovative, and flexible.
  6. Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite.
  7. Commitment to diversity and building multi-cultural competencies in training programs.
  8. Reliable transportation.
  9. Flexibility to workdays, evenings, and travel extensively in and out of state.



Frequent in-state travel. Automobile required as work requires travel within the state of Ohio.  Ability to work beyond standard business hours to attend work-related events and functions.



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. 



Please send CV to Deana Leber-George at