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Clinical Partnership Liaison

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Portland, OR
Categories: Child Development, Psychology

Department: The Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $75,000 - $90,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA08-Fiscal Year 2023-2024
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins

October 11th, 2023, position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure consideration, complete applications must include the following along with the online application:
• A resume of your educational and professional work experience.
• A cover letter highlighting how your knowledge, skills, and experience quality you for the requirements, competencies, and if applicable, preferred qualifications outlined in the job announcement.

Department Summary

The Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health at the University of Oregon Portland establishes a new national model for behavioral healthcare for children and families by creating the nation’s first undergraduate program in child behavioral health.

The institute prioritizes the needs of youth who have been historically or persistently underserved and seeks to make real system change by:
- Creating a new mental health profession that addresses existing barriers and gaps in mental health services
- Delivering support in schools and the community
- Training existing youth-serving professionals
- Developing new approaches to support child behavioral health
- Transforming the Pacific Northwest into a national model of thought and action

This groundbreaking institute was made possible by an extraordinary gift from Connie and Steve Ballmer, co-founders of Ballmer Group Philanthropy.

Position Summary

The Clinical Partnership Liaison is a strategic partner to the Director of Child Behavioral Health Training providing academic expertise to manage, expand, and develop clinical partnerships across schools, hospitals and clinics, community agencies, and public health settings in support of the Ballmer Institute’s core mission. The Clinical Partnership Liaison is an ambassador of the child behavioral health field and the main point of contact for promising, new, and existing clinical sites for training students in the undergraduate child behavioral health training program.

The Clinical Partnership Liaison builds and sustains trusting and collaborative relationships ensuring that each partnership operates effectively and is aligned with the institute’s strategic plan and clinical service delivery model as well as compliant with the regulatory, accreditation, and scope and standards of professional practice.

In addition to this externally facing role, the Clinical Partnership Liaison regularly interacts with the Director of Program Evaluation. Serving as a bridge between research and practice, the Clinical Partnership Liaison supports the institute’s efforts to evaluate the impact, acceptability, and effectiveness of the Child Behavioral Health Training Program (CBH-TP). Program evaluation will focus on both implementation outcomes and behavioral health outcomes for youth and schools that receive services from CBHS students. The program evaluation will be used to inform the specific intervention techniques students will be trained to administer; the model for clinical decision-making; competency assessments; the clinical supervision model; the integration of CBHS students into existing systems; and the digital tools needed to support training and service delivery.

This position will require up to 60% travel to clinical sites across the Portland metro area with occasional travel outside this area.

The UO is committed to creating and maintaining compassionate and inclusive learning and working environments for all learners, visitors, and employees, and envisioning collaborative community environments that enhance civility and embrace inclusion. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment.

Minimum Requirements

• Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, social work, education, or a closely related field
• Three years’ experience in schools working with multitiered systems of support
• Experience in supporting program evaluation and/or research

Professional Competencies

• Expertise in delivering evidence-based behavioral health and/or educational interventions
• Competency in collaborating with other professionals to improve outcomes for youth
• Competency in working with individuals of various backgrounds
• Competency in addressing the systemic, societal/institutional factors that produce disparities in youth outcomes

Preferred Qualifications

• Bi-cultural, bilingual, and/or second language proficiency
• Experience developing and managing university-clinical partnerships
• Experience in the evaluation of an evidence-based program aimed at improving outcomes for youth

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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