2-year Research Asst position in child mental health

Judge Baker Children’s Center improves the quality of children’s mental health care by translating research into programs and services that change lives. Our mission is to promote the best possible mental health of children through the integration of research, intervention, training, and advocacy. For nearly 100 years, Judge Baker has been instrumental in creating a continuum of care that supports children’s healthy development at the policy, systems, and practice levels. Our research, direct programs and services, training, and advocacy make Judge Baker a preeminent voice and active resource on issues of children’s mental health.

This full-time position 2 year begins June 2016 and will serve a dual role as Program Assistant for the Center for Effective Child Therapy and Research Assistant for a multi-site dissemination and implementation research program at Judge Baker Children’s Center.

As the Research Assistant to the Dissemination and Implementation Program, the successful applicant will assist in project activities for a private foundation funded research project investigating the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychotherapy in surrounding community mental health centers.

As the Program Assistant for the Center for Effective Child Therapy, the successful applicant will provide a wide range of support services to the Program Director, Assistant Director, and Center clinicians in addition to working directly with client families. The Center for Effective Child Therapy is an outpatient direct service program at Judge Baker that serves children and adolescents ages 2 – 19. Therapists utilize evidence-based treatments for some of the most common presenting problems including anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, and disruptive behavior.


(Program Assistant) 

  • Office management services (greet visitors, process payments, communicate with clients via phone and email to schedule)
  • Conduct clinical phone interviews with new clients and score assessment questionnaires
  • Assist in writing portions of diagnostic assessment reports
  • Administer questionnaires to young clients during initial evaluations
  • Supervision of undergraduate volunteers; attend weekly clinical team meetings
  • Staff support such as managing confidential documents, prepare supplies and equipment for assessments and treatment sessions, and provide support during training and other outreach events

(Research Assistant) 

  • Interfacing with community recruitment sites, including with clinicians and administrators
  • Collecting and managing databases from recruitment sites
  • Preparing data for analysis, tracking study progress
  • Attending advisory board meetings
  • Assisting the Project Director in drafting, editing, and submitting quarterly and annual progress reports
  • Providing support during professional trainings
  • Bachelor’s degree required , coursework in psychology or other related field preferred•
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to exercise mature judgment and discretion is a must
    • A career interest in child mental health services
    • Ability to communicate with courtesy and poise in person, via telephone, and in written communications
    • Strong computer skills and experience with PC. Proficiency with Microsoft applications, scheduling applications, and data entry
    • High standard of quality, ability to work on multiple projects, and attention to detail
    • Fluency in English
    • Proficiency in running and using photo copy equipment and other office equipment such as fax machines, postage machines

    Interested candidates should apply through the Judge Baker website, and include:
    • a cover letter specifically addressing your experience related to the job responsibilities in PDF format,
    • a resume/curriculum vitae in PDF format.
    • Additionally, 2 written recommendations ( which should be sent directly by your recommenders to cect@jbcc.harvard.edu )


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