Posting Summary: The School of Law in conjunction with the Institute for Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy seeks a Research Specialist to coordinate research efforts on mental health law and mental health-criminal justice reform in Virginia. The Research Specialist will be actively involved in all aspects of research, implementation, and writing bearing on reforms to the intersection of mental health-criminal justice in Virginia. The incumbent will have the opportunity to develop expertise in designing and studying the implementation of policy and practice innovations involving persons with serious mental illness in the criminal justice system. The incumbent will assist the PI in coordinating research and collaborating with stakeholders outside UVa to further policy and practice reform. The incumbent will conduct literature reviews, research interviews, data analysis, manuscript preparation, and study management, as well. In addition, a small portion of the incumbent's work will include assisting with training facilitators of advance directives with mental health care instructions.
Requirements include a Master's degree with coursework in statistics and analysis, both qualitative and quantitative.
This is a 32hr./week restricted, grant-funded position with an end date of June 30, 2018. The compensation is $36,000.
The position will remain open until filled.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: * Master's degree * Education/training in mental health care or psychology. Coursework in statistics and data analysis, both qualitative and quantitative.
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Master's degree in clinical psychology or counseling
Education/training in emergency mental health care or criminal justice diversion programs/models.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Experience in designing and coordinating a research project. Experience working in mental health care, including emergency mental health care (e.g., civil commitment), and/or criminal justice settings. Experience with manuscript preparation; local, state, or national presentation of research; and data analysis with SPSS, NVivo, Dedoose or other statistical programming software.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Experience working with and consulting state agencies, local governments, and/or private health care facilities. Experience supervising junior clinicians or research assistants.
Preferred License or Certification: Licensure in psychology, counseling, or similar field in Virginia
Certification as Virginia advance directive facilitator
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Ability to resolve problems 2. Ability to work accurately with attention to detail 3. Project management skills 4. Ability to network with relevant stakeholders 5. Ability to perform detailed research, develop and coordinate data collection 6. Excellent writing and research skills 7. Knowledge of statistics (qualitative and quantitative), including proficiency in statistical programming software 8. Ability to clean and maintain data 9. Ability to accurately interpret and report findings
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Knowledge of the public and/or private mental health systems in Virginia 2. Familiarity with criminal justice system in Virginia, including mental health dockets 3. Familiarity with legislative reform advocacy 4. Familiarity with mental health screening tools
Required Computer Applications: MS Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and Statistical Program for Social Sciences (SPSS) and NVivo or Dedoose
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.