August 17, 2011 at 1:24 pm #138946
This position oversees and is responsible for all evaluative work for the children’s mental health system; conducting research on the public mental health service system for children in Montana; designing, implementing, analyzing, and reporting on the studies, surveys, and assessments conducted to determine the quality of and outcomes from children’s mental health services; designing and completing focused statistical analysis to identify and analyze the consequences/effects of proposed policy changes on programs and services; collecting data; developing detailed and comprehensive information and reports about the children/families served, the services delivered, and the costs of services; and carrying out the evaluation requirements for all grants received by the Bureau and reporting those within required timeframes and formats.
Knowledge of social science research design and practice using both quantitative and qualitative methods and tools; Institutional Review Board requirements and standards; current behavioral health theory and mental health treatment practices; current research design in use; public health funding systems of mental health services with particular attention to Medicaid; and medical coding.
Skill in statistical and analytical practices; word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical analysis software, including SQL, SAS, and SPSS; organization; oral and written communication; forming good working relationships; and presenting to small and large audiences.
Ability to analyze and understand complex systems; formulate meaningful research questions and develop research and analysis/strategies appropriate to the system; plan, organize, and manage multiple projects; and synthesize abstract ideas, concepts, and theories in order to evaluate programmatic performance and outcomes.
Master’s degree in human services, including psychology, with coursework in research, data gathering, management and analysis or Doctorate degree in Psychology AND three years professional experience with research, data analysis, evaluation, reporting, and/or clinical experience in the treatment of children or adults.
To learn more about this opening, visit https://svc.mt.gov/statejobsearch/listingdetails.aspx?id=5289
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