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Boston University SR. IMPLEMENTATION ASSOCIATE, Sargent College, Ctr Psychiatric Rehabilitation in BOSTON, Massachusetts

Boston University’s College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College is one of the country’s leading schools of health and rehabilitation sciences. Home to more than 1,300 undergraduate and 450 graduate students, Sargent College combines outstanding faculty and cutting-edge research to provide superb education and clinical experiences. The college has more than 25 on-campus research facilities, clinical centers, and labs. It offers top-ranked degree programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech, language and hearing sciences, health science, athletic training, human physiology, behavior and health, and nutrition.

The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, situated within Sargent College, has been devoted to improving the lives of individuals with psychiatric conditions for over 40 years. Our Research, Training, and Services divisions work to achieve this goal by researching and developing new interventions, by disseminating new advancements and programs to the field, and by providing programming that teaches critical skills to promote success in whatever goals our participants may have as students, workers, and citizens.

The Center’s Training division is currently inviting applicants for a Senior Implementation Associate (Sr IA). Implementation activities align resource and functions to develop an infrastructure that supports the incorporation of the practice and program improvement for improving client outcomes in topics of recovery and psychiatric rehabilitation.

The Implementation Specialist is responsible for the implementation of projects, promoting change in state- and agency-level services and other partner programs, and identification and marketing of Center trainings and technical assistance programs to key stakeholders (e.g., mental health and rehabilitation provider agencies, associations of people with lived experience, families, state departments of mental health, vocational rehabilitation).

Key skills and experience for this position include experience training supervisors, administrators, people with lived experience, families, and other stakeholders in a mental health or rehabilitation setting, particularly in psychiatric rehabilitation process and interventions; and experience providing technical assistance in implementation of a particular technique/intervention or broader domain of interest. Knowledge of the employment domain/vocational rehabilitation, instructional design/course development, program evaluation and experience assisting with proposals and progress reports are all highly desirable.

Essential functions:

  • Conduct needs assessment processes for data-based decision-making and planning for each initiative.

  • Support the training of agency staff and stakeholder groups to lead and facilitate the incorporation of specific interventions.

  • Receive on-going training and guidance on knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the science and practice of implementation frameworks.

  • Support the development and ongoing functioning of implementation teams at different levels of state or agency systems.

  • Develop and deliver trainings to relevant personnel.

  • Convene, organize, and facilitate participating partners in meetings, to implement programs, monitor program progress and monitor fidelity.

  • Support growth of external revenue capacity and technical assistance planning for multiple training and technical assistance programs.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned to support implementation efforts

In-person/hybrid work is preferred, but applicants wishing to work fully remote are still encouraged to apply.

The Sr. IA will sustain and support a culture that celebrates the diversity of individuals and ideas, which values accountability, collaboration, and innovation. The Center believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty and staff is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of all our work. To that, we are especially eager to add to our team a colleague who supports our commitment to ensuring the Center is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive. The Center seeks to continue diversifying our staff, recognizing that diversity of experience and thought strengthens the work that we do and the value we bring to every community we serve.

Required Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Degree: Master’s Degree

  • Years’ experience: 5-8

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in mental health or rehabilitation settings in some leadership capacity

  • Credential in some area of mental health or rehabilitation delivery ( e.g. MSW; CPRP; Lic. Psych., PhD, OTD)

Pay Grade : 48

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site ( .

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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