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Res Post Doc Fellow - Behavioral Health

Date: Jul 28, 2017

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Company: CHOP

Job Description

Job Summary


Established in 2008, PolicyLab is a highly innovative, multidisciplinary center within the Research Institute at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia that works with practitioners, policymakers and communities to make sure care provided for children is informed by the best research. PolicyLab’s faculty and staff are experts in medicine, law, public health, health policy, psychology, biostatistics, social work, health services research, program evaluation, and ethics. The Center’s work focuses on improving public systems, improving health care delivery, and improving child health outcomes and includes research portfolios on behavioral health and implementation science and evaluation.

About SafePlace:

Safe Place: The Center for Child Protection and Health is the region's most comprehensive clinical program to address the critical issues of child abuse, neglect and placement in substitute care. Safe Place’s mission is to provide compassionate, high quality care to children and families dealing with child abuse or neglect.  Safe Place is staffed by an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers and other Hospital personnel.  Safe Place has been increasingly investing its efforts in the broader context of child protection and health through prevention and improved access to care for this vulnerable population.

PolicyLab is seeking a Behavioral Health Implementation Post-Doctoral Fellow to lead the implementation of an innovative parent-training program housed in a pediatric primary care setting and support the development of an infrastructure to respond to social and behavioral health needs of families served by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The implementation fellow will work in close collaboration with PolicyLab and Safe Place leadership and staff, partners from private provider child welfare, behavioral health, and home visiting agencies, as well as other key institutional and city stakeholders. The goal of these initiatives are to identify and implement evidence-based programs and policies to support families at risk for poor parenting or child health outcomes.  The fellowship duration is 2 years.

Interested candidates should email your resume and cover letter to:  Shaun Jenkins, PolicyLab Office Manager, at

Should you have any questions, please email For more information about PolicyLab, see




Job Responsibilities

  • Manage the execution of a strategic implementation plan for the scale up of evidence-based parenting practices support CHOP primary care.
  • Participate in the identification and development of strategies for supporting the identification, referral and management of social determinants of health within primary care and community-based agencies. 
  • Provide on-site consultation and clinical expertise.  Develop relevant implementation protocols and training materials.   
  • Coordinate the initiative’s fidelity and monitoring plan; collaborate in the analysis, preparation of data for publication, and the design of related grant proposals; and support the development of evaluative research proposals related to the implementation.
  • Identify and pursue extramural funding to enhance sustainability of the programs developed.
  • Convene and participate in meetings with various internal and external stakeholders.

Required Education and Experience

  • A terminal degree PhD, MD, DVM, etc.
  • According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testing

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

  • PhD in psychology, or related interdisciplinary degree (e.g., LCSW or PhD in public health) with commensurate clinical and implementation experience
  • Experience with implementation science, particularly evidence-based behavioral health service program development and implementation for children and adolescents
  • Clinical training and experience in the delivery of evidence-based behavioral health services to children and families
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations, particularly children and families with child welfare involvement
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Great organizational and time management skills
  • Effective problem solving/critical thinking skills
  • Highly collaborative

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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