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Organizational Development Specialist- Unique role for Psy.D. or LMSW in Manhattan at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 3/28/2018

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Job Description


The Organizational Development Specialist (OD Specialist), under the direction of the Director of Organizational Development, will provide change management support, training, and consultation to staff working with people with mental health, substance use, psychosocial and intellectual/developmental challenges in community-based, day, residential, and child welfare systems of care. The OD Specialist, with the MKS Educational Institute (MKSEI) team, will help the agency to plan and implement changes in policy, procedures, and practice, and will support the agency in implementation and integration of mission and strategic plan. The OD Specialist will develop customized training materials and execute plans for sustaining practice and evaluating trainings. The OD Specialist will also participate in all MKSEI endeavors.


Create and deliver evidence-based training packages to teams and/or individuals (within Jewish Board and across the larger social service/behavioral health community) in at least one intervention area such as:

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT); Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT); Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR); Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP); Brief Therapy; Shared Decision Making; and other relevant and emerging evidence-based practices
  • Create and deliver training packages in family engagement and treatment, recovery oriented practice, substance use, cultural competency, LGBTQ competencies and capabilities, health literacy, and/or trauma informed care

  • Create and deliver training packages in other areas relevant to schools, care management, child welfare and behavioral health services

  • Case, Team, and System Consultations

    • Provide clinical and system consultations to support competency and ensure integration of training into daily agency practice, with a focus on site-based supervisory development and practice improvement strategies, including sustainability planning, outcomes monitoring, and quality improvement support

    • Assist in the development of program or division model of care and deliver training and consultation supporting model of care implementation, sustainability, and the monitoring and use of outcomes

  • Development of Materials

    • Create training tool kits and fact sheets to support centralized and site based learning

    • Contribute to webinar creation

    • Identify new areas of relevance to agency practice and competency building

  • Participation in other MKSEI endeavors such as

    • Training Evaluation

    • Crisis Consultation

    • Supervisor, Milieu, and In-Service Training

Job Requirements

Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or Organizational Development with a minimum of four years of relevant experience with best practices. (2) Two years in the supervsion of behavioral health staff or project managment preferred.  License to pratice preferred.(3) Document evidence of excellent training skills.(4) Experience in evidence - based pratice with at least one treatment. Supervisory and training experience in above interventions a plus. ( 5) Availaibilty to work during set agency training times and travel to training sites necessary , along with capacity to train within agency standards . Certification in CBT, knowledge and skills in the area of cultural competency training, crisis response and fluency in Spanish are useful.