Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.
Continuity of care for youth at risk for suicide remains a challenge to health systems. To address this problem Pennsylvania’s Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services was awarded a SAMHSA Garret Lee Smith (GLS) youth suicide prevention grant to improve these transitions between youth-serving systems. Looking at organizational factors, the GLS program uses the Zero Suicide framework to examine suicide risk management procedure within organization (e.g., schools, crisis, EDs, hospitals and outpatient care). Looking between organizations, we are using a network analysis to understand how relationships between organizations impact care. A community transformation intervention will then be deployed to help counties incorporate this new information into their strategic planning for youth suicide prevention. Assistance with training, screening and intervention will also be provided.
The Research Coordinator will be expected to assist with data collection, qualitative interviews, county wide strategic planning meetings, clinical training in suicide risk management and family engagement, data analysis, paper and grant writing. The coordinator will be an active member of the research team and will be encouraged to initiate independent research related to the project, or other activities going on at the center (e.g., school based suicide screening, dissemination of family therapy into community mental health centers, etc.).
PhD in Family Therapy or related field
0-3 years of related experience
Advanced data management and analytic skills
Interest in youth suicide prevention, health services research and/or family intervention
Center City, Philadelphia, PA
This position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of I. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure, https://drexel.edu/hr/career/ducomp/salstructure/
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