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Instructional Specialist, Psychological & Brain Sciences

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College / VP Area: College of Arts & Sciences
Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Full Time, Trainers & Educators



As part of the University of Delaware’s Institute for Community Mental Health (ICMH), the Center for Training, Evaluation and Community Collaboration (C-TECC) is run by faculty members in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. C-TECC works with multiple community partners to develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based mental health interventions and assessment protocols in various community settings. In collaboration with the Director and C-TECC faculty, the Associate Scientist/Trainer will contribute to the dissemination and implementation agenda of the Center’s efforts primarily through training and evaluating evidence-based psychodiagnostic and psychotherapy protocols for pediatric nurses at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Delaware. The Instructional Specialist will collaborate with ICMH and C-TECC faculty in leading the effort to develop, adapt, and deliver training materials, while also assisting in planning and conducting an evaluation of the trainings. In conjunction with staff, they will facilitate the completion and submission of reports associated with project efforts. The Instructional Specialist may also be involved in the provision and training/supervision of clinical services being disseminated through ICMH’s community serving mental/behavioral health clinic at the University’s STAR Tower. They will represent the Center at community partner events, professional conferences and workshops, and will directly work with external constituencies including, but not limited to, Nemours project leaders and staff. They will also oversee and direct Center personnel working on the project, under the supervision of faculty leadership. The position is temporary and may be renewed on a 12-month basis, depending upon available funding and performance.


  • Develop and implement training materials and evaluation protocols.
  • Supervise staff and makes decisions, recommendations, and conclusions that have a major impact on the training and evaluation activities at C-TECC and Nemours Children’s Hospital.
  • Travel to external sites to train existing and new personnel on evidence-based psychodiagnostic and intervention protocols.
  • Independently conduct supervision with Center supervisees to develop and implement training and evaluation protocols.
  • Oversee the assessment and weekly monitoring of staff performance and provide relevant feedback.
  • Assess the quality of training materials and data collection efforts and meets with project leadership to discuss questions, problems or concerns.
  • Provide solutions, suggestions, or alternatives to leadership in order to ensure the best quality of trainings and data collection.
  • Ensure training and data integrity, quality control, and protocol compliance.
  • Prepare training protocols, data reports, graphs, and other documentation for program evaluation and presentations.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Nemours staff. Serve as a clinical training and evaluation consultant to ICMH and Nemours staff.
  • May provide or train clinical services at ICMH or supervise ICMH students who are performing clinical or evaluation work.
  • Assist with special projects and performs other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree, doctoral degree preferred, and five years of experience.
  • Experience performing, supervising, and training others in evidence-based practices, including psychotherapy and psychodiagnostic assessment protocols for children and adolescents.
  • Experience working with high-risk families.
  • Knowledge of clinical psychological science and research.
  • Possession of, or working toward, Delaware clinical licensure preferred. Knowledge of scientific approach, methodologies, and scientific research principles, practices, and protocols in order to develop reports, develop trainings, and evaluate training outcomes.
  • Ability to use independent judgment to adapt and modify training protocols for community partners.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in diverse and interdisciplinary community settings.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations and trainings.
  • Skill in educating others in clinical service delivery and program evaluation.
  • Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated, and equity is a core value.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds.



  • Willingness and ability to travel within the State of Delaware.

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