Senior Policy Analyst

Job Type

Full Time

Published

07/09/2018

Address

1313 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Chicago
IL
60637
United States

Description

GENERAL SUMMARY

Chapin Hall is an independent policy research center affiliated with the University of Chicago, one of the world’s premier research universities. Chapin Hall provides public and private decision-makers with rigorous data analysis and achievable solutions to support them in improving the lives of our most vulnerable children, youth and families. Chapin Hall’s impact derives largely from the distinctive marriage of the most rigorous academic research with innovative partnerships with the public systems, institutions, organizations, and programs that are in a position to best deploy that research. For more information about Chapin Hall, please visit our website at www.chapinhall.org.


Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago is seeking a Senior Policy Analyst to provide training support and technical assistance on the use of the TCOM Tools: Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS), the Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) and the Family Advocacy and Support Tool (FAST). The Senior Policy Analyst will be expected to provide support in the implementation and evaluation of children’s systems of care with agencies and jurisdictions in California, Washington, New Jersey, and elsewhere.


The TCOM Tools are multi-purpose tools developed for children’s, adult behavioral health, and family services used to support decision making, including level of care and service planning, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and to allow for the monitoring of outcomes of services.  Versions of the TCOM Tools are currently used in 37 states in child welfare, mental health, juvenile justice, and early intervention applications. For more information about TCOM and the CANS/ANSA/FAST, please visit http://praedfoundation.org.  



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The primary responsibilities of the position are as follows:


Implementation Support, Training, Technical Assistance and Project Management

  • Provide policymakers and practitioners strategic implementation and nuanced policy analysis support, including taking the lead for some projects, including:
  • Manages the implementation of projects of varying size and complexity, including planning, organizing and managing resources to achieve specific project goals and objectives.
  • Engage in data management and analysis work to support the generation of decision support, outcome monitoring, and quality improvement activities and reports
  • Provides support to national and state implementations on the use of CANS or other TCOM Tools to support decision making, including level of care and service planning, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and to allow for the monitoring of outcomes and services.
  • Helps project partners understand the implications of emerge information arising from data on system performance to support policy and practice changes.   
  • Supports the development and implementation of appropriate training products designed to improve practice in the field and support organizational and state level implementations.
  • Provides workshops, classroom-based and web-based training on CANS and other TCOM tools to support clinical practice. This includes key concepts and principles underlying the tools, the clinical applications and meaningful use of data.


Communications

  • Manages write-up of presentations, reports, jurisdiction briefs, materials, memoranda, and other communications related to team efforts.
  • Writes major sections of project reports and proposals.
  • Identifies opportunities for communications to external stakeholders.
  • Edits and reviews the written work of other professionals.


Building External Relationships

  • Leads and/or contributes significantly to meetings with key external stakeholders.
  • Represents Chapin Hall, engaging stakeholders in discussions related to current or potential work, accurately assessing each situation to determine the approach and discussion topics appropriate for one’s role.
  • May begin cultivating relationships with key funding and policy stakeholders necessary to develop and carry out one’s own policy work.
  • Understands the complex relationships between key funding and policy stakeholders relevant to own work and navigates those relationships effectively.


QUALIFICATIONS


Education

Master’s degree in public policy, social work, developmental or clinical psychology or other relevant field required. 


Experience

  • A minimum of seven years of experience facilitating the implementation of child welfare processes, practices, and policymaking that improves outcomes for children, youth, and families required. 
  • Experience partnering with key community, funding, and policy stakeholders in the development and carrying out of changes in public policies required.
  • Significant project management experience required
  • Significant experience with developing and delivering training required.   


Other Qualifications

  • Certified in one or more of the TCOM Tools: Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) and Family Advocacy and Support Tool (FAST) and/or Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and coaching on the one or more of the TCOM Tools.
  • Clinical use of the TCOM tools in practice preferred.
  • Quantitative analytical skills required.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills required.
  • Ability to collaborate with external and internal parties in designing and implementing state-level policy reforms required.
  • Ability to translate and convey complex concepts and study findings in oral and written communications required.
  • Demonstrated capacity for working in a collaborative environment required.
  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative required.
  • Problem-solving skills required.


MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to operate a computer extensively for four (4) or more hours per day.
  • Must be able to travel.

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Pre-employment background checks are required for all Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago positions.


To express interest in this opening, please visit https://csschcc.sentrichr.com/?requisition=0245.


Formal expressions of interest are accepted online only. A cover letter, resume, writing sample, and reference contact information are required to be considered for this position.


Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations to complete the application process should contact Human Resources by calling (773) 256-5157, or by sending an email to humanresources@chapinhall.org.


Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values and actively seeks diversity in its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, status as an individual with disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


Benefits

None

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

https://csschcc.sentrichr.com/?requisition=0245

To express interest in this opening, please visit https://csschcc.sentrichr.com/?requisition=0245.


Formal expressions of interest are accepted online only. A cover letter, resume, writing sample, and reference contact information are required to be considered for this position.


Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations to complete the application process should contact Human Resources by calling (773) 256-5157, or by sending an email to humanresources@chapinhall.org.



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