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School Mental Health Training and Development Specialist

Company: University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Open Date 05/10/2021

Requisition Number PRN26098B

Job Title Training & Development Specialist

Working Title School Mental Health Training and Development Specialist

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00163 - Educational Psychology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $48,000-$65,000; commensurate with experience and qualifications

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The School Mental Health Training and Development Specialist will join the University of Utah's Technology in Training, Education, and Consultation (U- TTEC ) Lab ( in the Department of Educational Psychology to support existing behavior and mental health projects in Utah schools. The specialist will work closely with school teams, the lab director, and graduate students to support school-based efforts.

Additional responsibilities include providing support for related behavior and mental health programs and projects carried out in the Lab. These include but are not limited to supervising undergraduate and graduate students, collaborating with teachers, school staff, and school administrators, implementing behavior and mental health programing, performing research activities, teaching, grant writing, and disseminating aspects of the projects. This is a one-year, funded position with the possibility of renewal for an additional year contingent on the availability of funding.


Accrual Package (Vacation, Sick, and Personal Preference)

Eight Holidays

Health Insurance


Support for Attendance at One Professional Conference


  • Collaborate with school administrators and mental health teams across schools
  • Delivery of professional development programming and capacity building to support school teams in the development of behavior and mental health frameworks.
  • Support and participate in weekly meetings with school teams to provide and facilitate collaborations with community providers, generate capacity building for school teams and staff, and assist in the alignment of services within school and between community and family.
  • Participate in bi-weekly interdisciplinary team meetings with districts and provide training and technical assistance
  • Attend trainings and professional development programs related to the program
  • Under supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI) and in collaboration with other identified Co-PIs, assist in consultative supports, screening and preventative supports, data collection and management, and intervention in schools
  • Assist the PI in supervising undergraduate, master's, doctoral students who work on the programs.
  • Engage in analysis and writing of research findings, as author or co-author when substantively involved, and in sharing results with stakeholder audiences.
  • The specialist will also have the opportunity to write and publish on existing datasets, as well as collaborate on grant writing.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related area or equivalency. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Expertise in content research, instructional design and delivery methods and experience delivering training to high level leaders is strongly preferred.

This position is not responsible for providing patient care.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


  • Master's Degree, Education Specialist, or Ph.D. in School Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology, or Education
  • Board Certification in Behavior Analysis ( BCBA )
  • Experience with supervision, intervention development and implementation, or program dissemination
  • Training and experience in school consultation, assessment and treatment of emotional and behavioral concerns, and practice with individuals with disabilities and their families
  • Experience delivering school services (individually or at the systems level)
  • Experience working with teachers, or direct classroom experience
  • Experience working collaboratively and effectively with culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse students and families.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite;
  • Comfort and experience using videoconferencing and technology
  • Familiarity with statistical packages (e.g., SPSS );
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team;
  • Ability to protect confidentiality of participant information;
  • Ability to provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge and skills;
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with internal team members, teacher and parent research participants, and community members;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Strong initiative skill;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Strong commitment to research ethics;
  • Strong commitment to customer service.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Review of candidates will begin on May 28th and the position will stay open until filled-interviews will occur through Zoom by June 4th, 2021.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to the following individual:

Aaron J. Fischer, PhD, BCBA -D, LP, LBA

Dee Endowed Professor of School Psychology | Department of Educational Psychology

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Child Psychiatry | Department of Psychiatry

University of Utah


Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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