Thresholds, a national leader in mental health services, is a recipient of the Chicago Tribune “Top 100 Workplaces" for Four consecutive years and a ten-time winner of Chicago’s “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For". Through our more than 100 Chicagoland locations and 30 innovative programs, Thresholds provides healthcare, housing and hope for over 15,000 adults and youth.
The Evaluation Specialist reports to the Director, Evaluation and is responsible for supporting program evaluation across the agency, including providing input on evaluation design, conducting data collection, data entry, assisting in report writing, and working on additional program specific evaluations as needed. In addition to general support, the Specialist lends expertise to the Director and agency in the form of committee leadership to champion the creation and sustaining of an evaluation culture.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs data collection through a variety of methods: EMR review, case studies, surveys, focus groups or interviews.
Assists in preparation and dissemination of program evaluation reports.
Identifies and vets data collection instruments. Designs data collection forms, as necessary. Ensures data quality via stand?alone projects, such as training and routine quality strategies.
Customizes and maintains data collection systems, or care coordination data systems.
Monitors the use of evaluation reports and user satisfaction, while promoting a culture of evaluation and learning.
Provides regular input to the Director regarding issues relevant to improving program evaluation.
Attends all required meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
MARGINAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
May be required to work a flexible schedule.
Complies with all ethical standards for research, including but not limited to the protection of confidential information (health information and other types of information).
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college required in area relevant to psychiatric rehabilitation or with research and/or evaluation relevant training. Master’s s degree preferred.
Basic experience with data analysis required. Professional experience with EXCEL required; SPSS or SAS preferred.
Experience making formal academic presentations preferred.
Knowledge of formatting and submission requirements.
Experience with electronic health record software required.
The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as typical office work).
Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negotiable amount of force frequently to lift, carry, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; expansive reading; visual inspection.
Internal Number: 18-0530
Thresholds, named as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, provides more than 15,000 adults and youth with the skills and encouragement needed to live productive and fulfilling lives.
Consider being part of an organization that fosters collaboration between its staff and those we serve, our members, and where employees are recognized as invaluable assets who truly make a difference.
More than 75% of Thresholds’ services are delivered out in the community and include assertive outreach, case management, housing, employment, education, psychiatry, primary care and substance abuse treatment, as well as pioneering research at the Thresholds Research Institute.
Thresholds provides competitive wages and benefits, and excellent opportunities for career development and promotion.
Individuals with lived or shared experiences with mental illness are encouraged to apply.
Proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran