Research and Evaluation Specialist position open at the National Wraparound Initiative and Wraparound Evaluation & Research Team (WERT)

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Hey Network faithful, the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT) is hiring! Check out the job description below:

National Wraparound Initiative and Wraparound Evaluation & Research Team (WERT)

The Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT) seeks to improve the lives of children and their families through research on the implementation and outcomes of the wraparound process and evaluation that can inform meaningful improvements in local and state wraparound initiatives. Located within the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WERT is the research and evaluation wing of the National Wraparound Initiative (NWI). WERT aims to assist implementation of the wraparound process, evaluate effectiveness, identify the need for technical assistance and training, and promote communication within the service delivery and research and evaluation fields.

WERT is pleased to announce recruitment for a new Evaluation Specialist position.  This person will be housed at the office of Public Behavioral Health & Justice Policy, near the University of Washington campus, in Seattle, Washington.

The person in this position will lead a national effort by WERT and the National Wraparound Initiative (NWI; see to evaluate the implementation and outcomes of multiple state and community implementation efforts for children with serious and complex needs and their families. The Specialist will also be responsible for developing and refining quality assurance tools, designing local and state evaluation protocols, overseeing data collection, and providing feedback that can inform service delivery improvements, and conducting literature reviews that can inform knowledge of the field and innovations in wraparound practice.

Key responsibilities will include:


Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field and 5 years experience in mental health or public health research and evaluation in public systems and/or higher education.


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