Juvenile Justice Behavioral Health Supervisor

Updated: 4 days ago
Location: San Francisco, CALIFORNIA

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Full Time


Job Summary

The JJBH Supervisor position is with the Juvenile Justice Behavioral Health (JJBH) research team in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF and Division of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFGH). The UCSF-San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) JJBH research team engages in a program of research that incorporates epidemiological/observation, behavioral intervention efficacy trial, and structural-level approaches to understanding how to improve behavioral health (HIV and sexually transmitted infections risk, psychiatric symptoms, substance use), and legal (recidivism) outcomes for system-involved youth and adults. The JJBH team also has a portfolio of work focusing on issues specific to behavioral health service navigation (e.g., a family navigator project in Pediatric Primary Care at ZSFG) and to girls and women who have contact with the justice system (e.g., evaluation of VoicesHEAL gender responsive services). The JJBH Supervisor will join a national multi-cultural, multi-lingual team who are dedicated to improving behavioral health outcomes and reducing health disparities among system-involved populations. 

Supervisors independently coordinate and are accountable for the overall administration of one or more clinical studies, typically requiring advanced-level knowledge and skills. They also provide leadership to lower-level clinical research coordinators and/or other support personnel.

The JJBH Supervisor will work closely with the Doctor and JJBH collaborators and partners to help coordinate and support JJBH research grants. The position is responsible for, and critically important to the overall operational management of clinical research activities. It has direct responsibility for implementing a diverse portfolio of research activities for one or more studies which may include multicenter clinical trials (both National Institutes of Health - NIH and industry-sponsored), local investigator-initiated clinical trials, and/or programmatic clinical research activities, such as a clinical database and biorepository. Positions at this level may perform expert and efficient integration of multiple complex programmatic activities, applying a sophisticated medical knowledge base, substantial leadership skills, effectively working with a variety of people and organizations at UCSF (clinicians, investigators, clinical staff, administration, Committee on Human Research - CHR, human resources, contracts and grants) and elsewhere (industry sponsors, coordinating centers, Food & Drug Administration - FDA, NIH), exhibiting an in-depth knowledge of specific programs.

Reporting to a Principal Investigator (PI) or Director, the JJBH Supervisor may have central responsibility for ensuring Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval and compliance, contract generation, negotiation and approval, subject recruitment, appropriate study testing, and adequate enrollment of multicenter clinical trials, longitudinal cohort studies, local investigator-initiated studies, and biorepository efforts; exercise strong administration and management leadership of clinical research, strong research coordination, and may lead experienced personnel to ensure optimal systems for efficiency, compliance, safety, financial oversight, and contractual expertise in negotiations and execution, as well as create and implement quality improvement processes. This is a position of leadership whose main purpose is to ensure that clinical research commitments are met and that the programs maintain a reputation for excellence in all activities. The home location of the individual will be ZSFG.

Department Description

The Division of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry (ICAP) is part of the Department of Psychiatry at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG). Its mission is to provide quality, culturally tailored, and trauma-informed mental health services for youth (from birth to age 24) and their families as part of a comprehensive, coordinated approach to care across the developmental age spectrum. ICAP programs and services encompass clinic and community-based direct care and consultation services (within ZSFG clinics, daycares, schools, and other community-based settings), training, and research.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and minimum 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of experience/training
  • Working knowledge of clinical or laboratory research, clinical trial recruitment, eligibility, protocol adherence, quality data submission and adverse event reporting
  • Ability to perform all commonly applicable functions in word processing and spreadsheet software. Effectively uses campus' clinical information and documentation application programs. Proven ability utilizing clinical trial management systems
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, prioritize projects and meet the demands of a fast-paced and dynamic work environment. Adaptable to quickly changing priorities
  • Demonstrated skills in employee supervision and HR administration. Demonstrated experience in training others, particularly in the field of research
  • Critical thinking skills to evaluate issues and identify a potential solution
  • Clear and concise communicator; good verbal and written communication skills; both
  • Good interpersonal skills, including but not limited to: problem-solving, teamwork development, leadership, mentorship. Interpersonal skills to effectively motivate others. Works well with others to achieve common goals. Ability to cultivate relationships with multiple stakeholders at various levels of administration

Note: Physical/health screening required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree
  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in Psychology (or a related field such as Sociology) and Statistics
  • Clinical Trial Professional certification from a professional society within 1 year in position
  • Experience conducting statistical analyses and writing up research findings using SPSS, SAS, R, or a comparable statistical software package
  • Experience conducting qualitative analysis and writing up research findings using Atlas.ti, NVivo, or a comparable software package
  • Experience in risk management regarding study subjects, federal and non-federal sponsors and regulating bodies
  • Experience with grant application procedures, and personnel documentation, preferably at UCSF

About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Job Code and Payroll Title


Job Category

Professional and Managerial, Research and Scientific

Bargaining Unit

99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)


Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG)

Additional Shift Details

Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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