• Clinical Research Counselor

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    Overview of Job Function: The Clinical Research Counselor conducts psychotherapeutic services and in-person screenings of research candidates as needed to support clinical research programs on behalf of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).


    ***Location: Baltimore, MD



    • Screen candidates for NIDA research studies to determine protocol eligibility
    • Clarify discrepancies in a candidate's screening information and address other issues as they arise within the screening process
    • Conduct psychological evaluation meetings with respondents to clarify answers/results and determine potential psychological diagnoses and eligibility for the various protocols
    • Provide crisis management and staff consultation on mental health issues as needed
    • Performs administrative and clinical tasks for assigned studies including  Attend meetings, Reviews and updates charts, Compile, prepare and submission statistical reports. Provide guidance to screeners on the specific protocols and reporting needs

    Critical Success Factors:

    • Knowledge of human behavior and performance, psychological research methods, and assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders
    • Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of mental dysfunctions
    • Engage fully with study participants by listening to what is said, understanding what is needed and asking appropriate questions
    • Ability to identify problems and provide sound solutions
    • Communicate with colleagues effectively both orally and in writing in working out solutions to problems or questions relating to the work
    • Well organized, ability to effectively manage time, and strong attention to detail
    • Good interpersonal skills to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and social levels
    • Team player providing support to colleagues and sharing knowledge  Ability to work some evenings and weekends

    Education and Experience:

    • Master’s degree in social work, psychology or related field of study  Clinical experience in mental health and substance abuse environment
    • State of Maryland clinical license (LCSW-C, LCPC, LGSW, LGPC)
    • Research or psychological testing service experience helpful


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