WestCare Research Assistant in Las Vegas, Nevada

Job Description:

Funding Source (ORP Program)

Position Summary: In general, the Research Assistant will serve as a member of the Research and Evaluation team for all activities affiliated with the implementation of the Research and Evaluation plan of WestCare. Must have familiarity with various cultural groups and of various socio-economic groups. Bilingual preferred.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Serve as a member of the Research and Evaluation Team;

  • Collect baseline, discharge, and follow-up data on clients;

  • Administer and Score assessment instruments;

  • Develop basic statistical databases;

  • Enter client data in the clinical, federal, state and statistical database as required;

  • Monitor quantitative and qualitative data collection processes;

  • Coordinate the compilation and management of data;

  • Maintain a tracking and follow-up log for all clients;

  • Engage and build rapport with all clients to assist with tracking and follow-up;

  • Conduct chart audits for evaluation purposes;

  • Administer Client Perception Surveys;

  • Conduct client and/or staff Focus Groups;

  • Maintain a Research and Evaluation file for each client;

  • Conduct basic statistical analyses;

  • Produce reports or assist in the development of reports as required by the National Director of Research and Evaluation or the Regional Director of Evaluation and Quality;

  • Produce reports for the Program Director and/or Regional Vice President;

  • Provide feedback to the Program Director and/or Regional Vice President regarding attainment of goals and objectives as well as data collection;

  • Assist Program Director or Regional Vice President with Performance Improvement activities;

  • Conduct literature searches via the Internet and World Wide Web;

  • Embrace and embody the mission, vision, guiding principles, clinical vision and goals of WestCare Foundation; and

  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:

  • One (1) year equivalent experience in evaluation and/or research.

  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis or variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret and extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


  • Bachelor Degree in a behavioral health related field

Travel Requirements

  • Must travel throughout the __ County community to the clients’ homes or other convenient locations for the client to conduct discharge, and 6-month follow-up assessments.

Requisition Number: 3284

City: Las Vegas

State: Nevada

Job Title: Research Assistant

Area of Interest: Clinical/Counseling