Criminal Justice Re-Entry Program Research Associate
Title:Criminal Justice Re-Entry Program Research Associate
Department:Criminal Justice

RIDGEVIEW, a not-for-profit community mental health center based in Oak Ridge, TN, has an immediate opening for a Full-Time (35 hrs/wk) Research Associate.  This position will be part of the Re-entry Program for Offenders.

Ridgeview has been named a 2018 Top Workplace by Knoxville News Sentinel. Ridgeview is a place where staff want to work, a place where staff are valued and appreciated, and a place where staff are proud of the impact they are making toward the improvement of people's lives. At Ridgeview, ultimate job satisfaction is derived from co-workers, clients, and the realization that we are part of carrying out Ridgeview's mission.

"Where life's complexities are met with hope"


Bachelor’s degree in social services (social work, psychology, counseling, etc); good organization and time management skills; documented safe driving record; and the ability to work independently while interacting within a multidisciplinary team environment.  Two years of professional experience working with the co-occurring population &/or criminal justice system preferred. The Research Associate will locate, contact and interview research participants using systematic and organized methods.  Will maintain clear and accurate tracking and locating records; communicate with research participants as part of interview scheduling process; schedule interviews efficiently and ensure their timely completion; interview participants in a professional and confidential manner; code interview data and enter clinical assessment data promptly; maintain files related to subject status and data collection; participate in team activities such as weekly staff meetings, quality assurance meetings and joint trouble-shooting sessions; assist in the preparation of reports; and assist with other tasks as needed in the research project. 


The Research Associate is responsible for the day-to-day data management, administration of baseline and follow-up interviews, management of process information, and coordination of follow-up efforts to the Ridgeview Re-entry Program.


Ridgeview offers a full line of benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Long-Term Disability, Holiday Pay, Vacation and Sick Leave, Life Insurance and Wellness Plan.  Ridgeview is an approved National Health Service Corp site.  Loan repayment for qualified behavioral health and primary health care providers is available.

Ridgeview is an equal opportunity employer. Ridgeview conducts Background Checks, Motor Vehicle Records, License/Degree Verification, and Drug Screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check and driving record. 
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