Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, a designated Level 3 Medical Home, is the largest federally qualified health center network in New York State, and the second largest in the nation. It includes nine primary care sites, 33 school-based health centers and dental clinics, four day care centers, the nation's largest dental residency program, and New York State's largest behavioral health program. The network also includes 12 community medicine sites providing care to disenfranchised New Yorkers, comprehensive HIV services, chemical dependency programs, and a family support center that offers educational, vocational, and other social support programs. Learn more about Family Health Centers at NYU Langone.
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Program Associate!
In this role, the bilingual (English & Spanish) Parent-Child Specialist will work on behavioral projects in the Sunset Park Women's and Children's Center, based at Family Health Centers. We are examining and delivering parenting interventions to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations at pediatric clinics across in New York City (in particular, the Video Interaction Project: www.videointeractionproject.org.) The candidate will be responsible for multiple project tasks and will work with a multidisciplinary team of pediatricians, psychologists, and other child development professionals.
Administer standardized program to parents of infants and young children, which involves tips about reading, playing, and interacting with children, videotaping parents and children playing together, providing general positive reinforcement about the video (Video Interaction Project)
Maintaining records of family participation in the program
Developing rapport with parents and children who are in the program
Coordinate with parents and track/schedule upcoming program visits
Conduct interviews with parents about a range of topics, including screens for depression and questions about their child's development and behaviors
Administer standardized, pre-existing developmental assessments of toddler and preschool children's cognitive and language development, as well as self-regulation
Recruit research participants and obtain informed consent, for sites with a research component
Provide general support if needed related to project or research tasks such as grant preparation, Institutional Review Board, literature reviews, and documentation
Assist with coordination and training of volunteers
Bachelor's Degree in a child health program or related field
Previous experience working with children and parents in educational, hospital or mental health setting
Fluency in both English and Spanish
Effective oral, written, and interpersonal skills
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power point and Access
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
Family Health Centers at NYU Langone's network provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. Included in the 200+ locations throughout the New York area are five inpatient locations: Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute-care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation, ranked as one of the top 10 rehabilitation programs in the country; NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, a dedicated inpatient orthopedic hospital with all musculoskeletal specialties ranked top 10 in the country; Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services; and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, a full-service teaching hospital and level 1 trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Also part of NYU Langone Health is the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center, and NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history.