Department:Prevention Science Institute Rank:Research Assistant Annual Basis:12 Month
Review of Applications Begins May 15, 2019; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Complete applications must include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Please see psi.uoregon.edu for information about our team and current grants.
Department Summary The Prevention Science Institute (PSI) at the University of Oregon is a multi-disciplinary institute focused on understanding human development, preventing behavioral health problems, and implementing effective interventions in community settings. The core mission of the PSI is to improve the lives and well-being of at-risk children, individuals, and families throughout the lifespan.
Position Summary The Family Interventionist works as a family therapist, service provider and implementation scientist, and serves as a liaison between families and communities, provides educational materials and brief interventions to families, conducts family and child assessments, refers families to specialized services as needed, and maintains fidelity to intervention models. The position is part of two federally funded grants. Project one is aimed at improving student’s transition to middle school. Project two is aimed at supporting parents of children with developmental delays during early childhood.
The Family Interventionist performs work in the field of child and family psychology that requires advanced knowledge, defined as work which is predominantly intellectual in character, and consistently exercises discretion and independent judgement.
Additional expectations of the position: • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
Minimum Requirements • Master's degree in psychology, education, social work, counseling, or a related field is required for appointment at the Research Assistant rank. Applicants with a doctoral-level degree may be eligible for a rank of Research Associate. In exceptional circumstances, significant professional experience may substitute for an advanced degree. • Experience working with children (through adolescence); knowledge of child development. • Experience interacting with families, home environments, and parents.
Professional Competencies • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and public presentation skills. • Demonstrated ability to provide positive parenting feedback in an appropriate, clinically informed manner. • Demonstrated effectiveness as a team member. • Multicultural competence and experience working in diverse communities.
Preferred Qualifications • Experience with behavioral interventions and/or parent training/education interventions. • Experience with the Incredible Years parenting intervention or other models of family-based interventions, such as the Family Check-Up. • Licensed to practice or be eligible for a license, in the state of Oregon. • Experience with mindfulness-based stress reduction. • Experience with direct services with high risk populations. • Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. • Experience working with parents of children with developmental delays. • Experience collaborating with a variety of disciplines and social service agencies. • Experience with intervention research and/ or randomized controlled trial research methodology. • Fluency in Spanish.
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