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This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. Some evening and Saturday availability is required for this position.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Psychiatry. The position is located at 4444 Forest Park. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This position will be involved with the follow-up phase of the Parent Child Interaction Therapy: Emotion Development (PCIT-ED) study at the Early Emotional Development Program. Participants ages 8-12 will be returning for their first follow-up visit, consisting of parent and child behavioral assessments, parent-child interaction tasks, a child ERP, and cognitive tasks. This position will also assist with the baseline and post assessment visits for an upcoming project administering PCIT-ED with a pilot group of families in the Jennings school district. Main responsibilities include 1) conducting clinical assessments with adults and children enrolled in research studies at the Early Emotional Development Program; 2) administrative tasks including scheduling, recruitment, coding, etc.; 3) assisting with ERP and fNIRS administration for child and adolescent participants.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Recruit, screen, schedule, track, and consent study participants via phone and in-person as research protocols dictate.
Administer the KSADS, a semi-structured clinical interview, to parents of child participants and child and adolescent participants ages 8-12. Code independently and present data in weekly case conference.
Respond appropriately to participant reports of suicidal thoughts and behaviors, per study protocols and training.
Document case history, data gathered during assessment, and test scores using the REDCap research database on PC computer systems.
Assist with ERPs and fNIRS administration for child and adolescent participants ages 3-12. Guide parents and participants through the process by providing thorough instructions and responding appropriately to subject concerns.
Obtain reliability on observational data coding and independently code at established pace.
Participate in the training and supervision of other team members as delegated.
Administrative research tasks including organizing and managing subject databases, tracking and ordering supplies, assistance with IRB projects, manage PI bibliographies, updating references, assisting with grant editing and figures.
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field plus 3 years of relevant experience or a combination of work and education equaling 7 years may substitute for this requirement.
Equivalent of Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field is highly preferred.
Experience working with clinical populations experiencing/reporting suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STB) and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI).
Experience supervising and/or training others.
Experience working in a research setting and adhering to research and IRB protocols.
Working knowledge of diagnostic criteria on the DSM V-TR, effective organizational, interpersonal, and interviewing skills, capacity to manage time efficiently while working independently, and ability to use PC-based computer systems.
Familiarity and comfort working with children and populations expressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Clinical office setting with some pressure caused by study deadlines and participant schedules.
The hiring range for this position is $17.58 - $21.98 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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