ADAPT4U Assessment Technician

University of Minnesota - Office of Human Resources
June 27, 2020
Twin Cities, MN
Job Type


Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • A minimum of 6 months experience working with children and families
  • Must be able to work late afternoon, evening, and weekend shifts
  • Ability to quickly build rapport with both adults and children

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Comfortable going into people's homes to collect study related data
  • Reliable transportation to conduct home visits within the Greater Twin Cities area as well as St. Cloud, Rochester, and Duluth
  • Ability to commit to the position for at least one year
  • One year of experience working on research studies or familiarity with research methodology
  • P re vious experience working independently and as a team member
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to strictly adhere to a written protocol but also adapt to unexpected situations

About the Job

Position Overview:
The After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools 4U (ADAPT4U) study, at the University of Minnesota, College of Education and Human Development has an Assessment Technician position open for a qualified individual to provide support for a grant project focused on parenting after military deployment. The Assessment Technician position completes multiple in-home assessments for the 180 families participating in the ADAPT4U Project.

Assessments (80%)

  • Work in pairs to complete assessments at families' homes ( mostly during weekday evenings and weekends)
  • Administer questionnaires to children between the of ages 5-14 at home visits
  • Administer questionnaires to parents and facilitate family interaction tasks

Travel (15%)

  • Travel to and from family homes (mostly within the metro area but also to St. Cloud, Rochester, and Duluth)
  • Return equipment to ADAPT4U office and score assessments immediately after meeting with families

Training/Meetings (5%)

  • Participate in in-house ADAPT4U Assessment Technician training and periodic coaching sessions with the Assessment Coordinator

About the Department

Department Overview:

The Institute for Translational Research in Children's Mental Health (ITR) is a research center within the College of Education and Human Development. ITR's mission is to advance quality research, evidence-based clinical training, and information dissemination focused on children's mental health and development ages 0 to 18. Through associated centers and programs, ITR serves systems that interface with and impact the mental health of children and families.

College Overview:

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) is a world leader in discovering, creating, sharing, and applying principles and practices of multiculturalism and multidisciplinary scholarship to advance teaching and learning and to enhance the psychological, physical, and social development of children, youth, and adults across the lifespan in families, organizations, and communities. CEHD is the third largest college at the University of Minnesota, houses eight departments with nine undergraduate majors, over 30 graduate degree programs, and 25 centers and institutes. We are committed to diversity in our students, faculty and staff, 41.3% of our new first year students of color and more than 312 of our international students represent over 58 different countries.

How To Apply

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About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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