Assessment Tech: N Carolina

University of Minnesota - Office of Human Resources
Published
June 27, 2020
Location
All Other -See Job Description, MN
Job Type
 

Description

The University of Minnesota has suspended hiring for positions that are not deemed critical to the University's mission and operations. At this time we are accepting applications for this position; however, hiring will not proceed until the hiring freeze is lifted. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the University of Minnesota.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • A minimum of 6 months experience working with children and families
  • Must be able to work evening and weekend shifts
  • Must have reliable transportation and valid driver's license
  • Ability to quickly build rapport with both adults and children

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Comfortable going into peoples' homes to collect study data
  • Ability to commit to the position for the entire data collection period (through September 2020)
  • One year of experience working on research studies or familiarity with research methodology
  • 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 (ADAPT) for Active Duty project is a research study being conducted by the Institute for Translational Research in Children's Mental Health in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. This study is taking place at military bases across the United States, including Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Assessment Technicians are needed to complete multiple in-home assessments for the families participating as research subjects in this study on parenting after military deployment.

This is a remote position and work will take place on and around Fort Bragg.

Job Responsibilities:

Assessments (80%)

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

Travel (15%)

  • Travel to and from family homes
  • Collect and return equipment used for assessments to the Site Coordinator

Training/Meetings (5%)

  • Participate in in-house Assessment Technician training and period coaching sessions with study staff
  • Attend project meetings

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 seven departments with ten undergraduate majors, over 30 graduate degree programs, and 25 centers and institutes. We are committed to diversity in our students, faculty and staff; 38.4% of our new first year students are students of color and more than 265 of our international students represent over 51 different countries. For further information : http://www.cehd.umn.edu/about/default.html .

CEHD and the University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

*To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Diversity

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

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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