KU Juniper Gardens Children's Project

Kansas City , KS
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KU Juniper Gardens Children's Project
Kansas City, KS Full time
Posted on September 20, 2017



Northeast Community of Kansas City, Kansas and the 444 Minnesota Avenue

Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, Third Floor

Department of Applied Behavioral Science, Kansas City, KS 66101

and the Department of Special Education of the Voice (913) 321-3143

University of Kansas FAX (913) 371-8522





PART TIME (60-100%) positions (1-2) for Assistant Researchers. The primary purpose of this project is to develop and test an intervention package to increase a range of skills for Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism. The project will develop web-based skill modules including video models, service provider coaching procedures and self-management procedures. Participants and the primary research locations will be in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. The intervention and development procedures will occur in a range of settings including high-schools, community colleges, homes, participant work places and homes. Training and consultations will be provided for participants, teachers, service providers and grant staff.

A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required for this position.

The position is located in Kansas City, KS. Please note that all offers of employment are contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the background check.

The position is located in Kansas City, Kansas in the Children’s Campus of Kansas City Building, 444 Minnesota Ave, Suite 300, Kansas City KS 66101.




  1. 20% - Provide consultation and training in use of intervention procedures for participants (adolescents and young adults with ASD), their teachers, and service providers; facilitate recruitment, scheduling with school staff, and assist in consent and assent procedures.

  2. 30% - Provide ongoing monitoring and coaching to participants (adolescents and young adults with ASD), their teachers, and service providers in use of the intervention.

  3. 20% - Become reliable on and conduct/develop measures including scales, surveys, assessments and direct observation in schools and community settings.

  4. 20% - Attend research team meetings; collaborate with Principal Investigators to develop/revise module content and coaching procedures.

  5. 10% - Manage data entry, materials preparation; create reports on findings from research.



  1. Bachelor’s degree in psychology, counseling, special education or related field.

  2. Minimum one year experience working with children, adolescents or young adults in school or community settings, evidenced by application materials.

  3. Minimum one year experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  4. Excellent organizational skills as evidenced by application materials.



  1. Master’s degree in psychology, special education, school psychology or related field

  2. Background in learning and behavior disorders, applied behavior analysis

  3. Experience implementing interventions, video modeling or self-management procedures with adolescents with autism in school, work or community settings.

  4. Basic knowledge of single-case design research and quality standards.

  5. Experience working or consulting with teachers, service providers or parents, and/or monitoring or coaching behavioral support plans.

  6. Excellent English written and oral communication skills.




SALARY: $19.00--$22.00 hourly, commensurate with education and experience


FTE: 60-100%


LENGTH OF APPOINTMENT: 12-month position; may be extended if additional funds secured.



For more information and to apply go to https://employment.ku.edu/staff/10080BR

Complete an online application and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. In the cover letter, please indicate how you meet the required qualifications. 



Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2017 and continue until position is filled.  Applications received by the review date will be given first consideration.


Contact for this position:

Dr. Howard Wills, Juniper Gardens Children's Project, 444 Minnesota Avenue, 3rd floor, Kansas City, KS, 66101, (913) 321-3143. Email – hpwills@ku.edu.


Please note that all offers of employment are contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the background check.



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