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Assistant Researcher / Interventionist

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS JUNIPER GARDEN'S CHILDREN'S PROJECT   Kansas City, KS   Full-time     Social Service
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Posted on June 29, 2021

Assistant Researcher / Interventionist

The Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP; www.jgcp.ku.edu) is seeking to hire an Assistant Researcher/ Interventionist to work on a clinical trial.

We are seeking an interventionist for a study that aims to conduct a randomized controlled trial to examine
a new form of family-based treatment for repetitive behaviors, delivered using telehealth technology, for children with autism spectrum disorder. We are seeking an Interventionist to work 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week) on the project. The interventionist will work independently, with guidance from the Project Coordinator and Co-Investigators. The person hired will be responsible for intervention delivery via telehealth technology to families involved in the project. Responsibilities will also include team collaboration and coordination, conducting assessments, data collection, and building rapport with families.
This position requires reliable transportation and the ability to be flexible in scheduling meetings with community partners, collaborators, and families. Strong organization, management, attention to detail, and communication skills are required, as evidenced by work experience. Please note that all offers of employment are contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the background check. Continuation is dependent on yearly
funding and satisfactory annual evaluation.
The position is at JGCP, located in downtown Kansas City, Kansas in the Children’s Campus of Kansas City building, 444 Minnesota Ave, Suite 300, Kansas City, KS 66101. Travel to sites within the states of Kansas and Missouri may be required. Underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Due to COVID restrictions, this position will work remotely for most responsibilities and transition to on-site work when deemed safe and necessary to do so.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Coach parents via telehealth to support parent implementation of an intervention to address the repetitive and inflexible behaviors of their children with autism (70%).
2. Complete online data collections forms related to child progress and parent implementation of the intervention (10%).
3. Collaborate during regular project meetings with project team to ensure consistent implementation of the intervention and study procedures (10%).
4. Contribute to the development of project materials, including presentations, handouts, and websites (5%).
5. In collaboration with principal investigators, produce reports and presentations to communicate findings and progress to relevant audiences, such as families, funding agencies, and community stakeholders (5%).

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
1. This position requires reliable transportation and the ability to be flexible in scheduling meetings with community partners, collaborators, and families.
2. Due to COVID restrictions, this position will work remotely for most responsibilities and transition to on-site work when deemed safe and necessary to do so.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Bachelor’s degree in applied behavioral sciences, special education, social work, psychology, or related field.
2. Two years’ experience implementing behavioral interventions with families and/or children with autism and/or related disabilities as evidenced by application materials.
3. Fluent in the use of office productivity applications and cloud-based applications such as Google Docs and OneDrive as evidenced by application materials.
4. Strong written communication skills as evidenced by application materials.
5. Strong oral communication skills as determined through interview process and reference checks.
6. Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently as determined through interview process and reference checks.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Master's degree in applied behavioral sciences, special education, social work, psychology or related field.
2. Board Certified Behavior Analyst certification.
3. Minimum one year experience in conduct of behavioral research.
4. Minimum one year experience in telehealth.
5. Minimum one year experience providing coaching or training to
parents/caregivers.
FTE: 1.0
SALARY: $45,000-$50,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin July 15, 2021 and will continue until a qualified applicant pool has been identified.
START DATE: August 16 2021

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: 

Please submit an online application, cover letter, vitae and contact information for three professional references. In the cover letter, please indicate how you see your particular skills set and prior experience contributing to the research at JGCP. If you have questions about the position, you may email Dr.
Boyd at brian.boyd@ku.edu. If you have questions about the application process, you may contact Diana Skill at 913-735-2612. Please note that all offers of employment are contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the background check.

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