Senior Research Associate, Center for Intervention Research in Schools (CIRS), Mental Health Professionals Consultant
Location: Athens, Ohio
Internal Number: 38947
The Senior Research Associate will play a leadership role in a project funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) evaluating novel ways to leverage interactive technologies and training of school-based personnel to support teachers use of culturally-sensitive and equitable positive behavioral support strategies. The Associate will serve as a full-time consultant to school mental health staff (e.g., school psychologists, school counselors, intervention specialists) in elementary schools. Job duties include developing partnerships with school personnel, training those professionals in problem-solving consultation with teachers, motivational interviewing techniques, and use of culturally-sensitive and equitable positive behavioral support strategies. The Associate will also assist the team with the refinement of training procedures and measurement tools to assess project outcomes.
1. The Senior Research Associate will be responsible for learning and applying all procedures associated with the trainings offered to school personnel that are being evaluated in the grant-funded research project (e.g., training these staff members in problem-solving consultation with teachers, infusing motivational interviewing techniques into consultation, supporting teachers use of universal and targeted classroom management strategies.
2. The Senior Research Associate will obtain feedback from multiple sources (Project Community Advisory Council, teachers, school professionals who completed the trainings) and help the Investigators incorporate the feedback into the next iteration of the training protocols.
3. The Senior Research Associate will attend weekly project meetings, communicate with PIs, communicate with school leaders weekly, and assist as needed with other project tasks (refinement of project materials, manuals, measurement tools).
Candidates must have a master's degree by the start date of the position in Clinical Psychology, School Psychology Counseling, or related fields.
Minimum of 1 year of related experience.
The Associate will work in elementary schools in Southeastern and Central Ohio, so a valid drivers license will be required.
Training and a minimum of 1-2 years experience in problem solving consultation with teachers
Working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures associated with evidence-based classroom management procedures, use of positive behavioral supports in schools, and school-based consultation, and ability to use these concepts and practices in varied situations.
Working knowledge of Motivational Interviewing techniques.
Planning Unit: College of Arts & Sciences
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Joey Pierce, Employment Coordinator
Employment Type: full-time regular
Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials and is accompanied by our generous university benefits such as tuition for self and dependents, a comprehensive insurance package (including but not limited to health, prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance), an excellent retirement plan including company contributions, parental leave, adoption reimbursement, and more. OHIO is also proud to offer wellness programs, on-site wellness facilities, and a generous employee assistance program. Additional Information is available at https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits/.
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