The University of Pittsburgh's Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, Department of Psychology, is currently seeking FOUR qualified Child Development Specialists. These are full-time positions that will serve as interventionists for Video Interaction Project, a new initiative aimed at supporting parents on newborn infants in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Video Interaction Project is a video-based parenting program that traditional takes place at pediatric primary care centers as part of well-child visits during a child's first three years.
For the present position, visits will take place in pediatrics and also Family Support Centers and WIC offices, as well as in family's homes. Duties will include learning and applying Video Interaction Project, an evidence-based parenting intervention that provides parents of young children with direct feedback to promote children's language and other school readiness skills. The individuals would have a caseload of approximately 20-25 families each week, with average sessions taking 25-30 minutes.
The incumbents will also be responsible for attending supervision and staff meetings) collaborating with other intervention staff, as well as appointment scheduling and record-keeping. The Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences is committed to building a culturally diverse staff. This position requires excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community. All candidates are required to submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (including at least one supervisor, two preferred) with name, contact information, and relationship to candidate.
Applications that do not include these documents will be considered incomplete.
BA/BS in child development, psychology, infant mental health, or related field. 1-2 years of experience working with families in clinical or research setting Comfort in working with parents and very young children; experience working with families of young children preferred Valid PA Driver's License
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.IV
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 1-2 years experience
Work Schedule: 37.5 hrs/week - will vary according to project needs
Hiring Range: $30,732.00 - $49,296.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Optional Documents: Not Applicable
Internal Number: 19005650
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.