Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking 2 individuals to fill positions as Intervention Navigators. The candidates will be responsible for connecting parents of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers to intervention programs for a large-scale implementation prevention trial (recruitment goal of 8,000 families over 2-3 years).
She/he will follow up with parents after they complete initial assessments at the following community sites in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan area: Magee Women's Hospital; Women, Infants, and Children Nutritional Supplement Centers; Pediatric Primary Care and Federally Qualified Health Center offices; and Family Support Centers. In addition, the Intervention Navigator may also connect with families following bi-annual (for children 0 to 2 years) or annual assessments (for children ages 3 to 5) if additional services are requested. For participants who have selected a program during their assessment, the Intervention Navigator will help each family maximize accessibility for the service at a location most convenient for the family and assign and contact the provider/clinician to deliver the services.
For families who are unsure about which program is right for their family, the Intervention Navigator will work with the family to decide which intervention(s) offered represent the best fit the family's current needs. This staff members will work closely with the Intervention staff, Assessment Coordinator, the Project Director, and the Principal Investigators to monitor the initiation of interventions for families who chose to engage in an intervention program. The candidates should be facile in navigating a large database; for example, locating and updating family information, entering correspondence data, and generating and interpreting comprehensive reports that are prepared by the data management team. Because the study includes connecting families to services provided in communities convenient to them, the Intervention Navigator should be familiar with the many service programs available for families with young children in Allegheny County.
The position demands a high level of interpersonal skill, professionalism, and ease in working with staff from multiple disciplines and families from diverse socioeconomic strata and cultural backgrounds. High levels of organization, self-sufficiency, and flexibility are essential. The Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences is committed to building a culturally diverse staff. 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 are required.
Minimum 3 years of research or relevant clinical experience with a strong preference for candidates who have experience in case management. Prior training and experience in family-based intervention suggested but not required. Experience with research environment and procedures highly preferred.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.IV
Minimum Education Level Required: Master's
Minimum Experience Level Required: 3-5 years experience
Work Schedule: Generally M-F 8:30-5:00; however may vary to include some evening/weekend hours to accommodate participant schedules and 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
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19008797
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