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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Project Assistant.
We are looking for a Spanish-English bilingual project assistant to work on behavioral and research projects in the Department of Pediatrics at NYU Langone Health School of Medicine, based at NYC H+H/Bellevue. We are examining and delivering parenting interventions to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations at pediatric clinics across in New York City (in particular, the Video Interaction Project; PI: Alan Mendelsohn, MD). The candidate will be responsible for multiple project tasks, and will work with a multidisciplinary team of pediatricians, psychologists, and other child development professionals.
- Administer standardized program to parents of infants and young children, which involves tips about reading, playing, and interacting with children, videotaping parents and children playing together, providing general positive reinforcement about the video (Video Interaction Project)
- Maintaining records of family participation in the program
Developing rapport with parents and children who are in the program
Coordinate with parents and track/schedule upcoming program visits
- Conduct interviews with parents about a range of topics, including screens for depression and questions about their childs development and behaviors
Administer standardized, pre-existing developmental assessments of toddler and preschool childrens cognitive and language development, as well as self-regulation
- Recruit research participants and obtain informed consent, for sites with a research component
Translate project-related documents
Transcribe and/or code videotapes (using micro-analytic coding techniques)
- Maintain databases and perform data entry
Provide general support if needed related to project or research tasks such as grant preparation, Institutional Review Board, literature reviews, and documentation
Assist with coordination and training of volunteers
Collaboration with multidisciplinary team of research and clinical staff
Additional Position Specific Responsibilities:
Fluency in both English and Spanish
Bachelors Degree in child development, child life, infancy, special education, family processes, maternal and child health, or related field
Previous experience working with children and parents in educational, hospital or mental health settings; previous research experience is preferred but not required
Previous experience w/ databases; proficiency w/ Excel, SPSS, REDCap, or other similar programs
To qualify you must have a High School Diploma or the equivalent is required. Minimum of 1 year related experience in an office setting or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Effective Oral, written communication and interpersonal skills. Computer Skills-Working knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power point and Access. Ability to develop basic formulae for spreadsheets; set up routine computer procedures; Ability to access e-mail, electronic calendars, and other basic office support software. Ability to proofread documents and write clear, concise 1st draft. Ability to type at a speed of at least 45 net words per minutes.
Knowledge of standard office practices. Ability to multi-task while paying attention to details. Ability to use standard office equipment such as copy machines, multi-line telephones, fax machines.
Associate's Degree in a related field with 2 Years of related experience in an office setting is preferred.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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