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Research Coordinator (Bilingual Ė English/Spanish) (217716-951)

St. John’s University


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St. John’s University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan. We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission of academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom. Known for over 100 years of proud athletic tradition, our Big East excitement keeps Red Storm fans cheering.

Ranked among America’s top universities by The Princeton Review, St. John’s University educates leaders for todayís global society through quality academics, high-tech resources and an expanding international presence. With 1,500 Faculty and 1,700 Administrators/Staff, St. Johnís is a leading Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, dedicated to making a positive difference in people’s lives through active engagement in issues of energy and resource conservation, social justice and global citizenship. These values enhance the academic experience of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three residential New York City campuses in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan; a graduate center in Oakdale, NY; an international campus in Rome, Italy; and learning centers in other locations worldwide.

Title: Research Coordinator (Bilingual Ė English/Spanish)
Department: Psychology
Campus: Queens
Start date: September 1, 2013

Description The Child HELP Partnership at St. Johnís University seeks a qualified, Research Coordinator to manage a project investigating empirically-supported assessment and therapy for traumatized, multi-cultural youth, and their caregivers in traditional and non-traditional outpatient settings. Currently, the position is funded for 1 year by a federal grant (Project CONNECT) to evaluate evidence-based practices for children exposed to violence. Project CONNECT utilizes culturally adapted cognitive-behavioral therapy for Latino and African-American children who have experienced physical abuse/assault, sexual abuse/assault, dating violence, and/or witnessed domestic violence. The Research Coordinator will work with a team of clinicians and graduate students at the Child HELP Partnership office at the St. Johnís University Center for Psychological Services and community-based sites in Queens, NY.
The Child HELP Partnership is a clinical research program designed to serve traumatized, multi-cultural preschoolers, children, and adolescents, and their families. Program staff includes licensed psychologists, post-doctoral fellows, licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, graduate students, and undergraduate volunteers. Under the leadership of Dr. Elissa Brown, licensed clinical psychologist, we provide outreach, assessment, psychotherapy, and case management services in both our clinic and community-based sites. The Child HELP Partnership aims to provide these services in multiple languages. We also conduct community-building efforts to disseminate these trauma-informed, evidence-based services. Our community partnerships include: Child Protective Services, Legal Aid, Queens Family Court, local schools, Queens Library branches, and Queens Child Advocacy Center. As a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the Child HELP Partnership also collaborates with national experts.
As a clinical research program, the Child HELP Partnership is committed to evaluating every component of treatment and service delivery. Dr. Brown has received funding from federal, state, and private agencies to develop, test, and disseminate assessment and treatment techniques for traumatized children and their families. In addition to the aforementioned project, the Child HELP Partnership has compared trauma-specific cognitive behavioral therapies to other forms of psychotherapy for physically abused children and their families, and children and their mothers bereaved due to September 11th.
Responsibilities: The Research Coordinator will:

Monitor all aspects of research study
Conduct evaluations with children exposed to violence and their caregivers
Manage a team of clinicians and graduate students with evaluations and treatment
Complete necessary paperwork and report to funding agencies
Conduct presentations and workshops on trauma and violence to community members
Collaborate with community and religious leaders on family outreach and engagement strategies

Minimum Qualifications

Applicant must possess a Bachelorís or Masterís degree, preferably in the behavioral sciences
Applicant must be fluent in Spanish

Applicant should have experience/worked on research studies with:

Multicultural populations, particularly Latino and African-American
Children and adolescents
Traumatized individuals
Proficiency with database management and statistical analysis (e.g. SPSS) required
This position is subject to a comprehensive background screen, with employment contingent upon satisfactory results. If access to a University vehicle is required for the position, a DMV check for driving record and valid driver’s license is also required

St. John’s offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, a 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John’s performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.

St. Johnís University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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