Legacy - Los Angeles County - Field Staff Job Listing at Headway Workforce Solutions in CA
The Legacy for Children TM Follow-up Study is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to evaluate the long-term effects of the Legacy for Children TM (Legacy) intervention. The Legacy intervention was initiated by the CDC to focus on parenting behaviors and the relationship of the parent with his or her own child. Low income families in Miami, FL and Los Angeles, CA were recruited to participate in Legacy (either the intervention or the comparison group) for a period of 3 to 5 years beginning at their children’s birth.
The Legacy for Children TM Follow-up Study was designed to answer questions such as:
1 – What is the long-term effect of the Legacy intervention on child development outcomes when the children are in the 3rd, 5th, and 7th grade?
2 – How do certain demographic or maternal/family functioning factors (e.g., parenting practices), mediate or moderate the effects of the Legacy intervention?
The Principal Investigator for the follow up study is Sarah L. Friedman, Ph.D. The data collection is conducted by Battelle, a non-profit research company.
Battelle is seeking dynamic, part-time, field interviewers to conduct standardized research activities with the Legacy children and mothers in Los Angeles, CA over a period of approximately 5 to 6 years.
What does the work involve?
o Study activities involve working independently and in teams of two interviewers to administer computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI) with mothers and conduct standardized cognitive and psychosocial assessments with children ages 8 to 12 in home and office settings, conduct classroom observations, and maintain high level of rapport with participants.
o Candidates must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel to appointments with participants throughout the Los Angeles area in order to conduct scheduled interviews, standardized assessments and observations.
o Additional tasks will include tracing and locating families who have been out of touch, data entry, test scoring, data transmission, working with other research team members, preparing reports, and directly reporting to the study manager on a daily basis. May also involve collecting and shipping biospecimens.
Where is the work?
o Field work will take place throughout the greater Los Angeles area, and potentially in surrounding areas.
What are the hours?
o Part time employment is anticipated. Hours will be primarily evenings and weekends to conduct personal interviews, and weekday mornings to conduct classroom observations. Flexibility to accommodate families’ preferences in scheduling interviews and observations is essential to the position. Candidates for the Los Angeles location must be available to attend paid training sessions in Los Angeles in June 2011. Additional trainings in Los Angeles, and/or other cities will be required as fieldwork gets underway. Time and travel expenses associated with training will be paid.
When is the period of work?
o Approximately June 2011 to July 1016.
What are the qualifications?
Battelle is looking for talented, experienced individuals who possess excellent communication and organizational skills, have the ability to follow and document study procedures, possess independent work habits, can accurately complete assigned tasks in a timely manner, and can adhere to strict rules regarding project confidentiality.
Required qualifications include:
o A Bachelor’s degree (desirable fields of study include psychology, sociology, child development or a related social science).
o Prior survey research experience.
o Ability to speak, read and write in English.
o Advanced computer literacy.
o A valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and good driving record.
o Ability to pass mandatory background check and drug screening.
Preference will be given to individuals who are willing to commit to the full length of the study period and have experience in the administration and scoring of standardized assessments with children, such as the BASC-2, Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery, Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children II, and observations such as the CLASS, H.O.M.E. and Mother-Child Interaction.
What are the terms of employment?
o The positions are temporary, part-time and flexible.
o The pay rate will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Positions will be hired through Headway Corporate Resources. Headway is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.
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