Job Requisition Number: 23977. Professor Skeem is a psychologist who writes and teaches about the intersection between behavioral science and the justice system. Her research is designed to inform legal decision-making about people with emotional and behavioral problems. Specific topics include improving outcomes for justice-involved people with mental illness, understanding psychopathic personality disorder and promoting prosocial behavior among juveniles at high risk for violence.
This position will work with a top-notch research team to collect data on a promising treatment program for people with mental illness who are involved in the criminal justice system. The study will rigorously test whether and how Interventions, a cognitive-behavioral group treatment (CBT), reduces recidivism for this population. The Research Interviewer will recruit participants, assist with randomization, and perform assessments (pre-treatment and post-treatment). Major responsibilities also include staying in good contact with the study team, and tracking down participants in the community to obtain follow up data. This position will be based in San Francisco, but may periodically perform similar functions at our Sonoma site (travel costs are covered).
Responsibilities include: • Participant recruitment, tracking, and retention. • Participant interviewing—that is, direct collection of data at the San Francisco “home” sites (courts, clinics, and the community) and as needed at the Sonoma site (day reporting center and the community) •Administer payment/incentives to treatment group participants •Administrative duties, including providing weekly progress reports, attending team meetings, corresponding with the study team, and data entry/cleaning as needed.Knowledge/Skills: •Consistent availability during business hours, with flexibility to occasionally work evenings or weekends (depending on study needs). •Access to reliable transportation (including a car) and willingness to conduct assessments in the community. •Friendly demeanor and excellent interpersonal skills (including comfort in approaching prospective participants) •Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and documentation abilities. •Ability to be in constant contact with the research team via phone, text, and email. •Basic computer skills for data collection tasks (e.g., administering computerized games in the assessment; completing data entry and reports).
Education/Training: •Graduation from high school or General Education Diploma and two years of experience in collection of survey data or equivalent combination of education and experience. This position is based in San Francisco, but may periodically be required to perform similar functions at our Sonoma research site (with travel costs covered).
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