| The University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work (SSW) has an opening for a Clinical Research Specialist to work in the Ruth Young Center for Children and Families. The Clinical Research Specialist will work collaboratively on the Maryland Human Trafficking Initiative between SSW and the Governor's Office for Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP). This position is responsible for providing the highest technical expertise to research programs and evaluate services, perform studies and/or projects, and oversee research activities.|
The Maryland Human Trafficking Initiative for Children and Youth is led by the Ruth Young Center for Families and Children (RYC) at the SSW, in partnership with the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention, the Maryland Department of Human Resources, the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, and the U.S. Attorney's Office. Project partners include the SAFE Center, Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts, Healthy Teen Network, TurnAround, Inc., and the Baltimore Child Abuse Center.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
This position requires approximately 25% travel in the Baltimore area and other in-state travel.
- Oversee Human Trafficking Initiative projects, analyze data, and provide consultation regarding evaluation and data analysis. Coordinates multidisciplinary teams, including the identification of relevant members to be included in addition to the core team.
- Develop, recommend, modify, and implement policies and procedures and/or methods for the human trafficking response of multiple state agencies. Develop protocol manuals and data collection instruments.
- Perform clinical research activities including data collection, data entry, data verification, data analysis, compliance and clinical relevance of data. Conduct library research and contributes to the preparation and writing of research findings for publication of journal articles and grant proposals.
- Monitor all human trafficking referrals from local jurisdictions and coordinate the multidisciplinary response. Work with Maryland Department of Human Resources (child welfare agency), Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, service providers, state and local Attorney General's Offices, state and local law enforcement, FBI, Homeland Security to ensure appropriate referral process and management of cases. This includes working to establish a system by which case data is shared.
- Integrate Safe Harbor legislation and policies into the multidisciplinary response protocols and policies.
- Serves as liaison to other departments, outside organizations, government agencies, and product representatives to promote effective and efficient operation and use of resources.
- Perform administrative duties such as assisting with planning Annual Human Trafficking Conference and managing requests pertaining to human trafficking from local jurisdictions, and perform training duties for external stakeholders such as law enforcement, child welfare and juvenile services professional staff, etc.
- Performs other duties as assigned.