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The University of Washington READi Lab (Research in Early Autism Detection and Intervention), directed by Dr. Wendy Stone, has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Study Assistant beginning in July 2017. Under the supervision of Dr. Stone, the Research Study Assistant will work on two longitudinal studies, the Screen-Refer-Treat study and the ImPACT study, which are both funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The SRT study is a community-based study to implement and evaluate an innovative healthcare service delivery model (i.e., the SRT model), which is designed to promote earlier access to specialized intervention for toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Through this project, community providers (i.e., primary care providers and early intervention providers) will receive training on ASD screening and ASD-specialized intervention, and parent reports of their well-being, experiences with the healthcare system, and their toddler's behaviors will be gathered before and after the trainings are provided. The ImPACT Study is examining the efficacy of a parent-implemented intervention for improving social-communication in toddlers who have an older sibling with ASD.
The Research Study Assistant will work in a team environment that includes Dr. Stone, an assistant director, a lab coordinator, graduate students, other research study assistants, and undergraduate research study assistants. Interested applicants may email firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries. Lead Responsibilities: - Coach parents on using a naturalistic behavioral intervention with their infants in subjects' homes - Administer behavioral assessments to toddlers - Prepare recruitment materials and conduct recruitment activities - Conduct phone screenings with parents to determine study eligibility - Conduct informed consent process with parents - Assist with community outreach and engagement to promote studies - Schedule, coordinate, record, and distribute minutes for internal meetings with UW research collaborators - Monitor and execute scheduled survey data collection for community providers and families - Prepare materials for meetings and workshops - Complete data entry and provide summary reports and regular updates - Provide technical assistance to community providers regarding their use of a web-based screening tool primarily in Skagit, Lewis, and Yakima - Assist with preparation and revision of study materials for the Institutional Review Board - Oversee training of undergraduate assistants and volunteers on study protocols
Other Specific Duties: - Assist with using video-recording equipment to record lab-based behavioral assessments - Monitor supplies and make orders as needed for data collection and training workshops - Issue and track participant payment for completion of surveys - Attend training workshops for community providers and assist with the set- up and flow of the training - Occasional overnight travel for some of the training workshops and outreach activities
Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND one year of appropriate experience working in a behavioral lab
OR equivalent education/experience.
- Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills - Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities and timelines - Ability to work with colleagues in a way that enhances collaboration and team building
Bachelor's degree in psychology or a related academic area Additional Desired Skills: - Experience working with young children with autism and their families - Experience working with service providers in community settings - Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook - Fluency in Spanish - Experience managing/editing websites - Proficiency in SPSS
Condition of Employment:
Valid driver's license Driver's License is required because RSA would have to: (1) drive to the families' homes to assist with delivering the naturalistic behavioral intervention and (2) provide onsite technical assistance to community providers on web-based screening tool, primarily in Skagit, Yakima, and Lewis.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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