Part Time - Psychology - Research Assistant/Home Visitor

19 Aug 2023


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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:The School Readiness Research Initiative is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Research Assistant to provide support to several ongoing NIH and IES funded research projects in the Child Study Center/College of the Liberal Arts/Penn State University. Openings are available at the University Park campus location.Job DutiesPrimary duties may include:

Conduct comprehensive interviews with parents and young adults, code observations, administer standardized tests and learning activities to pre-school and kindergarten aged children, and facilitate parent-child video-taped interactions. Training provided.

Additional duties may include:

Materials preparation, detailed mailings, data entry and scoring, and general project related tasks.

Requirements and QualificationsGeneral requirements for successful candidates:

Flexible schedule is essential and required.

Must be comfortable interacting with research participants in a variety of home and school environments.

Must be able to work independently, and as part of an established team.

Must be committed, reliable, organized, and demonstrate excellent communication skills.

Specialized requirements for successful candidates:

Experience with social science research and/or children and families required.

Minimum Associates Degree or equivalent experience in psychology, human development, education, or other related field preferred.

Employment with the University for this job will require the operation of a motor vehicle as a part of the job duties. A valid US driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

This opening is located at the University Park campus but requires frequent regional travel to surrounding counties (Blair, Huntingdon, Mifflin and Juniata) for home and school visits.

Candidates must have access to a car and be able to provide their own transportation.

Mileage reimbursement provided.

Employment with the University for this job will require successful completion of the Pennsylvania (PA) Publicly Available Clearances: PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and the FBI Criminal History Background Check. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until vacancies are filled.The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here ( .Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. EEO IS THE LAWPenn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.Federal Contractors Labor Law Poster ( PA State Labor Law PosterAffirmative Action ( Penn State PoliciesCopyright Information ( HotlinesUniversity Park, PAPenn State University Park, PAUniversity Park, PAMartinsburg, PA