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PCIT Clinical Coordinator

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Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Prevention Science Institute
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
January 30, 2017

Special Instructions to Applicants 
To be assured of consideration, application materials must be received by January 30, 2017; however the position will remain open until filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references.

Department Summary
The Prevention Science Institute at the University of Oregon is a multidisciplinary research institute where scientists understand human development, prevent behavioral health problems, and implement effective interventions in community settings.

Position Summary
The PCIT Clinical Coordinator will (a) coordinate PCIT clinical team and conduct PCIT with child welfare-involved families, (b) oversee and manage rigorous intervention-related data collection efforts and intervention team staffing, and (c) assist in conducting biobehavioral assessments with parents and children (ages 3 – 7 years old). Headed by Drs. Elizabeth Skowron and Phil Fisher, the Coaching Alternative Parenting Strategies (CAPS) Study is a randomized clinical trial designed to assess the neurobiological bases of change that occur as parents in PCIT work to strengthen their parenting skills and change parent-child interactions that lead to abuse.

Minimum Requirements
• Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Education, or similar human services field.
• Currently certified PCIT therapist
• Professional licensure – or licensure eligible in psychology, education, counseling, social work, or related field. 
• Experience working with children (early childhood through elementary age) and possesses knowledge of child development. 
• 1+ years of research experience or progressively responsible employment in a field applicable to research, or a combination of such training and experience.
• Experience conducting standardized interviews and behavioral performance tests with adults and children. 
• Must be able to visually observe children, parents and their interactions.

Professional Competencies
• Knowledge of spoken and written English sufficient to obtain, provide, or exchange information. This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Must have a highly efficient and organized approach to work with strong attention to detail and thoroughness. Applicant needs to manage multiple tasks and possess exceptional time management skills. 
• Applicant must also have experience working in a team environment with diverse populations, requiring participatory decision-making and cooperative interactions of employees. Needs to be able to learn quickly and work independently, with supervision as needed. 
• Demonstrated ability to provide positive parenting feedback in an appropriate, clinically informed manner. 
• Strong working knowledge of personal computers with formal training and/or employment experience is preferred. Position requires proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and using the internet.

Preferred Qualifications
• Level I PCIT Trainer
• Experience with: parent training/education interventions, child welfare families, children exposed to physical abuse and/or neglect; and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. 
• 1+ years of supervisory experience.
• Knowledge of research methods / statistical analysis.
• Experience with behavioral health assessment.
• Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Education, or similar human services field.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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