Family Interventionist
University of Oregon - Eugene, OR

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FTE: .25 - .75

Position Information

The University of Oregon Child and Family Center (CFC) invites applications for a part time (.25 - .75) Family Interventionist (FI) position. The FI will be trained on the Oregon Parent Project, a randomized control study designed to measure the outcomes of an intervention designed for parents of preschoolers with a developmental delay. This project utilizes an adaption of the Incredible Year Parent Training model that has been modified for this population. This intervention is designed to be co-facilitated in a group setting.


Implements all aspects of the intervention, contacts families, conducts interviews, and creates and delivers feedback sessions which are based upon assessment data and coded observational video tasks. Co-facilitates weekly parent groups; supports individual parent needs to ensure group attendance; provides annual in-home video feedback booster sessions; coordinates parent groups in collaboration with team members; monitors group data collection for standardization and accuracy on a regular basis; organizes and communicates recent decisions and reminders to update staff on all intervention issues; maintains open communication with team members and project Principal Investigator (PI); works collaboratively with team members to accomplish goals; reports to Principal Investigator with all details relating to the intervention process, and receives ongoing supervision from the Principal Investigation regarding all aspects of intervention implementation.

Trains and supervises: Attends staff meetings and participates in regular clinical supervision meetings. Participates in training and discussions/decision making regarding the most effective implementation of the models and ensures compliance with the intervention model and expectations of providing intervention to at-risk populations.

Maintains documentation: Oversees organization of fidelity documents and ensures accuracy of intervention materials and protocols. Uses Access database and Excel files to track subjects and participation. Responsible for maintaining computerized treatment records and other case notes as appropriate.

Coordinates Services: Provides educational and resource information as needed. Advocates on behalf of project participants at their request.

Maintain research integrity: Meets with PI to update project progress and troubleshoot potential problems. Maintains familiarity with professional code of ethics for psychologists. Works closely with project PIs and licensed psychologists. Abides by all UO Human Subject Protocols, Data Safety Monitoring Plans, and current National Institute of Health human subject guidelines.

Other: Responsible for other project related tasks as required or requested.

Minimum Qualifications

This position requires a master's degree (research assistant), or a Ph.D. (research associate), in psychology, education, counseling, or related field. Applicants must have experience with behaviorally-based interventions, family- centered interventions with at-risk families, and collaborating with a variety of disciplines and social service agencies. Applicants must have experience working with children (early childhood through adolescence) and possess knowledge of child development. Applicants must have experience with intervention research. Applicants must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and public presentation skills. Applicant must have experiences interacting with families, home environments, and parents. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to provide positive parenting feedback in an appropriate, clinically informed manner. Applicants must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends. Applicants must have demonstrated effectiveness as a team member.

Preferred Qualifications , in addition to the minimum qualifications, include experience with: 1) randomized controlled trial research methodology, 2) parent training/education interventions, 3) children with, or at-risk for, disabilities, 4) working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, and 5) fluency in Spanish.

Salary : $42,000-$55,000 (1.0 FTE) annually, based on qualifications and experience. There is a possibility that the FTE may increase in the future depending on need, funding, and performance. This position is funded by federal grants and is contingent upon continued funding.

Application Procedure

Submit a letter describing your interest and qualifications, a current vita or resume, and three letters of recommendations to the address shown below. To ensure consideration for this position, please submit applications materials by 5:00 PM on December 18, 2012. Position will remain open until filled

Send materials to: Angie Relling, Child and Family Center, 6271 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-6217. Electronic files of any application materials are appreciated and can be emailed to

The finalist for the position must complete a criminal history background check.

Candidates with experience serving the needs of diverse populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of Oregon is committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seeks candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute positively to its diverse community. The University of Oregon is an EOE/AA/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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