The goals of the behavioral and mental health prevention projects are to co-design and/or implement culturally relevant interventions and evaluate the impact on improving health and sometimes educational outcomes for Native American children, families, and communities. The over-arching goal is to develop successful data-driven and culturally-informed surveillance and intervention programs for Tribal and other communities in which behavior threatens the well-being of children and their families and limits their opportunities to flourish and lead healthy lives.
We are seeking aResearch Program Assistant who will serve as a facilitator of a behavioral health curriculum focused on increasing economic stability of Native fathers and their families, reduce violence in rural Native communities, and increase healthy relationships and co-parenting in Native communities. Position activities include facilitation of the Azhe' Bidziil (Strong Father) program to Native fathers (or father figures such as grandfathers, uncles, etc.) who are age18 years and older, have at least one child < 24 years old, and live in or near Tuba City and Chinle, Arizona. Weekly lessons are delivered for approximately 12 weeks to groups of 8-12 Native fathers in central community locations. This position will also include all logistics related to program delivery and case management of participants.
This position serves as a full-time Research Program Assistant for Behavioral Health research projects.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Serve as a facilitator of a strengths-based health promotion curriculum.
Complete training and prove proficient in the curriculum. Complete booster trainings as necessary.
Deliver the 12-session curriculum to groups of 8-12 Native fathers (or father figures) across 3 months in central community locations.
Complete sessions summary forms online via a data entry software and update program tracking logs.
Assist with data entry as needed.
Provide referrals for youth and families to outside services and entities as necessary.
Provide comprehensive case management (at least 8 visits) to participants. Case management includes meeting one-on-one with participants (via phone or in person) to provide referrals and check in on goal progress.
Work closely with the Program Coordinator to ensure the curriculum is delivered with fidelity and quality.
Work with the rest of project team on duties related to recruitment and consenting and participate in staff meetings to review project goals and progress.
Represent the project in a community setting to initiate and maintain interest in the project.
Attend and (co-)facilitate Community Advisory Board meetings as necessary.
Assist with dissemination of project findings in annual reports, at national conferences and in the scientific literature.
Assist with other Center-wide programmatic duties as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Must be comfortable completing invasive procedures including specimen collection (nasal, saliva, urine, blood) and other samples from participants; proficiency in the use of computers, including software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing, excellent organizational and time management skills, independent and self-motivated, highly organized and detail oriented; ability to manage multiple and competing priorities, excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated strong, positive interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively across disciplines and within a variety of cultures.
Current driver's license issued by the state of residence and good driving record required.
Ability to travel with overnight stays required as needed. Some evening, weekend and holiday work may be required.
May be required to work at other sites. Guidelines regarding travel time and project vehicle use will be clarified based on specific site needs.
This position will maintain background clearance as required by the employer and any collaborating agencies.
High School Diploma or graduation equivalent, with some college courses preferred.
Some related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Dine Bizaad speaker.
Knowledge of community geography, culture and traditions.
Consenting processes and evaluation experience.
General knowledge of research.
Classified Title: Research Program Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: Min $15.25 - Max $23.00 HRLY ($39,312 budgeted; Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: JHU - Arizona Department name: Center for Indigenous Health Personnel area: School of Public Health
Total Rewards The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at email@example.com. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit accessibility.jhu.edu.
The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.