Bilingual Parent-Child Specialist position at NYU School of Medicine

Full-time Position: Parent-Child Specialist

The Bellevue Project for Early Language, Literacy, and Education Success (BELLE)
NYU School of Medicine/Bellevue Hospital Center/Woodhull Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics, New York, NY

We are seeking an Spanish-English bilingual parent-child specialist to work for a parent intervention program and related behavioral research projects in the Department of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine. This program is designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations and is being administered in the context of randomized controlled trials at Bellevue Hospital Center (Manhattan, NY) and in the context of a clinical program at Woodhull Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY), and other sites in NYC to be determined.

About the position: The parent-child specialist will administer a behavioral parenting program designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations.  The program is a relationship-based intervention with parents and their children (birth-5) that takes place in the pediatric clinic, is offered for free to low-income parents, and is being studied as part of a research program.

Specifically, this individual will be responsible for:

Primary tasks:

  • Providing the parenting intervention program (Video Interaction Project) to parents of infants and young children, which involves:
  • Meeting with parents and children
  • Providing structured guidance about child development
  • Providing structured tips to parents about reading, playing, and interacting with their child
  • Videotaping the parent and child playing together, then providing feedback and positive reinforcement to the parent about this video
  • Maintaining records of family participation in the program
  • Building rapport with families, including coordinating with parents and tracking/scheduling upcoming program visits
  • Overseeing operational aspects of the parenting program
  • Assistance with tasks related to the research study, including recruiting families, consenting families, and collecting participant data
  • Collaboration with multidisciplinary team of research and clinical staff

Secondary tasks:

  • Assistance with other operational aspects of the research study and parenting program 

Requirements:

  • Fluency in both English and Spanish
  • Bachelor’s Degree in child development, child life, infancy, special education, family processes, maternal and child health, or related field
  • Previous experience working with children and parents in educational, hospital or mental health settings
  • Previous research experience
  • Previous experience using databases; proficiency with Microsoft Excel, SPSS, REDCap, or other similar programs
  • Willingness to travel between sites within NYC as needed

This is a full time position with benefits. A verbal 1- to 2-year commitment is required. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you are interested, please submit a CV/resume and cover letter to Anne Seery, PhD (belle.jobs@gmail.com). Please write “Parent-Child Specialist” in the subject line and indicate your level of Spanish fluency in the cover letter. Note: NYU School of Medicine is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment.

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