Jobs

Evaluation Associate

Pay type: Hourly, temporary position
Hours: Part-time, up to 30 hours
Location: Kalamazoo, with some limited travel within Michigan
Department: Unified Clinics Children's Trauma Assessment Center (CTAC)

General summary:Research and evaluation activities for CTAC's grant/contract-funded projects 

Major duties

  • Conduct evaluation activities according to the developed evaluation plan
  • Develop/assist developing database/data storage plan for project
  • Develop/assist developing data collection strategy
  • Implement data collection, or implement with assistance
  • Implement and oversee data management of specified projects related to grant-and contract-funded evaluation and/or research
  • Assist senior evaluator in implementing projects
  • Prepare evaluation reports by compiling and analyzing data 
  • Assist senior evaluator in preparation of grant and contract proposals  
  • Other duties as assigned

Required qualifications:

  • BA or BS in Evaluation, statistics, or other research-related field
  • BA or BS in other field with experience in evaluation and research
  • Competence with Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent writing skills- provide writing sample

Desired qualifications:

  • Masters level education
  • Experience in research/evaluation
  • Working knowledge of SPSS, R, Dedoose, and/or other data analysis software
  • Experience with visual reporting software (e.g., Tableau)

Western Michigan University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.

To apply please send resume and cover letter to margaret.m.richardson@wmich.edu

Clinical Trauma Interventionist

Pay type: Temporary, non-benefits eligible position
Hours: 40 hours per week
Location: Kalamazoo
Department: Unified Clinics Children's Trauma Assessment Center (CTAC)

General summary: The Southwest Michigan Children’s Trauma Assessment Center (CTAC) is part of the Unified Clinics at Western Michigan University. The Clinical Trauma Interventionist serves as clinical staff on a trans-disciplinary team (including social work, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, nursing and medicine) in order to provide comprehensive trauma assessments for children ages 0-17. 

Major Duties:

  • Participate in CTAC clinical assessments
  • Work with clinical staff and CTAC interns in order to complete trauma assessment reports, including reviewing, editing and providing feedback
  • Submit final assessment reports in a timely manner
  • Assist with training and supervision of student interns in the assessment and report writing process
  • Complete interviews with biological parents, foster parents, and child welfare professionals when needed
  • Assist with other special projects and duties as assigned

 Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working with youth and families from diverse backgrounds
  • Basic understanding of youth development and trauma in children
  • Excellent writing skills (will be asked for a writing sample during the interview process)
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to work in a high-stress environment
  • Ability to communicate well with others
  • Must be able to work successfully on a team as well as independently
  • Display cultural/social sensitivity skills

A successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Social Work or related field.  Previous experience working with children preferred.  Appropriate licensure or certification, or progress towards appropriate licensure or certification also required.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to: Cara Weiler, cara.b.weiler@wmich.edu - Subject line: clinician application

Application Deadline: August 31, 2015

 Southwest Michigan Children’s Trauma Assessment Center (CTAC) is a part of Western Michigan University, which is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer. 

We encourage qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.