Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 108253-en_US
We are seeking a Research Assistant. This casual position is housed within the Department of Mental Health and is to support data collection for a research study entitled the Bullying Classroom Check-Up (BCCU) being conducted in public elementary schools.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- Assist with the collection of parental consent forms from classrooms and call families; elementary student survey administration; and conduct classroom observations enrolled in research projects being conducted with the Anne Arundel County Public School system in Maryland.
- May be asked to assist with the collection of student consent forms and to proctor the administration of online student surveys.
- Collect data using the Assessing School Settings: Interactions of Students and Teachers (ASSIST) observational measure. The ASSIST administration requires completing training and passing a reliability assessment. Training and assessment hours will be paid for, but paid observational work is contingent on becoming ASSIST certified.
- Classroom observations will be conducted in elementary school classrooms.
- Casual hires will be in regular contact with the research coordinator, for scheduling, supervision, and for additional tasks as needed (e.g., assistance with data entry or tracking).
Additional Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to adapt to the needs of a diverse and high-paced research environment quickly and comfortably.
- Good oral and written communication and reading comprehension skills.
- Proficient using technology (e.g., computers, laptops, tablets, copier, printer) and working with Office programs.
- Comfort in interacting with school personnel (administrators, office staff, and teachers), students, and guardians.
- The job will require a background check conducted by the partnering school district.
- Ability to independently travel to elementary schools that are not accessible by public transportation and are located 20-40 miles from the office.
- Must be available to work at least 2 days per week during school hours (i.e., 7:30 AM- 3:30 PM).
- Must be able to stand on feet for extended periods for observations.
- Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
- Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
- Coursework in either education or social science research
- Experience with social science research (being trained in observational protocols) or working with schools.
- Experience with online data collection methods and REDCap.
Classified Title: Research Assistant
Starting Salary Range: $16.75-$23.00-$29.30 HRLY (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Casual / On Call
Schedule: Based on partnering schools schedules
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Hybrid/School of Public Health
Department name: Mental Health Research Projects
Personnel area: School of Public Health
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