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Family Interventionist

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
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Jul 13, 2022

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Family Interventionist

Job no: 528761
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Portland, OR
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants, Psychology

Department: Prevention Science Institute
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month
Review of Applications Begins
January 19, 2022; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications must include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

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Department Summary
The Prevention Science Institute (PSI) at the University of Oregon is a multi-disciplinary institute focused on understanding human development, preventing behavioral health problems, and implementing effective interventions in community settings. The core mission of the PSI is to improve the lives and well-being of at-risk children, individuals, and families throughout the lifespan.
Position Summary
The Family Interventionist works as a family therapist, service provider, and implementation scientist, and serves as a liaison between families and communities, provides educational materials and brief interventions to families, conducts family and child assessments, refers families to specialized services as needed, and maintains fidelity to intervention models. The position is part of several federally funded grants.

The Family Interventionist performs work in the field of child and family psychology that requires advanced knowledge, defined as work which is predominantly intellectual in character, and consistently exercises discretion and independent judgment.

Additional expectations of the position:
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends on a consistent basis.
    Minimum Requirements
  • Master's degree in psychology, education, social work, counseling, or a related field is required for appointment at the Research Assistant rank. Applicants with a doctoral-level degree may be eligible for a rank of Research Associate. In exceptional circumstances, significant professional experience may substitute for an advanced degree.
  • Experience working with children (through adolescence); knowledge of child development.
  • Experience interacting with families, home environments, and parents.
    Professional Competencies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and public presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide positive parenting feedback in an appropriate, clinically informed manner.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as a team member.
  • Multicultural competence and experience working in diverse communities.
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with behavioral interventions and/or parent training/education interventions.
  • Experience with models of family-based interventions, such as the Family Check-Up.
  • Licensed to practice or be eligible for a license, in the state of Oregon.
  • Training in motivational interviewing.
  • Experience with direct services with high-risk populations.
  • Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience working with parents of children with behavioral health concerns.
  • Experience collaborating with a variety of disciplines and social service agencies.
  • Experience with intervention research and/ or randomized controlled trial research methodology.
  • Fluency in Spanish.

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    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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