Faculty - Career
Prevention Science Institute
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.
information about our team and current grants.
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
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.
- 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
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and public
- 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
- Experience with behavioral interventions and/or parent
- 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
- Training in motivational interviewing.
- Experience with direct services with high-risk
- Experience working with individuals from diverse
- Experience working with parents of children with behavioral
- 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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package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about
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action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/528761/family-interventionist