Rowan University Job Announcements
Position: Research Assistant, Institutional Work Study (IWS)
Department: Child Abuse Research Education & Service (CARES Institute)
For over 25 years, the CARES (Child Abuse Research Education & Service) Institute at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine has provided help and compassion – and ultimately, hope – for children who have experienced abuse and neglect. The CARES Institute is nationally recognized as a model of excellence in healing children and families who have experienced abuse, neglect, and violence.
This project provides the student with a unique opportunity to work with experts, researchers, and treatment developers in the area of child maltreatment. CARES faculty have developed and evaluated evidence-based treatment models which are being disseminated and further evaluated worldwide.
The student would have an opportunity to work closely with Dr. Melissa Runyon, Professor of Psychiatry & CARES Treatment Services Director, Dr. Elisabeth Pollio, CHEC Mental Health Director, and some members of the CARES research team. The project involves a retrospective chart review of children who have received medical and psychological screens in the CARES CHEC program within 30 days after they have been removed from their homes due to maltreatment and placed in foster care. The foster care population is an underserved population. Furthermore, a majority of children who are entering the foster care have experienced neglect, as subset of maltreatment that has received less attention in the literature compared to other types of maltreatment. The primary focus of the project would be to document the emotional, behavioral, and medical difficulties experienced by children who have been neglected and are entering state care.
· Minimum Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, behavioral sciences, mental health or related field.
-Good computer skills
-Date entry skills
-Good organization skills and attention to detail
-Good verbal and written communication skills
Qualifications - Preferred:
· Prior research experience
Starting Date: 09/01/2013
Salary: $8.75 per hour
The project involves a retrospective chart review of charts of children who received medical and psychological screens between January, 2005 and June 2013 in the CARES CHEC program recently after they have been removed from their homes and placed in foster care.
(1) completing all necessary human subjects' trainings
(2) attending regular meetings with the research team
(3) assisting in developing the research tool to gather the data from the charts
(4) involvement in the development and submission of the IRB proposal for the study
(5) reviewing charts and using the data collection tool to collect the identified data points
(6) entering the data into the Access database developed by the Dr. Christine Schroeder, CARES Honest Data Broker
(7) performing data checks for accuracy
(8) other duties related to the completion of the project, such as literature searches, etc.
Melissa K. Runyon, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Treatment Services Director
RowanSOM CARES Institute
42 East laurel Road
Stratford, NJ 08084