The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana is seeking a Research Associate for the Early Childhood Center. The Early Childhood Center is dedicated to improving early childhood care and education services that result in positive outcomes for all young children, ages birth through kindergarten, and their families. Specific responsibilities are outlined below.
We are seeking an individual with expertise in early intervention practices to assist us with two major contracts with Indiana's First Steps program.
Specific duties and responsibilities:
Collaboratively design and support the development of effective professional development opportunities for early intervention providers throughout the state.
Collaboratively develop and conduct efforts that translate research to practice and promote the implementation of evidence-based practices in early intervention.
Design and deliver presentations, workshops, online webinars, and other learning events for early interventionists working in First Steps.
Create written and electronic products for disseminating information about effective practices that bring about successful outcomes (such as journal articles, working papers, podcasts).
Actively represent the center's vision and mission and work through collaborative partnerships with local, state, and national agencies and organizations.
Carry out the general mission of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community to work with communities that welcome and support the meaningful participation of people of all abilities through research, education, and service.
Master's degree in early intervention (early childhood special education speech and language, occupational therapy, physical therapy).
Extensive knowledge and experience working in the field of early intervention and services for young children with disabilities and their families. Documented experience in designing and carrying out program and professional development efforts for fostering evidence-based practices. Demonstrated professional writing skills and a record of past publications and written products. Experience working collaboratively with multiple disciplines and representatives of community/state agencies and institutions in creating collaborative research and program development/outreach efforts. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with a wide diversity of individuals.
Working Conditions / Demands
Equipment utilized: computer, printer, large color printer, scanner, telephone.
Remote work arrangements are possible for this position.
Salary Plan: HR
Salary Grade: HR
Job Function: Temporary Hourly
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