Requisition Number: 03024526 Final Filing Date: 08-26-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: SENIOR SURVEY WORKER Number of Positions: 1 Salary: $17.77 - $24.88/HR. Based on experience Appointment Type: Limited Appointment Description: 37% Variable, Schedule TBD Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Non-Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit
Department: HUMAN ECOLOGY - 030079 Department Description: Human Ecology, the newest Department within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, unites around research and curricula focusing on the human ecology of people and place: the human experience that includes the individual, institutions, the community, schools, families, and relationships between people and their environment. This human environment is both social and ecological, and includes different social groups, institutions, built landscapes, ecologies, and physical settings. Our work ranges from studies of individual human health and behavior to analysis of community processes and design to considerations of bioregions and global processes. We explicitly focus on social and environmental problems, and solutions to those problems, with particular attention to issues of equity, health, and sustainability.
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter
Job Summary: The DESC Lab is seeking a part-time (25%-37.5%) Lead Home Visitor to conduct phone interviews and home visits for a 1-year research study of low-income mothers with toddlers in Yolo County. The Lead Home Visitor will lead small research teams of 1 to 2 undergraduate research assistants during data collection in families' homes, within a week of interviewing mothers over the phone. The Lead Home Visitor will work primarily alongside undergraduate and graduate research assistants in the collection and entry of data in the office, lab, and participants' homes. The Lead Home Visitor will work alongside the Project Coordinator to actively recruit research participants for this research study (with the P.I.'s assistance), contact interested families, and help schedule their home visits. In addition, the Lead Home Visitor will be responsible for transporting mobile research equipment and the research team to and from participants' homes (mileage accrued during data collection will be reimbursed by the P.I.).
Physical Demands: - Move or lift research supplies weighing up to 20 lbs.
- Willingness to drive personal automobile with research team to data collection sites across Yolo County and back to the UC Davis Campus.
Work Environment: - Work flexible schedule and occasional weekends to accommodate availabilities of families to participate in research.
- Home visits will only be scheduled during daylight hours from mid-morning to mid-afternoon (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) to accommodate student schedules and ensure the research team's safety.
- Automobile transportation, a valid California driver's license, and a clean driving record.
- UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis-- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
Background Check Required: Yes
Minimum Qualifications: - Experience in human development, developmental psychology, or a closely related field (e.g., education, pediatrics, social work).
- Experience with home visitation.
- Experience using computers for interviewing and data storage.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Suite (e.g., Excel, Word).
Preferred Qualifications: - Experience working with toddler-age children in a research or clinical setting, collecting data, or conducting fieldwork, particularly in families' homes.
- Demonstrated ability to work well in collaboration with others as well as ability to work independently, solving problems and providing suggestions for improvement of the project.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills to clearly and effectively interact with a diverse range of individuals.
- Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented.
- Familiarity with research on child development, mental health, executive functions, self-regulation, and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations.
- Skills to set-up and operate a mobile lab kit with audio-visual recording equipment, wireless router, wireless physiological monitors, and laptop computer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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