The Missouri Prevention Science Institute is recruiting a full-time, twelve month research assistant to work under the supervision of clinical instructors at the Family Access Center for Excellence (FACE) of Boone County. FACE is a newly funded, direct community service center jointly supported by the Boone County, MO Department of Social Services and the University of Missouri's Missouri Prevention Science Institute. FACE is an innovative approach to coordinating and improving the mental and physical health, well-being, and safety of children and families in Boone County, MO in a manner that is transparent and promotes client/family direct involvement and choice in the development and implementation of treatment plans.
The person filling this position will be responsible for assisting with overall project coordination under the supervision of the clinical instructor director. The key responsibilities include: * Provide front desk office support: welcoming families arriving for appointments, answering phone, registering and scheduling families for appointments, copying/scanning documents, etc. * Coordinate purchasing, expense reports, maintain inventory of office supplies, including submitting receipts and expenditures associated with FACE operations. * Assist with outreach efforts to recruit families into FACE services, collecting required paperwork, as well as supporting clinical faculty efforts to offer and provide services to families. * Assist with efforts to collaborate with outside agencies to connect families served. * Assist with data collection needed for study and project procedures as well as assist with updating and managing a provider database of Boone County providers and resources. * Promote FACE and Look Around Boone to community agencies, organizations, and families in Boone County, as well as attend regular project and community meetings. * Entering cliental demographic information and medical notes into electronic record system. * Other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree. Strong organizational and communication skills. Experience in working with diverse youth and families. Computer skills. Experience in public speaking, office coordination, scheduling, record keeping, and billing.
Candidates will be evaluated on the following: Ability to: create a pleasant entry experience for FACE families on the phone or in person; effectively communicate the mission of FACE; communication, organizational, and management skills; prepare documents, plans, and reports for the FACE clinical director, the Board of Representatives, MU faculty, and Funders; develop marketing and promotional materials; collect and organize fidelity and satisfaction data from FACE families.
This position will be housed in the Missouri Prevention Science Institute (MPSI).
About MPSI: MPSI is a campus Center at the University of Missouri focused on improving the lives of youth, adults, and families through the application of prevention science methods. Faculty members from across campus contribute to the MPSI mission and many full-time and part-time staff and graduate students contribute to these efforts. Annual expenditures for externally funded projects are approximately $5 million with funded projects focused on rigorous evaluation of interventions, training, and public service. Our research portfolio has increased significantly in recent years, and is poised for continued significant strategic growth. MPSI is a leader on the campus and is nationally recognized for its high quality research and innovative intervention development. More information on MPSI can be found at: http://moprevention.org/ .
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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