This position will provide support to the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, which is housed within the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). The Moore Center is dedicated to promoting a public health approach to preventing child sexual abuse (CSA), while striving to change our nation's response to CSA from a primarily criminal justice, reactive focus, to a more comprehensive approach that focuses significant resources on preventing CSA before harm occurs. This position will work on the revision and pilot testing of a school-based prevention intervention for middle school students in collaboration with Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPSS).
Primary duties and responsibilities: Position will work with staff and select schools within the Baltimore City Public School System (BCPSS) to modify and pilot test a school-based prevention intervention in middle school classrooms. Specific duties include but are not limited to: Building and maintaining strong relationships and working effectively with culturally diverse populations, including youth, school personnel, and the community. Recruiting participants and leading focus groups, trainings, and psychoeducational classes with these populations. Intervention materials will require presenting and discussing sensitive information including sexual violence, harassment, and peer-victimization, while maintaining a focus on intervention targets and participant confidentiality. Participating in relevant trainings and weekly supervision meetings with Center faculty. Assisting with additional research duties including scheduling research activities and data collection as needed.
High School Diploma/GED required. Some college courses preferred. Some related experience. .Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Focus on carrying out the empirics of the protocol as written. Must be detail oriented, and possess excellent writing, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Must be fluent in English. Must be able to work effectively independently and in a team environment with minimal supervision. Must have the ability to successfully problem-solve challenges according to JHSPH and BCPSS protocols within a fast-paced working environment. Will be required to successfully pass CITI Human Subjects Training and all required project-related training prior to working with schools and the community.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Prefer some related coursework or administrative experience. Experience working with school systems, teachers, and adolescent minority populations and discussing sensitive information (e.g., sexual violence, harassment) with these populations strongly preferred. Proficient in Microsoft Office including Access, Word and Excel. Experience with SharePoint preferred. Ability to successfully problem-solve challenges as they arise. Possess a strong attention to detail and follow through. Ability to work well with others as well as independently, with minimal supervision.
This position will require some non-traditional work hours and personal reliable transportation to and from participating BCPSS schools.
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