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Research Assistant

July 26, 2013 - August 09, 2013
Location:New York, NY
Salary Range:$45,498 – Plus $3,026 Location Pay
Benefits:Full Benefits Package
Employment Type:Full Time
Division/Department:New York City Department of Mental Hygiene
Description:Research Assistant Salary Grade 16 Salary: $45,498 – Plus $3,026 Location Pay The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. has an opening for a full-time Research Assistant at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH). The NYC DOHMH is one of the world’s oldest and largest public health agencies. It has a single mission: to protect and promote the health of all New Yorkers. The Research Assistant will work under the direction and guidance of the NYC Bureau of STD Control (BSTDC) Director of Special Projects. As a Research assistant, you will be responsible for collecting data on substance abuse among individuals who participating in the Screening, Brief intervention, Referral and Treatment (SBIRT) project delivered in STD clinics operated by BSTDC. Location: Gotham Center, 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 To Apply: Submit an application and resume by August 9, 2013, through our website - click on Employment Opportunities. Only applications submitted through the RFMH website will be accepted. The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. AA/EEO Employer
Duties:Responsibilities include but are not limited to: - GPRA (Intake/Outcome questionnaire) tracking and follow-up with participants - Conduct field visits to locate participants for follow-up interviews - Use of electronic medical records and internet-based search programs to locate participants - Maintain follow-up data, including data entry and management - Work with data manager to ensure that follow-up data are reported in a timely manner - Participate in trainings related to patient care (e.g. motivational interviewing, and SBIRT) - Screening individuals, and providing brief interventions and referral to treatment for patients at risk for developing or presenting with a substance use disorder at the STD clinic site. - Performing the associated administrative functions.
Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in public health, social work, social sciences, or an appropriate human services area, and a minimum of one year of experience in the provision of social services including substance abuse and/or mental health services. Preferred skills include strong interpersonal skills and sensitivity to client confidentiality and other issues common to human services settings. Ability to interact with diverse cultural backgrounds, work with a variety of people to secure the trust of clients, clients’ family members, clients’ employers, social service agency personnel, criminal justice system personnel, and others. Computer skills including; MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access.

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