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Assessor - STRIVE

Job Duties

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator for Project STRIVE, in the Nathanson Family Resilience Center, the incumbent will perform the role of field assessment interviewer and engage in community outreach. This study will be implemented in the probation court system and involves at-risk youth exiting out of the court system in Los Angeles County. Major job functions include outreach to youth and families involved in the court system and agencies that serve them; screening potential research participants; recruiting youth and their parents/guardians; scheduling and consenting participants; administering computerized assessment interviews; tracking participants for follow-up interviews; completing required documentation and data entry; and attending trainings, supervision, and service provider meetings.

The incumbent must have skills in performing a variety of duties and be able to adapt to transition from one task to another and/or from one community work-site to another. High organizational skills, ability to work independently, good interpersonal skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks are skills sought in the incumbent to assist in the study's goals. The incumbent must also have flexible work hours in order to reasonably accommodate participants' schedules, including working during evening and weekend hours and traveling to various community work-sites in Los Angeles County and neighboring counties.

This is a 1 year limited position, may convert to career.

Job Qualifications

B.A. in Social Sciences or related fields preferred.
Experience in the area of court systems, probation and/or at-risk youth and families.
Experience delivering assessments or surveys to youth and parents.
Experience working with families from diverse backgrounds.
Skilled in building rapport with individuals as in at-risk youth, their parent/guardian, and all external members involved in their affairs.
Skilled in keeping accurate and timely records and receipts.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work effectively and closely with other members of the research team.
Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work independently and report to intervention coordinator on a regular basis and in a timely manner.
Must have valid driver's license, auto insurance and access to an automobile.
Flexible hours some evenings and weekends.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Access. Ability to work flexible hours. Ability to follow University Policy and Procedures.
Bilingual English/Spanish required.

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Summary Information

  • Job Title: Assessor - STRIVE
  • UCLA Title: Staff Res Assoc II-Nonexempt
  • Job Num.: H91595
  • Work Hours: M-F, 8-5
  • Work Location: Westwood, CA
  • Job Type: Limited Appt
  • Duration: one year
  • Minimum Salary: $22.57 / $3927
  • Maximum Salary: $36.32 / $6320
  • Layoff Referral Deadline: 
  • Bargaining Unit: RX

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