Parent-Child Specialist at the NYU School of Medicine/Bellevue Hospital Center/Woodhull Medical Center

We are seeking an Spanish-English bilingual parent-child specialist to work for a parent intervention program and related behavioral research projects in the Department of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine. This program is designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations and is being administered in the context of randomized controlled trials at Bellevue Hospital Center (Manhattan, NY) and in the context of a clinical program at Woodhull Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY), and other sites in NYC to be determined.

About the position:

The parent-child specialist will administer a behavioral parenting program designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations.  The program is a relationship-based intervention with parents and their children (birth-5) that takes place in the pediatric clinic, is offered for free to
low-income parents, and is being studied as part of a research program. Specifically, this individual will be responsible for:

Primary tasks:


Providing the parenting intervention program (Video Interaction Project) to parents of infants and young children, which involves:

Meeting with parents and children

Providing structured guidance about child development

Providing structured tips to parents about reading, playing, and interacting with their child

Videotaping the parent and child playing together, then providing feedback and positive reinforcement to the parent about this video

Maintaining records of family participation in the program

Building rapport with families, including coordinating with parents and tracking/scheduling upcoming program visits

Overseeing operational aspects of the parenting program

Assistance with tasks related to the research study, including recruiting families, consenting families, and collecting participant data

Collaboration with multidisciplinary team of research and clinical staff

Secondary tasks:

Assistance with other operational aspects of the research study and parenting program

Fluency in both English and Spanish
Bachelor s Degree in child development, child life, infancy, special education, family processes, maternal and child health, or related field
Previous experience working with children and parents in educational, hospital or mental health settings

Previous research experience
Previous experience using databases; proficiency with Microsoft Excel, SPSS, REDCap, or other similar programs

Willingness to travel between sites within NYC. This is a full time position with benefits. A verbal 1- to 2-year commitment is required. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you are interested, please submit a CV/resume and cover letter to Anne Seery, PhD (belle.jobs@gmail.com). Please write Parent-Child Specialist in the subject line and indicate your level of Spanish fluency in the cover letter. Note: NYU School of Medicine is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment.

Application deadline: ASAP

Salary details: Paid. Full time.  

Contract duration: 1-2 years minimum
Contact name: Anne Seery

Contact email: belle.jobs@gmail.com