Researchers at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health are seeking a motivated individual to serve as both a project interventionist in a multi-site project engaging youth living with HIV who struggle with taking their medications and also work on qualitative and quantitative smaller projects. The primary responsibility for this position is providing coaching (motivational focused counseling) to intervention-assigned youth. Youth will reside across the US and coaches connect with them via a video-conferencing software program at least 3 times, and will otherwise follow-up with youth whenever their electronic dose monitoring bottle signals a missed medication dose. This project is part of the Adolescent Trials Network and requires the ability to implement protocols, provide youth-focused counseling, engage in supervision, and work effectively with youth of diverse backgrounds. The candidate should have experience counseling, preferably with youth, and a strong commitment to learning and implementing the study’s specific intervention. Training and on-going supervision will be provided on motivation interviewing strategies, the research protocol, and the intervention will be provided. In addition, the position involves assisting in qualitative coding of data generated from the intervention as well as other small projects focused on HIV treatment and prevention. Training on qualitative analyses will be provided, as will basic training on quantitative analyses. We are looking for someone who has an interest in both aspects of public health work- service provision and data consolidation.
Implement the TERA intervention which uses motivational interviewing strategies and eHealth technologies to assist youth in developing ART adherence plans
Conduct teleconference coaching sessions with assigned youth
Respond to alerts for as-needed outreach
Engage in supervision
Work as part of a team to monitor implementation of the intervention
Keep excellent case notes
Follow protocol defined procedures
Input data in a timely fashion to the project’s secure website.
Perform qualitative coding.
Engage in interpretation of qualitative data.
Some quantitative data analysis.
BA Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or similar field with training in conducting counseling.
Experience with one-on-one patient health coaching and/or motivational interviewing.
Experience working with youth/ adolescents or related training
Effective Communication Skills
High level of organization
Ability to work with youth who may have high levels of emotionality or be in crisis
Previous work with interviews or qualitative data
Interest in quantitative data
A history of working with youth/ adolescents
Motivational Interviewing training
Masters or PhD in counseling related field preferred.
We are seeking an experienced and dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive enviornment for all members of our community.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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