The University of Maryland School of Social Work (SSW) has an opening for a Senior Community Program Specialist to work collaboratively on the Maryland Human Trafficking Initiative between SSW and the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, primarily the Victims' Services committee. This position is responsible for providing the highest technical expertise to research programs and for evaluating services, performing studies and/or projects, and overseeing research activities.
The Maryland Human Trafficking Initiative for Children and Youth is one of the flagship projects of the Prevention of Adolescent Risks Initiative team led by PI Nadine Finigan-Carr at the SSW, in partnership with the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, Governor's Office of Crime Prevention Youth & Victim Services, the Maryland Department of Human Resources, the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, and the U.S. Attorney's Office. Project partners include the Healthy Teen Network, Anchored Hope, LLC, and the Maryland Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics (MDAAP).
This Exempt, Contractual position offers a generous benefits package that includes 10 vacation days, 11 personal and holidays, 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.
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In the Fall of 2021, UMB will require all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.
Oversee Human Trafficking Initiative project, analyze data, and provide consultation regarding evaluation and data analysis. Coordinates multidisciplinary teams, including the identification of relevant members to be included in addition to the core team.
Develop, recommend, modify, and implement policies and procedures and/or methods for the human trafficking response of multiple state agencies. Develop protocol manuals and data collection instruments.
Perform clinical research activities including data collection, data entry, data verification, data analysis, compliance and clinical relevance of data. Conduct library research and contributes to the preparation and writing of research findings for publication of journal articles and grant proposals.
Monitor all human trafficking referrals from local jurisdictions and coordinate the multidisciplinary response. Work with Maryland Department of Human Resources (child welfare agency), Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, service providers, state and local Attorney General's Offices, state and local law enforcement, FBI, Homeland Security to ensure appropriate referral process and management of cases. This includes working to establish a system by which case data is shared.
Serves as liaison to other departments, outside organizations, government agencies, and product representatives to promote effective and efficient operation and use of resources.
Perform administrative duties such as assisting with planning Annual Human Trafficking Conference and managing requests pertaining to human trafficking from local jurisdictions, and perform training duties for external stakeholders such as law enforcement, child welfare, and juvenile services professional staff, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in social work, public health, psychology, or field of study related to the research. Master's degree is strongly preferred. Experience: Three (3) years of experience in clinical research and/or program coordination in field of study related to the program. Preferred Experience: Knowledge of anti-human trafficking content area for research and clinical practice Other: Related experience to program may be substituted for education.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both verbal and written communications. Ability to take a lead role in performing and directing various advanced, routine, and maintenance procedures. Ability to perform independent projects and to serve as a consultant in the area of technical specialty. Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgments. Skill in statistical programming, interpretation, and data analysis using statistical software as well as spreadsheet and database software applications. Ability to apply knowledge of scientific theory and computer capability to design and recommend changes to methods for clinical research. Ability to take scientific terminology and concepts and translate to lay persons in a meaningful way. Ability to conduct library research and participate in the preparation of journal articles. Ability to identify appropriate analytic techniques for data analysis.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding. Skills in ethically communicating risks and benefits an ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to network with, and present information to key groups and individuals.
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with others to meet customer expectations, and provide follow-up with customers.
The Hiring Range for this position is in the mid $50,000s to low $60,000s, commensurate with education and experience.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu.
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Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E1421E
Employee Class Exempt Contingent II
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Social Work - General Instruction
Job Posting: Jul 21, 2021
Unposting Date: Aug 12, 2021, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 177184
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