Family Interventionist Positions in the Family Check-Up for Population-Level Implementation Trial

We are looking to train prevention science-oriented clinicians in the early childhood version of the Family Check-Up, an established and evidence-based intervention to promote school readiness and prevent early problem behavior. As part of a county-wide effort to support economically challenged families with young children in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, candidates will serve as a Family Check-Up parent coaches for the Pittsburgh Study. Parents will be seen after enrolling in the Pittsburgh Study and completing a screen to evaluate the family’s strengths and challenges. Families with moderate to high levels of challenges will be offered the Family Check-Up and will be seen remotely, at local agencies serving young children at risk for health disparities (e.g., Family Centers, WIC, pediatric primary care) or their home. Duties will include learning and applying the Family Check-Up, a parenting intervention that incorporates motivational interviewing, family systems, and parent skills training. The individual would have a caseload of approximately 10-15 families each week, averaging 45-50 new families each year. The incumbent will also be responsible for attending individual and group supervision and staff meetings, collaborating with other Pittsburgh Study staff, as well as appointment scheduling and record-keeping. In addition to seeing families that are part of The Pittsburgh, additional cases might come from ongoing collaborations with Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services.

Qualifications include Masters level training in Family/Marital Counseling, preferably with some experience using parent training and/or attachment models of working with families with young children. Those interested in our 3 openings should send a CV and three letters of reference to Dr. Daniel Shaw at danielshaw@pitt.edu.