CREGS is hiring Interventionists for our new Together Study!

CREGS is hiring Interventionists for our new Together Study!

CREGS is hiring Interventionists for the new Together Study, a project on gay relationships and health. Check out more information here. 

Job Title: Interventionist
Program Name:  CREGS
Compensation: $27/hour
Position Status: Very Part-time, non-permanent (5-10 hours per month on Saturdays)
Travel Required: Yes (local)
Reports to: Study Director and Principal Investigator
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posting Date: May 10th, 2017

 

SUMMARY

Project:

The Together study is a five-year study focusing on gay couples and HIV prevention. HIV prevention efforts among gay men in the US have broadened in scope to incorporate the social, cultural, interpersonal, and contextual factors associated with HIV infection and transmission. The Together study will determine if a health intervention in-person or online will assist gay couples in building the skills they need to negotiate and use risk-reduction strategies within their relationship to prevent HIV. This study is one of the first to look at the unique HIV-prevention needs of gay couples in the San Francisco Bay Area.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Interventionist

  • Lead small groups of participants for the study intervention, which includes teaching on health tips, sexual health, running activities and icebreakers, and answering questions.
  • Develop monthly reports for the Study Director and PI.
  • Collect data from participants during the intervention.
  • Supervise participants throughout the intervention.
  • Assist with feedback on the intervention curriculum directly to the Study Director and PI.

SCOPE of WORK – Interventionist

  • 45% running the intervention phase of the study with participants (carrying out the intervention phase by disseminating intervention materials to study participants, leading the intervention process, leading group activities, and assisting with feedback on the intervention).
  • 20% Working with the PI and Study Director to assist in study content building.
  • 20% research assistance including participant retention, assisting in data tracking, and analysis.
  • 10% document and records maintenance for participant data.
  • 5% assisting in building surveys through Qualtrics.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of and/or previous experience with HIV and sexuality research and resources, specifically with the LGBTQ community.
  • Experience with research-community collaborations.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and motivational/persuasive skills; strong verbal communication skills. Strong social energy and ability to interact with multiple groups/individuals.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Solid computer skills, including Excel spreadsheets, and ability to set up systems for scheduling and tracking research participants. Proficient with calendaring and schedules; MS Office and Google.
  • Ability to act independently in implementation of research protocols, use judgment when interacting with individuals, and seek proper consultation when needed. Must be dependable and trustworthy.
  • Demonstrate ability to work with diverse groups, different cultures, and sensitive subject matter. Demonstrate ability to defuse situations with participants. Comfort with answering questions about sexual health.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and balance multiple work-related demands simultaneously.
  • Bachelor’s degree minimum.
  • Ability to lift up to 25lbs.
  • ***WORK IS REQUIRED ON SATURDAYS. You must be available on Saturdays for this position. The intervention is run at the Downtown Office at CREGS, at 835 Market Street, San Francisco, CA.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2 years of experience working as a researcher on studies, with knowledge of research methodology and human subjects protocols.
  • Previous teaching experience in classrooms.
  • Knowledge of and/or previous experience with HIV and sexuality research and resources, specifically with the LGBTQ community.
  • Incredibly social and with the ability to engage with multiple people and groups in a public setting, be willing to approach people.

 

SUBMIT RESUMES TO:

James Lykens, Study Director

jlykens@sfsu.edu