The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Center for One Health Research (COHR) is seeking multiple temporary hourly program assistants to work on a unique study exploring the needs of Seattle homeless youth. COHR, along with UW Departments of Law, Nursing, Social Work, are implementing a research project looking at the relationships between homeless youth and their pets. A Community Mapping exercise will be conducted which involves 6-8 participants to draw a map of the area they spend time in, showing what areas are safe for themselves and their pets, what areas they avoid, where they can get food and care for themselves and their pets, etc. Program staff will help organize and assist with recruitment logistics, focus groups, retention, scheduling, limited procurement as needed, and drafting recruitment flyers and announcements. The program staff will also help the lead investigators in the field to conduct local mapping, subject recruitment and retention, and partnering with local community support groups dedicated to the needs of homeless youth. The hourly staff will be provided with bus transportation allowances if needed and secure storage to house personal items.RESPONSIBILITIES:Assist with research team meeting preparation and logistics associated with focus groups, including setting up supplies and chairs and assist in cleaning up after the meeting.Schedule meeting times with participants.Contribute to content, development, and circulation of recruitment flyers.Provide potential participants with information about the activities offered, and recruit participants to participate in program research.Under supervision, participate as needed with groups of youth experiencing homelessness (ages 14-26) who are enrolled in the research in Community Mapping. The program assistants may join the facilitators tol ask questions according to the Community mapping exercise. The hourly staff may help participants draw maps and mark available services on the map. Community mapping meetings will be held at shelters, libraries, encampments, and/or other safe space. Transportation bus passes will be provided, if needed.Assist with mapping software to document participant responses.REQUIREMENTS:High school graduate or equivalent AND two years of clerical experience OR Equivalent education/experienceADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Currently or recent lived-experience with homelessness in the city of Seattle to build supportive and respectful working relationships with potential participants in the study who are currently experiencing homelessness. Sensitivity to and understanding of the special needs of the homeless.Ability to meet at planned times and/or communicate if unable to show up.Ability to provide a name and number of current Case Manager.Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.? These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.? Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select
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