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May 23, 2018

Open House: St. Mary's County Public Schools!

Open House: St. Mary's County Public Schools
June 20, 2018 from 5-7 p.m.
23160 Moakley Street 

Leonardtown, MD 
Event Flyer

St. Mary's County Public Schools would like to invite eligible Terps to our Department of Special Education and Student Services Open House. Review the attached flyer for additional information on   openings.

Seeking to fill:
- Special Education Teachers
- School Psychologist
- Speech Language Pathologist
- Behavior Resource Staff

They will be conducting interviews and have potential job offers for qualified Terps!

May 21, 2018

PEARL Lab Faculty Research Assistant position!

Faculty Research Assistant 
The Prevention and Early Adversity Lab
Full Position Description

Description:
Dr. Brenda Jones Harden, Professor, Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland College Park (UMD), is seeking to hire full-time or part-time (i.e., at least 20 hours per week) research assistants (RAs) to collect data from young children and their families. The RAs would be part of a busy and thriving research-to-practice group – the Prevention and Early Adversity Research Lab (PEARL) in UMD’s College of Education. This position is ideal for a young professional wanting to work with children and families and/or seeking to attend graduate school at a later point. Professional development activities are integrated into the work of RAs.

Responsibilities:
-conducting child assessments
-conducting classroom observations
-interviewing parents
-build rapport with staff
-data entry
-manage and analyze data
-reviewing literature
-contributing to presentations and manuscripts

Qualifications:
-Bachelors degree
-Experience working with children
-Background in SPSS or other statistical software
-Excellent interpersonal skills
-Excellent organizational skills

How To Apply:
Please send the following in one pdf file before June 15, 2018 to Brenda Jones Harden (bjharden@umd.edu) and Tanya Tavassolie (ttavasso@umd.edu)

-Resume or Curriculum Vita (CV).
-One page (double-spaced) letter of interest describing the applicant’s research-related experiences, interest in the position, and future career aspirations.
-Names and contact information for 3 references.
-An unofficial transcript for any undergraduate work completed. 

May 17, 2018

Deadline Extended: Achieving Success in the Law School Application Process for students from under-represented groups! Georgetown University, Washington D.C.!

CLEO 2018 Achieving Success in the Application Process (ASAP) Prelaw Seminar
Georgetown University
Washington, DC
June 23 & 24, 2018

https://cleoinc.org/programs/asap/

Who Is Eligible for ASAP?: College juniors, seniors and post-graduates who plan to apply to law school can participate in ASAP.
What: Intensive weekend to help participants develop the tools they need to understand the application process and become competitive law school applicants.
Deadline Extended
Cost: $100

Preparing talented, motivated, yet under-represented students to successfully gain admission to and succeed in law school. The ASAP program curriculum will focus on aspects of the law school application process that are commonly overlooked or undervalued by students when applying to law school.

· Selecting a law school,
· Writing an effective personal statement,
· Choosing sources for letters of recommendations,
· Preparing strategies for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and understanding the impact of LSAT scores and Grade Point Averages (GPA) in the selection process,
· Understanding the significance of the early application process offered by many law schools
· Managing Debt and developing credit worthiness
· Common errors committed by law school applicants

See ASAP Highlights and Photos here!

When: various weekends in June, July, August
Where: Washington, DC; Manhattan, NY; ; San Francisco, CA ; Houston, TX; and Chicago, IL
How: Click here: to Apply online NOW!

Academic Peer Mentors needed for summer PSYC 100 course!

Academic Peer Mentors
Summer 2018
PSYC 100
tltc.umd.edu/amp

Description:
Want to be a peer mentor during the summer session of PSYC100 (Introduction to Psychology)? Academic Peer Mentors (AMPs) will work with students by leading group activities and review sessions. They will also help explain concepts to struggling students, answer students' questions about the material, and hold office hours. The summer PSYC100 course is an online class that runs from July 9 to August 17. It would be ideal if you are on campus during all or most of that time, so that you can meet in person with students and fellow peer mentors. The position will require 6 to 12 hours of work per week. It is a great position to put on a resume, and you will earn 1-4 course credits for your work as a peer mentor by signing up for TLTC 333 and/or TLTC 399. Note: you do NOT have to pay the tuition fees normally associated with summer courses when you sign up for these credits. See this link for more information about the AMP program: tltc.umd.edu/amp
Responsibilities:
-Answer students' questions
-Help struggling students
-Hold office hours for 1 hour per week
-Lead exam review sessions
-Help grade some assignments
-Attend weekly meetings with instructor and other peer mentors

Qualifications:
-Have successfully completed PSYC100 or equivalent
-Available from July 9 to August 17
-Willing to work 6 to 12 hours per week
How To Apply:
If you are interested, please send your CV/resume and a copy of your unofficial transcript to the course instructor, Marina Chernikova, at mchernik@umd.edu. You should write a few sentences about yourself and why you're interested in serving as an academic peer mentor.

May 15, 2018

CCMA AmeriCorps VISTA Position at University of Maryland SAFE Center for Human Trafficking Survivors—Apply by Wednesday, May 23, 2018!

CCMA AmeriCorps VISTA Position at University of Maryland SAFE Center for Human Trafficking Survivors
Apply by Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Description:
The University of Maryland Support, Advocacy, Freedom, and Empowerment (SAFE) Center for Human Trafficking Survivors is the first university-based center that combines comprehensive direct service, research, and advocacy to address the issue of human trafficking. Through in-house services and collaborative partnerships, the SAFE Center provides direct social, legal, primary medical, mental health, and economic empowerment services to survivors of sex and labor trafficking. We are recruiting a CCMA AmeriCorps VISTA to implement the second year of a two-year project to build the SAFE Center’s capacity to provide sustainable economic empowerment opportunities for trafficking survivors, and to develop the SAFE Center’s capacity to recruit, organize, deploy, and retain volunteers.


For more information about the SAFE Center, please see: www.umdsafecenter.org. For more information about CCMA AmeriCorps VISTA, see: https://www.mdccc.org/americorps/vista.html. For information about AmeriCorps VISTA stipends and benefits, please see: https://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service (Check with CCMA AmeriCorps VISTA For 2018-2019 rates and benefits). This position is located in College Park, Maryland.
 
Responsibilities: 
• Create, assess, and revise as necessary client protocols, manuals, and evaluation forms for the economic empowerment program.
• Organize in-house economic empowerment workshops related to financial literacy, adult education, English for Speakers of Other Languages, and job readiness.
• Develop Memoranda of Understanding with economic empowerment partners, including vocational training providers, businesses, educational facilities, and others.
• Identify and help apply for funding for the economic empowerment program.
• Develop and implement evaluation tools for the economic empowerment program.
• Develop volunteer and intern protocols, onboarding procedures, and recognition programs.
• Build a program for volunteer interpreters and translators; develop the SAFE Center’s capacity to recruit volunteers for projects involving fundraising, mentoring, tutoring, crisis intervention, and office management.

Qualifications: 
• A Bachelor’s degree is required.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Strategic thinking, creativity and problem-solving abilities.
• Hard working and well-organized with strong attention to detail. • Takes initiative and proposes ideas.
• Able to receive and implement feedback.
• Enjoys working with people; comfortable initiating phone calls and meetings.
• Experience managing projects, organizing people, and maintaining professional relationships.
• Culturally competent with the proven ability to work well with diverse communities.
• Experience in workforce development and/or organizing volunteers is preferred but not required.
• Experience with University of Maryland College Park departments, programs, and student organizations is preferred but not required.

How To Apply:
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Laura Ardito, Deputy Director, at lardito@umd.edu. Please write “CCMA AmeriCorps VISTA Application” in your subject line.

May 14, 2018

Culture Lab research assistant positions for this summer!

Culture Lab
Summer 2018
Research Assistant Positions

Description:
The Culture Lab (director Michele Gelfand) is looking for motivated and hardworking research  
assistants on culture neuroscience study for this summer. Our lab, within the Social Decision Making and Organizational Science program of psychology department, has a very board interest, including cultural norms and cultural values, negotiation, conflict, revenge, and forgiveness. We work with computer scientists, neuroscience researcher and political scientists. If hired, research assistants will have the opportunity to work on cross-cultural neuroscience projects that investigate the normative behavior of people in their daily lives and its underlying neural mechanisms. All RAs will be trained in high-level research skills, including literature review, experimental design, data analysis and neuroscience related knowledge.

Responsibilities:
-6-9 hours/week
-Literature review
-Conduct culture research
-Assist with data analysis
-Assist with writing work

Qualifications:
-Highly motivated
-Interests related to neuroscience and social pyshology
-Good English writing skills
-Self-motivated

How To Apply:
If you would like to apply, please send an email to the Dr. Yan Mu (Postdoc Researcher in Culture Lab) at yanmu@umd.edu with a resume/CV. For more detailed information about our lab, please click HERE

Get to know this Saturday's PSYC Commencement Speaker: Dr. Arthur C. Evans, Jr., CEO of the American Psychological Association!

PSYC Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 19, 2018
12:00 pm
Reckford Armory
D. Arthur Evans, PSYC PhD '90

CEO of American Psychological Association to serve as 2018 Spring Commencement speaker for the UMD Department of Psychology

In his current position as the Chief Executive Officer of the American Psychological Association (APA), Dr. Arthur Evans, Jr. (PSYC, PhD ’90) is trying to expand the way people view psychology.

“Most people, when they think about psychology, they think very narrowly about mental health,” Evans said. “Really, it is a discipline that is about people and the science of behavior. There’s no area of human existence that psychology doesn’t touch.”

Evans says it was at the University of Maryland where he began to appreciate the breadth of psychology as a field and the variety of career opportunities associated with it. After receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida Atlantic University, Evans says he was drawn to UMD because of its proximity to Washington, DC, and the psychology program’s emphasis on cultural diversity.

“I had the opportunity to train with immigrants, people in the LGBTQ community, different ethnic minorities, and that was really important in terms of helping me to understand and be sensitive to how I conducted myself as a psychologist,” he said.

While studying at UMD, Evans pursued an internship in child, youth, and family policy at the APA, and it was there that he first considered a career in public policy. He would go on to hold several prominent positions in health care policy, including as deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services and commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services. In March of 2017, he returned to the APA as its CEO.

“If Maryland had not been the kind of program that provided a broad set of experiences for its students, I would not be where I am today,” Evans said.

Evans is determined to give others following in his footsteps the same opportunities he had. In every position he has held, he established internships and mentorships in an effort to expose more psychology students to jobs in public policy.

“I think that combination of being trained as a scientist first and then as a practitioner provides a unique set of skills that is really important for public policy work,” Evans said.

For students—Terps, in particular—of any major, Evans encourages them to keep questioning their true motivations as they move forward in life.

“For me, what’s really important is to constantly ask myself, ‘What difference is what I’m doing going to make?’” he said. “We can easily get caught up in things that make us feel good and make us money, but if there’s not a meaningful and demonstrable difference being made, you have to question, what’s the benefit of engaging in that?”

May 11, 2018

Part-time Volunteer Data Specialist with the DC VA Medical Center! Eligible for PSYC 389 internship credit!

Part-time Volunteer Data Specialist 
Trauma Services Program
Washington DC VA Medical Center
Full Position Description

Description:
The Trauma Services Program at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center is seeking applications for a part-time undergraduate student to engage in data analysis and program evaluation

The Washington DC VA MC Trauma Services Program (TSP) is an outpatient specialty clinic that provides assessment, education, and treatment to Veterans diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Our primary mission is to help Veterans with PTSD reduce their suffering and improve their quality of life. In the TSP, we work collaboratively with Veterans to capitalize on their resiliency and strengths in order to assist them in their healing and recovery from PTSD.
in our clinical unit.

Responsibilities:
-Coordinating data gathering
-Charting reviews for data extraction
-Interacting with patients to gather program data feedback
-Data entry

Qualifications:
-Minimum 8 hour commitment per week for the Fall 2018 semester

How To Apply:
Email a cover letter and resume to Ranon.Cortell@va.gov and Elisabeth.Carlin@va.gov . Please direct any questions to the same email addresses. 

This experience is eligible for PSYC 389 Internship Credit for the Fall 2018 semester. For more information contact Steve Young at syoung17@umd.edu
 

Prepare for your future helping professions career as a Volunteer Hotline Specialist with Community Crisis Services! Training begins June 5th so apply today!

Community Crisis Services, Inc.
Volunteer Hotline Specialists
http://www.communitycrisis.org/
June Volunteer Training Information

Description:
Community Crisis Services, Inc. is seeking hotline specialist volunteers who care and are committed to meeting the needs of callers in crisis and in need of emotional support.

Please join us as a hotline specialist volunteer! CCSI offers 24 hour critical support to those in crisis in Prince George's County, our state, and across our nation. Hotline specialists serve those needing access to homeless shelters, information about financial assistance and food pantry programs, support in times of emotional distress, or even help staying safe through thoughts of suicide. Through contracts with several government and non-profit agencies, CCSi’s hotline program provides a variety of services.


How can I help? As a volunteer you will talk directly to callers, offering support and assistance by listening, acknowledging, and reassuring, as well as providing information about resources that could help improve a caller’s circumstance.

What training will I receive? You will receive extensive training from our qualified staff around active listening skills, suicide prevention techniques, issues related to mental health, and information about local resources. Attendance at all scheduled sessions is mandatory.

What is the commitment? Volunteers are asked to cover one 3-hour shift a week for a minimum of four months. Other scheduling arrangements are available as needed.

What kind of support will I have? You will join a team of dedicated volunteers and staff who work as a team and as a family! You will work hotline shifts alongside hotline supervisors and fellow hotline workers, and have access to a 24/7 supervisor on call for emergencies.

Interested applicants must complete a volunteer application at communitycrisis.org.

· Visit our website.
· Go to “How to Contribute” at the top of the page.
· Click “Become a Volunteer.”
· Scroll down to “Ready to Volunteer.”
· Click “Register.”

Have questions about CCSi and volunteering with CCSi? Feel free to contact Mr. Jamie Brill, Assistant Call Center Director, via email at jamieb@ccsimd.org or via phone at (301)864-7095 ext.426.

May 9, 2018

Attention May Graduates: Great post-bac research opportunity beginning this summer!

Full-time Research Assistant Position (Faculty Assistant)
The University of Maryland Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab and Laboratory of Cognition and Emotion

Description:
The University of Maryland Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab directed by Dr. Elizabeth Redcay (www.dscn.umd.edu) and Laboratory of Cognition and Emotion directed by Dr. Luiz Pessoa (www.lce.umd.edu) are jointly seeking a full-time research assistant (called Faculty Assistant at UMD) starting this summer 2018. The research assistant would assist with projects that examine the temporal evolution of brain network organization during dynamic, multimodal social and emotional processing. These studies include investigating effects of social (e.g., joint attention) and emotional (e.g., mood induction) context on network organization. This is an excellent position for anyone who would like to pursue graduate work in cognitive, developmental and/or clinical neuroscience. We encourage applicants with a background in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, or related fields to apply.

Responsibilities:
The research assistant will split time between the DSCN and LCE labs on the UMD campus. The research assistant will be responsible for participant recruitment and consent, managing IRB protocols and data archiving. Responsibilities will additionally include data collection and analyses of MRI and behavioral studies with children and adults and development of stimulus presentation scripts. The position may involve MRI operator training on the 3T Siemens scanner on the UMD cam
There may be opportunities for presenting data at conferences and co-authoring publications.

Qualifications:
-Bachelor's degree
-Experience with Matlab
-Experience with neuroimaging analysis software (e.g., AFNI, SPM, FSL, Freesurfer), and Linuxpus.

How To Apply:
To apply, please email your application materials to Anastasiia Khibovska (celab.umd@gmail.com). Application materials should include: a cover letter detailing qualifications and interest; CV (with GPA); relevant coursework or transcript; and (at least) 2 references who can provide letters upon request. For best consideration, applications should be received by May 31st, 2018.

Pursue a career as an ABA Therapist/Behavior Technician with Epic Developmental Services!


Behavior Therapists (BT/RBT/ABA)
Epic Developmental Services
Baltimore and surrounding areas

https://epicdevelopmentalservices.com/

Description: 
Epic Developmental Services, an Aveanna Healthcare Company, delivers a one-of-a-kind continuum of care, seeking to provide children and adults with the highest quality of life.

Epic Developmental Services offer autism services, behavioral health, therapeutic intervention, and related special educational services in school, home, and community based settings. Our team of educational consultants, behavior specialists, and therapeutic service staff members work collaboratively with districts and early intervention providers to deliver educational support programs for children from birth to age 21. Additional services include intensive early intervention for children from birth to age five and direct support for young adults with developmental disabilities.

Epic Developmental Services is hiring Registered Behavior Technicians to provide direct treatment and ABA therapy. If you value exceptional and individualized patient care, Epic is the place for you!

Qualifications:
· Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred AND
· Experience:
· One (1) year working with individuals with developmental delays or behavioral challenges.
· Familiarity with Applied Behavior Analysis.
· Experience with interventions to address maladaptive behaviors.
· Licensure: Registered Behavior Technician credential per BACB guidelines OR commitment to obtain credential

· Reference: Minimum of two professional references that meet the standards of Epic Health Services.

Benefits: 
· Competitive compensation package
· FSA, Long and Short Term Disability
· Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
· 401K

How To Apply: 
Please email resume and cover letter to Jane Palmeri, Client Services Manager at Jane.Palmeri@epicdevelopmentalservices.com

Full-time Program Assistant position with the Medical University of South Carolina!

Full-time Program Assistant Position
Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Psychiatry
The Program Assistant will function as part of a lab/research team for a federally-funded (NIMH R01) research study. The Charleston Resiliency Monitoring (CHARM) study is a lab-based project centered on examining connections between stressful life experiences (e.g., trauma) and threat processing in the brain during childhood and adolescence. For this project, the Program Assistant will recruit youth and caregivers from the community, conduct phone screens, schedule lab visits, and administer an experimental protocol that includes an fMRI scan, EEG tasks, a stressor task, survey-based measures, and clinical interviews. The Program Assistant will be responsible for maintaining up-to-date IRB protocols, screening participants, scheduling appointments, interviewing participants, and data management. The Program Assistant will use Microsoft Excel and statistical software packages (SPSS) for data management and online survey programs (RedCap) for data collection.

Apply HERE

May 8, 2018

Full-time Lab Manager postion with Dr. Redcay's DSCN Lab!

Full-time Lab Manager Position
Dr. Redcay
Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
Website

Description:
The University of Maryland Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab directed by Dr. Elizabeth Redcay (www.dscn.umd.edu) is seeking a full-time research assistant (called Faculty Assistant at UMD) starting this summer 2018. The DSCN lab investigates the neural and cognitive bases of social interaction in typical development and children with autism. The methods used include functional and structural MRI as well as behavioral measures with adults and children.

This is an excellent position for anyone who would like to pursue graduate work in developmental, cognitive, and/or clinical neuroscience. We encourage applicants with a background in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, or related fields to apply.

Responsibilities: 
The lab manager will train and supervise undergraduate research assistants, manage IRB protocols and data archiving, and be responsible for general lab upkeep. Responsibilities will additionally include data collection and analyses of MRI and behavioral studies with children and adults and development of stimulus presentation scripts. On the administrative side, the lab manager is responsible for recruitment and communicating with participants, coordinating meeting spaces, organizing lab meeting times, and general communication with lab members. The position may involve MRI operator training on the 3T Siemens scanner on UMD campus. There may be opportunities for presenting data at conferences and co-authoring publications.

Applicants must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills and must enjoy working with children.

Salary will be competitive commensurate with experience and includes health benefits. Application review will begin immediately.

How To Apply:
To apply please email your application to Sydney Maniscalco (sydneym@umd.edu). Application materials should include a cover letter detailing qualifications and interest, CV (with GPA), relevant coursework or transcript, and (at least) 2 references who can provide letters upon request.

Full-time Research Program Coordinator position with Johns Hopkins School of Medicine!

Full-time Research Program Coordinator
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Description:
The Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
(Dr. Susan Carnell) seeks to hire a full-time Research Program Coordinator beginning in Summer 2018 to assist with studies investigating eating behaviors and obesity in infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, including neuroimaging studies. Exact starting date is flexible, but preferably in June/July 2018. The Research Program Coordinator is responsible for protocol implementation and supporting to the Principal Investigator in research-related activities so that the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is able to meet the Johns Hopkins Mission Statement. Specifically, the Research Program Coordinator will provide support for the implementation, coordination, and productivity of studies of eating behavior and body weight in children, adolescents and adults.

Responsibilities:
-Research Recruitment & Subject Screening
-Protocol Implementation & Data Acquisition
-Data Organization, Management and Analysis
-Guidance and supervision of undergraduate students & interns
-Publication/Presentation/Grant Preparation Support
-Attendance at research meetings, training sessions, local and national conferences
-40 hours per week; Mon-Fri

Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree in related discipline (e.g. Psychology, Cognitive Science, Social Sciences, Neuroscience, etc.)
-Experience with children and/or families
-Experience with SPSS or other statistical analysis software
-Experience in data collection, and management and/or analysis is required
-Experience with neuroimaging research is desirable, but not necessary.

How To Apply:
Interested applicants can apply HERE

May 7, 2018

Research Assistant positions with the Child Stress and Emotions Lab!

Research Assistant Positions
Child Stress and Emotions Laboratory (CSEL)

Description:
The Child Stress and Emotions Laboratory (CSEL) in the Department of Psychology is seeking talented and motivated undergraduate research assistants interested in earning course credit for PSYC479. Research Assistants will assist in recruitment efforts, checking data for completion, and contacting participants for a preschool daily mood study. Research Assistants will also work on recruiting participants for a pilot study targeting parents of LGBT youth and screening potential participants. Currently, the lab is looking for summer RAs who can complete a two-semester-commitment to the lab. The summer position will be a non-credit volunteer position but the fall and spring positions will earn the student course credit.  

Responsibilities:
-Recruitment
-Data Checking
-Contacting participants
-Minimum 2 semester commitment

Qualifications:
-Minimum 3.0 GPA
-Previous research experience preferred
-Experience with SPSS preferred

How To Apply:
To apply, please complete the application HERE Upon completing the application, please send a copy of your resume and unofficial transcript to Kapil Chauhan (kchauhan@terpmail.umd.edu).