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Survey Collector/ Research Assistant II
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation

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Survey Collector/ Research Assistant II

Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
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Job Summary

Job Type
Part-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 13 days ago
Job Role
Study Participant, Land Surveyor
Employer's Industry
Nonprofit

Job Description

Job Title

Survey Collector/Research Assistant II

Shift Type

Education

Some College Coursework Completed

Location

Prevention Research Center - Berkeley, CA 94704 US (Primary)

Career Level

Entry Level

Category

Research

Job Type

Part-time

Travel

70 - 80%

PIRE has a significant national presence in the area of applied science, with funded research projects at its centers on prevention, treatment, and policy research. PIRE scientists and practitioners continually focus on the design and implementation of complex program evaluation strategies and the conduct of research related to health and social issues, and criminal justice. PIRE practitioners and scientists provide training and technical assistance in many health-related areas to states and communities that are attempting to improve public health. 

Position Summary

Prevention Research Center (PRC) is a non-profit health research agency based in Berkeley CA. We are hiring a Community Health Worker (CHW) for a health education and intervention project for East Bay Arab American adults. The CHW will work with community members to learn about health risks related to use of tobacco products and provide tobacco users with effective means to quit or cut back their tobacco use, and to prevent tobacco-related harms to others. The CHWs will work together in community settings under the direction of the PRC project staff. They will recruit community members to a survey and to focus groups, collect survey and focus group data, and provide data to PRC staff according to established protocols. They will deliver tobacco-related health information to community members, including screening and brief intervention for tobacco use; collect data about these interactions; and provide these data to the PRC staff. The CHW may provide community with tobacco cessation information and conduct Motivational Interviewing, training will be provided. This part-time position will provide professional development opportunities for students in medicine and public health who are interested in community-based practice and research.

Job Requirements

  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic language (Modern Standard Arabic)
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with Arab American community leaders and community members
  • Training and/or experience in medical, health, or social services
  • Able to maintain detailed and confidential records
  • Able to follow established protocols
  • Able to interact in culturally‐appropriate manner with adult men and women in community settings
  • Studies in health or social science field (e.g., public health, psychology, anthropology, pre‐med) preferred
  • Prior experience with refugee and/or immigrant communities is preferred
  • Interest in tobacco prevention and cessation; public health research preferred
  • California Driver’s License and access to reliable transportation to travel to community locations in Alameda County

Some Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with community members to learn about health risks related to use of tobacco products
  • Provide tobacco users with effective means to quit or cut back their tobacco use
  • Prevent tobacco‐related harm to others
  • Work together in community settings under the direction of the PRC project staff
  • Recruit community members to a participate in a survey and focus groups
  • Collect survey and focus group data, and provide data to PRC staff according to established protocols
  • Deliver tobacco‐related health information to community members, including screening and brief intervention for tobacco use; collect data about these interactions; and provide these data to the PRC staff
  • Provide community members with tobacco cessation information and conduct Motivational Interviewing

Exemption Type

Non-Exempt

 

PIRE is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer
PIRE is a diverse community devoted to the promotion and acceptance of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, gender or physical ability or veteran status. PIRE is committed to employ, and advance in employment, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, and to treat qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of their physical or mental disability or veteran status.

PIRE's EEO/Affirmative Action Policy

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
PIRE will provide reasonable accommodations with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please contact Human Resources by email at humanresources@pire.org

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Business Overview

Our Story

PIRE is an independent, nonprofit organization merging scientific knowledge and proven practice to create solutions that improve the health, safety, and well-being of individuals, communities, and nations around the world.

The mission of PIRE is to promote, undertake, and evaluate activities, studies, and programs that improve individual and public health, welfare, and safety. In support of this mission, we create and support an environment within which skilled, innovative, and dedicated researchers and practitioners work to extend the leading edges of their respective fields. For over 43 years, PIRE has been awarded grant- and contract-funded work, ranging from primary research and program evaluation to service delivery (technical assistance and direct service)—guided by PIRE’s mission and commitment to the application of science for the public good.

Founded in 1974, PIRE has a longstanding reputation for research integrity. Funded with a balance of National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants, federal contracts, and foundation awards, we currently have over 50 active NIH awards. We have held a NIAAA Center Grant since 1980 with a robust Postdoctoral Training Program. We have primed multimillion dollar contracts with the Department of Defense, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and Veterans Health Administration. We also have significant international NIH and contract work.

Today, PIRE has a significant national presence in the area of applied science, with funded research projects at its centers on prevention, treatment, and policy research. PIRE scientists and practitioners continually focus on the design and implementation of complex program evaluation strategies and the conduct of research related to health and social issues, and criminal justice. PIRE practitioners and scientists provide training and technical assistance in many health-related areas to states and communities that are attempting to improve public health.

OUR MISSION & VISION

History

PIRE was founded as a 501(c)(3) organization in San Francisco, CA, in 1974, when a group of allied scientists were among the first to recognize the dangers inherent in the emergence of widespread drug use. PIRE developed and disseminated some of the earliest prevention strategies. Since then, PIRE has broadened its scope to encompass many of the most serious threats to human health and safety.

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