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Part-Time Child Assessor in Brooklyn, NY at Headway Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 3/14/2019

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Job Description

On behalf of American Institutes for Research (AIR), Headway Workforce Solutions is seeking Part-Time Child Assessors to work on a Pre-Kindergarten research study across the 5 Boroughs of New York City. Part-Time Child Assessors will conduct assessments of children’s language and literacy skills with students attending New York City’s 4-year-old Pre-Kindergarten program in schools and community-based sites. 

American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a behavioral and social science research organization. AIR’s overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. 

As a Part-Time Child Assessor, you will:
  • Assist with the collection of parent permission forms 
  • Work with teachers and schools to schedule child assessment visits
  • Conduct standardized individual child assessments
  • Work between 20-25 hours per week during daytime school hours
  • Complete and return all assignments and assessment data according to required deadlines
  • Strictly adhere to AIR’s and the school district’s procedures to protect the privacy of children and families 
  • Maintain contact with AIR’s data collection coordinator and other project team members in a timely and professional manner

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in education, child development, psychology, or related field, or equivalent knowledge of early childhood education; Master’s Degree preferred 
  • Demonstrated experience in school-based settings, particularly working with preschool and/or elementary school age children. Familiarity with implementing standardized assessment procedures is a plus 
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain organized computer-based files and records
  • Ability to work well independently and under the direction of project coordinators
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 40 miles and/or 90 minutes regularly to reach assigned schools in study school districts
  • Pass required background check and fingerprinting process prior to the start of training 

Additional Information:
  • Paid, mandatory training is scheduled for the third week of April 2019. 
  • In person certification tentatively scheduled for the third week of April 2019 held in New York City 
  • Further employment is contingent upon successful completion of training and successfully passing a certification test
  • Qualified candidates should be available to commit for the full length of the study
  • Owning a car is plus, but is not required

Physical Requirements:
  • Frequent local travel to respondent locations
  • Be outside and exposed to all types of weather
  • Be exposed to fumes and odors as might be expected in varied environments
  • Communicate through speech and listening
  • Read text verbatim from a notebook or computer screen
  • Transport a laptop device, equipment, and materials weighing between 10-35 lbs depending on your assignment
  • Stand, walk, climb stairs
  • Kneeling, crouching, sitting on the floor 

Headway Workforce Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetics, or protected veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Headway Workforce Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training, tuition assistance, education, social recreation programs and benefits