The Residential Child Care Project, located at Cornell University, translates current research into programs that are designed to improve the quality of care for children living in group care settings. Some RCCP programs have been adapted for other settings, such as schools, juvenile justice programs, foster care, adoptive families, and community based programs.
The Residential Child Care Project has been invited to over 40 states, Canada, Puerto Rico, Russia, Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom with its ongoing programs to prevent institutional child abuse and improve the quality of residential childcare. The widely disseminated Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) System is used in hundreds of residential child care institutions and has also been adapted for other congregate care settings, as well as for foster and adoptive families. The Children and Residential Experiences (CARE) project implements and evaluates a program model based on a set of research-based principles to help child care agencies re-align their organizational practices around the best interests of children. It is used in over 40 agencies worldwide and is efficacy is currently being evaluated in two multisite research trials in the USA. Its Institutional Child Abuse (IAB) program prevention and investigations assists state governments throughout the USA with training and technical assistance geared to the prevention and investigation of child abuse and neglect in residential and out of home care facilities.
The Field Instructor will provide training, implementation consultation, and technical assistance to the residential child care community, schools, foster and adoptive care providers, and child welfare services through the Residential Child Care Project. These services are delivered within New York State, nationally and internationally.
The position requires frequent travel throughout New York State, North America and internationally.
This is a one year term position with the possibility of renewal.
A Bachelor's degree in the social sciences, social work, education, or a related field is required, plus minimum 2 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in family and children's services, residential child care and adolescent issues, or educational settings is required. Must be skilled in training provision with knowledge of adult learning theories and training technique. Must have experience in community systems and working with many levels of staff in both the public and private sector. Must be able to work independently and with teams. Should be very organized and detail-oriented. Verbal and written communication skills essential.
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