Program Specialist - Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina

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Job Title: Program Specialist - Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 48340
Department Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD) in Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina

College of Social Work

Unlike traditional academic research centers, our approach is anchored in trans-sector innovation. We use this approach because it is clear that the problems in criminal justice cannot be solved solely from within - this has been tried for decades with little progress. Trans-sector innovation uses a problem solving approach that brings various disciplines together to respond to the increasingly connected and complex challenges facing our communities.Equal Employment Opportunity An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: This position is responsible for coordinating and implementing programming and services for criminal justice involved individuals who are participating in a research project on the effectiveness of programming and services. This team member will provide in-person, mobile, and technology assisted evidence-driven programming to project participants. The programming and services will address trauma, behavioral health disorders, employment, and community stability. The position requires frequent travel within communities and to project sites and a flexible schedule.

Implements evidence-driven programming and services to criminal justice-involved individuals. Delivery programming and services in correctional settings, community partner sites, participants’ homes, and public settings. In addition to in-person program and service delivery, provide mobile and technology assisted supports. Provides individual and group counseling interventions that address trauma, behavioral health disorders, employment, and community stability. Fully participates and adheres to research and programming/services protocol of the project.

Contacts, schedules, and coordinates appointments with criminal justice-involved individuals that are involved in the project. Coordinates with criminal justice stakeholders and other community partners to schedule appointments and visits. Observes, identifies, and does other duties as assigned for what is needed to move the project forward in a way that best represents IJRD.
Participates in fidelity monitoring of programming and services delivery. Provides feedback to the program managers and directors when alterations to programming/services occurs.

Use motivational engagement techniques to support, encourage, and retain participants in programming, services, and the research project. Interacts with participant families and other formal and informal community supports that will aid in community stability and individual well-being.

Actively and regularly participates in team meetings and the identification of team goals. Engages other teammembers in reviewing project participant progress toward goals. Integrating feedback from participants and team members into programming and service delivery. Provide feedback to research team members onprogramming/services. Fully participates in training and re-training for skill development as required by IJRD.Qualifications Master's Degree in social work, psychology or other counseling field

Able to work independently while collaborating with a larger team.

Experience providing evidence-based programming and practices to vulnerable populations.

Experience delivering manualized interventions.

Proficiency and/or familiarity with motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral approaches.

Ability to engage effectively with both participants and colleagues through verbal and written communication.

Skilled in writing and maintaining computer-based participant records in an accurate and timely manner.

Ability to respond to crisis situations and psychiatric emergencies utilizing appropriate crisis intervention techniques.

Highly organized, self-starter with good interpersonal, problem-solving, and analytical skills.

A valid US Driver's LicensePreferred Strengths-based focus therapy is highly desired.Pay Plan This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.Soft Money Funded Position This position is time-limited based on soft money funding, with renewal contingent upon available funds and the needs of the University.Schedule 40 hours per week.

Varied schedule.

May have to work evenings and weekendsCriminal Background Check This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.How To Apply If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.Tobacco Free Campus Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.




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Posted: 1/10/2021
Application Due: 2/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time