Research Associate - Indiana Resource Center for Autism, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University Bloomington

Posted: Monday, October 9, 2017

Position Description:

The Indiana Resource Center for Autism conducts trainings, consultations, engages in research, and disseminates information to build local community capacity to support children and adults on the autism spectrum. This position will be responsible for providing professional development via outreach coaching, e-learning and workshops, developing written materials, and for conducting research in areas related to supporting individuals with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder, mental health issues or related disabilities. Specific responsibilities are outlined below.

•   Provide consultation and coaching and technical assistance on behalf of individuals with mental illness
    and/or those who present challenging behaviors.
•   Provide training to a diverse audience on topics that may include early childhood intervention,
    education, transition, supported living, social skills instruction, sensory programming, positive behavior 
    supports, or mental health.
•   Participate in workshops, conferences, university classes, and conference presentations.
•   Participate in research related to the field of autism spectrum disorders, mental illness, related
    disorders and/or positive behavior supports.
•   Develop written products related to the field of autism spectrum disorders, related disorders, mental 
    illness and positive behavior supports.
•   Participate in other activities related to the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community.
•   Organize and conduct webinars and have an interest in and understanding of technology.
•   Other duties as assigned.

•   Master's degree, or above, in education, special education, school psychology, speech and language, 
    early childhood, social work or related area required.
•   Demonstrated experience with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, mental illness, related
    disorders and/or challenging behaviors.
•   Experience implementing evidence-based practices related to parent involvement, early childhood 
    intervention, education or positive behavior support.
•   Documented experience in outreach training or staff development, background experience in
    technology and/or e-learning.
•   Documented experience in professional writing or the development of staff training materials needed.
•   Willingness to travel in-state. 

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Interested candidates can find further detailed requirements and submit their application at Specific questions regarding this position should be addressed to Dr. Cathy Pratt, Director, Indiana Resource Center for Autism,

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.