Free Brain Injury Resource Line: 1-800-444-6443

Employment Opportunities

 

Individuals interested in applying for a position should submit a letter of application naming the position of interest and a current curriculum vitae to Monica Vaccaro, Director of Programs, at vaccaro@biapa.org. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

1) RESEARCH PROJECT SITE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

This position will be responsible for managing a component of a large, multi-site research project to study the effectiveness of the BrainSTEPS school re-entry program, including hiring and supervising three part-time research coordinators, managing the on-site data collection processes across the Commonwealth, ensuring recruitment targets are achieved for the BrainSTEPS arm of the study, attending regular meetings of the research team which could include in person meetings with PA personnel, via phone or in person with other investigators, managing the budget for the BrainSTEPS arm of the study and participating in dissemination activities including manuscript preparation. The position will be part-time averaging 10 hours per week throughout the term of the contract; no benefits will be provided. Travel expenses that have been outlined in the grant budget will be reimbursed .  This position will begin in October 2019 and conclude in September 2023. The position may extend slightly beyond this point if final completion activities remain.  Demonstrated advanced training and expertise in research design and methodology.  Knowledge of and experience in pediatric brain injury and the impact of brain injury on education, evidence of scholarly publication, and knowledge of the BrainSTEPS program and its components is  required

2) RESEARCH COORDINATORS

Three positions for research coordinators will be available.  Research coordinators will be responsible for reaching out to families who have consented to the research project who are enrolled in BrainSTEPS during months 7-42 of the project to collect outcome data via email, phone, and through interactive on-line forms. They will enter data into a database management system which will track students throughout their educational course and generate reports detailing when follow-up should occur. Each Research Coordinator will be engaged as a consultant of BIAPA, and will work up to 20 hours per week throughout the term of the contract; no benefits will be provided. The work for these positions will conclude in September 2023. Experience with data collection, data entry, and interviewing clients is preferred.

3) AMBASSADOR PROGRAM COORDINATOR

The Ambassador Program is an exciting new pilot that we anticipate being created in Pennsylvania. The purpose of the Program is to reach out to families coming through inpatient brain injury rehabilitation to increase awareness about brain injury and to let people know there is hope and help after brain injury. The Coordinator will recruit and train volunteer ambassadors to interact with families in the rehabilitation hospital setting. The position will be part time, averaging 10 hours per week throughout the term of the contract; no benefits will be provided. Travel expenses will be compensated. Position will begin in October 2019 and conclude in May 2020. Education and experience in brain injury and social services/behavioral health is preferred.

4) OPIOID PRESENTATION DEVELOPER
Position available to develop a course titled, Brain Injury and Opioids. This course will assist those working with opioids and those working with brain injury to better understand what cognitive deficits are, and how these cognitive impairments interact with treatment for brain injury and for opioids. This high-level course will be geared towards Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Addictions Counselors. Course will be developed by doctoral level neuropsychologists, who will research and compile the latest state of the art techniques for working with people with cognitive impairments, integrated with opioids and other substance misuse treatment. Available project time is 60 hours total. Position begins in October 2019 and ends November 2019.  Education and expertise in brain injury and addiction is required.

5)TRAINERS: COURSE ON THE INTERACTION OF BRAIN INJURY AND OPIOIDS

BIAPA is seeking trainers for a high-level course geared towards Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Addictions Counselors. The goal is to assist substance abuse providers to better understand what cognitive deficits are, and how these cognitive impairments interact with treatment for brain injury and for opioid misuse. The course is designed to be provided at the service provider’s location as a series of four 2hour classes for groups of 25 staff at a time. The Course will be offered six times across the state; 2 in the east, 2 in the central/north, and 2 in the west. We will be hiring trainers with advanced experience in brain injury to deliver the course, CBISTs preferred. Hourly rate plus travel expenses will be provided. Trainings will begin in January 2020 and conclude in May 2020.

6) PRE-ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE COORDINATOR (CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA)

The Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania seeks to employ a Pre-Enrollment Assistance Coordinator in Central Pennsylvania.  Candidates for this position must have a minimum of 3 years of experience in Traumatic Brain injury case management, counseling, social work or a related health care profession.  Employees of brain injury rehabilitation service providers are not eligible to apply.

Pre-enrollment Assistance Coordinators assist individuals with TBI and their family members to apply for services through the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Head Injury Program (HIP).  This includes assistance to complete the application, including obtaining the required documentation to determine eligibility. Pre-Enrollment Assistance Coordinators also provide information about other brain injury resources available in the Commonwealth. Candidates for this position must have a valid driver’s license, and be available to meet with applicants in their home or at an accessible location that is mutually agreed upon.

This is part-time work, dependent upon the number of referrals from the geographic area served by the Pre-Enrollment Assistance Coordinator. Coordinators work from home and in the homes of applicants.  Travel expenses are reimbursed. Brain Injury Resource Line 1-800-444-6443