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Field Instructor - Residential Child Care Project

Cornell University
Job Location:
Ithaca, New York
Child Care Services
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 and young people living in group care settings. While initially designed for residential programs, RCCP programs have been adapted for use in 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, Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom with its ongoing programs to improve the quality of residential and group care as well as improve schools' abilities to manage children's challenging behaviors. The widely disseminated Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) System is used in hundreds of children's residential programs, foster and adoptive family programs, juvenile justice settings and schools. The RCCP implements and evaluates its Children and Residential Experiences (CARE), an evidence-based program model designed to help child care agencies re-align their organizational practices around the best interests of children. It is used in over 50 agencies worldwide.

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. This position offers a unique opportunity to work with, and contribute to, a team of extension and research faculty to provide innovative programs that enhance services for children, young people, and their families.

These services are delivered within New York State, nationally and internationally.

The position requires extensive travel (approximately 50% of the time) throughout New York State, North America and internationally.

This is a one year term position with the possibility of renewal.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

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.

University Job Title:

Extension Supp Spec I



Pay Rate Type:



Contract College

Contact Name:

Kristie Thompson

Number of Openings:


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