Language Specialist Part-Time Position


Language Specialist Part-Time Position


            We are seeking an individual to join us as a part-time language specialist with the Duet Project in the Infant and Child Lab at Temple University. The Duet Project is a community-based participatory research (CBPR) project designed to improve interactions between children and their caregivers. Language specialists will be responsible for conducting in-home participant interviews, administering standardized assessments, and transporting and entering data. Relevant training will be provided in advance. We are looking for dedicated, energetic individuals who could commit to 16 to 30 hours per week between September 2016 and April 2017.


            The Duet Project collaborates with the Maternity Care Coalition (MCC) to provide services to at-risk families in North Philadelphia. Language specialists will conduct home visits with the MCC advocates and are responsible for transporting to the Temple Health Sciences Center. A typical visit will take place during regular working hours (i.e., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday) and will last up to 2 hours plus transit time. In addition, language specialists will commute to the lab located in Amble, PA for data entry on a regular basis. Individuals who have flexible schedules during regular workdays are highly preferred.




            The salary rate is $15/hour.




1.     Administer standardized assessments on behaviors and language use with 1- to 3-year-old children


2.     Videotape caregiver-child interactions


3.     Conduct qualitative interviews


4.     Transport and enter data


5.     Maintain good rapport with families as well as collaborating staff




1.     Bachelor's Degree or undergraduate student enrolled in a related degree program (e.g., psychology, education, speech-language pathology, etc.; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered). 

2.     Experience working with young children and infants


3.     Strong interpersonal skills


Preferred Skills and Abilities:


1.     Prior research experience


2.     Prior training or experience administering standardized assessments


3.     Experience working with diverse populations


4.     Spanish fluency





Interested applicants should apply directly on the Temple University Human Resources site:


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