Graduate Assistant, Training and Continuous Quality Improvement Team, IDS

Location: This position will incorporate a hybrid model. The candidate will be required to work in the office, 701 Market Street, Philadelphia, and work at home.

Contract Duration: 2022/2023 Temple University Academic School Year.

Will Report to: Kim Perry, Supervisor TCQI.


  • Temple University Graduate Student.  
  • Any graduate student may apply.  
  • Individuals with lived experience of disability and/or experience navigating disability systems are encouraged to apply.

About Us

IDS is a division within the Department of Behavioral Health Intellectual disAbilities Services (IDS). IDS serves individuals from birth to death who have a diagnosis of intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder. The TCQI is a team within IDS. TCQI is a new team that will focus on managing and centralizing all training initiatives within the division, be the point of control for the annual QA&I process, overlook performance reviews and provide feedback to personnel.  


  • Tracking the onboarding of newly hired staff.
  • Tracking the training of newly hired staff.
  • Tracking mandatory training for current IDS staff.
  • Maintaining various databases.
  • Maintenance of a training resource folder.
  • Tracking of follow-up with SCO’s regarding monthly ARU/Puns documentation.
  • Tracking of Quarterly SCO Individual Monitoring.  
  • Creation of acknowledgment certificates for staff.
  • Creation of documents in Box database.

Required Skills

  • Strong planning, time management, organizational, and administrative skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience working with excel, word, and Microsoft teams.
  • Ability to analyze data using Data Analytics Tools.    
  • Ability to work remotely and maintain communications with IDS staff.   
  • The ability to work efficiently, effectively, and with minimum supervision.
  • An understanding of processes and an ability to learn new processes, and new vocabulary.
  • Ability to be flexible with changing circumstances, tasks, and work environment.

Professional Development

During the academic year, 17 hours per week will be on job tasks and 3 hours a week participating in a weekly interdisciplinary graduate seminar and developing a capstone presentation

Benefit Notes

This position is a Graduate Extern position. The student will be paid in equal monthly stipends at the College of Education and Human Development Compensation Rate. Students receive 12 months of medical benefits from September 1 through August 31. All current benefits are listed on the website. This position does not have tuition remission.

To Apply

Applicants must submit the following to

  • Cover letter detailing qualifications and interest specific to the position
  • A resume or CV
  • Two letters of reference

An application is not considered complete until all are received.

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