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Research Coordinator, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

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Closing Date: December 13, 2008 By 5pm

Research Coordinator (08634E)
Initial Assignment:  Social Equity & Health Research,
Social Prevention & Health Policy

Position Description:

The Social Equity and Health program focuses on the urgent needs of vulnerable and marginalized populations to address growing disparities accessing adequate health care for addiction and mental health problems.  With links to clinical practice and policy, this unit is an important powerhouse for change.  The Social Equity and Health program is seeking a well organized and experienced Research Coordinator to conduct a variety of collaborative research projects focused on the social and cultural determinants of refugee and immigrant mental health in Toronto and across Canada.  The Research Coordinator will need to be knowledgeable about resettlement and health challenges facing recently arrived refugees.  The major focus will be on developing a national study of refugee mental health services, good practice models and mental health promotion.  Tasks will include:  Conducting a national environmental scan, doing outreach to and interviewing resettlement service providers; Organizing focus groups with refugees; Managing qualitative data; Performing qualitative data analysis and; Assisting with report preparation and educational resource development for service providers and policy makers. This position is primarily located at 455 Spadina Avenue (at College) and will involve some traveling.


The successful candidate will possess a Master's Degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 2 years related experience.  Experience in health or social research and services environment is preferred.  Knowledge of particular refugee communities would be considered an asset.  Candidates will have project management experience and the ability to liaise with diverse stakeholders.  The successful candidate must be able to work independently, must be knowledgeable about qualitative methods and about resettlement and health challenges facing recently-arrived refugees.  Candidates will have excellent literature review and synthesis skills.  The successful candidate should have the ability to explain complex issues in plain language both verbally and in writing.  The successful candidate will possess strong PC software skills including experience with Excel, Internet Search engines, Word, and PowerPoint and the ability to learn new programs quickly as necessary.  Superior interpersonal, communication (oral/written) and organizational skills are required.  Demonstrated interpersonal, communication (oral/written), creative problem-solving abilities and organizational skills are required.  Candidates will possess the ability for self-directed learning/working, as well as collaboration and teamwork.  Candidates require the ability to work effectively in a wide range of settings with individuals from diverse backgrounds.  Bilingualism (French/English) or proficiency in a second language would be an asset.

Please Note: This part-time, 15-month contract position is part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range: $27.42 - $36.98 per hour

Please forward your résumé to:

Human Resources                                      
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health                     
1001 Queen Street West                                  
Toronto, ON  M6J 1H4                                                              
Fax:  (416) 583-4316
[email protected]

When applying, please quote File Number 08634E in the subject line of your e-mail and attach your resume in MS Word format.

Posting Date: December 4, 2008
Closing Date: December 13, 2008 By 5pm
File Number: 08634E