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Job Number:  38225
Research Assistant (full-time, 2 year term)
Job Posted: Monday, 18 September 2017
Closing Date: Monday, 30 October 2017
(in 8 days)
Wood's Homes
Region: Calgary area Type: Full time
Location: Calgary Salary: See job description.

We Never Say No. We Never Give up. We Never Turn Anyone Away.

 

Wood’s Homes is a multi-service, non-profit children’s mental health centre based in Calgary. Our over 550 staff and volunteers help provide 35 programs and services for 28,000 children and their families each year in Calgary, Lethbridge, Canmore, Strathmore, Fort McMurray and Fort Smith, N.W.T.

 

The commitment to high-risk adolescents, many of whom are faced with some very tough issues, is a point of pride for Wood’s Homes. The type of work we do requires quick thinking, confidence, forgiveness and persistence. We are proud of the high quality support services offered to our clients, partners and communities and, through our programs, will continue to promote and assist in the development and well-being of children, youth and families.

 

We are currently seeking a full-time Research Assistant (for a two-year term position) in our Research Department. Our Research Department builds the knowledge to improve mental health treatment outcomes for children, youth and families. In 2014, Wood’s Homes and the University of Calgary partnered to establish the Wood’s Homes Research Chair in Children’s Mental Health.

 

The hourly rate range for this position is $20.52 – $29.69.

 

Reporting to the Manager of the Research Department, the Research Assistant is responsible for the promotion, development and coordination of the agency’s research and program evaluation activities, and for the amalgamation of clinical expertise with research activities.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Participates in agency activities that enhance research work and consults with agency staff regarding research and program evaluation issues.
  • Takes responsibility for agency data collection activities and analysis.
  • Guides the development of research databases and preparation of internal reports, program evaluation, and research.
  • Develops research proposals related to the agency’s work.
  • Guides the development of performance indicators and measurement of outcomes.
  • Provides training to agency staff regarding research and program evaluation activities.
  • Assists agency staff with preparation of presentations, workshops and publications.
  • Prepares Research Department reports for publication.
  • Assists other Research Department staff, attends meetings and participates in committees.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

  • Master level degree in the Social Sciences with specific training in research methods, statistical analysis, program logic models, qualitative and quantitative
  • SPSS experience preferred.
  • Competency in data entry and analysis
  • Prior experience working as a researcher, with authored or co-authored
  • Evidence of strong hands-on clinical skills, preferably with children and
  • Personal suitability is important.

 

Wood’s Homes is proud to be awarded one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Canada for 2011 and 2012, as well as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces for Women in 2011. We offer an exceptional benefits package including vision, dental, extended health, a generous Group Registered Pension Plan and a Computer Literacy Incentive Plan.

 

Please submit a resume to Wood’s Homes – Human Resources Department (Parkdale Campus) via email to: . Please quote ‘Last Name, First Name, FT TERM - Research Assistant’ in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Please visit us at www.woodshomes.ca for more information about our organization.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please submit a resume to Wood’s Homes – Human Resources Department (Parkdale Campus) via email to: . Please quote ‘Last Name, First Name, FT TERM - Research Assistant’ in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Contact Details:
Human Resources
Wood's Homes
805 - 37th Street NW
Calgary, AB, T2N 4N8
E-mail:
www:   www.woodshomes.ca/workwithus


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