Job Posting 75400

Research Specialist
PSR Collaborative
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
closed 3 days ago (Mon, 20 Sep)
part time - term / contract  •  $30-$35 / HOUR


CONTRACT DESCRIPTION:  Research Specialist

6 months Short Term Contract*May be extended depending on funding availability

Employer is Island Community Mental Health Association, on behalf of the PSR Collaborative partners

Start Date:  October 1,2021    End Date: MARCH 31, 2021 (26 WEEKS)

Wage range; $30-$35 / hour


The Psychosocial Rehabilitation Collaborative (PSRC), formed as an advisory body in 2014 in response to advocacy work undertaken by people with lived experience, their families and allies, MHSU service providers and Island Health, that highlighted gaps and barriers for people with mental health challenges to access and engage in recovery-oriented mental health supports and services. Since that time, the overarching focus of the PSR Collaboration has been to improve collaboration, navigation, peer support, and utilization of recovery-oriented mental health services and resources across the Capital Region.


The PSR Collaborative is looking for a dependable, detail-oriented Research Specialist to undertake the planning and conducting of a research project under the direction of the PSRC’s Research and Evaluation Working Group and supervised by the PSRC Coordinator.


The primary Research Project is to conduct a review and record of current service gateways or referral sources (navigators informal or formal) and referral patterns across Grater Victoria Area Mental Health and Substance Use services and identification of where longest waitlists are, or gaps in services, that are resulting in people falling through the cracks.

Researcher Responsibilities:

  • Developing objectives and designing research project and proposals.
  • Developing a work plan that satisfies project requirements
  • Formulating and conducting research, performing data collection, and analyzing and evaluating research results.
  • Evaluating, and refining research strategies and approaches and recommending and implementing improvements.
  • Responding to research questions, troubleshooting problems, and monitoring ongoing project
  • Proposing techniques to improve research quality and productivity.
  • Writing research findings for presentations, grants, and other documents.
  • Assisting with grant submissions.
  • Guiding, training, advising, supporting student staff.
  • Developing and following standard operating procedures and adhering to host agency policies and safety guidelines.

Research Specialist Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Science or a related field.
  • Proven experience in a research field.
  • Knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices, and methods.
  • Computer literacy, proficiency in MS Office, and strong analytical, and research skills.
  • Practical experience in database management.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail and exceptional written, verbal, and telephone communication skills.


This is a six month, part-time, contract position, with potential for extension depending on funding availably. Most of the work will be conducted from your home office with regular meetings with the supervision team.


Please send cover letter and CV to:  Rebecca George, PSRC Coordinator,   by Sept 20th, 2021, 4 pm.


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