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 www.psrcollaborative.com
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.
Research Specialist Requirements:
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.
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