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Project Researcher Consultant, Live Free…Prevent Diabetes (LFPD), New Heights Community Health Centres

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline January 29, 2010

New Heights Community Health Centres provides a range of clinical and community health services and programs to priority populations in North West Toronto. The Toronto Central LHIN has provided New Heights with funding to develop the Live Free…Prevent Diabetes (LFPD) project that aims to raise awareness about diabetes risks and prevent the onset of diabetes in the Latin American and Caribbean populations living in the North West Toronto area.

The team of two community dietitians and an outreach worker conducts on-site screening using a diabetes risk screening tool called “CANRISK” and delivers healthy lifestyles workshops in the communities. We are now seeking a project researcher for a three-month period, with expertise in survey and qualitative research design to adapt the tool that will enable the team to accurately capture the outcome data from the two targeted populations we serve. The ideal candidate will also bring experience in designing data collection methods such as focus group and identifying research activities pertaining to diabetes prevention.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • evaluate and revise diabetes risk questionnaire
  • design and conduct research activities such as focus groups and project evaluation
  • design and conduct data collection and analysis
  • disseminate evaluation results and data outcomes

Deliverables include:

  • adapted diabetes risk questionnaire
  • focus group design
  • analysis and presentation of data highlighting program effectiveness

The successful candidate will have:

  • a graduate degree in health and/or social services
  • diabetes knowledge
  • expertise in survey design and evaluation
  • demonstrated research skills and data analysis technique
  • effective interpersonal skills
  • strong communications and organizational skills

Please apply by email by January 29th, 2010, 5:00 p.m. to:

Hiring Committee – Project Researcher Consultant, Diabetes Prevention Project
New Heights Community Health Centres
12 Flemington Rd.
Toronto, ON M6A 2N4
Fax: (416) 787-3761

We encourage applications from people who are reflective of the diverse communities we serve.

Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.