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Aboriginal Health Survey Interviewer, Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre

London, Ontario
No deadline noted

External Posting

Job Type: Temporary, Part-time, Casual
Number of Positions: 2 Temporary, Part-Time; 2 Temporary, Casual
Location: London, Ontario

The Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC) strives to provide quality, holistic health services by sharing and promoting traditional and western health practices to enable people to live in a more balanced state of well-being. SOAHAC provides services to Aboriginal people including those who live on and off reserve, status, non-status, Inuit and Metis within the southwest region. SOAHAC has a mandate of ensuring that health services are accessible, of high quality and are culturally appropriate.

SOAHAC in partnership with the Well Living House at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health (CRICH), St. Michael's Hospital, is currently seeking 4 Aboriginal Health Survey Interviewers to work on the Our Health Counts London: Urban Aboriginal Health Database Project. As a member of the research team, the Aboriginal Health Survey Interviewers will be responsible for administering the Respectful Health Survey, will report to the Associate Director and work under the direction of the Community Research Coordinator of the Our Health Counts Project.

Responsibilities

  • Administer the Respectful Health Survey
  • Implement the study protocol, study organization and data management activity of the project while ensuring that the relevant research methodology is applied while properly handling (i.e., ethics, etc.) all research material used;
  • Assist in coordinating  the collection, verification, entry, and  management of data through the use of computer assisted data entry software;
  • Responsible for assisting coordinating participant recruitment;  
  • Assist in coordinating the day to day operations of the research ensuring that all aspects of the study protocol are carried out in an efficient, accurate and timely manner;
  • Ensures safety and comfort of study participants in accordance with standards of ethics;
  • Files and maintains documentation and records and;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications   
Bachelor degree in health or health related field,

  • Minimum of 1 year relevant research experience in conducting health research and/or working with Aboriginal communities;
  • Experience with community-based research approaches, experience in dealing with or knowledge of Aboriginal health, experience with quantitative and/or qualitative research methods, and experience with community dissemination strategies;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Highly organized and detail oriented and able to prioritize and produce work of a consistently high standard;
  • Negotiating skills, demonstrated initiative and comfortable with independent decision making and problem solving;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and work independently;
  • Thorough knowledge of health research-related office procedures, including data management and quantitative data entry and
  • Commitment to maintain confidentiality of information and records;
  • Commitment to maintain research ethics.

This job may require additional responsibilities and duties as assigned by Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre.

The Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre is an equal opportunity employer; however hiring preference will be given to qualified Aboriginal applicants.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your resume and cover letter by to: Katie Big-Canoe, Community Research Coordinator – SOAHAC kbigcanoe@soahac.on.ca. The start date for this position is September 1, 2015 but will remain open until filled.  Please include the job title in the subject line of your email.

We thank all those for applying but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. SOAHAC is an equal opportunity employer.