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Community Researcher, Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services

Waterloo, Ontario
Deadline April 6, 2016

Up to Two Positions Available

Length: Temporary part-time (up to 8 months)
Wage: $25.45 to $28.93 per hour
Location: 99 Regina St. S., Waterloo

Position Summary

  • Promotes public, organizational and priority population participation in evaluation and research activities
  • Schedules and conducts key informant interviews; records, reviews and transcribes notes from interviews
  • Administers and facilitates completion of surveys. Enters survey data.

Required Qualifications (Education and Experience)

  • Knowledge of research/community-based research normally acquired through an undergraduate degree or college diploma in the social sciences (e.g. health, community psychology, social work, addictions) plus 1 year of experience with priority populations — OR — 3 years of experience working directly with priority populations
  • Communication, facilitation, human relations, and persuasion skills in group and individual settings
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with priority populations and other study participants; non-judgmental and culturally sensitive attitude.  
  • Computer skills using software such as Microsoft Office and online survey tools, and an ability to operate a recording device.
  • Ability to work varied hours to accommodate study participants (e.g., days, evenings, weekends), and to travel to various locations within Waterloo Region.

Note: Please refer to the job description for a full position summary and list of required qualifications.


Both individuals will support the implementation of Waterloo Region’s Substance Use Study.

Application Process

Please visit the Region of Waterloo website at Select "Careers" on the menu bar at the top of the webpage. Select “Community Researcher (IDDSH)" in the list of posted positions. Click on "Apply Online” to apply to the position. The full job description can also be viewed by selecting the hyperlink titled “Click here to view the job description pdf file.”

Please apply online by the Wednesday, April 6, 2016 closing date. Or, send your resume to: The Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Staffing Coordinator, 150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3.

We thank all those who take the time to apply, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

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