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RESEARCH ASSISTANTS: Part-time, 1 yr, possibility of renewal

This is a three year project currently underway in the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children. This project will evaluate the effectiveness of an HIV risk reduction educational program for incarcerated youth. The interviewer(s) are required to conduct interviews on a one to one basis in person at various off-site locations as well as over the phone.

These positions require an extremely flexible schedule. As a member of this project team your responsibility will be to conduct structured interviews with young offenders (ages 12-18), at baseline, post intervention, and at 3, 6 and 12 months. You will also keep track of the youth during his/her involvement in the research study, attend meetings, liaise with members of the research team, staff at the external sites and the "contacts" who youth identify at the time of consent.Some administrative tasks are also involved.

Qualifications: You are a mature, professional individual with current day knowledge and/or awareness of issues affecting incarcerated youth. You possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to establish clear boundaries while maintaining a high level of diplomacy and confidentiality at all times. Strong computer skills with working knowledge of database programs is required. Previous experience working with young offenders is a definite asset. Applicants with related experience in educational and/or health care settings will also be considered. Flexibility is a must in this position in order to be able to accommodate strict study time-lines.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Submit Resume to:

Erin O'Hare

Human Resources, Room 542

555 University Avenue,

Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8

Fax: (416) 813-5671


Must Quote File Number PD0003-EO

We thank you in advance for your interest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.