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Research Facilitator, Family Wellness Centre-Family Medicine and Community Services, Scarborough Hosptial

Position Status: Part time temporary (approx. 8 months)

Site: Grace

Available: November 15, 2001

Position Summary

The Scarborough Hospital recently received funding to carry out a Gestational Diabetes Participatory Research Project. The Hospital wants to increase accessibility to postpartum preventive care for Tamil speaking women with gestational diabetes. Working with and reporting to the Director, Family Wellness Centre, the research facilitator will create opportunities for Tamil speaking women living in Scarborough to define their issues related to gestational diabetes and postpartum preventive care. As the research facilitator you will create a process and opportunities for Tamil speaking women to define the research question, design the research, implement the research design, analyze the research data, report the research results, and act on the research results. You will also be supported by an Advisory Committee who will act as consultants regarding the research process.

Qualifications Required

* Post secondary education in health, social services or adult education (completed or in progress)

* Familiarity with, or commitment to participatory research and/or popular education principles

* Dynamic facilitation skills including conflict management and problem solving skills

* Commitment to community capacity building

* Previous experience working with ethno-culturally diverse communities

* Computer skills in word processing and data analysis

* Excellent writing skills including the application of clear language and design principles

* Ability to speak Tamil is an asset

* Knowledge of gestational diabetes, and the Scarborough community is an asset

* Valid Ontario driver's license and access to a vehicle is an asset

This is an ideal position for a graduate student

Hours/Shifts: Flexible hours required including evenings and weekends Schedules are subject to change to meet department's needs

How to Apply: Submit resume for vacancy number GR-N01-271 (Internal applicants must submit an Internal Transfer Form) to the attention of

Laureen Gordon, HR Consultant

The Scarborough Hospital - Grace Division

Human Resources

3030 Birchmount Rd.

Scarborough, ON M1W 3W3

Fax: (416) 495-2560

Deadline: October 19, 2001