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Research Assistant, Teens Healthy Cooking Together, Dietary Risk Factor Working Group and Regent Park Community Health Centre


This competition closes November 8, 2002



Duration: The week of November 25th 2002 to April 30, 2003

Weekly hours: Flexible, approximately 8 hours per week

Hourly rate: $25.00 per hour, total number of hours not to exceed 200



Duties & responsibilities

The Dietary Risk Factor Working Group, a committee of the Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition, will be conducting an evaluation of the Teens Healthy Cooking Together program in collaboration with Regent Park Community Health Centre. Reporting to the members of the Dietary Risk Factor Working Group, the research assistant's duties and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

* working closely with a supervisor at Regent Park Community Health Centre to revise Teens Healthy Cooking Together Program materials as per results of a previous evaluation and literature review;

* production of revised program materials and documents;

* assist in developing an application for review of this research by an ethics approval board;

* working closely with project team members to create and pre-test evaluative components and tools for the Teens Healthy Cooking Together program;

* working closely with Regent Park Community Health Centre staff, Dietary Risk Factor Working Group members and community volunteers to prepare a detailed plan for, deliver, and evaluate after-school educational programming for adolescents from varied ethnocultural communities

* in consultation with project team, summarize and analyse data and prepare final written report of findings

* attending Dietary Risk Factors Working Group meetings and a three-day Cooking Healthy Together training program (if appropriate)



Qualifications

* Proficiency in use of computer for production of high quality reports and documents

* Very strong oral and written English communications skills

* Ability to manage time and meet deadlines

* Demonstrated ability to coordinate and implement community-based cooking programs

* Ability to work effectively in a community-based team environment

* Familiarity or experience with community-based project evaluation is preferred

* Experience working with adolescents from varied ethnocultural communities is preferred



Applicants must

* be able to attend daytime meetings at Ryerson University and after school workshops at Regent Park Community Health Centre, and

* be legally entitled to work in Canada.



Interested applicants should submit their resume and a one-page cover letter by mail, courier or in person to



Patty Wong, RD

Regent Park Community Health Centre

465 Dundas Street East

Toronto, ON M5A 2B2



Applicants who are invited for interviews will be asked to bring a sample of their written communication skills for consideration by the interview committee. All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. Only those applicants being invited for interviews will be contacted. Ryerson University has an employment equity program and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, visible minorities, aboriginal people and people with disabilities.