SUMMARY

Reporting to the Research Coordinator and Observational Research Manager, the Interviewer operates as a member of a multidisciplinary, collaborative research team. The Interviewer recruits and prescreens potential study participants, conducts structured interviews of eligible research participants enrolled in various research studies; and assists in data collection, data cleansing, and data entry resulting from interviews. The Interviewer also performs outreach activities and connects people with community services as required.



SKILLS
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including conflict management / crisis resolution skills.
  • Organized with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Familiarity with Metro Vancouver (for Outreach) and community services related to addictions, mental health, and homelessness in the Downtown Eastside and Downtown South. Knowledge of services for youth an asset.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel) and proficiency with data entry.
  • Excellent time management and data entry skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrates professional judgment when supporting participants and referring to appropriate services.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


EDUCATION
  • High School diploma or equivalency required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in health care, social services or social sciences preferred.
  • Two years’ experience in frontline services. Preference for experience in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
  • Experience working with marginalized populations, such as people with substance use disorders, mental health issues, and unstable housing.
  • Experience with semi structured or structured interviewing techniques.
  • Research experience or training is an asset.
  • Current CPR and naloxone administration training an asset.


DUTIES
  • Recruits potential participants, provides information and answers questions about research studies.
  • Prescreens potential research subjects in person according to study protocols and enrolls eligible participants.
  • Conducts quantitative structured interviews with eligible participants and performs outreach for follow up interviews.
  • Conducts outreach and interviews off site at community services and/or other facilities with varying environments (e.g. drop-in centres, shelters, non-profit residences, private SROs, health care facilities, public spaces in inner city setting) using approved transportation options.
  • Adheres to informed consent procedures and ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects.
  • Reviews questionnaires for completeness and accuracy.
  • Ensures policies and procedures for data management are followed and all documents are entered and filed as required by ethical guidelines.
  • Responsible for processing participant honoraria, including paying participant and recording honoraria for daily float reconciliation.
  • Transports blood samples to St. Paul’s Hospital for HIV/HCV and STI testing as needed.
  • Participates in knowledge translation presentations to community organizations as needed.
  • Assists with training staff on data collection protocols as needed.
  • Refers participants to appropriate services and/or provides initial support when required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


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SUMMARY

Reporting to the Research Coordinator and Observational Research Manager, the Interviewer operates as a member of a multidisciplinary, collaborative research team. The Interviewer recruits and prescreens potential study participants, conducts structured interviews of eligible research participants enrolled in various research studies; and assists in data collection, data cleansing, and data entry resulting from interviews. The Interviewer also performs outreach activities and connects people with community services as required.



SKILLS
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including conflict management / crisis resolution skills.
  • Organized with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Familiarity with Metro Vancouver (for Outreach) and community services related to addictions, mental health, and homelessness in the Downtown Eastside and Downtown South. Knowledge of services for youth an asset.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel) and proficiency with data entry.
  • Excellent time management and data entry skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrates professional judgment when supporting participants and referring to appropriate services.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


EDUCATION
  • High School diploma or equivalency required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in health care, social services or social sciences preferred.
  • Two years’ experience in frontline services. Preference for experience in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
  • Experience working with marginalized populations, such as people with substance use disorders, mental health issues, and unstable housing.
  • Experience with semi structured or structured interviewing techniques.
  • Research experience or training is an asset.
  • Current CPR and naloxone administration training an asset.


DUTIES
  • Recruits potential participants, provides information and answers questions about research studies.
  • Prescreens potential research subjects in person according to study protocols and enrolls eligible participants.
  • Conducts quantitative structured interviews with eligible participants and performs outreach for follow up interviews.
  • Conducts outreach and interviews off site at community services and/or other facilities with varying environments (e.g. drop-in centres, shelters, non-profit residences, private SROs, health care facilities, public spaces in inner city setting) using approved transportation options.
  • Adheres to informed consent procedures and ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects.
  • Reviews questionnaires for completeness and accuracy.
  • Ensures policies and procedures for data management are followed and all documents are entered and filed as required by ethical guidelines.
  • Responsible for processing participant honoraria, including paying participant and recording honoraria for daily float reconciliation.
  • Transports blood samples to St. Paul’s Hospital for HIV/HCV and STI testing as needed.
  • Participates in knowledge translation presentations to community organizations as needed.
  • Assists with training staff on data collection protocols as needed.
  • Refers participants to appropriate services and/or provides initial support when required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


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SUMMARY

Functionally reporting to BCCSU’s Senior Policy Advisor, and under the joint strategic leadership of BCCSU’s partnership with the First Nations Health Authority’s (FNHA)’s Office of the Chief Medical Officer, the Indigenous Initiatives Lead is responsible for:

  • leadership on matters related to addictions-related Indigenous Initiatives, and relationships with Indigenous organizations and communities on matters related to substance use;
  • leading the development of culturally informed substance use and addiction care guidance;
  • working to embed cultural safety within British Columbia’s substance use and addiction system of care;
  • responding to innovative addiction prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery interventions identified by First Nations communities across the province; and,
  • overseeing and supervising activities of the First Nations Addictions Care Partnerships Manager.


SKILLS
  • Ability to engage in active processes that aim to identify and eliminate anti-Indigenous racism, and in work to address the harms of historical, current and ongoing colonization by changing systems, organizational structures, policies, practices and attitudes.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders, including researchers, clinicians, people with lived and living experience, elders and other community stakeholders.
  • Ability to translate research findings for stakeholders and partners in ways that help mobilize evidence-informed action.
  • Knowledge of social determinants of health and commitment to addressing the needs of people who may be vulnerable and face barriers in managing their health and accessing care. Awareness of broader political, legal, structural and institutional issues that influence the public systems response to substance use and addiction.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to quickly learn computer programs/interfaces.
  • Ability to multi-task with attention to detail.


EDUCATION
  • A Master’s degree in a health discipline, Health Policy, Population & Public Health, or a related field.
  • A minimum five (5) years’ experience in planning, and implementing programming focused on community health and wellness, health system development, or equivalent community or system-level experience. Experience with evaluating programs an asset.
  • A minimum two (2) years’ experience developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with First Nations health system actors, such as policy leaders, healthcare providers and decision makers, researchers, and community stakeholders, or equivalent experience with First Nations leaders and stakeholders in a sector outside of Health.
  • Experience leading community or sector specific engagement/consultations, and work to build consensus among diverse groups.
  • Experience with initiatives, programs and tools that promote cultural safety and humility in public and/or private sector settings.
  • Experience with managing/overseeing a budget.
  • Highly developed analytical and critical thinking skills, and excellent written and spoken communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience facilitating applied research embedded within communities and/or the health system is an asset.


DUTIES
  • Leads BCCSU’s Indigenous Initiatives and works with FNHA to foster related organizational and community relationships. Develops, manages and updates priorities and work plans and keeps leadership at BCCSU and FNHA up to date on progress/issues/challenges.
  • Leads the development of culturally informed population-specific substance use and addiction care guidance and practice support tools by: Building and maintaining relationships with clinicians, researchers, elders, knowledge keepers, community experts, people with lived and living experience and other stakeholders; working with knowledge keepers, elders, clinicians, people with lived and living experience, family members and other key stakeholders to centre cultural ways of knowing and healing into guidance documents to support health care providers and community to manage substance use disorders; and identifying opportunities to support the implementation of these guidance documents through education and outreach activities.
  • Works to embed cultural safety and humility across the BC’s substance use and addiction system of care by: Pursuing funding opportunities and responds to funding calls that support related projects and initiatives; and identifying new opportunities and supports ongoing efforts to strengthen components of BCCSU’s educational programming (e.g. provincial Addiction Care & Treatment On-line Certificate; Provincial Opioid Agonist Treatment Support Program) that foster learning about cultural safety and humility.
  • Works to strengthen BCCSU’s partnership with FNHA Research & Knowledge Exchange Team (RKE) and the Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO) by: Facilitating relationship building, knowledge sharing and learning; and collaborating with BCCSU and/or FNHA to explore opportunities that would support shared research priorities, such as community-based projects that could improve wellness in Indigenous communities.
  • Provides direction and advice across the BCCSU to fully adopt and implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada 94 Calls to Action, as per BCCSU’s Indigenous Anti-racism and Anti-colonial (ARC) Framework. Provides direction and advice regarding BCCSU’s role in implementing the recommendations offered by In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care, with particular focus on recommendations 17 and 18: that the B.C. government and FNHA demonstrate progress on commitments to increase access to culturally safe mental health and wellness and substance use services; and that the B.C. government require all university and college degree and diploma programs for health professionals in B.C. to implement mandatory strategies and targets to identify, recruit and encourage Indigenous enrolment and graduation, including increasing the safety of the learning environment for Indigenous students.
  • Oversees and supervises activities of the First Nations Addictions Care Partnerships Manager.
  • Develops budgets, work plans and oversees program finances.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


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SUMMARY

Reporting to the Principle Investigator and receiving direction from the Observational Research Manager, the Research Coordinator coordinates and conducts research activities for quantitative and/or mixed methods research studies and research-related projects. The Research Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and at times conducting quantitative and, where relevant, semi-structured qualitative research interviews with study participants. Duties include coordinating research activities such as supervising and/or mentoring interviewers and other research staff, collecting research data, maintaining research records, and contributing to the management and analysis of quantitative and, where relevant, qualitative data. The Research Coordinator prepares ethics applications and submissions, partakes in the design and creation of communications and public relations tools, manages the consent process and prepare, writes and maintains reports and study documentation. The research coordinator liaises with community stakeholders to facilitate knowledge translation and build awareness about research and facilitate and maintain research capacity.



SKILLS
  • Clear understanding of the academic research process acquired through practical and/or academic experience.
  • Strong understanding of quantitative research methods, and experience collecting and reporting quantitative and, where applicable, qualitative data.
  • Strong knowledge of substance use disorders and responses (e.g., addiction medicine. harm reduction), social determinants of health, intersectionality (i.e., the intersections of gender inequality, racialization, and socio-economic marginalization); an understanding of structural and institutional influences that impact people who use drugs is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload, handle multiple assignments effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in preparing documents, reports, and communication materials.
  • Excellent project organization, implementation, and networking skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • An understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues.
  • Excellent research skills, with an ability to conduct basic analysis of research data.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy with Microsoft Office suite and database management skills.
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in event planning and grant application preparation.
  • Strong analytical and planning skills.


EDUCATION
  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Nursing, Health Sciences, or related field.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience of related professional experience in a health research setting.
  • Experience in organizing, coordinating, and managing research projects and/or grant-based programs.
  • Experience supervising data collection activities; and working with key affected populations in research activities, including people who use drugs and Indigenous persons.
  • Certification in research ethics core principles and guidelines (e.g. TCPS-2).


DUTIES
  • Coordinates development, implementation, and maintenance of research studies and projects; conducts research visits involving survey-based questionnaires /or qualitative topic guides; and collects data for existing and future projects.
  • Recruits research participants, manages the consent process, oversees and conducts research interviews (e.g., structured/semi-structured interviews).
  • Supervises and/or mentors research staff (e.g., Interviewers, Trainees, Peer Research Assistants) by performing duties such as providing guidance and direction on study protocols/processes (e.g., the interview process, process or participant-related questions, managing participant-related changes, data entry), participating in the recruitment and selection of research staff, providing orientation and training, monitoring staff performance and providing feedback to the Principal Investigator(s).
  • Designs and maintains databases and uses research software to analyze data, where applicable.
  • Prepares data files evaluating the quality of the data and describing its structure, overseeing data entry procedures, and identifying ways to validate data and enhancing quality control of data.
  • Writes interview guides, operating procedures, study-related reports, study documents and ethics applications and submissions as well as maintains ethics approvals and liaises with Research Ethics Boards as needed.
  • Assists the Principal Investigator, Research Manager, and Financial Coordinator with various administrative tasks associated with the day-to-day operations of research studies including paying stipends to participants, keeping record of payment, maintaining study documentation (paper and electronic), etc.
  • Supports, develops and evaluates strategies that encourage community participation in research and research-related activities.
  • Liaises with community stakeholders to facilitate knowledge translation to and/or between a wide range of organization activities and groups.
  • Contributes to the design and creation of communications and public relations tools about research studies (e.g. flyers, posters, other materials) in order to recruit participants; coordinates meetings among community, staff, research teams, and support staff.
  • Conducts health related work which includes referrals to relevant programs, agencies, service providers and disease prevention programs for participants as needed and appropriate.
  • Provides education and employment referrals, training, advice and support for community agencies.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


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