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Working within the Business Intelligence (BI) and Intensive Services portfolio of Edmonton Zone Addiction & Mental Health, the incumbent works under the supervision of the Research and Evaluation Supervisor to support Addiction & Mental Health research, evaluation, and performance management of the Assertive community Treatment and Intensive Community Transition teams (i.e., a set of processes used to monitor, measure and analyze information to achieve set goals and objectives) initiatives. The primary focus of this Research Assistant role is to work with a variety of stakeholders and inter-departmental teams to support decision–makers and programs by providing research, evaluation and performance management services that support the development of best and promising practices and evidence–based addiction and mental health services. The services of the Research and Evaluation team are in high demand and they support initiatives across all parts of Addiction & Mental Health Services. This role includes: planning, organizing, and conducting projects by setting goals and objectives, defining and managing multiple concurrent projects (including meeting deliverables and timelines). The major responsibilities of this position include designing projects, establishing evaluation frameworks, planning, and collecting, entering, processing and analyzing data. Report writing and dissemination of results are also a considerable responsibility. Providing support in situations where needs are ambiguous and where conflicting views, goals, and priorities are present is another key responsibility of this position. This positon will also require to take on a leadership role in a project.

Description:

As a Research Assistant, you will be part of the Decision Support Services team which supports all aspects of research, evaluation, and performance management initiatives for Addiction and Mental Health, Edmonton Zone. Using a wide range of specialized skills in the areas of evaluation, research, and performance management, you will support decision-makers and programs by providing services that support the development of best and promising practices and evidence-based addiction and mental health services. The team works in collaboration with various stakeholders including clinical staff, management, and executives.

  • Classification: Research Assistant EDM MH
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Department: Assertive Comm Trt Outreach
  • Primary Location: Edmonton Mental Health Clinic
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.60
  • Posting End Date: 17-JAN-2019
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 28-JAN-2019
  • Temporary End Date: 25-NOV-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 12
  • Shifts per cycle: 36
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $34.03
  • Maximum Salary: $44.88
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
Required Qualifications:

Completion of bachelor's degree in the social or behavioural sciences, social work or health related field.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Minimum of 1 years' experience in a research setting. Prior direct experience of conducting research and evaluation projects for Addiction and Mental Health programs. Proficiency and/or superior skills in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.), statistical software (e.g. SPSS, SAS), qualitative analysis software (e.g., NVivo). Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a research setting. Experience in program evaluation and/or performance measurement in health/social services settings. Experience in report preparation and oral presentation. Experience in database construction, data management, and statistical analysis. Experience in preparing grant proposals. Strong project management, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Excellent time management skills and the ability to be flexible to respond to changing priorities. Strong communication skills (both written and verbal). Positive interpersonal skills. Critical thinking skills in the collection and analysis of data, as well as in the coordination and implementation of projects. Ability to work both independently and in collaborative settings. Ability to receive direction and to work collaboratively within a team setting and in partnership with external stakeholders. Ability to manage multiple activities at once to accomplish results.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of a broad range of health research/evaluation methodologies, program development tools, data collection procedures, and development and management of databases or information systems. Critical thinking skills in the collection and analysis of data. Experience in grant preparation, report writing and oral presentations, coordination and implementation of projects, and ability to manage multiple activates and ever changing priorities. Prior direct experience working in AMH.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.

Important:

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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