Job Number: 830773

Category: Research

Positions Available: 4

Years Experience Required: 1

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Oct 17, 2018

Research Assistant 2
Institute for Mental Health Policy Research

Position Description:
The Institute for Mental Health Policy Research is seeking a casual Research Assistant for a casual position in Saugeen First Nation, Ontario. The Research Assistant will support a research project funded by a Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) Health System Research Fund entitled A Regional Knowledge Mobilization for First Nations Mental Wellness Strategies. This project involves the collection of local data and the development of community wellness strategies in five Ontario First Nations.

This position is specific to Saugeen First Nation, where the Research Assistant will report to the Project Scientist and take direction from a Field Coordinator and Project Coordinator. The Research Assistant will assist in preparing data collection packages, conducting data entry and data coding, and completing other research duties as required.  The individual will also assist in report preparation. Adherence to strict protocols for the protection of data privacy and confidentiality is required.

This position will have varying hours for less than one year. You will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. Hours of work are variable. This position will be based in Saugeen First Nation with training in Toronto and London at the start.

The successful candidate will have three (3) years of  Community College and one (1) year of related work experience. Knowledge relating to mental health and addictions is considered an asset as well as experience interacting with individuals in a research, academic, and/or service agency setting. Candidates must . Candidates will be proficient in using Microsoft Office Programs (such as Word and Excel) and must be conscientious, reliable, mature, enthusiastic, and motivated. This position requires the ability to work independently while closely following detailed instructions. Candidates require the ability to work effectively in a wide range of settings with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Preference will be given to candidates who are members or residents of Saugeen First Nation.

Please note:   This casual position is NOT part of any bargaining unit. 

Salary Range:  Competitive salary and benefits package.                


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CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute.  As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.


As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required