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Sexual Health Research Nurse

STARTING WAGE: $35.27/hr

STATUS: Temporary Casual


JOB SUMMARY

The Sexual Health Research Nurse is responsible for implementation and execution of all clinical research activities related to two research projects (AESHA & SHAWNA), including pre/post-test counseling, testing, and treatment follow-up for HIV, STIs, and HCV, treatment, and sexual health education, follow up and outreach with marginalized women and trans sex workers and individuals living with HIV.

The Sexual Health Research Nurse is supervised by the AESHA and SHAWNA Project Coordinators and reports to the Principal Investigators.

ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS

Located in Vancouver, BC, the Centre for Gender and Sexual Equity (CGSHE) is an academic research centre housed at Providence Health Care (PHC) (www.cgshe.ca) and a UBC academic research program in the Division AIDS within the Department of Medicine. The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of research, policy and practice to reduce gender and sexual health inequities among marginalized populations in BC, Canada and globally. The CGSHE currently consists of over 100 affiliated staff and faculty, including academic and clinical researchers, graduate students, and frontline research staff, working out of our CGSHE offices at PHC and our community-based research office in the Downtown Eastside. We work in a highly collaborative team and strive to hire members from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

WORK PERFORMED

  1. Implements all clinical study procedures in accordance with research protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs) (must be well versed in study protocol), under supervision of the Project Coordinators.
  2. Performs HIV and STI pre and post-test counseling and testing, including point-of-care testing and where needed, venipuncture (HIV confirmatory testing and monitoring, syphilis and HCV, HSV-2) and obtains self-collected swabs/urine samples for STI testing from participants
  3. Provides education, support and referral to health and support services for research participants, including follow-up linkages and accompaniment as needed
  4. Implements follow-up procedures and/or treatment plans (e.g. STIs), working with BCCDC STI and our study physician
  5. Obtains and documents informed consent, including screening prospective participants, as per Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  6. Follows clinical research training protocols
  7. Maintains a filing system and appropriate record keeping (e.g., clinical research charts)
  8. Collects clinical documentation as required, in consultation with participants (e.g., ROIs)
  9. Maintains inventory of clinical supplies and materials, as needed
  10. Implements data specimen transfer and laboratory procedures and treatments, as needed
  11. Travels to other locations for outreach and interviews, including community clinics, workspaces and housing programs across Metro Vancouver
  12. Conducts follow-up outreach (by van/on foot) and by phone to follow-up on test results, treatment and linkage to care, as needed
  13. Maintains connections with other health and social service providers as necessary (i.e. Housing providers, HIV providers, general practitioners) to support referrals & follow-up
  14. Maintains strict confidentiality related to participant identification and research data
  15. Keeps Project Coordinators informed of any study related problems or trends related to clinical research activities
  16. Other duties as appropriate

SUPERVISION RECEIVED 

The Sexual Health Research Nurse is supervised by and reports to the Project Coordinator.

SUPERVISION GIVEN

This position does not include supervision of other staff.

CONSEQUENCES OF ERROR/JUDGEMENT 

This position entails a high level of confidentiality and discretion. Failure to maintain information in confidence could result in damage to credibility and poor relations with internal and external stakeholders. Implications of decisions or advice may result in restricted operations and legal and/or financial liability. Poor judgment or failure to act in a professional, tactful manner will have an adverse effect on the image of the CGSHE. Poor public/private sector relationships could result in a negative image of CGSHE and may impact levels of research funding made available through partnerships. Errors could result in significant concerns regarding the liability, credibility, and integrity of the Centre, PHC/PHCRI, and the University.

QUALIFICATIONS

Registered Nurse with CRNBC required. STI Management Certification, HIV Pre/Post Test Counselling certificate and experience with venipuncture preferred. Minimum one year experience preferred. Experience in community-based research or healthcare settings with marginalized communities preferred.  Experience with, and knowledge about, sexual health with marginalized populations we work with, such as homeless women, sex workers, people living with HIV, gender diverse communities preferred. Working knowledge of research methodology and design and medical ethics. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to make thoughtful, informed and thorough decisions. Ability to exercise sound judgment. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to work in in a multidisciplinary team environment, including community-based and staff with lived experience. Knowledge and skills to work with diverse community collaborators, service providers and stakeholders. Lived experience an asset. Class 5 BC Driver’s License is an asset.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, experience as a sex worker, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

If interested, please submit a copy of your cover letter and CV to HR@cgshe.ubc.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Communications Lead

STARTING WAGE: $69,485.00/year

STATUS: Full-Time


JOB SUMMARY

The Communications Lead is responsible for developing and executing strategic communications activities of the Centre for Gender Health & Sexual Equity (CGSHE) in alignment with CGSHE’s mission and values of advancing gender equity and sexual health equity for all across research, policy, and practice.

Located in Vancouver, BC, the Centre for Gender and Sexual Equity (CGSHE) is a UBC and SFU-affiliated academic research centre housed at Providence Health Care (www.cgshe.ca). The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of leadership in promoting gender equity and sexual health equity through in BC, Canada and globally. The CGSHE currently consists of over 100 staff and faculty, including academic and clinical researchers, graduate students, and frontline research staff, working out of our CGSHE administrative offices and our community/clinical research hub in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. We work in a highly collaborative team and strive to hire members from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS

Reporting to the CGSHE Executive Director and Associate Director and supervised by the Director of Operations, the Communications Lead works with significant latitude and collaborates with the senior leadership and CGSHE faculty to develop and execute all strategic communications to support the growth and brand identity of the CGSHE. We are looking for a Communications Lead to provide strategic and tactical communications advice and support to CGSHE, with a focus on supporting the Centre’s research, policy, and practice goals of advancing gender equity and sexual health equity for all in BC, Canada, and globally. The incumbent works closely with directors, academic, and clinical faculty, the UBC Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, SFU, PHC/ PHCRI support staff, Centre staff, and trainees. The incumbent builds relationships with media outlets, university communications teams and other stakeholders.

WORK PERFORMED

  • Develop and execute strategic communications and digitial engagement plans for internal and external projects and activities, in consultation with senior leadership.
  • Develop and implement clear consistent messaging for new projects, research publications, and programs, in line with existing guidelines and CGSHE brand voice.
  • Collaborate with research faculty across the Centre to promote CGSHE’s work and its impact in BC, Canada & globally.
  • Develops and executes digital engagement and communications campaigns to maximize reach and impact of research in alignment with CGSHE and research/policy/practice outputs.
  • Build relationships with media outlets, university communications teams and other stakeholders, and proactively look for opportunities to share information and pitch stories showcasing the impact of CGSHE and CGSHE researchers.
  • Work independently and in collaboration with CGSHE senior leaders and external experts to develop a wide range of communications materials to promote CGSHE’s brand (e.g. newsletter and web copy, blogs, interviews, marketing materials, social media content, presentations and reports). Digital asset management.
  • Maintain all functions of CGSHE’s website, including routine updates, ongoing analytics and measurement, and structural changes to improve user experience.
  • Provide day-to-day management of CGSHE’s digital channels including content development, environmental scanning, maintenance and ongoing updates, and evaluation and analytics.
  • Provide strategic direction and recommendations to the CGSHE Executive & Associate Directors, and Director of Operations, regarding website and digital channels.
  • Recommend and develop online engagement strategies for specific CGSHE research projects and policy/ practice activities, leadership, and operations.
  • Designs and maintains all digital communications strategies and campaigns (including website content, blogs, etc.) including listserve, communications to donors’ all web and social media content and functionality; social campaign events (e.g. media events and public forums); and development and design of written materials, including editorial content, community reports, media kits/releases, and policy briefs.
  • Drafts written and digital communications to CGSHE stakeholders, donors, and potential donors.
  • Compiles and maintains supporter lists and databases through Content Management Systems.
  • Support the promotion and representation of the CGSHE at municipal, provincial, national and international conferences and meetings through assistance with development of presentations and other materials.
  • Works with senior leadership and centre to oversee the tracking and monitoring of all communications activities, including meetings and presentations, media interviews and stories, lay reports and publications, web page(s), responses to requests for information, etc.
  • Liaises with community and policy members, other organizations, and key stakeholders to strengthen connections, share information, and create opportunities for partnership.
  • Performs other duties as requested by CGSHE senior leadership team.

The incumbent will work at the CGSHE in a designated, appropriate workspace at the CGSHE’s head/admin offices located at 1190 Hornby St., and may also work from time to time at CGSHE’s Community/ Clinical Research Hub (647 E Hastings St). Travel to meetings may be required from time to time.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Reports to CGSHE’s Executive Director and Associate Director, and supervised by the Director of Operations. Works under general direction. Work is reviewed in terms of conformance with established standards and specific objectives.

SUPERVISION GIVEN

Provides supervision to KT managers/ coordinators. 

CONSEQUENCES OF ERROR/JUDGEMENT

This position entails a high level of confidentiality and discretion. Failure to maintain information in confidence could result in damage to credibility and poor relations with internal and external stakeholders. Implications of decisions or advice may result in restricted operations and legal and/or financial liability. Poor judgment or failure to act in a professional, tactful manner will have an adverse effect on the image of the CGSHE. Poor public/private sector relationships could result in a negative image of CGSHE and may impact levels of research funding made available through partnerships. Errors could result in significant concerns regarding the liability, credibility, and integrity of the Centre, PHC/ PHCRI, and the University.

QUALIFICATIONS

Undergraduate degree in marketing, communications, journalism, digital media or related field. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a communications role including 4 years of hands-on experience working with digital communications including social media. Supervisory or management experience. Project management experience, including responsibility for developing project plans and timelines, and managing external suppliers or contractors. Work experience in a research, academic or health care setting an asset OR Equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Familiarity and commitment to gender equity and sexual health equity issues. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with a demonstrated ability to write in a variety of styles for a range of audiences, and to translate complicated scientific concepts into lay language. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic and tactical communications plans, coupled with excellent copy-editing and proof-reading skills. Must have strong organizational skills in a fast pace environment, with a proven ability to identify priorities, complete multiple tasks and deliver results on deadline; demonstrated ability to manage staff. Team player with ability to work in a collaborative manner with diverse groups and be flexible in response to evolving organizational needs. Resilience around working in a fast-paced environment and flexibility to learn. Experienced in building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders across diverse contexts, various levels and organizations. Demonstrated ability to take initiative, and willing to learn. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in social media, including best practices and tools. Demonstrated ability to provide total website management, including advanced editing skills using a content management system, content strategy, usability and information architecture skills and a search engine optimization and web analytics abilities.

Solid understanding of HTML, content management systems (e.g. WordPress, Nationbuilder), knowledge of CSS, and Flash. Comprehensive computer literacy including demonstrated intermediate level skills with Microsoft Office programs. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign) and multimedia practices (online video, podcasts, animation, music, online forums, chat, etc.) are assets. Superior English-language written, editing, and oral communication skills with proven ability to write for diverse audiences. Understanding of branding principles. Experience in developing and managing social and/or digital engagement campaigns. Experience in preparing copy-editing, proofreading, and preparing content for publications, documents, reports, and communication materials for mass distribution. Experience in conference/event planning. Experience giving presentations to diverse audiences.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

If interested, please apply via the UBC portal or submit a copy of your cover letter and CV to HR@cgshe.ubc.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Assistant Project Coordinator (Outreach) - TRIS Project

STARTING WAGE: $23 – $27/hour

STATUS: Temporary Part-Time, Tuesday – Thursday


SUMMARY OF ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

The TRIS Project is undertaking an evaluation of a comprehensive, low-barrier, trauma-informed approach to supporting criminalized women and gender diverse people who are survivors of GBV. Our community-based team will be actively connecting with participants through outreach/in-reach and peer accompaniment, and working to address the barriers that they are facing to accessing safety, e.g. access to housing or health care, or to education or employment opportunities.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator(s) and supervised by the Project Coordinators, the Assistant Project Coordinator facilitates the recruitment of potential project participants, through direct in- person, phone and online outreach activities. The Assistant Project Coordinator will also support Community-Based Engagement Workers in carrying out outreach activities by providing necessary project resources. This position contributes to the development and maintenance of contacts with individuals, community-based organizations, service providers across Metro Vancouver.

ORGANIZATION

Located in Vancouver, BC, the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity is a UBC/SFU-affiliated academic research centre housed at Providence Health Care (PHC) (www.cgshe.ca). The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of community-based research, policy and practice to reduce gender and sexual health inequities among marginalized populations in BC, Canada and globally. The CGSHE currently consists of over 80 staff, including academic and clinical researchers, graduate students, and frontline research staff, working out of our CGSHE administrative and community/ clinical research office in the Downtown Eastside. We work in a highly collaborative team and strive to hire members from diverse backgrounds and lived experience.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Facilitates the recruitment of potential participants, provides information and answersquestions about outreach, trauma-informed supports and research studies.
  2. Pre-screens potential research participants according to study protocols, enrols eligible participants and conducts research interviews as needed.
  3. Networks with municipal and provincial community organizations/services over the phone, by e-mail, or other means of communication as necessary, including establishing initial contact.
  4. Assists with training Community-Based Engagement Workers on outreach and data collection protocols as needed.
  5. Conducts outreach 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. Outreach activities will also include phone and internet-based communication (e.g. e-mail, online forums).
  6. Assures informed consent procedures and ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects is followed as per provided training.
  7. Supports Community-Based Engagement Workers with outreach materials, pre-screening prospective participants, provides questionnaires and resources required for conducting research interviews.
  8. Ensures policies and procedures for data management are followed and all documents are entered and filed as required by ethical guidelines.
  9. Participates in presentations to community organizations as needed.
  10. Refers participants to appropriate services when required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and Experience

  • A level of education equivalent to High School Diploma plus additional course work. Bachelor’s Degree in Health or Social Sciences, Public Health, Public Policy or related field an asset. Plus two (2) years minimum experience in frontline/ community services or community organizing experience with underserved communities.
  • Community knowledge and/or lived experience working with relevant communities.
  • Experience with underserviced populations including a strong understanding of gender and social equity.
  • Research experience or training is an asset.
  • Experience with data entry is an asset.
  • Current CPR, sexual health, and/or naloxone administration training an asset.
  • Class 5 Drivers License an asset.

Skills and Abilities

  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including conflict management / crisis resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and within a diverse team environment.
  • Familiarity with community services locally (Metro Vancouver) and provincially.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge and skills to work with diverse community collaborators, service providers and other stakeholders.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel).
  • Flexibility in hours and willingness to work across CGSHE offices and communities to support outreach and recruitment.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, experience as a sex worker, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

If interested, please submit a copy of your cover letter and CV to HR@cgshe.ubc.ca.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Interviewer/Outreach Worker - SHAWNA Project

STARTING WAGE: $20 – $23/hour

STATUS: Casual, Thursdays and/or Fridays (varies)


SUMMARY OF ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to and supervised by the Project Coordinator, the Interviewer/ Outreach Worker operates as a member of a multidisciplinary, collaborative research team. The Interviewer recruits and prescreens potential participants, conducts structured interviews of eligible research participants enrolled in relevant project; and assists in data collection, data cleaning, and data entry resulting from interviews. The Interviewer/ Outreach Worker also performs outreach activities and connects people with community services as needed.

The SHAWNA project is a community-based research project focused on the experiences of cis and trans women living with HIV in accessing and navigating care, housing, social and legal supports. The project is committed to ‘GIPA/MEPA’ principles of greater and meaningful involvement and engagement of people living with HIV.

ORGANIZATION

Located in Vancouver, BC, the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity is a UBC/SFU-affiliated academic research centre housed at Providence Health Care (PHC) (www.cgshe.ca). The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of community-based research, policy and practice to reduce gender and sexual health inequities among marginalized populations in BC, Canada and globally. The CGSHE currently consists of over 80 staff, including academic and clinical researchers, graduate students, and frontline research staff, working out of our CGSHE administrative and community/ clinical research office in the Downtown Eastside. We work in a highly collaborative team and strive to hire members from diverse backgrounds and lived experience.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Recruits potential participants, provides information and answers questions about research studies.
  2. Prescreens potential research subjects according to study protocols.
  3. Conducts quantitative structured interviews with eligible participants and performs outreach for follow up interviews.
  1. 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.
  2. Adheres to informed consent procedures and ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects.
  3. Reviews questionnaires for completeness and accuracy.
  4. Ensures policies and procedures for data management are followed and all documents are entered and filed as required by ethical guidelines.
  5. Responsible for processing participant honoraria, including paying participant and recording honoraria for daily float reconciliation.
  6. Transports blood and urine samples to St. Paul’s Hospital as needed following Transport Canada guidelines.
  7. Participates in knowledge translation presentations to community organizations as needed.
  8. Assists with training staff on data collection protocols as needed.
  9. Refers participants to appropriate services and/or provides initial support when required.
  10. Performs other related duties as required.

Education, Training and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent training required. Bachelor’s degree in health care, social services or social sciences preferred. Minimum two (2) years’ experience in frontline/ community services experience with marginalized communities we serve.
  • Lived experience as a person living with HIV and/or communities disproportionately impacted by HIV (including Indigenous, African/ Black/ Caribbean communities) is preferred.
  • Strong gender and social equity lens and knowledge and experience with marginalized and stigmatized populations (e.g. Indigenous and other racialized communities, homeless communities, migrant and refugee communities, gender and sexual minority populations)
  • Experience with semi structured or structured interviewing techniques an asset.
  • Community-based research experience or training is an asset.
  • Current CPR, sexual health, and naloxone administration training an asset.

Skills and Abilities

  • 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 following SOPs, while taking supervision and direction from coordinators, and within a diverse team environment.
  • Flexibility in hours and willingness to work across CGSHE offices and community to support outreach and recruitment.
  • Familiarity with Metro Vancouver (for Outreach) and community services related to sexual health, HIV and sex work.
  • 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.
  • Class 5 BC Driver’s License is an asset.
  • Knowledge and skills to work with diverse community collaborators, service providers and other stakeholders.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, experience as a sex worker, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

If interested, please submit a copy of your cover letter and CV to HR@cgshe.ubc.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Community Health Associate - AESHA Project (Multilingual Outreach)

STARTING WAGE: $25 – $27/hour

STATUS: Temporary part-time, 2-3 days per week


SUMMARY OF ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to and supervised by the Project Coordinator and with day-to-day supervision by the Sexual Health Research Nurse and working with a community-based research project with cis and trans women sex workers, the Community Health Associate (CHA) operates as a member of a diverse multidisciplinary and collaborative research team. The CHA recruits and prescreens potential participants (sex workers), conducts structured interviews; and supports point-of-care testing and self-specimen collection for HIV and STIs (swab or urine samples) and outreach activities connecting people with community services and supports. The CHA role works with the longstanding AESHA (An Evaluation of Sex Workers Health Access) project at the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity (CGSHE) and operates out of the CGSHE community-based field research office in downtown Vancouver.

ORGANIZATION

Located in Vancouver, BC, CGSHE is a UBC/SFU-affiliated academic research centre housed at Providence Health Care (PHC) (www.cgshe.ca). The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of community-based research, policy and practice to reduce gender and sexual health inequities among marginalized populations in BC, Canada and globally. The CGSHE currently consists of over 80 staff, including academic and clinical researchers, graduate students, and frontline research staff, working out of our administrative and community-based research offices in Vancouver. We work in a highly collaborative team and strive to hire members from diverse backgrounds and lived experience.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Recruits potential participants, provides information and answers questions about research studies.
  2. Prescreens potential research subjects and conducts informed consent in person according to study protocols and enrolls eligible participants.
  3. Conducts quantitative structured interviews with eligible participants and performs outreach for follow up interviews.
  4. Conducts and processes specimen collection of HIV and STIs: both processing of self-collected swabs or urine-samples, under the direction and supervision of the STI-certified Sexual Health Research Nurse.
  5. Refers all positive or reactive results directly to the Sexual Health Research Nurse who oversees any follow-up testing, reporting of results, and treatment follow-up with the study physician, BCCDC, and in accordance with provincial STI and HIV guidelines.
  6. Conducts pre/post-test HIV counseling and rapid point-of care testing (in accordance with Point Of Care training for allied and non-allied health professionals by BCCDC).
  7. Conducts outreach and interviews off site at community services and/or other facilities with varying environments (e.g. massage parlours, microbrothels, drop-in centres, shelters, non-profit residences, private SROs, health care facilities, public spaces in inner city setting) using approved transportation options.
  8. Adheres to informed consent procedures and ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects.
  9. Reviews and translates questionnaires and other documents for completeness and accuracy.
  10. Ensures policies and procedures for data management are followed and all documents are entered and filed as required by ethical guidelines.
  11. Responsible for processing participant honoraria, including paying participant and recording honoraria for daily float reconciliation.
  12. Transports blood and urine samples to St. Paul’s Hospital as needed in accordance with Transport Canada guidelines.
  13. Participates in knowledge translation activities including presentations to community organizations and monthly staff meetings, as needed.
  14. Assists with training staff on data collection protocols as needed.
  15. Under supervision of the Project Coordinator adheres to established filing system and appropriate clinical research record keeping consistent with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  16. Refers participants to appropriate services and/or provides initial support when required.
  17. Performs other related duties as required.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Degree or Diploma in a relevant Health Care Discipline or Social Work plus 3-5 years health, research, or community-based experience.
  • Completion of basic sexual health training, including STI/HIV knowledge, for allied and non-allied health professionals (e.g. Options for Sexual Health; BCCDC; or CATIE; HIV pre/post testing counseling and point-of care training for allied and non-allied health professionals (BCCDC); and Transfer of Dangerous Goods training.
  • Lived experience in Sex Work an asset.
  • Strong gender and social equity lens and knowledge and experience with underserviced populations (e.g. homeless women, sex workers, im/migrant women, women who use drugs).
  • Multilingual (Mandarin, Cantonese) skills required.
  • Class 5 BC Driver’s License.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated general computer skills to include database use, data entry, report retrieval.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge and skills in recruiting and screening potential study participants.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of terminology related to sexual health, completing research questionnaires, reviewing and collecting data from research charts and maintaining related research records.
  • Ability to work independently following SOPs, while taking supervision and direction from coordinators, and within a diverse team environment.
  • Knowledge and skills to work with diverse community collaborators, service providers and other stakeholders.
  • Flexibility in day and early evening hours to support outreach and recruitment to study populations.
  • Expertise in gender, sexual health and marginalized populations, including sex workers, new immigrant/ migrant communities, and/or gender/ sexual minority populations.
  • Experience in community-based organizations and/or community-based research an asset.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, experience as a sex worker, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

If interested, please submit a copy of your cover letter and CV to HR@cgshe.ubc.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Interviewer/Outreach Worker (Mandarin Speaking) - AESHA Project

STARTING WAGE: $20 – $24/hour

STATUS: Temporary Part-Time, Tuesday and Wednesday


SUMMARY OF ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

The AESHA project is an ongoing community-based research project with sex workers across diverse work street and indoor work environments. AESHA aims to evaluate the impact of policies, laws, structural and community-led interventions on sex workers’ safety, health and human rights. Since inception, the project includes a diverse and multi-lingual team with people with lived sex work experience represented across the project. AESHA involves ongoing follow-up interviews, visit with a sexual health research nurse, and daytime and late night outreach to street and indoor/ in-call sex work settings. For more information and summary of AESHA results to date, visit: cgshe.ca.

Reporting to and supervised by the Project Coordinator, the Interviewer/ Outreach Worker operates as a member of a multidisciplinary, collaborative research team.  The Interviewer recruits and prescreens potential participants, conducts structured interviews of eligible research participants enrolled in relevant project; and assists in data collection, data cleansing, and data entry resulting from interviews.  The Interviewer/ Outreach Worker also performs outreach activities and connects people with community services as needed.

ORGANIZATION

Located in Vancouver, BC, the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity is a UBC/SFU-affiliated academic research centre housed at Providence Health Care (PHC) (www.cgshe.ca). The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of community-based research, policy and practice to reduce gender and sexual health inequities among marginalized populations in BC, Canada and globally. The CGSHE currently consists of over 80 staff, including academic and clinical researchers, graduate students, and frontline research staff, working out of our CGSHE administrative and community/ clinical research office in the Downtown Eastside. We work in a highly collaborative team and strive to hire members from diverse backgrounds and lived experience.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Recruits potential participants, provides information and answers questions about research studies.
  2. Prescreens potential research subjects in person according to study protocols and enrolls eligible participants.
  3. Conducts quantitative structured interviews with eligible participants and performs outreach for follow up interviews.
  4. 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.
  5. Adheres to informed consent procedures and ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects.
  6. Reviews questionnaires for completeness and accuracy.
  7. Ensures policies and procedures for data management are followed and all documents are entered and filed as required by ethical guidelines.
  8. Responsible for processing participant honoraria, including paying participant and recording honoraria for daily float reconciliation.
  9. Transports blood and urine samples to St. Paul’s Hospital as needed.
  10. Participates in knowledge translation presentations to community organizations as needed.
  11. Assists with training staff on data collection protocols as needed.
  12. Refers participants to appropriate services and/or provides initial support when required.
  13. Performs other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent training required. Bachelor’s degree in health care, social services or social sciences preferred. Minimum two (2) years’ experience in frontline/ community services experience with marginalized communities we serve.
  • Strong gender and social equity lens and knowledge and experience with marginalized and stigmatized populations (e.g. Indigenous and other racialized communities, homeless communities, migrant and refugee communities, gender and sexual minority populations)
  • Experiential (sex work) expertise strongly preferred.
  • Experience with semi structured or structured interviewing techniques an asset.
  • Community-based research experience or training is an asset.
  • Current CPR, sexual health, and naloxone administration training an asset.
  • Multilingual (e.g. Mandarin) skills required.

Skills and Abilities

  • 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 following SOPs, while taking supervision and direction from coordinators, and within a diverse team environment.
  • Flexibility in hours in hours and willingness to work across CGSHE offices and community to support outreach and recruitment.
  • Familiarity with Metro Vancouver (for Outreach) and community services related to sexual health, HIV and sex work. 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.
  • Class 5 BC Driver’s License is an asset.
  • Knowledge and skills to work with diverse community collaborators, service providers and other stakeholders.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, experience as a sex worker, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

If interested, please submit a copy of your cover letter and CV to HR@cgshe.ubc.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Interviewer, Qualitative - IRIS Project

STARTING WAGE: $20 – $24/hour

STATUS: Temporary Casual – up to 15 hours per week


SUMMARY OF ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Principal Investigator(s) and under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Interviewer operates as a member of a multidisciplinary collaborative research team working on a community-based research project with immigrant women. The Interviewer recruits and pre-screens potential study participants; conducts informed consent, in-depth interviews, and focus groups with participants; and supports active connections to community services as required.  The Evaluating Inequities in Refugee and Immigrant Women’s Sexual Health Access (IRIS) Project is a community-based study that aims to understand the sexual and reproductive health care needs and access to care of diverse immigrant and refugee women across Metro Vancouver.

ORGANIZATION

Located in Vancouver, BC, the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity is a UBC/SFU-affiliated academic research centre housed at Providence Health Care (PHC) (www.cgshe.ca). The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of community-based research, policy and practice to reduce gender and sexual health inequities among marginalized populations in BC, Canada and globally. The CGSHE currently consists of over 80 staff, including academic and clinical researchers, graduate students, and frontline research staff, working out of our CGSHE administrative and community/ clinical research office in the Downtown Eastside. We work in a highly collaborative team and strive to hire members from diverse backgrounds and lived experience.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Recruits participants via outreach, direct referral, social media, posters and other community-based strategies, provides information and answers questions about the study.
  2. Pre-screens potential research subjects according to study protocols and enrols eligible participants.
  3. Conducts qualitative interviews or focus groups with eligible participants and performs outreach for follow up interviews, as needed. Conducts recruitment and interviews at the study office and off site at community services and/or other facilities (e.g. immigrant support and settlement organizations, drop-in programs, health care facilities) using approved transportation options.
  4. Adheres to informed consent procedures and ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects.
  5. Completes and reviews interview packages for completeness and accuracy.
  6. Ensures policies and procedures for data management are followed and all data are transmitted and stored as required by ethical guidelines.
  7. Responsible for paying and recording participant honoraria for daily float reconciliation.
  8. Participates in community advisory or other knowledge translation activities as needed.
  9. Refers participants to appropriate services and/or provides initial support when required.
  10. Transcribes or translates interview transcripts and other study documents when needed.
  11. Performs other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalency. Bachelor’s degree in health care, social services or social sciences preferred.
  • Two years’ minimum frontline/community services experience with marginalized communities we serve.
  • Demonstrated verbal fluency in one or more of the following languages: Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Dari or Tigrinya.
  • Experience with underserved populations (e.g. immigrant women) including a strong understanding of social equity.
  • Experience with qualitative interviewing or focus group facilitation as asset.
  • Research experience or training is an asset.
  • Current CPR training an asset.
  • Class 5 BC Driver’s License is an asset.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing (English).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including conflict management / crisis resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently following standard operating procedures, while taking supervision and direction from the Project Coordinator, and within a diverse team environment.
  • Familiarity with Metro Vancouver (for Outreach) and community services related to immigration.
  • Knowledge of services for sexual or reproductive health and gender-based violence.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including experience in Microsoft Word.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated professional judgment when supporting participants and referring to appropriate services.
  • Knowledge and skills to work with diverse community collaborators, service providers and other stakeholders.
  • Flexibility in day and early evening hours to support outreach and recruitment to study populations.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, experience as a sex worker, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

If interested, please submit a copy of your cover letter and CV to HR@cgshe.ubc.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.