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Project Coordinator - Sexual Health

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Starting Wage: $53,632 – $62,996 per annum

Status: Full-Time

Job Summary

As part of a multidisciplinary and diverse team, the Project Coordinator provides oversight, management and research administrative coordination to the UBC Professor/CGSHE Executive Director and Associate Director. As part of a CIHR-funded Sex and Gender Science Chair in Sexual Health, this position provides coordination and research administrative support to a number of sexual health equity initiatives including development of research, training, and knowledge translation activities (toolkits, symposiums).

Reporting and supervised by UBC Professor/ CGSHE Executive Director and Associate Director, the Project Coordinator provides coordination and research administrative support for sexual health research initiatives at CGSHE, including events/symposiums, trainings, centre-wide resources and development of KT toolkits, and sexual health campaigns. This position will work with a range of stakeholders including trainees and staff working with the ED/AD. This position will also engage with the CGSHE operations/communications team on some training, events and KT initiatives.

Organizational Status

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 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. 

Work Performed

  1. Provides oversight, management and research administrative coordination for sexual health equity research and KT initiatives at CGSHE/UBC in support of the CIHR Sex and Gender Science Chair.
  2. Manages CGSHE UBC fourth year Undergraduate Research Elective in Sexual Health and FLEX placements, including onboarding, set up and training, as well as graduate students and postdoctoral fellows working with ED/AD.
  3. Organizes and oversees events and symposiums related to gender equity, sexual health and reproductive justice at CGSHE/UBC.
  4. Creates toolkits and guidance notes in collaboration with key advisors and team members.
  5. Promotes and prepares copy for sexual health equity and KT initiatives (e.g. newsletters, blogs).
  6. Writes reports and assists in writing funding and KT applications
  7. Conducts literature and policy reviews.
  8. Coordinates meetings with diverse stakeholders and develops supporting materials and summaries.
  9. Oversees the research and academic affairs of the ED/AD (e.g., CVs, scheduling, travel, teaching dossier).
  10. Facilitates effective triaging of internal and external correspondence, determination of appropriate action, and timely follow-up as appropriate.
  11. Manages and oversees the budgets and track expenses for sexual health research funds of the the ED and AD.
  12. Develops and executes team correspondence, presentation materials, and resources. Edits and finalizes reports for accuracy and formatting.
  13. Liaises and communicates in a professional and courteous manner with faculty, collaborators, partners, staff, funding agencies, and the public to gather and disseminate information.
  14. Manages logistics for Centre-wide meetings for the Centre Directors, including preparation and dissemination of supporting materials and reports.
  15. Performs other related duties as required.

The incumbent will work at the CGSHE in a designated, appropriate workspace at the CGSHE’s Hornby St. office as well as some time spent at CGSHE’s Gender Research Hub in the Downtown Eastside. Travel to meetings may be required from time to time.

Decision making/Accountability

This position works with a high degree of independence and responsibility and exercises a considerable amount of judgement. Errors in judgment could result in serious financial or reputational consequences for the CGSHE/UBC, undermining the Centre’s ability to meet commitments and achieve its strategic objectives, including the inability to successfully meet granting agencies’ deliverables. Inaccurate projections and forecasts could cause the Centre to make costly decisions regarding levels of investigator and staff resources and other support. Poor public/private sector relationships could result in a negative image of CGSHE/UBC 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 CGSHE and UBC.

Supervision Received

Supervised by and reports to the UBC professor/CGSHE Executive Director and Associate Director.

Supervision Given

Provides supervision support to research administrators, as needed.

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience, Skills and Abilities

  • Masters degree in public health, social or public policy, sociology, or related discipline or relevant combination of experience.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in academic/research settings, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment under deadlines.
  • Content knowledge of sexual health equity, reproductive justice and intersectional feminist approaches required.
  • Strong commitment to anti-oppressive practices.
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management skills required.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other team members and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with individuals at all levels internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Macintosh computers and Microsoft for Macintosh Office Suite. Familiarity with Mailchimp and WordPress an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including tact and diplomacy, in dealing with a variety of work situations and liaising with departmental and organizational staff, academics, hospital staff, community partners, and the general public.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and excellent communication skills to respond effectively to inquiries, both verbally and in writing.
  • Adaptability, a high level of judgment, considerable initiative, and ability managing issues, projects, and people.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for detailed work and capability of decision making/problem solving within predetermined guidelines.
  • Strong organizational, time management, and prioritization skills with the ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities.
  • Self-directed and able to work independently.

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.

Apply

CLICK HERE to submit your application via the UBC website or submit your cover letter and CV to HR@cgshe.ubc.ca.

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

 

Project Coordinator - Access to Justice Project

Starting Wage: $53,632 – $62,996 per annum

Status: Full-Time

Job Summary

In response to growing concerns of increased rates of gender-based violence and barriers to accessing legal and social support that have been amplified by COVID-19, the Access to Justice Project is hiring a Project Coordinator. The Access to Justice Project is funded by the Ministry of Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) Canada and is focused on women, gender diverse and Two-Spirit people who are survivors of gender-based violence. This project brings together an intersectional team, guided by an intersectional feminist lens, to conduct mixed methods research with GBV survivors in five communities in BC, in collaboration with community partners. The goal of the project is to inform responsive justice with and for diverse communities across BC and Canada by generating new evidence to address critical gaps in accessing to justice.  The project will focus on communities disproportionately policed and/or experiencing barriers to accessing justice, including young women, LGBTQ/2S, migrant communities, and Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities.

As part of a multidisciplinary and diverse team, the Project Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day coordination and implementation of the project including roll-out of an online survey, and as COVID guidelines allow, in-person surveys with survivors of gender-based violence, followed by in-depth qualitative and ethnographic research on systemic and institutional barriers to justice systems.

The Project Coordinator will work with community partners, participatory advisory groups of survivors and oversee informed consent, recruitment and screening of participants for both survey and qualitative research phases as well as knowledge translation to support project goals, retention and follow-up, and community connections. Responsible for ensuring communication with community and fostering stakeholder relationships and functions as the point of contact to receive and convey information related to the project(s). Documents, tracks and reports of key activities; maintains an understanding of the project schedule, deliverables, and commitments; works with relevant staff on developing project actions and monitoring deliverables. Communicates project status to all stakeholders and prepares and establishes reports, briefing documents and presentations. Coordinates and schedules research-related appointments and meetings.

Supervised by and reporting to two UBC faculty, the incumbent works closely with academic and clinical researchers, the Division of Social Medicine, the UBC Department of Medicine, PHC, and PHCRI support staff, CGSHE staff, trainees, peer researchers, and a variety of community stakeholders. The Project Coordinator liaises with community stakeholders to facilitate knowledge translation activities to build awareness of research and to facilitate and maintain research capacity.

Organizational Status

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 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. 

Work Performed

  1. Responsible for day-to-day management and implementation of the project, including roll out of online and in-person survey, qualitative in-depth interviews, and ethnographic research on court and justice systems
  2. Oversees recruitment, informed consent, and conducts in-office and outreach interviews, and active referral to services to support project goals and ethical standards, following standard operating procedures.
  3. Tracks project progress according to project plan, monitors and reports on the status of projects and major issues/obstacles encountered. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, identify and support resolution to problems or barriers for successful research projects/change initiatives completion.
  4. Provides training, support, and day-to-day supervision to relevant project interview / RA staff.
  5. Oversees and responsible for project budget and reconciliation of project finances for project, as needed.
  6. Manages the project schedule(s), deliverables, and commitments as set out in project charters and other work plans. Executes project plan according to project methodologies, ensuring the successful and coordinated completion of project components.
  7. Communicates project status and contributes to positive working relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders, including community partners, members of communities affected by the research, government officials, policymakers, and practitioners (e.g., healthcare providers).
  8. Writes reports and develops project knowledge translation materials for a wide range of audiences, and effective strategies for distribution of promotional materials.
  9. Together with faculty co-leads, plans and manages all logistics for community advisory and partner meetings, including preparation and delivery of materials and presentations, producing research meeting agendas, minutes, and summaries, and follow-up with relevant stakeholders.
  10. Oversees administration of research protocol, standard operating procedures, communication processes, and ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects (e.g., secure data storage and transfer, confidentiality).
  11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

The incumbent will work out of CGSHE in designated, appropriate workspace at the CGSHE/UBC Gender Research Hub and/or CGSHE Hornby St. offices. Travel to communities for meetings will be required from time to time (as public health allows).

Consequences of Error/Judgement

This position works with a high degree of independence and responsibility and exercises a considerable amount of judgement. Errors in judgment could result in serious financial or reputational consequences for the Centre, undermining the Centre’s ability to meet commitments and achieve its strategic objectives, including the inability to successfully meet granting agencies’ deliverables. Inaccurate projections and forecasts could cause the Centre to make costly decisions regarding levels of investigator and staff resources and other support. Poor public/private sector relationships could result in a negative image of CGSHE/UBC 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 University.

Supervision Received

Reports directly to the project UBC faculty leads. Works under general direction within established policies, procedures, and standards. Work reviewed against task objectives and conformity to standards. 

Supervision Given

Provides supervision and training to research staff (e.g., Interviewers, Research Assistants).

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience, Skills and Abilities

  • Masters’s Degree in Public Health or Social Sciences, Sociology, Public Policy or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Experience or training in qualitative or mixed methods research an asset.
  • Minimum two (2) years recent, related work experience in project coordination, research or other relevant frontline work.
  • Community knowledge or direct experience with communities marginalized due to social and economic disadvantage.
  • Strong gender and sexual health equity and anti-oppressive lens and knowledge and experience with underserviced populations.
  • Experience with conflict management and supervision of diverse staff.
  • Research experience or training is an asset.
  • Current CPR, sexual health, or naloxone administration training an asset.
  • Class 5 Driver’s License an asset for use of CGSHE/UBC outreach van.
  • Excellent time management skills including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other team members and ability to work independently with minimal supervision, following project Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with individuals at all levels internally and externally.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment under deadlines.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to anti-oppression principles.
  • Flexibility in hours and willingness to work across CGSHE/UBC offices and community to support outreach and recruitment.
  • Ability to maintain researcher-participant confidentiality.
  • Computer skills including experience in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

We are prioritizing BIPOC and LGBTQ/2S people, as well as other grounded expertise with human rights, sexual health, and reproductive justice lens.

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. 

Apply

CLICK HERE to submit your application via the UBC website or submit your cover letter and CV to HR@cgshe.ubc.ca.

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

Postdoctoral Fellowship - Access to Justice Project

Job Summary

UBC Faculty of Medicine (Division of Social Medicine) is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship with the Access to Justice Project among women, gender non-binary and Two-Spirit people who have experienced gender-based violence. The position will be working with UBC faculty leads and will be remote initially until COVID restrictions ease. The position/ project will be operating out of the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity.

The postdoctoral fellowship is open to candidates with a PhD in public health, public policy, sociology, law, or related field and quantitative and/or qualitative methods with a demonstrated interest in the fields of access to justice, gender-based violence, intersectional feminism, and how these impact health and social outcomes. We are prioritizing BIPOC and gender diverse candidates, as well as other grounded expertise in human rights.

Access to Justice Project

CGSHE at UBC received funding from Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) to initiate the Access to Justice Project, which aims to understand how women, non-binary, and Two-Spirit people who experience gender-based violence (GBV) access safe and responsive justice. The project takes an intersectional feminist approach to conduct mixed-methods research with GBV survivors across 5 cities in BC:

  1. Document the lived experience and community voices of GBV survivors to understand how differing identities of sexual assault survivors experience stigma or discrimination in access to justice, including deciding to report their experience to authorities;
  2. Understand how socio-structural factors facilitate or mitigate barriers to responsive justice systems across various settings and jurisdictions both within (e.g. family courts, drug courts, legal aid) and outside justice (e.g. housing, health care), including community-led and strength-based responses, and identify how those experiences vary across and within settings and jurisdictions; and
  3. Map innovative strategies and evidence-based actions for operationalizing promotion of responsive justice systems for GBV survivors.

Qualifications

  • Minimum PhD within the last three years, or near completion
  • Clear understanding of academic research processes acquired through practical or academic experience (e.g. data collection, informed consent)
  • Strong track record in peer review publications
  • Experience with community-based research processes
  • Experience in either qualitative, ethnographic and use of qualitative data software (NVivo) OR/ strong social epidemiological skills and experience in mixed methods research
  • Strong content expertise in access to justice and/or social and structural contexts of gender-based violence
  • Familiarity with intersectional feminist and decolonizing approaches to research a strong asset
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Commitment to anti-oppression practices

The one-year UBC postdoctoral fellowship includes a salary of $60,000 CAD plus extended health benefits, or a competitive top-up for those who already hold external salary awards (e.g., Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Canadian Institutes of Health Research). Ample opportunities for professional development, mentorship, and academic and research leadership, publication, and knowledge translation are supported.

Apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting March 1, 2021. Submit your application to UBC Program Manager at CGSHE, Arveen Kaur: hr@cgshe.ubc.ca and include:

  • Cover letter outlining experience and interests
  • CV
  • 1-2 academic writing samples (where you are the primary/ lead author)
  • Names of three references (at least two must be academic)
Assistant Project Coordinator - Trauma-Informed Supports Project

Starting wage: $24.03-28.38/hr

Status: Part-time

Job Summary

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 gender-based violence (GBV). Our community-based team will be actively connecting with participants and offer emotional support, outreach, information and referral to services, accompaniment, and working to address the barriers that they are facing to accessing safety, housing, health care, education or employment opportunities. The project is guided by the principles of Trauma-Informed Practice: ​safety​, ​trustworthiness and transparency, ​ ​collaboration and peer support,​ ​choice​, ​empowerment and intersectionality.​

The Assistant Project Coordinator will recruit participants to the project, provide support, outreach, accompaniment and referrals to criminalized survivors of gender-based violence. The Assistant Project Coordinator will support a team of Community-based Engagement Workers, and report to the Principal Investigator(s) and will be supervised and supported by the TRIS Project Coordinators.

We are prioritizing BIPOC, people with disabilities and 2S/LGBTQ people, as well as other grounded expertise, which could be through an applicant’s own identity and/or personal experiences related to trauma-informed practices or supports.

Organizational Status

Located in Vancouver, BC, the Centre for Gender and Sexual Equity (CGSHE) is a UBC academic research centre housed at Providence Health Care (www.cgshe.ca, www.gendersexualhealth.ubc.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.

Work Performed

  1. Facilitates the recruitment of potential participants, provides information about trauma-informed supports.
  2. Assess and identify participants needs, strengths, resources, challenges and barriers to supports, facilitate skill development, discuss options, provide ongoing emotional and social support, crisis intervention, and safety planning – with the support of Project Coordinators.
  3. Conducts outreach in the community with varying environments (e.g. drop-in centres, shelters, non-profit residences, private Single Residence Occupancy (SROs), health care facilities, public spaces in inner city setting) using approved transportation options. Outreach activities will also include in-person, phone and internet-based communication (e.g. e-mail, online forums).
  4. Offer and arrange for referrals and linkages to supports and resources including health care, housing, education, employment, income and disability assistance, transportation, child care, parenting support, legal assistance.
  5. Networks with community organizations and services, establishing initial contact, developing referral pathways and coordination, building partnerships.
  6. Maintain up-to-date client files, document intake, initial and ongoing needs assessment and input into tracking system.
  7. Conduct evaluation questionnaires with participants, assist in evaluation activities.
  8. Provide input on analysis of research finding, identification of best practices and knowledge translation activities.
  9. Attend monthly TRIS staff meetings and update staff on activities.
  10. Engage in professional development training as required to fulfill role.
  11. Assures informed consent procedures and ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects is followed as per provided training.
  12. Ensures policies and procedures for data management are followed and all documents are entered and filed as required by ethical guidelines.
  13. Assists with recruitment, training and support of Community-Based Engagement Workers with intake, outreach, information about and referral to services, accompaniment, questionnaires with participants.
  14. Ensures policies and procedures for data management are followed and all documents are entered and filed as required by ethical guidelines.
  15. The incumbent will work out of CGSHE in designated, appropriate workspace at the CGSHE/ UBC Clinical / Community Research Hub and/or CGSHE/UBC Hornby St. offices.

Supervision Received

Reports directly to Principal Investigators and will be supervised by Project Coordinator(s). Works under general direction within established policies, procedures, and standards. Work reviewed against task objectives and conformity to standards.

Supervision Given 

Supervises and/or mentors Community-Based Engagement Workers.

Consequences of Error/Judgement 

This position entails a high level of confidentiality and discretion. Failure to maintain research and program information in confidence could result in damage to credibility and poor relations with internal and external stakeholders. Errors in judgment could result in serious financial or reputational consequences for the Centre, undermining the Centre’s ability to meet commitments and achieve its strategic objectives, including the inability to successfully meet granting agencies’ deliverables. 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

Education, Training and Experience, Skills and Abilities

  • Two years minimum experience working in frontline/community services with marginalized and diverse communities, im/migrants and refugees, sex workers, people living with HIV, people who use substances, 2S/LGBTQ persons, Indigenous communities, people who have been criminalized and/or incarcerated
  • Knowledge and understanding of gender and social equity is required, as well as gender-based violence, mental health, homelessness, substance use, addiction, HIV and AIDS prevention, care, treatment, and support, migration, criminalization, and/or sex work
  • Familiarity with support services and community resources available for criminalized survivors of gender-based violence in the Downtown East side and Metro Vancouver
  • Commitment to work with a feminist, anti-oppression, harm reduction, trauma-informed framework
  • A level of education equivalent to High School Diploma plus additional course work in health care, social science, social work, counselling, substance use and addictions, women’s and gender studies, victim services, housing supports. Bachelor’s Degree in Health or Social Sciences, Public Health, Public Policy or related field an asset.
  • Experience and/or interest in project monitoring, evaluation and research, including community-based research and qualitative research is an asset
  • Understanding of informed consent and confidentiality
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel).
  • Strong conflict resolution, de-escalation and crisis prevention, intervention training, skills and experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, active listening skills, practice of self-awareness and self-reflection, able to work in a collaborative, supportive team environment
  • Able to offer non-judgmental, empathetic, compassionate support with diverse groups of people, focus on strengths and empowerment
  • Demonstrated ability to identify personal stressors, risk of burn out, engage in self-care and participate in collective team care to promote a healthy, safe work environment
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Flexibility in hours and willingness to work across CGSHE offices and communities to support outreach and recruitment.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position (walking on outreach visits and accompaniment in a variety of weather and conditions)
  • Working knowledge of harm reduction principles, Naloxone training
  • Class 5 Drivers License

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.

Apply

CLICK HERE to submit your application via the UBC website or submit your cover letter and CV to HR@cgshe.ubc.ca.

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

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 cis and trans women 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 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.

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.

Apply

Please submit 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

Job Summary

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.

Organizational Status

Located in Vancouver, BC, CGSHE is a UBC/SFU-affiliated academic research centre housed at Providence Health Care (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 consists of over 100 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.

Work Performed

  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.

Qualifications

  • 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.
  • 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.

Apply

Please submit your cover letter and CV to HR@cgshe.ubc.ca.

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

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