Research Assistant

Board of Health Newmarket York Regional Health Service Department
Department: Community and Health Services Department
Branch: Paramedic and Seniors Services Branch
Status: Temporary Full-Time
Length of Assignment: Approx. 8 months
Location: East Gwillimbury / Ontario
Date Posted: March 12, 2020
Date Closing: March 25, 2020
Number Of Positions: 1


$32.31 to $35.10 per hour. This is a Union position - CUPE Local 905 (York Region Unit)

Scheduled Hours


Scheduled Shifts

0830 - 1630

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Program Manager, Community Development, and under the guidance and direction of senior staff, is responsible for assisting with the research and analysis of various programs; reviewing relevant research and best practices; conducting primary and secondary research; collecting and analyzing community and health related information and data; compiling findings and assisting in the preparation of reports; and assisting in organizing presentations for meetings of stakeholders.

Major Responsibilities

•Assists in researching, analyzing and evaluating information relevant to various programs in a local, national, and international context, including issues, human service programs and systems, statistical data, etc. under the guidance of senior staff.
•Evaluates the applicability of key research findings to local conditions and identifies best practices for senior staff for inclusion in the programs.
•Selects appropriate methods and procedures for collecting and analyzing data based on the needs of the projects, as directed.
•Assists in preparing reports and providing statistical information in user-friendly formats to management after reviewing, verifying and utilizing source materials.
•Provides information for use in reports and presentations, as required.
•Assists in the preparation of presentations on research findings and projects.
•Performs other duties, as assigned, in accordance with Branch and Department objectives.
•May occasionally be required to respond to emergency situations outside of normal business hours, as related to the Departmental Emergency Plan.


•Successful completion of a University Degree in Public Policy, Business Administration, Social or Health Sciences or related field or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Minimum one (1) year work experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research through the application of a variety of methods and tools, coordinating the collection and retrieval of data including statistical compilation, interpretation, analysis and communicating findings to appropriate sources.
•Knowledge of Community and Health Services programs and services and Human Services sector.
•Computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications, as well as proficiency in Word processing, spreadsheet, project management and presentation software.
•Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer focus, communication, collaboration and personal ownership.

How to Apply

Please apply online by March 25, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

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