Social Issues Researcher - Gender-based Violence & Intimate Partner Violence
Contract Length: November 1, 2023 - March 31, 2025
Hours: 35 hours/week
Location: St Catharines (Not a Remote/Hybrid position)
Annual Salary: $47,000 plus benefits
Social Issues Researcher Job Description: (1 position)
Social researchers plan, design, conduct and manage social research projects, reporting on findings in order to shape policy and systems or to examine the effectiveness of existing policy/system.
You'll collect, analyse, and evaluate data and information and present your findings to clients and key stakeholders in order to influence policy decisions. This project focuses on GBV and IPV among Black youth (all genders) in Ontario.
As a social issues researcher, you'll need to:
-follow instructions about the nature of the research to be carried out
-use an appropriate and creative methodology to design and manage a research project, which may involve the use of quantitative and/or qualitative methods and may include both pilot and development work
-design and write questionnaires and surveys
-apply a range of research techniques to gather relevant information, including document analysis, surveys, case studies and interviews (face-to-face, telephone and online)
develop and test theories
-liaise with and direct social research field interviewers to gather information
-carry out information and data retrieval searches using electronic databases
-analyse and evaluate research and interpret data using a range of statistical packages
-gather information by directing or carrying out fieldwork
-prepare, present and disseminate results in the form of reports, briefings, research papers and presentations
-offer research-based briefings and advice, which may involve writing action plans
-advise external bodies on social policy.
You will need:
- full driving license, your own vehicle, and clean insurance
- research experience - conducting surveys; focus groups and disseminating data.
- a firm understanding of the mental health sector in Canada
- strong organisational and communication skills
- background in youth education is an asset
Please note a recent vulnerable sector police clearance will be required as well as three references.