Interviewer/Outreach Worker
BC Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDS - Vancouver, BC

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--INTERVIEWER/OUTREACH WORKER--
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Gender & Sexual Health Initiative (GSHI)

Please note: Only Canadian Citizens, legal residents or residents with a legal work permit will be considered.

STATUS: Casual position - 1-year term with potential for renewal

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

LOCATION: BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Vancouver, BC

JOB: Works with HIV/AIDS research team under the direction of the BC-CfE Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator, will be responsible for screening interviews and follow-up with marginalized women (e.g. women living with HIV, refugee/immigrant women, women working in sex work, both on and off the street).

ORGANIZATION: The BC-CfE currently employs a team of Statisticians, Programmers, Data Managers, Clinical Research Assistants, Data Analysts and Data Entry Clerks who work collaboratively on cohort-based epidemiological and clinical studies. The BC-CfE is a world-renowned HIV/AIDS Research Centre including Research Laboratory, Clinical Trials, Drug Treatment Program, Epidemiology and Professional Education Programs.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Following up on clients who have consented to being contacted for research studies, provides information and answers questions about protocol process.
  • Prescreens clients via the telephone or in person using standardized questionnaire or other data collection tool(s).
  • Schedules appointments for interviews with eligible clients and conducts interviews.
  • Travels to other facilities or locations with varying environments to conduct interviews.
  • Keeps detailed records of client contact and interview information.
  • Follows appropriate informed consent procedures and adheres to guidelines for research with human subjects.
  • Participates in training to ensure data confidentiality and integrity.
  • Reviews questionnaires / surveys etc. for completeness and accuracy before submitting to supervisor.
  • Responds in a timely manner to supervisors should problems occur with questionnaires / surveys or interviewing techniques.
  • Conduct screening, baseline and 6-monthly follow-up interviews using standardized questionnaires.
  • Provide information and answer questions about protocol process. Conduct screening visits using standardized questionnaires.
  • Connect with women for baseline and 6-monthly interview appointments at the project office or other research sites as needed.
  • Facilitate brief mapping of health assets and access to services.
  • Participate in recruitment activities on and off street.
  • Participate in training and on-going efforts to ensure data integrity.
  • Have flexibility in working hours for both day and night time work to connect with outreach population.
  • Performs other duties as required.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or equivalency required.
  • Bachelor's degree in health care, social services or social sciences preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Prior experience working in a health care setting an asset.
  • Ability to work autonomously without direct day-to-day supervision.
  • Must be self-motivated to set work schedule and interviews with clients.
  • Prior interviewing experience an asset.
  • Excellent Computer Skills.
  • Class 5 BC Driver’s License is an asset.

ASSETS FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Experience working in gender, sexual health, and HIV/AIDS and marginalized populations, including sex workers, Indigenous and new immigrant/migrant communities.
  • Experience working in community-based organizations/community based research.
  • Knowledge of current sex work policy issues and broader gender, sexual health and HIV/AIDS.
  • We encourage those living with HIV, of Aboriginal ancestry and with sex work experience to apply.
  • The BC-CfE is an equal opportunity employer: GSHI is committed to GIWA/MIWA principles.

Included in your letter of submission:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Experience and interests

Note: Applications received without a cover letter will NOT be considered.

CONTACT:
c/o Andrea Simmonds-Coleman, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Vancouver, BC

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 10, 2014


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The B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS is dedicated to improving the health of British Columbians with HIV through the development,...