1448658047_userThe Integra Program (Child Development Institute) provides family-centred, evidence-informed direct clinical services to children and youth ages 8 to 18 with diagnosed learning disabilities and mental health issues in Toronto. The Integra Social Competence Group Program serves children and youth with social difficulties.

We are interested in having one or two research volunteers join our team to assist with our research related to the Integra Social Competence Group Program taking place in 2016. This opportunity would ideally be suited to upper-year undergraduate students who are interested in gaining research experience in preparation for graduate studies.

The time commitment for this position will be approximately a 1/2 day per week at Integra, CDI (located at Yonge and Davisville). The research project is set to begin at the beginning of January and run until December 2016.

Skills Required:

  • University studies (in psychology or related field) completed or in progress, including coursework completed in research and statistical methodology
  • Interest and experience in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods
  • Experience with Excel, SPSS, and conducting literature searches
  • Responsible, reliable, strong organizational skills, and excellent attention to detail

Responsibilities will include observational coding of video recordings, data entry of quantitative measures related to social skills, data management (using Excel and SPSS), and running statistical analyses (volunteers will be well-supported with this).

In addition to providing all volunteers with a formal orientation prior to the start of involvement with Child Development Institute, we provide monthly learning sessions for volunteers, students and employees. At the beginning of their position, volunteers will be provided with one-on-one or group training depending on the nature of the research project on which they will be assisting. Ongoing direct supervision and training will also be provided to the volunteer.

For more information, please see the CDI website: http://www.childdevelop.ca/programs/integra-program/clinical-services

Application process:

Please send a copy of your CV and a brief explanation regarding your interest in the position. CVs can be sent to Dr. Ashley Morgan at the following email address: amorgan@childdevelop.ca

Please note: Due to the high volume of applicants, please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.