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SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health

POSITION: Research Assistant

PROGRAM: Research, Evaluation, and Innovation

POSITION DETAILS: Full time, 1.0 FTE, 1-year contract

LOCATION: Jarvis Site



The Garry Hurvitz Centre for Community Mental Health at SickKids (CCMH at SickKids) is a child and youth mental health centre integrated with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). CCMH at SickKids is undertaking an ambitious agenda to establish a revitalized academic community mental health centre that provides the highest quality of care, combined with excellence in teaching and community-based research. CCMH at SickKids is  located across two sites in Toronto and offers both in-person and virtual care to clients and their families, from prevention and early intervention through assessment, counselling and therapy and intensive services. We are also connected to the continuum of mental health services for children and youth supported by SickKids: the Brain and Mental Health Program, the SickKids TeleLink Mental Health Program, the SickKids CCMH Learning Institute and our online resources through AboutKidsHealth. Find out more about CCMH at SickKids.


We are seeking a research assistant with relevant experience and education to support the Centre’s research endeavors, including data collection and progress and outcome monitoring implementation.



  • Data collection, management and basic analysis
  • Interfacing with clients, parents and community members from diverse backgrounds
  • Developing REB applications and maintaining REB records
  • Monitoring project timelines and deliverables
  • Other research support tasks such as conducting literature reviews, developing grant proposals, and contributing to knowledge dissemination



  • Complies with the organization’s vision, policies and procedures
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by management
  • Flexibility in work across sites and virtually



  • Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field and two years of relevant research experience and/or equivalent combination of education and research experience (Experience in a mental health setting is highly desirable)
  • Strong understanding of fundamentals of research design and research ethics
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and accommodate changing priorities
  • Proficiency in research-related software-including Excel, SPSS, REDCap
  • Proficiency in common office software- E.g., MS Office suite, presentation tools, and project management tools
  • Applicants are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment


This position will require the successful candidate:

  • To be a self-starter who takes initiative and can work with minimal supervision
  • To have curiosity and a knack for problem-solving, and
  • To be detail-oriented ad take pride in their work


Vaccination Requirements:

As a health care centre, our highest priority is the safety of patients, families and staff.  As a result, we are adopting all prevention measures to ensure the safety of our clients, families and our staff.  Therefore, any offer of employment is conditional upon proof of full vaccination with a Health Canada or World Health Organization (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccination no later than fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the effective start date. Should there be an exemption of vaccination based on a medical, or human rights reason, proof will need to be provided, in addition to participation in regular COVID-19 testing based on exposure risk as well as participation in vaccine education. All offers of employment are conditional on meeting these minimum requirements, failure to comply will lead to offer of employment being immediately rescinded.


Interested applicants are asked to forward their resumes by May 16, 2024 to:

Human Resources – SickKids CCMH



In the subject line of email, please quote the: competition number, position title and where you learned about this opportunity.


We are seeking applicants internally and externally.


CCMH at SickKids is an equal opportunity employer; we are committed to diversity and value inclusion. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, people with disabilities, members of racialized groups, and persons of all genders and sexual orientations.


The Centre views diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence as essential pieces of an integrated whole that sustain our organization and guides our interaction within our diverse communities.


Reasonable accommodations are available during the recruitment process to job applicants with disabilities.

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