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Douglas College

Student Research Assistant, Community-Engaged Arts in Therapeutic Recreation

Location
Coquitlam, BC
Details
Part Time
4 days ago

Position Details

Position Title Student Research Assistant, Community-Engaged Arts in Therapeutic Recreation Posting Number 00893SA Location Coquitlam Campus Grade or Pay Level SA - Pay Level II Salary Range $15.79/hour Position Type Student Research Assistant Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Temporary Employment Type Part-Time Posting Category Student Assistants Start Date 09/08/2020 End Date Day of the Week Mondays to Fridays Shift N/A Work Arrangements
The position is located at the Coquitlam campus but this position may/will require you to temporarily work remotely to comply with the current Covid-19 social distancing guidelines. Hours of work: up to a maximum of 20 hours/week. The work terms for this position are:
1. Fall 2020: September 8, 2020 - December 16, 2020
2. Winter 2021: January 4, 2021 - April 22, 2021
3. Summer 2021: May 10, 2021 - August 19, 2021

This position will be located in the Research & Innovation department.
What Douglas Offers
DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.
The Role
The Student Research Assistant -Therapeutic Recreation will work on research projects underway in the Department of Therapeutic Recreation, specifically the Raising the Curtain, Phase 2. Research tasks that will be performed by the Student Research Assistant include: reviewing and compiling literature, writing an annotated bibliography, transcribing one-on-one interviews and focus groups, inputting and analyzing survey data, coding qualitative data, attending meetings with the research team, co-facilitating meetings and workshops, and providing regular support to peer researchers. The specific duties performed by the Student Research Assistant will be determined by the current phase of the research project and the priority of research tasks.

An ongoing question of inquiry of the Department of Therapeutic Recreation focuses on the potentially transformative impact of involvement in research activities on student research assistants. As such, a small component of the role of the Student Research Assistant is to participate in research activities that gather these data.

Responsibilities

• Review interdisciplinary literature in areas of therapeutic recreation, dementia and aging, approaches to care in long-term care facilities, community-based participatory research, creative engagement, arts-informed research methods, peer involvement models, health promotion and public health
• Use Endnote program to track literature collected
• Write an annotated bibliography of literature collected
• Transcribe, code and analyze one-on-one interviews and focus groups using NVivo program
• Input survey data into Qualtrics
• Attend research team meetings and research retreats
• Actively engage in research activities such as completing a survey and participating in a focus group
• Provide support to peer researchers
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
To be successful in this role you will need to be taking, or have successfully completed THRT 3710. Other research experience is an asset.

Domestic students must meet ONE of the following criteria, to be eligible to work as a Student Assistant/Student Research Assistant:
1. The domestic student must be enrolled in, and maintain, a minimum of one or more (3 credit) courses at Douglas College throughout the work term; OR

2. The domestic student must have been enrolled in, and maintained, a minimum of one or more (3 credit) courses at Douglas College in the term immediately preceding the work term and has indicated an intention to enroll at the college in the term immediately following the work term; OR

3. The domestic student must be enrolled in, and maintain a minimum of two or more (3 credit) courses at another accredited public post-secondary institution in British Columbia throughout the work term

International students must meet ONE of the following criteria, to be eligible to work as a Student Assistant/Student Research Assistant:
1. The international student is enrolled in full-time studies at Douglas College, throughout the academic year; OR

2. The international student, who is not a Douglas College student, but is an international student at another accredited public post-secondary institution in B.C., has a valid Study Permit that has the notation - "May accept employment on or off campus if meeting eligibility criteria as per R186 (F), (V) or (W). Must cease working if no longer meeting these criteria." Proof of enrollment in full-time studies from the other post-secondary institution is required.

An original copy of a Social Insurance Number ( SIN ) and an original Study Permit are required by law before commencing work at Douglas College.

Qualified Douglas College students meeting the above criteria will be given first preference over students of other qualifying institutions.
Link to Full Position Profile Diversity Statement
Douglas College is committed to being a workplace that is free of discrimination, that values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve.
Needs a Criminal Records Check No

Open Date 07/29/2020 Close Date Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicant
Please include the following:
- Douglas College Student ID number or indicate if you are enrolled in another accredited public post-secondary institution in B.C.

- Domestic or International student status

- Being eligible to work please indicate the work terms you are applying for:
1. Fall 2020
2. Winter 2021
3. Summer 2021

- If selected for an interview please bring one of the following:
1. Proof of enrollment for work term from Douglas College OR
2. Proof of enrollment for work term from another post-secondary institution OR
3. Domestic students only: proof of registration for the term immediately preceding the work term and indication of intention to enroll at the college in the term immediately following the work term
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