Evaluation and Research Specialist:

Evaluation and Research Specialist
System Planning and Accountability
Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)
File #20-011

Peel Children's Centre is looking for a skilled, experienced and enthusiastic Evaluation & Research Specialist who will perform a key role in developing and implementing evaluation and measurement processes that enhance the effectiveness of clinical services and supports evidence-based decision making in keeping with the Centre’s mission, vision, values and philosophy.

Peel Children's Centre is an accredited child and youth mental health centre that provides a continuum of high quality mental health services for children, youth and their families who are experiencing or may experience mental health issues.

Annual salary range - $59,899.51 to $70,074.13

This is a Full time Regular position with a generous total rewards package of 4 weeks’ vacation in the first year, personal leave, group life/LTD/health/dental benefits that are fully employer paid and a defined contribution pension plan.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Director, Performance Measurement & Improvement, the incumbent will play a key role in supporting the development and implementation of evaluation and measurement frameworks that assess the extent to which programs and services are efficient and effective. This position is part of the Performance Measurement & Improvement Team and contributes to building the capacity for evaluation, measurement, and research both within the organization and across the children’s mental health services sector.

Specific Tasks
  • Develop, design and implement data collection procedures and measurement tools to support evaluation, research and evidence-based program implementation across the clinical services system.
  • Explore and recommend evaluation and research methodologies that facilitate their integration into day-to-day clinical work by consulting with staff, management, clients and community stakeholders.
  • Engage with key stakeholders (e.g., children and youth, caregivers, Centre staff, community partners, etc.) within the Centre and across the child and youth mental health system to ensure that evaluation methods are developed using a participatory, collaborative, utilization-focused lens.
  • Utilize evaluation tools and methods (e.g., logic models) to describe program activities and associated outcomes for process and outcome evaluations.
  • Gather data from a variety of internal (e.g., information systems) and external (e.g., Statistics Canada) sources.
  • Provide management with comprehensive and timely reports, including recommendations, to assist with monitoring and decision-making processes for improving clinical services.
  • Develop and implement processes and strategies and set standards for data collection that ensure the integrity of process and outcome data.
  • Train and support staff responsible for the collection and input of data.
  • Provide day-to-day oversight of volunteers, students, and junior staff working in the department.
  • Analyse data using the appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative statistical techniques.
  • Summarize and present data using a variety of formats (e.g., reports, presentations, infographics, etc.) that ensures information is easily shared and understood by all stakeholders.
  • Ensure all tasks completed are carried out in compliance with relevant legislation and professional standards, and with the Centre’s policies, procedures, and guidelines.

Skills and Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in a related field with eligibility for membership in the appropriate professional association (e.g., Canadian Evaluation Society), or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of three years directly related experience in evaluation, measurement and applied research.
  • Applied knowledge of evaluation and research processes, methods and statistical techniques including design, analyses, conceptual rigour, and knowledge dissemination.
  • Excellent statistical software skills with high proficiency in Excel and SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences). Experience with use of qualitative research techniques and computer software (e.g., atlas.ti) is an asset.
  • Extensive experience with databases and data management processes, including collection, monitoring, and audit protocols that ensure data integrity and facilitate analyses and reporting.
  • Excellent computer skills with demonstrated proficiency with word-processing/presentation/email/calendar software, search engines, and web-based platforms. Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively share and present information to all stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and administrative skills, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with child and youth mental health services, accreditation standards, and certification as an evaluation professional are assets.
  • Vulnerable Sector Police check required.

At Peel Children's Centre we value diversity in our workplace, our clientele and our communities. We are actively engaged in building an increasingly diverse workforce. We encourage all qualified internal candidates to apply no later than Friday, April 3, 2020.

If this position is of interest to you, please submit a cover letter and resume in one Microsoft Word or PDF format document,, referring to “File # 20-011 - Evaluation and Research Specialist” via email to hr@peelcc.org

We appreciate your interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Peel Children's Centre will make every effort to accommodate any needs of candidates through the hiring process, under the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please inform us if you require any accommodations during the hiring process


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