09/20/17

Volunteer Opportunity!

Frontier College Literacy Program at U of T St. George

Downtown Area Program Sites – Fall 2017

Email: utoronto@frontiercollege.ca; Website: http://utfrontiercollege.wordpress.com

After-School Learning Programs for Children

A) Newcomer Homework Club
What: Homework support program for elementary children (grades 3 – 8) of newcomer families living in
Regent Park.
Where: Lord Dufferin Public School, 350 Parliament St. between Gerrard and Dundas.
When: Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Site Coordinators: Stephen Hong: stephen.hong@utoronto.ca

B) Scadding Court Community Centre After-School Homework Help
What: Homework support, reading, and other learning activities for elementary school children.
Where: 707 Dundas West at Bathurst
When: Mondays, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Site Coordinator: Alexandra Jundler: alexandra_jundler@hotmail.com
Learning Programs for Preschoolers/Toddlers

Alexandra Park Community Centre
What: An Early Years learning program for preschoolers and toddlers involving story time, arts and
crafts, and teaching basic literacy and numeracy concepts.
Where: 105 Grange Court (Dundas St. West and Spadina Ave.).
When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12 to 2:30 pm – Volunteers act as Reading Buddies for
preschoolers (3 year olds)
Mondays to Fridays 10:30 to 11:30 am Volunteers lead story time, teaching basic literacy and numeracy
to toddlers (2 year olds)

Learning Programs for Preschool/Toddlers

Alexandra Park Community Centre
What: An Early Years learning program for preschoolers and toddlers involving story time, arts and
crafts, and teaching basic literacy and numeracy concepts.
Where: 105 Grange Court (Dundas St. West and Spadina Ave.).
When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12 to 2:30 pm – Volunteers act as Reading Buddies for
preschoolers (3 year olds)
Mondays to Fridays 10:30 to 11:30 am Volunteers lead story time, teaching basic literacy and numeracy
to toddlers (2 year olds)

Tuesdays 10:30 to 11:30 am Volunteers develop and lead literacy programming including: story time,
arts and crafts, circle time with songs, activities that help preschoolers (3 years old) develop basic
literacy and numeracy concepts
Saturdays 10 am to 12 pm Volunteers lead story time, teaching basic literacy and numeracy to
preschoolers (3 year olds)
Site Coordinator: Sophie Cation: sophie.cation@mail.utoronto.ca

Tutoring for High School Students

A) Heydon Park Secondary School
What: Heydon Park is a career focused high school for girls who have special learning needs.
Volunteers provide one-to- one tutoring and/or in-class support to students.
Where: 70 D’Arcy St. at Beverley (just north of Dundas)
When: Minimum 1 school period, any weekday between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Site Coordinator: Robin Fisher: robin.fisher@mail.utoronto.ca

Adult ESL Programs

A) Newcomer ESL
What: Adult ESL program helping newcomers in Regent Park meet their personal learning
goals. Tutors work with learners one to one or in small groups.

Where: Parliament and Gerrard
When: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
No prior teaching experience required but ideal for those in TESL programs or other teacher
education programs. Programs begin in October and continue to the following May.
B) Alexandra Park ESL
What: Adult ESL program helping newcomers in the Alexandra Park community meet their
personal learning goals. Tutors work with learners one to one or in small groups.

Where: Dundas and Spadina
When: Mondays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Site Coordinator: Jenny Shao: jingyu.shao@mail.utoronto.ca

No prior teaching experience required but ideal for those in TESL programs or other teacher education programs. Programs begin in October and continue to the following May.
Additional Information:
A total of 6 hours of tutor training is provided in two 3 hour segments (mandatory), followed by other
professional development opportunities. All training is free. The next training sessions will be in early fall
2017 at the Frontier College main office, specific days and times to be announced.

09/18/17

Research Volunteer Position!

Job Description: The Helwig Lab of the Psychological Department at theUniversity of Toronto is currently recruiting research volunteers to assist 2 cross-cultural psychological research projects. Project 1 examines Chinese adolescents’ views about parenting and their psychological well-being and academic achievement. Duties may include assisting with data organization, data entry, and supervised assistance
with data analysis. Project 2 is an exploratory and comparative study which took place this summer in Beijing and rural Xi’an. The format of the study consists of in-depth interviews on high school graduates’ perceptions towards the examination as well as the Chinese higher education system in general. Duties include transcribing the interviews which are conducted in Mandarin Chinese. Each interview is approximately 45 minutes in length.

Commitment and Qualifications:

•Volunteers should be able to commit up to 8 hours per week;
•Attend regular lab meetings;
•Fluency in understanding and writing Mandarin Chinese is required for
Project 2;
•Ability to read Chinese is an asset for Project 1.
•Detail-oriented, reliable, and responsible.

If you are interested in this position, please email your CV and cover letter to helwiglab.psych@gmail.com before September 30th, 2017.

09/12/17

Research Assistant Needed!

The Psychology of Emerging Adulthood Research Lab (PEARL) is seeking an undergraduate Research Assistant to assist with a multi-site SSHRC-funded study on family relationships, risk, wellness and well-being in emerging adulthood. The RA will assist with participant recruitment,
screening, and scheduling; data collection with parents and young adults using an online survey and a daily survey app; database management; and preliminary data analysis (using SPSS). In addition, the RA will provide some support around knowledge transfer using social media.

Applicants should:
– Be able to commit to up to 8 hours per week, with some flexibility in times (e.g.,
checking and responding to emails; checking data compliance from home)
– Have excellent organizational abilities
– Be able to work independently and as part of a research team
– Have a good understanding of research ethics and standards and the importance of
maintaining confidentiality of participant information
– Have working knowledge of various methods of recruitment, including social media
– Previous experience with SPSS is an asset

Starting base rate of pay is $18.00 to $22.00 per hour (depending on student level and experience). Interested students should send a letter of interest, unofficial transcript, and cv to Dr. Abby Goldstein at abbyl.goldstein@utoronto.ca by. Priority will be given to early applicants. An informal interview will follow successful applications.

07/20/17

Volunteer Research Assistants Needed!

The Wisdom and Identity Lab, under the supervision of Dr. Michel Ferrari at OISE, University of Toronto, seeking volunteer Research Assistants! Volunteers will assist with a multinational, interdisciplinary research project on Motivation and Virtue across different faiths, nationalities, and age groups. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain familiarity with mixed methods research, cross-cultural studies, and phenomenological psychology. Our immediate need is for research assistants to recruit senior participants from amongst the Muslim community in Toronto.

Ideally, applicants should:

· Be able to commit at least 6 hours a week until September 2017 (with flexibility allowed week to week)

· Be able to work both independently and as part of a team

· Applicants will be expected to be responsive to project emails within 24 hours

· Priority will be given to early applicants

Interested applicants should send a CV and unofficial transcript to Fatemeh.alhosseini@mail.utoronto.ca by July 29. Late applications are not guaranteed to be considered. An informal interview will follow successful applications

07/15/17

Volunteer Research Assistant Position

The Cognition and Psychopathology (CAP) Lab uses experimental methods to study underlying chronic worry in people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and seeks to identify ways to tailor and improve psychological treatments targeting worry. We are currently looking for a volunteer research assistant (RA) to help with an ongoing research study examining the benefits of a novel “mental habits training” for chronic worry. Primarily, we are looking for someone who would contribute to this study through assisting with data management (data entry, spreadsheet organization, etc.) and recruitment procedures (managing participant interest, advertising for the study). This opportunity would be well suited for a student with interests in anxiety and worry who is interested in further developing their research experience and skills relating to data management and study coordination. We are seeking detail-oriented, self-directed, and interpersonally professional applicants who would be able to commit at least 8 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months. For more information on the CAP Lab, please visit our website: http://psychlabs.ryerson.ca/caplab/

 

To apply, please send a CV, current (unofficial) transcript, and cover letter detailing your experience, expectations, and availability to the CAP Lab Manager: 

Sherya Jagtap

shreya.jagtap@arts.ryerson.ca

07/15/17

Volunteer Office Position

Some spots have recently become available at Broadview Psychology.

Broadview Psychology is a private practice specializing in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy located in Toronto’s east end (Broadview and Danforth).

We provide our volunteers with hands on clinical, research, and administrative experience. They work closely with Psychologists, Psychotherapists, and Social Workers and students at all levels.

Broadview Psychology Volunteer Ad 2016-1

07/15/17

Research Opportunity Position!

Research Opportunity Program (ROP) Position: Scott Lab
 
Work in Dr. Katreena Scott’s Lab to gain valuable research experience for a full-course credit through the Research Opportunity Program (ROP)!
 
Position Title Research Opportunity Program (ROP299/399) Student — Fall/Winter 2017-2018
Project Code LTE 15
Project Title Safe and Understood: Intervening with Families to Promote Healthy Child Outcomes and Prevent Abuse Recurrence for Young Child Victims of Domestic Violence Exposure
Number of Positions 3
Objectives
Selected ROP students will become involved in an applied cluster randomized trial, studying the impact of embedding two promising, community-based interventions within child protection services. These interventions aim to reduce impairment and prevent abuse recurrence in young child victims (0 to 4) of exposure to domestic violence.
 
Interventions:
  1. Mothers in Mind promotes the social, emotional, and developmental health of young children who have been exposed to domestic violence. Using a trauma-informed approach, it acknowledges the impact of violence and trauma on people’s lives, and focuses on client safety and empowerment, and on increasing maternal sensitivity.
  2. Caring Dads engages fathers in group settings to develop positive parenting skills, break cycles of violence, and support children’s healing and development.
 
Methodology
Primary outcomes for the cluster randomized trial are re-referral to child protection, and child social and emotional development. We are also following families across three assessment points to gain a better understanding of developmental trajectories. Our assessment includes: (1) parent self-reports of child and family functioning; (2) observations of mothers and fathers in interaction with their children and in a co-parenting interaction; and (3) task-based and eye-tracker measures of children’s developing emotional regulation and neuropsychological functioning.
Responsibilities
Selected ROP students will be assigned specific responsibilities (e.g., coding father-/mother-child interaction, examining psychophysiological data), and have the opportunity to use related data to propose and examine questions relevant to the project. They will attend and participate in lab meetings, as well as prepare a research poster for the annual 299/399 undergraduate research fair.
Depending on level of experience, they may also be trained to:
  • Attend intervention groups as part of recruitment efforts
  • Conduct interviews with child protection workers
  • Work with senior students to conduct assessments of mothers, fathers, and young children.

 

Additional Information

This is an exceptional opportunity for students with an interest in graduate studies and/or a career in clinical psychology, social work, or mental health related fields. More detailed information on the project and application process can be found here: http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/course/rop/courses. This position is under the Applied Psychology and Human Development section (Project Code: LTE 15).

05/18/17

Part-time Administrative Assistant Opportunity

Company name: The Centre for MindBody Health

Description: The Centre for MindBody Health is a clinic in midtown Toronto that provides a safe, supportive and peaceful environment to optimize our clients’ health and wellness, and promote lasting change through a variety of evidence-based, compassion-inspired services. At CMBH, we enjoy working collaboratively within a friendly and supportive team environment.

Position title: Administrative Assistant

Description: CMBH is looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant to join our team. The ideal candidate would have a strong attention to detail and be comfortable working both independently, and within an
administrative and therapeutic team. They would be self-motivated, organized, and comfortable taking responsibility for various tasks. The ideal candidate may also have experience in the following:

  • Performing administrative duties: composing letters/e-mails, preparing
    receipts and invoices;
  • Assisting with accounts payable/receivable, including processing day-to-day cheques and banking;
  • Assisting with data entry, and responsibility for managing databases, activating voicemails, emails, overseeing the assignment of keys, and divisional mail distribution;
  • Contributing to effective operations: preparing associate agreements, participating in the orientation of new associates, overseeing room scheduling, etc.;
  • Resolving issues/problems related to office maintenance and operations on site and with external vendors;
  • Providing support to clinic associates by preparing procedural manuals, developing office protocols, and ordering supplies;
  • Maintaining electronic and physical filing systems
  • Addressing inquiries and referrals such as walk in, voice mails, and/or e-mail referrals

To apply, please e-mail a copy of your CV/resume and cover letter to centreformindbodyhealth@gmail.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The CMBH Team