Data Specialist

Atlohsa Family Healing Services is seeking a motivated and dynamic individual to fill the role of Data Specialist on the Action Research for Chronic Homelessness (ARCH) project within the Giwetashkad Indigenous Homelessness Team. The primary role of the Data Specialist is to provide quantitative (and occasional qualitative) data analysis and research support to the project team as part of an action research study on alleviating Indigenous homelessness in London, Ontario.

Role and Responsibility
Working as part of the Giwetashkad Indigenous Homelessness team and using a wholistic Indigenous-led approach, the Data Specialist will support all aspects of the research project including community engagement with Indigenous peoples experiencing homelessness as well as service providers in the housing and homelessness field. The data specialist will work collaboratively with the project team to gather data from primary sources through direct surveys and interviews and will liaise with project partners to collect statistical information from the Homelessness Individuals and Families Information System (HIFIS). The Data Specialist is well versed in Indigenous research methodologies and will provide guidance and contribute to advocacy on Indigenous data stewardship best practices rooted in ethical principles of OCAP and self-determination. The strategic goal of the Data Specialist is to assist in building an evidence-base for policy recommendations on Indigenous-led best practices for improving housing and homelessness services for Indigenous people in London, Ontario.

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  • While a formal education such as a university or college degree such as data analytics or research is an asset, applicants with equivalent work, community or lived experience are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience working with Indigenous people experiencing homelessness.
  • Strong analysis of colonialism and the ways in which historical and ongoing colonization impacts Indigenous peoples intergenerationally.
  • Understanding of cultural safety and systemic racism including awareness of its impacts on practical care provided to Indigenous peoples.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge in quantitative data collection and analysis, Indigenous research methodologies, and ethical data stewardship with Indigenous peoples.
  • Skills in relationship building and collaboration, conflict resolution or restorative justice, and negotiation (to build trust and resolve disagreements)
  • Ability to receive supervision, support, direction and constructive feedback, and take initiative to ask questions and clarify tasks and information
  • Excellent organizational and coordination skills with attention to detail and the ability to prioritize multiple competing workload demandsin fast paced environment.
  • Effective communication (both written and verbal) and inter-personal skills with the ability to interact with others in a respectful manner as defined in the Atlohsa Code of Conduct.
  • Ability to work in outdoor locations and minor physical labour such as gathering poles and lodge building.
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License, First Aid and CPR certificate and Current Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

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