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Supervisor, Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention, Region of Peel

Health Services - Cancer Prevention and Heart Health
Salary Range:  $68,475 - $85,592
Location: 9445 Airport Road, Brampton

Position No.:  08-573
Date Posted:  October 7, 2008
Date Removed:  October 31, 2008

Leadership Challenge Innovation.   It's all in a days work for this supervisory position.  If you are looking to build on your career this is an ideal opportunity to do so.
The Department, Division and its Strategy:

Working within the Health Department (Public Health) and reporting to the Manager, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention (CDIP), you will support the Division's mandate to deliver programs related to chronic disease prevention especially cancer prevention and heart health and the Ontario Public Health Standards.

The Team You Will Lead:

You will supervise a multi-disciplinary team that includes health promotion officers, public health nutritionists and dietitians, public health nurses, and administrative staff., The team provides a variety of comprehensive health promotion programs. This includes providing school and workplace health education services and skill building initiatives, developing and implementing social marketing campaigns to inform decision making and assessing their impact.

Your Role:

As Supervisor, you will be responsible for overseeing program planning, implementation, and evaluation of a mix of health promotion strategies, encompassing individual and population wide interventions within the CPHH program.  Organizational and administrative skills are essential. You will oversee program operations, ensuring efficient, effective utilization of resources. You will prepare and monitor the team budget, develop and implement business plans and annual work plans.  You will provide input in establishing performance targets and overall strategic and operational objectives for the program meeting Ontario Public Health Standards, The Service Strategy Business Plan, and BEST objectives.  You will build relationships with external agencies and community groups; participate on various provincial, departmental and interagency committees to coordinate the provision of services.

Coaching and mentoring skills are needed to build a high functioning team. You will be required to recruit, lead, motivate and evaluate a multidisciplinary team of professionals while ensuring efficient utilization of resources.  Strong problem solving and decision making skills are necessary for success.  You will ensure adherence to practices and standards set out in the Department's Service Strategy Business Plan and BEST (Building Employee Satisfaction Together) objectives

Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) are essential in order for you to communicate effectively with your Manager, Director, Supervisory team, direct reports and other Departmental staff. Written reports must be technical, factual and statistically sound. You will be required to liaise with other public health jurisdictions, boards of trade, business professionals and community agencies throughout the region and province. Political awareness, tact and diplomacy are essential.

The successful candidate will hold a health related degree from a recognized university combined with a minimum of three years public health experience and five years supervisory experience. Thorough knowledge of the principles, best practices and theories related to chronic disease prevention and health promotion is required. You must have a working knowledge of Regional policies/practices, Provincial standards and have excellent skills in program planning, implementation and evaluation. You will demonstrate strong research, analytical and presentation skills.

To pursue this attractive leadership opportunity, please apply online ( and complete the Q&A and competency profile.

At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone's contributions.  As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. 

We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; only those under consideration will be contacted; however, internal candidates will be kept apprised of their application status.

Foreign earned credentials may need to be assessed in order to determine Canadian equivalency.  Please visit the Canadian Foreign Credentials Referral Office's website for further details.  Service Canada also provides information regarding referral services toll-free.