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Consultant Health Promotion, Toronto Public Health

This is an exciting time to join the City of Toronto, Canada's largest city and home to a diverse population of approximately 2.6 million people. Dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and a high quality of life for all its residents, in the last three years alone the Toronto public service has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Make your contribution to our Public Health Division and join us as a Consultant Health Promotion.

Consultant Health Promotion
File Reference #: X8CSA16716
Major Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Supervisor, Environmental Information and Education, the Consultant Health Promotion is responsible for working with program and corporate staff as well as community partners to promote environmental health. Environmental health strategies include development of policies and health education resources to reduce air pollution and toxic use in the general population as well as vulnerable groups such as children.
  • Provides expert advice and consultation to Toronto Public Health front line staff, the Board of Health, external groups and the general public on environmental health issues
  • Assesses community needs and analyzes information with respect to environmental health issues
  • Develops, plans, implements and evaluates community-based initiatives by applying health promotion strategies such as community mobilization, advocacy, healthy public policy and health education
  • Collaborates with Public Health program staff in strategic and operational planning for Public Health programs
  • Analyzes information and provides advice to staff in the review and analysis of programs, projects and new priorities in setting goals and objectives. Drafts and revises related program plans, policies and procedures
  • Develops, implements and evaluates divisional programs and projects
  • Promotes the implementation of municipal, provincial and federal legislation and strategies
  • Develops public health issues-related policy recommendations, e.g. by-laws, legislation for consideration at the municipal, provincial and federal levels
  • Develops and facilitates in-service training, staff orientation and staff development programs. Drafts, revises and/or recommends teaching manuals and resource materials for the public and divisional staff
  • Makes presentations to the public, community and media, and answers inquiries from the public. Liaises with interested external groups
  • Develops and coordinates communication plans and social marketing strategies for programs and services including issues management, media relations and advertising campaigns
  • Plans, develops, implements, coordinates and evaluates programs and services as directed, e.g. community forum workshops, press conferences, in-house newsletters, media campaigns, Annual Report, press releases
  • Researches and writes position papers, reports and correspondence for the division
  • Collaborates on applied public health research and field study
  • Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, etc.

Key Qualifications:

  1. Masters degree in public health sciences, health promotion, environmental health sciences, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Extensive experience in planning, conducting and evaluating environmental health promotion strategies and/or related health promotion strategies.
  3. Experience in the development of healthy public policies.
  4. Highly developed verbal and written communication skills; an ability to communicate with a broad range of stakeholders from community representatives to senior management, technical experts and elected officials.
  5. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with others in a multi-disciplinary team or setting.
  6. Excellent clear language writing and oral presentation skills.
  7. Practical knowledge in web writing techniques.
  8. Strong analytical skills.
  9. Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently

To apply for this position, please send us a resume and cover letter, quoting File #X8CSA16716, using one of the following methods:

Online: and click on the Apply for this position button at the bottom of this posting, or

FAX: 416-397-9818, or

Mail to:

Human Resources, City of Toronto
Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 5th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3C6.

Please do not send duplicates.

Applications must be received by December 12, 2008.

Job Status: Temporary (Approximately 12 months)
Salary: $38.70 - $42.39 per hour
Committed to employment equity, the City of Toronto encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under the City's Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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