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Public Health Nurse--Alcohol, Drugs & Addictions, Region of Peel

The Region of Peel, the area just west of Toronto that includes Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon, is a dynamic blend of rural/urban cultures, industries and communities. We are one of Ontario's fastest growing municipalities, delivering a wide range of municipal services to over 1,000,000 residents and a thriving business community.

If you are a forward-thinking nurse seeking new challenges with an award-winning and progressive organization that values a supportive and respectful environment, teamwork, effective communication, integrity and quality service, consider this regular full-time opportunity within our Communicable Diseases Division in the Peel Health Services Department.  

Public Health Nurse - Alcohol, Drugs & Addictions (PHN #09-06)

The Alcohol, Drugs and Addictions program requires a creative, self-starting and persuasive leader with experience or an interest in developing health education campaigns. The individual works in a self-directed manner within a collaborative team environment to design and deliver drug and alcohol awareness programs for school and workplaces.

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Participating in the development and implementation of health education initiatives to fulfill identified needs in Peel schools and workplaces.
  2. Facilitating integrated relationships between the Public Health department and community agencies to coordinate and deliver comprehensive harm reduction programs.
  3. Providing health education through displays and presentations to community groups

Examples of job activities (corresponding to the responsibilities listed above) may include:

  1. Presentations to educators, parent associations and other groups to outline and promote Peel Health programming to schools.
  2. Build and maintain networks to help identify gaps in service and opportunities for program growth, and recommend and/or develop creative solutions in response to audience needs.
  3. Research and develop audience appropriate health education materials.

Interested candidates should possess:

  • Knowledge in prevention of alcohol and drug abuse and other addictions.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated skill in the areas of health promotion especially social marketing campaigns and health education programs, community development and project management.
  • Ability to persuasively communicate complex health messages and information in everyday language in both spoken and written forms.
  • Strong assessment, facilitation, organizational, problem solving, presentation and planning skills.
  • Strong computer skills in MS Outlook, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of Peel's diverse community.

It should be noted that this position does not typically involve direct delivery of service to children.  

Success requires:  

  • a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or equivalency as recognized by a Canadian University  
  • a current certificate of competence as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario  
  • recent experience in public health (preferred)

There is more to a career at Peel; we also offer

  • a salary range from $60,870 - $72,990
  • a comprehensive benefits package
  • tuition assistance
  • training and development
  • advancement opportunities
  • a pension plan (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System-OMERS)
  • a healthy workplace
  • a family orientated environment and
  • an environment where your  feedback is important to us.  

The position is located in Brampton and it closes on March 1, 2009.

To apply, please visit us at  Click on Current Listings and select Public Health Nurse - Alcohol, Drugs & Addictions (PHN#09-06).  You will be invited to complete a questionnaire on your related experience and education.  

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; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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.