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Consultant Health Promotion, Toronto Public Health

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Division and join us as a Consultant Health Promotion.

Consultant Health Promotion

File Reference #: X9CSA17494

Reporting to the CDC Manager (iPHIS/Panorama & Information Lead), the Consultant Health Promotion is responsible for the support of electronic health systems (iPHIS/Panorama) into the CDC Directorate. This position will also be the designated internet and intranet staff lead in CDC and be responsible for co-ordinating all activities related the development and maintenance of CDC web content.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides expert advice and consultation to Toronto Public Health front line staff, the Board of Health, external groups and the general public on health issues (including public health professional compliance and service quality)
  • Assesses community needs and analyzes information with respect to public 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 and facilitates in-service training, staff orientation and staff developmentprograms.
  • 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 forprograms and services including issues management, media relations and advertisingcampaigns
  • 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:
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Masters Degree in a public health, health promotion or health informatics related discipline or equivalent combination of a university degree in a related field with work experience.
  2. Experience leading projects or taking the lead on a major component of a project, using project management methodology.
  3. Experience in the maintenance, optimization and utilization of electronic health systems.
  4. Considerable experience analyzing and optimizing program delivery procedures, processes and work flows.
  5. Excellent organizational/planning/facilitation/project management skills resulting in the ability to effectively manage and meet timelines for concurrent projects.
  6. Ability to manage risk through effective and timely communication with management staff as required.
  7. Demonstrated understanding of change management concepts, issue management and communication.
  8. Knowledge of Ontario Public Health and CDC program requirements, protocols and policies and procedures including professional and regulatory standards for electronicsystems (e.g. privacy, record management and documentation).
  9. Understanding of the interrelationships between data collection methodology and data quality, reporting, monitoring and data security.
  10. Excellent writing ability, including the ability to draft proposals and reports.
  11. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact and communicate with a wide variety of staff and the ability to establish and maintain good relations with the public and stakeholders.
  12. Demonstrated ability to organize work, exercise innovation, initiative and independent judgement.
  13. Proficiency in using Windows, Internet Explorer, Word Processing, Spreadsheet
  14. Applications, and databases.
  15. Knowledge of current web publishing tools including their functionality.
  16. Knowledge of web-based collaboration tools and their use in the health field.
  17. Ability to work flexible hours - overtime, shift work including evenings and weekends may be required.
  18. Demonstrated knowledge in the application multi-media platforms like internet on-line
  19. streaming media to convey health messages.

To apply for this position, please send us a resume and cover letter, quoting File #X9CSA17494, using one of the following methods:

Online: visit, 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 April 3rd, 2009.

Salary: $38.99 - $42.71 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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