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Program Manager, Child Health Team, Middlesex-London Health Unit

The Middlesex-London Health Unit has an exciting opportunity for a Child Health Team Program Manager, within Family Health Services. The successful candidate will provide leadership to a team of Public Health Nurses guided by Provincial Public Health Program Standards. Nurses are assigned to provide programs and services in all elementary schools in London & Middlesex County. A major emphasis will involve building capacity through collaborative partnerships to promote and advocate for children's health in our community. This involves partnering with school communities and boards of education to offer comprehensive health promotion programs and services to children and youth. Comprehensive School Health (CSH) or Healthy Schools is a "multifaceted approach that includes supporting health teaching and skill building, creating supportive social and physical environments and facilitating links with parents and the wider community to promote optimal health and learning." This approach emphasizes the creation of dynamic, collaborative partnerships among children and youth, parents, teachers, principals, school councils and community agencies concerned with the health and learning of children. Partnerships and healthy policies are integral within this health promotion approach.

Additional responsibilities may include a prevention / early intervention initiative of Healthy Babies Healthy Children, known as the Early Identification Initiative which seeks to promote healthy growth and development and identify any challenges in the early years, parenting programs, vision screening, health promotion campaigns, and liaison with Licensed Child Care programs.

Requirements include a B.Sc.N with current CNO registration as a Registered Nurse and a Masters degree in a health or related discipline. Candidates will have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience in public health and management experience related to children.  The ability to communicate in French or other languages would be considered an asset.

The Health Unit offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package.  Please see http://www.healthunit.com for further information about our programs and services.  Please apply by April 30, 2009, quoting position CHTMGR-0409/01 to:

Human Resources Dept.,
Middlesex-London Health Unit,
50 King Street
London,  ON N6A 5L7  
Fax: 519-663-5086 
recruit@mlhu.on.ca

Information concerning applicants is collected under the authority of the Health Protection & Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H-7, as amended, and will be used to consider suitability for employment.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  The Health Unit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
The Mission of the Middlesex-London Health Unit, a teaching health unit, is to promote wellness, prevent disease and injury, and protect the public's health through the delivery of public health programs, services and research.