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CH&E Specialist (Health Promotion Consultant), CAMH

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline July 31, 2009

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's leading Addiction and Mental Health teaching hospital. CAMH succeeds in transforming the lives of people affected by addiction and mental illness, by applying the latest in scientific advances, through integrated and compassionate clinical practice, health promotion, education and research. CAMH has been recognized internationally as a Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre CAMH is committed to diversity in the workplace.

Employment Opportunity
CH&E Specialist (Health Promotion Consultant) (09271E)
Initial Assignment: Policy, Education and Health Promotion

Position Description:

The Health Promotion Unit provides expertise on health promotion best practices, principles and programming across CAMH and to external partners and stakeholders at the provincial, national and international levels.  As part of Policy, Education and Health Promotion, we support health promotion work throughout the organization through consultation, partnership, and training.  The Health Promotion Unit is seeking a consultant to help coordinate and support the unit’s internal function.  This position will promote broad organizational understanding and application of health promotion principles, and will help to articulate the role of health promotion in the context of CAMH’s identity as a specialty mental health and addictions hospital with a provincial mandate.  The position is located at 33 Russell Street in Toronto and may involve some travel within the GTA. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide internal coordination and support for the health promotion work being done at CAMH, through communication; partnership and collaboration; and training and education
  • Provide specialist consultation, advice and resources related to health promotion to CAMH units and departments
  • Forge internal partnerships and collaborations to support, highlight and strengthen CAMH’s health promotion work and approach
  • Lead new projects and initiatives that reflect best practices in health promotion in the context of mental health and addictions
  • Represent the Health Promotion Unit on internal collaborations and committees


The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree in health promotion or a related discipline, and a minimum of two years experience working in the health promotion field (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).  Knowledge of health promotion principles and experience with program planning, implementation and evaluation is essential.  Experience with health promotion in clinical settings and some knowledge of the Health Promoting Hospital concept would be assets.  The candidate should be able to demonstrate critical thinking skills and the ability to explore creative applications of health promotion principles and practice.  Familiarity with mental health and addictions issues is required, and professional experience or expertise in this area is preferred.  The successful candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.  Demonstrated commitment to principles of equity, inclusivity, respect and cultural competence is required.  Experience in a hospital or health care setting is an asset, as is proficiency in French.

Please Note:    This full-time, permanent position is part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range:    $28.24 - $38.09 per hour

Please forward your résumé to:

Human Resources               
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health       
1001 Queen Street West               
Toronto, Ontario  M6J 1H4
Fax:  (416) 583-4316

Please remember to include the File Number when applying.

Closing Date:    July 31, 2009
File Number:    09271E

As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.