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Consultant Health Promotion, City of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline November 10, 2009

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 #: X9CSA17494

Reporting to the CDC Information and Informatics lead manager, the Consultant Health Promotion will support the Communicable Disease Control directorate in policy and procedure development, coordination and training related to information technology and the web.

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 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:

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
  3. Experience in organizing and completing work using project management methodology.
  4. 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.
  9. Excellent writing ability, including the ability to draft proposals and reports.
  10. 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.
  11. Demonstrated ability to organize work, exercise innovation, initiative and independent judgement.
  12. Proficiency in using Windows, Internet Explorer, Word Processing, Spreadsheet Applications, and databases.
  13. Knowledge of emerging web technology to convey health messages.
  14. Ability to work flexible hours - overtime, shift work including evenings and weekends may be required.

Number of vacancies: 1
Job status: Permanent
Job Type: Union

This opportunity is intended for external applicants only. Employees must apply through the Internal Job Posting Board on the City's Intranet within the internal job posting closing date.

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

Online: http://www.toronto.ca , 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 November 10, 2009.

Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

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.

Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

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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