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Health Promoter/Youth Engagement Coordinator, Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit

Belleville, Ontario
Deadline October 1, 2010

Job Posting #10-20
The Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit currently has an opening for a .5 FTE (2 ½ days per week) Health Promoter/Youth Engagement Coordinator in the Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Department.

Position Summary   

Reporting to the Director, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, the incumbent will provide leadership, coordination and collaboration within the Health Unit and externally within the community respecting tobacco control and other highly correlated risk factors, as they relate to chronic diseases using the MHP Youth Engagement guiding principles. The incumbent will communicate MHP Youth Engagement guiding principles to both internal and external stakeholders. He\she will engage youth and young adults to carry out community-based activities and projects that will benefit the public and its health by contribution to the reduction of tobacco use and the reduction of other highly correlated risk factors.

Position Requirements

A baccalaureate degree in health promotion/education or a bachelor’s degree in a health related discipline in which the applicant has successfully completed full courses in each of the following areas:

  • Health Promotion principles including community development and social marketing;
  • Program planning and/or program evaluation;
  • Epidemiology;
  • Behaviour psychology.

Other Knowledge & Skills    

  • Knowledge of and experience in working with youth and young adults.
  • Knowledge of and experience in tobacco control an asset.
  • Ability to nurture & motivate youth & non-judgmental.
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of an inter-disciplinary team and with community stakeholders.
  • A valid driver’s license and a vehicle are required.
  • Successful Police Check.

Normal Working Hours:   
Shift work is required to reach the target population.
Shifts include:  8:30 am- 4:30pm; 10:00 am- 6:00 pm; 1:00 pm- 9:00 pm on any 5 days of the week, Sunday to Saturday.  Shifts will rotate and may be subject to change, depending on program requirements.

Salary:  $28,479 - $34,436 annually (.5 FTE)
Note:  This position is funded by Ontario Tobacco Strategy, MHP

Apply in writing by Friday, October 1st, 2010 to or to:

Mr. Scott Elder   
Manager of Administration/Human Resources
Hastings & Prince Edward Counties Health Unit
179 North Park Street, Belleville, Ontario  K8P 4P1

The personal information submitted on resumes and applications for employment is collected under the authority of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, RSO 1990, Chapter H.7, and will be used to determine their eligibility for employment.  Questions concerning this collection of personal information should be directed to The Freedom of Information & Privacy Co-Ordinator at the above address.