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Youth Development Specialist, Southwest Tobacco Control Area Network, Middlesex-London Health Unit

London, Ontario
Deadline March 31, 2011

The Middlesex-London Health Unit has an exciting opportunity for a Youth Development Specialist, working for the Ontario Tobacco Strategy’s Smoke-Free Ontario Campaign in collaboration with the nine Public Health Units in southwestern Ontario and the Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with Southwestern area public health agencies to coordinate and implement tobacco control programming with a focus on tobacco use prevention, youth and young adult cessation and youth engagement.  This position will serve as one of seven Youth Development Specialists in the province, coordinating the development and implementation of regional and provincial health promotion and tobacco control strategies. Reporting to the Southwest Tobacco Control Area Network (SWTCAN) Manager, the Youth Development Specialist will be a member of provincial planning tables convened by the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport, providing leadership, guidance and technical assistance in the development and implementation of youth engagement and tobacco use prevention/ cessation strategies.

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences or Health Promotion and at least three years experience in public health. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge and recent experience in tobacco control, working with youth, and project management. Requirements also include good computer skills, proven leadership ability and group facilitation skills, excellent organizational, analytic, planning and communications skills. The ability to communicate in French or other languages would be considered an asset. This position involves work outside of normal business hours and regular travel to Toronto, between the Southwest Health Units, and across the province, with use of your own reliable vehicle.

The Health Unit offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package.  Please see for further information about our programs and services offered by the Middlesex-London Health Unit.

Please apply by Thursday, March 31, 2011, posting #TCANFTYDS-0311/01 to:

Human Resources Dept.,
Middlesex-London Health Unit,
50 King Street, London  ON N6A 5L7  
Fax: 519-663-5086   E-mail:

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.