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Health Promoter, Sudbury & District Health Unit

Sudbury, Ontario
Deadline April 1, 2011

Sudbury Office / Full-time Permanent

We have an exciting opportunity in the Environmental Health Division of our Sudbury office for a health promoter to work with the Program Training and Consultation Centre (PTCC) to develop and deliver programs and services specifically designed to meet the goals and objectives of the Smoke-Free Ontario strategy and funded programs. The health promoter will provide enhanced program planning support to Ontario’s public health units and support the development of training programs across the province. Some travel across the province will be required.

Responsibilities:

  • Supports the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of environmental health practices and programs in order to effectively meet the goals and objectives of the Smoke-Fee Ontario strategy and funded programs.  
  • Makes program planning recommendations based on analysis of data and evaluation of results, emphasizing population health, the promotion of health, and community involvement.
  • Identifies program priorities by reviewing existing epidemiological, behavioural, and socio-demographic data, and assessments of community assets and needs.
  • Maintains current knowledge of the literature and best practices and critically appraises research to assist with setting priorities, targeting programs, and developing public health strategies.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in health promotion, public health, behavioural/health science, or a related discipline
  • Experience in comprehensive tobacco control including prevention, cessation, and protection as well as the Smoke-free Ontario Act and related tobacco control legislation
  • Enhanced knowledge and skills in health promotion planning and evaluation, and project management
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret and apply epidemiological, behavioural, and socio-demographic data and community assessments
  • Ability to lead group facilitation and to think strategically
  • Knowledge of the principles and application of community development and healthy communities, population health, determinants of health, social marketing, and communication strategies is an asset
  • Familiarity with key theoretical models of health education and health promotion
  • Good communication, interpersonal, and organization skills
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret and apply data
  • Demonstrated computer skills with Microsoft applications
  • Willingness to occasionally work irregular hours
  • Satisfactory criminal reference check
  • Current Ontario driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle. Travel is a requirement of this position.
  • Fluency in both official languages is an asset

Resumés will be accepted until April 1, 2011, and should be sent in confidence to:

Ms. Lori-Ann Holland, Administrative Assistant, Corporate Services Division
Sudbury & District Health Unit
1300 Paris Street
Sudbury, ON  P3E 3A3
Email: resume@sdhu.com (Microsoft Word format only)
Tel: 705.522.9200, ext. 200  
Fax: 705.522.5182
Please include the title of the position in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, we will contact only those selected for interviews. The Sudbury & District Health Unit is an equal opportunity employer.

All information is collected solely for the purposes of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.