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Health Promoter, Grand River CHC

Brantford, Ontario
Deadline June 24, 2011

One year full time maternity leave contract

Every One Matters. At the Grand River CHC, it’s the basis for all of our primary health care, health promotion, illness prevention, and community development programs. If you’re looking to truly make a difference, we’re seeking a full-time Health Promoter (one year maternity leave contract) to join our multi-disciplinary team.


Health Promoter is a health professional specializing in maintaining and improving the health of populations and reducing the health inequities among populations groups through the action areas described in the Ottawa Charter (building healthy public policy, creating supportive environments, strengthening community action, developing personal skills and reorienting health services). The health promoter is an essential member of the client-centered GRCHC team who uses collaborative and innovative approaches within the broad determinants of health framework.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain community partnerships and seek collaborative opportunities with relevant multi- sectoral stakeholders using leadership, team building, negotiation, and conflict resolution.
  • Facilitate capacity building and collaboration with community members and groups / structures / systems to influence positive social changes.
  • Oversee relevant projects / programs, including all aspects of implementation, monitoring, supervision (staff & volunteers), budget management, evaluation and reporting including:
    • Community Food Advisor Program
    • Community Gardens Project
    • Food Security community initiatives (policy, programming, initiatives)
  • Active Participation on various community networks & internal committees including:
    • AIDS Working Group
    • Active Grand Youth Advisory Groups
    • Health Education and/ or promotional events

Lateral / Reporting Relationships:

  • Community Developer, Garden Facilitator, Community Partners, HP / CD Team members

Key Challenges/Constraints:

  • Managing effective delivery of multiple programs including volunteer initiatives
  • Complexity of social determinants which affect all aspects of program development &
  • implementation Working with diverse community stakeholders


  • Undergraduate degree in a health or social science discipline; graduate degree an asset
  • 3-5 years experience in human services
  • Experience in health promotion and community development
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of HP principles of practice: evidence-based practice, equity, multidisciplinary knowledge base, intersectoral collaboration, population health approach, multi-strategic interventions, effective partnerships and self-reflective practice
  • Excellent interpersonal, decision making, problem solving and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of issues affecting GRCHC’s priority populations
  • Ability to travel within Brant County and surrounding communities

Target Start date: August 15th, 2011.

Qualifications for all our positions include team capabilities, a commitment to client-centered services, communication skills, cross cultural sensitivity, and initiative. We offer a competitive salary and a supportive quality work environment.

To pursue this opportunity, please send your resume and covering letter to Human Resources, at or via fax at 519.754.0727.

All applications must be submitted no later than June 24, 2011. We appreciate your interest, however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.