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Public Health Nurse, Community Health Services--School Years Program, Halton Region

[Ed: This posting originally misidentified the hiring organization as Peel Region. It has been corrected to Halton Region.]

Oakville, Ontario
Deadline March 13, 2013

Department: Health
Location: Community Health Services – School Years Program
Position: Public Health Nurse (2 Vacancies)

Salary Range:    $35.36 - $43.51 Per Hour  (ONA)


Applicants will be considered for interviews based on the information provided in their application to the Region of Halton including a current resume and cover letter. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

One (1) permanent full-time position available with the Youth Health Team working 35 hours per week position
One (1) casual (temporary) full-time position available with the Elementary School Team working 35 hours per week from date of hire until April 2014.

Please note that if you do not indicate a specific position on your cover letter or resume you will be considered for both vacancies.

Preferred Background:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Registered Nurse with a Certificate in Public Health Nursing from a recognized University is required. Currently holds a Certificate of Annual Registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario.  The ideal candidate will have broad knowledge and experience in health promotion strategies, project management, evaluation, healthy public policy and community development in a public health or community health setting. The candidate will have the skills to build community relationships, coalitions, and provide consultation specific to child and youth health promotion. Knowledge and practical experience in promoting healthy schools, child and youth mental health promotion, asset building and parenting will be assets. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and strong computer skills are required. French or additional language skills would be considered an asset. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Working Conditions:

Travel will be required between locations within Halton Region. Incumbent must supply own transportation. This position requires weekend and evening work to meet program needs.


  • Using standards of promoting health, building individual/community capacity, building relationships, facilitating access and equity, and professional responsibility and accountability, the nursing duties will include the following:
  • Consults with schools on building healthy school communities, healthy child and youth development, child and youth assets, parenting, mental health promotion, chronic disease prevention and substance, injury and violence prevention.
  • Builds community and school relationships, partnerships and coalitions specific to child and youth health promotion and strategies.
  • Represents the Health department on community and corporate committees.
  • Functions as a member of a team:  collaborates with health department, division and the community to implement health promotion programs.
  • Keeps accurate health records and statistical information.
  • Assists in strategy and project development within the School Years Health Program.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

Posted: March 5, 2013
Posting Expiry: March 13, 2013
Posting #:  H-90-13

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