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Public Health Planner, Region of Waterloo Public Health

Waterloo, Ontario
Deadline December 8, 2014

Length: Temporary Full-time (For up to 15 months)
Salary/Wage: $68,905.20 – $78,296.40 per annum/$37.86 - $43.02 per hour
Location: 99 Regina St. S., Waterloo/150 Main St., Cambridge

Description of Duties:
Researches, designs, evaluates, plans, and implements public health policies and programs for all areas of Region of Waterloo Public Health (ROWPH). Documents, prepares, and evaluates risk communication documents on issues which impact ROWPH health protection and promotion strategies. Meetings are frequently conducted outside of regular working hours.
Current Assignment: To be determined.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Expert knowledge of public health research and policy development; health behaviours and behaviour change; risk assessment, systemic approaches to change, health promotion program development, adult education, community development, sociology and psychology of community (development) process, acquired through a thesis-based Masters level degree in the area of health planning or policy or equivalent combination of related education and work experience, plus accumulated experience of 1 year in public health program evaluation, policy analysis and planning.
  • A detailed understanding of all ROWPH policies and programs in order to effectively develop health promotion aspects of programs within the department and the broader community.
  • A working knowledge of various federal, provincial, and municipal legislation related to health promotion and policy.
  • Diverse daily contact with many disciplines both internally and externally requires flexibility, organizational skills, group facilitation skills, diplomacy and ability to set priorities.
  • Advanced written and verbal, individual and group communication skills, skill in team building and demonstrated public speaking ability to lay and professional audiences.
  • Skill in statistical analysis and using word processing software and specialized statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS or SAS).
  • Ability to write multi-faceted reports such as program proposals, needs assessments or program evaluations, and in most cases, to coordinate input to prepare and edit reports for director’s approval. Ability to develop, for approval by management staff, policies and procedures relating to development of materials, access to and evaluation of resources, program referrals, links with community agencies and other issues which relate to the Public Health programs listed above.
  • Ability to develop risk communication tools, resources, and strategies.
  • Ability to organize and conduct orientation and staff training on environmental health and health promotion issues, both within ROWPH and within other regional departments, as part of corporate programs.
  • Ability to travel to various locations within the Region.
  • Ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.

Please apply online, before 11:59 PM on Dec 08, 2014 quoting competition number 2014-1638. Or, send your resume to: The Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Human Resources, 150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3.

We are committed to employment equity and thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

We will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.