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Health Promoter, Child Health, Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit

Belleville, Ontario
Deadline January 23, 2015

Full Time Permanent

Do you want to feel like you truly make a difference in the lives of others?
Are you passionate about giving children the best start towards a long and healthy life?
Can you write a compelling advertisement as easily as you teach a community group?
Want to use that degree in Health Promotion to help over 100,000 people?

Then you can help us improve all aspects of childhood health in our community.

The Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit is looking for a dynamic Health Promoter to creatively develop and enthusiastically deliver health promotion campaigns throughout our expansive territory.

You will work internally with a multi-disciplinary team of nurses, promoters and other specialists to develop new ideas, refresh existing concepts and execute campaigns. Externally you will work with a wide range of community partners; our municipalities, community groups and charitable or social service agencies to promote involvement and to develop supportive environments for our children.

The promotion work will touch on all aspects of a child’s health from birth to teenage years; positive parenting, breastfeeding, healthy eating and weights, oral health, physical activity, healthy family dynamics, and overall child growth and development.

You are comfortable with all types of groups from individual parents to large coalitions. You can get your message across through writing, social media, traditional media and in person with equal ease.

What you need:

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in health promotion or a related discipline with courses in health promotion or social marketing, program planning/evaluation, epidemiology and behavioural psychology.
  2. Excellent facilitation, written communication, media design and teaching skills.
  3. Ability to work in a priority changing environment.
  4. Ability to work with a wide range of interest groups and community partners.
  5. Proficient in general office software, social media and internet research.

This position requires normal working hours of 8:30 – 4:30.  This position is located in our main Belleville office and may require some travel throughout Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.

The Health Unit offers a competitive salary and a full suite of benefits.

Apply to no later than 4:30 pm on Friday January 23, 2015.

The Health Unit welcomes those with disabilities; to make arrangements for accommodation in the recruitment process, please indicate this in your submission.