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Manager, Child & Family Health Promotion, Public Health Department, Region of Waterloo

Cambridge/Waterloo, Ontario
Deadline September 28, 2015

Length:  Temporary Full-Time (for approximately 15 months)
Salary/Wage:  $82,282.20 – $102,848.20 per annum/$45.21 – $56.51 per hour (plus market adjustment of $6,000 reviewed annually)
Location:  150 Main Street, Cambridge/99 Regina St. S., Waterloo

Description of Duties:

Manages programs, staff, and resources in the Healthy Living area of the Public Health Department (PHD) as part of a multi-disciplinary management and staff team, ensuring the development, implementation and evaluation of a broad range of health protection, promotion and prevention strategies and activities in accordance with the Ministry of Children & Youth Services, and Ministry of Health & Long Term Care, Ontario Public Health Standards, applicable legislation and prescribed regulations and guidance documents.

Current Assignment:  Breastfeeding & Positive Parenting

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:  

  • Comprehensive knowledge of theories and principles of public health management, including health promotion, epidemiology, community health planning, knowledge exchange, program evaluation and research methodology; plus comprehensive knowledge of labour relations, policy and program development, budget preparation, and financial management normally required in the attainment of a Masters Degree in Nursing, Health Promotion, or a health-related field, plus significant related public health experience in a progressively responsible leadership, supervisory or management capacity, plus a current license to practice in the appropriate discipline.
  • Thorough knowledge in the specialized areas of child development, family dynamics, and community psychology, and factors which affect children’s health, normally acquired through a specialization within an undergraduate or graduate course of study.
  • Thorough working knowledge of relevant acts and related legislation, including Ontario Public Health Standards and Health Protection and Promotion Act and Child and Family Services Act, as well as professional standards of practice for a variety of disciplines, including nursing, health promotion, and nutrition.
  • Analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills to plan and develop objectives and determine goals of the program, classify and organize the work, and select and coordinate staff to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Leadership, coaching, facilitation, negotiation, advocacy and public relations skills in order to manage, develop, motivate, and support staff in achieving objectives; develop joint programming with community partner agencies; and to participate as an effective team member; and to support values compatible with the organization.  Knowledge of multi-media strategies and marketing applications.
  • Skill in the use of a personal computer and related software, including Microsoft Word and Outlook; knowledge of information systems, data analysis and their application to family health programs.
  • Ability to travel to various locations within the Region.
  • Ability to conduct literature reviews, monitor legislation, news media, research papers, journals and newsletters to remain informed of current developments in child health; as well as to proofread and edit work of staff, including pamphlets, fact sheets, correspondence and reports.
  • Ability to compose reports of a technical and/or administrative nature, original letters and instructions regarding child health issues, policy/procedure manuals, training manuals, funding proposals, media releases, surveys and questionnaires.
  • Ability to present proposals and reports to departmental and Regional staff, Community Services Committee, Regional Council and community groups; to deliver educational presentations to professionals, community groups, and organizations; to represent the division and/or department on various committees; and to participate in news conferences.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.  

Alternate formats of this document are available upon request.  Please contact Human Resources and Citizen Service Reception at phone number (519-575-4757 ext. 3527), TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.

Please apply on-line at by September 28, 2015, quoting #2015-1711.