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Health Promoter, Health Services –Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention, Region of Peel

Mississauga, Ontario
Deadline November 9, 2015

Contract Duration: Two (2) positions available - Approximately thirteen (13) months and approximately twenty four (24) months

The Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention division has an exciting opportunity for two contract Health Promoters within our division.    If you are a results driven professional looking for an opportunity to be part of the team developing and implementing strategies, policies and programs, then consider this position within our team.

Team 1 Specific Responsibilities:

  • The Health Promoter will have knowledge of the Healthy Schools Approach and an awareness of the Healthy Schools framework

Team 2 Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders (Regional and municipal partners, post-secondary institutions, schools, workplaces) to implement programs and policies related to living tobacco-free
  • Understanding of the Smoke-free Ontario legislation and E-Cigarette Act

General Responsibilities:

  • Plans, supports, develops, implements and evaluates health promotion programs, policies and strategies
  • Interprets and analyzes information in order to provide recommendations to supervisor or middle management for policy and/or program development
  • Participates in research projects including team, sectional or divisional projects
  • Conducts community needs assessments and situational assessments
  • Prepares detailed documentation, reports, briefing notes, scoping reviews and statistical analyses
  • Develops written and visual communication products such as social media, websites and presentations
  • Transfers or seeks to transfer public health knowledge and skill
  • Develops and maintains cooperative and collaborative relationships with internal and external partners
  • Works to facilitate community mobilization and/or strengthen community capacities to take action on and improve health issues
  • Applies health promotion knowledge and knowledge of public health sciences including population health, social determinants of health, epidemiology and applicable legislation
  • Ensures that issues of diversity, ethnicity, language and culture are reflected in health promotion planning and programs

Qualifications:

  • University degree in a relevant health-related field
  • Minimum 1 year related experience in program planning, development, implementation and evaluation
  • Background and understanding of research methods, policy development, analysis and critical appraisal including awareness of evidence informed decision making
  • Knowledge of public health sciences including population health, social determinants of health, epidemiology and applicable legislation
  • Well-developed and proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge and demonstrated expertise in using key theoretical models of health promotion
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret and apply data
  • Demonstrated facilitation, partnership/collaboration, project management, planning, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Competence in Windows, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook programs

Compensation: Band 6 - As per Non-Union Salary Structure plus comprehensive benefits
Location: 7120 Hurontario St. Mississauga, ON
Hours of work: 35 hours/week – Monday through Friday

If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online at http://www.peelregion.ca/hr and complete the attached questionnaire.

Posted Date: 10/26/2015
Post End Date: 11/9/2015