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Program Manager, School Health, Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit

Simcoe, Ontario
Deadline September 22, 2016

The Corporation of Norfolk County
Job Posting # NU 23.16

Position: Program Manager, School Health
Status: Permanent Full Time
Employee Group: Non-Union
Salary: $80,693 - $100,867 per annum
Department: Health & Social Services
Division: Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit
Reports To: Director, Public Health
Posting Period: August 25, 2016–September 22, 2016

Scope of Position:

  • To effectively and efficiently manage all aspects of the School Health Team.
  • To ensure that the requirements of the Health Protection and Promotion Act are met by providing quality services and programs to improve the health of the community  in the areas of  school health

Position Description:

  • Ensure that effective programs are in place to meet the requirements and standards identified in the Ontario Public Health Standards and other relevant legislation.    
  • To enable all school age children to attain and sustain optimal health and developmental potential.
  • Effectively manage and be accountable for all aspects, including the financial resources of the School Health Team.
  • Effectively and efficiently plan, implement and evaluate health promotion programs in conjunction with staff within the School Health Team, Health Unit, community partners and stakeholders.
  • Stay abreast of current and emerging school health, oral health, vaccine preventable disease and public health science.
  • Report and be accountable to various levels of government with respect to programs/activities and issues relevant to the School Health Team.
  • Effectively and efficiently manage human resources within the School Health Team of the Health Unit.
  • Ensure that highly qualified, professional personnel are in place to implement programs.
  • Participate in recruitment, hiring, supervising, training, mentoring, supporting, coaching and evaluating performance. Plan and organize work assignments for staff.
  • Ensure a quality practice environment for the regulated health professionals within the School Health Team.
  • Identify needs for outside services, write RFPs, review and evaluate submissions and award contract(s) in accordance with corporate policies.
  • Effectively manage the financial resources of the School Health Team.
  • Participate in the planning, monitoring and tracking of financial budgets allocated to the School Health Team.  
  • Allocate resources appropriately, sign invoices and review financial statements for selected programs.
  • Provide leadership and actively participate as a member of the Health Unit Management Team.
  • Provide leadership to standing and ad-hoc committees of the Health Unit.
  • Create and maintain policies, allocate fiscal and human resources, create strategic and operational plans.
  • Participate in the rotating Health Unit management on-call schedule and respond appropriately.
  • Communicate effectively (verbally and orally) with the community, local agencies, governing bodies, and ministry officials.
  • Foster working relationships with community partners
  • Advocate for healthy public policies.
  • Write and review reports, grant applications, media articles and promotional materials on many health topics.
  • Participate in media interviews and presentations to stakeholders and decision makers

Knowledge & Skill:

  • University undergraduate honours degree in health related field.
  • Certification by a recognized health discipline or equivalent is an asset (e.g. Registered Dietitian, Registered Nurse).
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in a leadership role.
  • Graduate degree in public health, health promotion or community health is an asset.

Must Have:

  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the following personal attributes:  personal accountability, planning and organizing, interpersonal skills, leadership, self-management, teamwork, decision making, employee development/coaching, goal achievement, understanding and evaluating others.
  • Proven management and team leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of human resources including working within a unionized       environment.
  • Knowledge and skills in the theory of health promotion (e.g. policy development, mass media/health communication, community mobilization), social marketing, evidence-based planning, and health education.
  • Proven time management skills and ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Diplomacy and political astuteness.
  • Data analysis, research skills, program planning, evaluation and strategic planning experience.
  • Budget/financial management skills.
  • Knowledge of emergency planning is an asset.
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Computer expertise in corporate standard software (Microsoft Office) and department specific software to data search and entry and to create and modify word processed documents
  • Must be aware of safe work practices as they relate to job responsibilities and work environment, and have the basic understanding of the Occupational Health & Safety Act

The Corporation of Norfolk County is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

To confidentially explore this opportunity further, please submit a resume, and complete an assessment as outlined in the online instructions at using job code: 5209WDCLJ. Please allow 30 – 50 minutes to complete the assessment process. If you are including a cover letter with your resume please ensure it is included along with the resume and attached as one document.  The deadline for completion of the application process is 4:30pm on September 22, 2016.

Human Resources & Staff Development– 185 Robinson Street, Suite 300, Simcoe, ON N3Y 5L6 – Phone: (519) 426-5870 – Fax: 519-427-5902– Email:

Successful applicants are required to provide the Employer with a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector where required and verification of education, transcripts preferred.

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those to be interviewed will be contacted.