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Health Promoter, Community and Health Services Department, Public Health Branch, Child and Family Health Division, Regional Municipality of York

Markham, Ontario
Deadline April 6, 2017

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Health Promoter #20427
Community and Health Services Department
Public Health Branch, Child and Family Health Division
Location: Markham, Ontario. This is a Union position.
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 35; Scheduled Shifts: 0830 – 1630
Full-Time, Salary $43.12 - $46.87 per hour

Reporting to the Supervisor, Health Promotion, is responsible for developing public health communication strategies and health promotion interventions, applying knowledge of the social determinants of health, health promotion and community development. This role will identify program priorities by reviewing existing epidemiological, behavioural and socio-demographic data, and thorough assessments of community assets and needs.


  • Successful completion of a University Degree in Health Sciences, Health Promotion, Communications, Social Services, or related field; or equivalent approved combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in community based health promotion and/or communications, including conducting situational assessments and environmental scans to identify community assets, resources, challenges and gaps.
  • Experience with developing plans to implement program goals, objectives, evaluation, and implementation steps, including budgets.
  • Knowledge of and experience with social media, and conducting research, including the analysis of statistical data and trends.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including communication, innovation, teamwork and collaboration, and personal ownership.
  • Knowledge of the social determinants of health, culturally-relevant and appropriate approaches with people form diverse cultural, socioeconomic and educational backgrounds.
  • Capable of describing the range of interventions available to address population and public health issues.
  • Able to demonstrate how the work of health promotion supports the organization’s vision, mission and priorities.
  • Ability to apply project management skills to coordinate and implement health communication/health promotion campaigns.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write reports and provide presentations.
  • Computer literacy in a Windows environment utilizing Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and foster relationships with stakeholders.
  • Satisfactory Police Criminal Background Check (For Child and Family Health only).
  • A valid Ontario driver’s license and a reliable vehicle for use on corporate business.
  • Ability to work outside of normal business hours as required.

Please apply on-line at by April 6, 2017, quoting competition #20427. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For additional information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit the above-mentioned website.