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Health Education Consultant, Injury and Substance Abuse Prevention, City of Toronto Health Department

Toronto, Ontario - March 29, 2001

(Temporary-Approximately 6 months)

Salary Range: $30.90 - $34.09 per hour (35 hrs/week)

Major Responsibilities:

* Reporting to the Manager, Health Promotion - Healthy Lifestyle, Planning and Policy, this employee will act as consultant to the Division in the planning, development, and evaluation of assigned health promotion programs, policies and services, e.g., injury and substance abuse prevention.

* Analyzes and reviews research literature, legislative developments, policy, curriculum, changes and trends related to injury and substance abuse prevention.

* Assists in the development of program models and frameworks, goals and objectives.

* Prepares reports and correspondence for Managers, Regional Directors and Medical Officer of Health.

* Manages projects related to health promotion.

* Plans, develops and implements evaluation strategies.

* Liaises and consults with staff, community agencies and school boards.

* Provides support to Divisional committees related to school health.

* Coordinates the communication among and linkages with other public health service areas related to the assigned program areas.

Key Qualifications:

1. Strong health promotion skills and experience in the areas of needs assessment, program planning, social marketing, project management research, policy development, advocacy and evaluation.

2. Minimum of one year's experience in public/community health with emphasis on injury and substance abuse prevention.

3. Master's degree in public/community health, health promotion, communication, education or related field, or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.

4. Thorough knowledge of injury and substance abuse prevention and all aspects of health education and health promotion utilizing a population health approach.

5. Ability to handle challenging assignments in a high profile professional and political environment.

6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

7. Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in multidisciplinary teams.

8. Good interpersonal and consulting skills.

9. Strong analytical and strategic skills.

Additional Information:

* Applicants are required to demonstrate in their applications that their qualifications for the position match those specified. The assessment may include a suitability interview, written and/or practical test.

How to apply for this opportunity: Interested candidates should mail their resume and cover letter quoting File # X1CNS6939 by Thursday, March 29, 2001 to

Employment Services, Human Resources

Metro Hall, 5th Floor, 55 John Street

Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3C6

or fax to (416) 397-9818.

Committed to employment equity, the City of Toronto encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, racial minorities, and women.