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Health Promotion Officer, Waterloo Region Community Health Department

Position No. 2001-550

Temporary Full-Time until approximately December 31, 2003

Brief Description of Duties: The incumbent will design, evaluate and assist in the implementation of Community Health policies and programs across the Community Health Department. Specific functions include providing recommendations to management relating to the design and evaluation of programs and policies, designing evaluation plans to monitor and assess the effects of health promotion programs and leading evaluation work teams to carry out evaluation plans; developing communication strategies to encourage policy level changes, community level changes and individual level changes; facilitating interagency coalition building; and enabling community groups to advance their own health agendas by using a Healthy Communities approach.

Current assignment is in Health Determinants. The incumbent will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to raise awareness about the determinants of health through the development of communications strategies, to research, plan, design, implement and evaluate collaborative processes to address emerging policy issues and programming related to the determinants of health with other Regional Departments and the community, to support determinants of health projects throughout the region, to support community- initiated activities that support the determinants of health, and to design evaluation plans to monitor and assess the effects of these activities.

Qualifications, Skills, Abilities Required: The position requires an individual with thorough working knowledge health behaviours, health policy and policy development, health promotion program development, adult education, community development and capacity building, communications and evaluation research; normally acquired through a Masters level degree in the area of health studies or health promotion, or equivalent combination of related education and work experience plus accumulated experience of 1 year in program evaluation and planning in a community setting.

Salary/wage rate: $44,463 - 50,505 per annum/$24.43 - 27.75 per hour

If you feel that you are an ideal candidate, please respond in writing, quoting the appropriate position number, by Friday, January 18 to

Staffing Coordinator, Regional Municipality of Waterloo,

150 Frederick Street, Third Floor

Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3

Fax: (519) 575-4454

We are committed to employment equity. We thank all applicants in advance; however we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.