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Health Promotion Officer, Youth Health, Family & Community Resources, Region of Waterloo

Temporary, full-time until approximately May 31, 2006

Brief Description of Duties

The incumbent will design, evaluate and assist in the implementation of public health policies and programs. 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, developing communication strategies to encourage policy changes at the community and individual level, facilitating interagency coalition building, and enabling community groups to advance their own health agendas by using a Healthy Communities approach.

Current assignment is in the Youth Health Program. The incumbent will work with a multi-disciplinary team to research, plan, design, implement and/or evaluate collaborative processes and programs in the areas of violence prevention, gambling prevention, suicide prevention, child and youth development and teen esteem.

Qualifications, Skills, Abilities Required

The position requires an individual with thorough working knowledge of health behaviours, health policy and policy development, health promotion program development, child and adult education, community development and capacity building and communications and evaluation research (normally acquired through a Master's level degree in the area of health studies or health promotion, or equivalent combination of related education and work experience plus accumulated experience of one year in program evaluation and planning in a community setting).

Applications should be sent to Human Resources at the Region of Waterloo. Contact information can be found through