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Health Promotion Specialist, Health Protection Division, Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention Department, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

Up to One Year

Reporting to the Manager of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, the Health Promotion Specialist will work within a multi-disciplinary team, utilizing a research-based population health framework. The position will have a key role in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of programs as they relate to chronic disease, injury, and substance abuse prevention. The position involves working inter-departmentally as well as with human service professionals, community groups, and coalitions.
$26.03-$30.19 per hour plus a comprehensive benefit package

CUPE Local 543.3 Position

Key areas of responsibility include supporting the development, implementation, and monitoring of comprehensive health promotion programs in the community, health, and workplace sectors. The position requires hands-on involvement with partners in all of these sectors in order to ensure that efficient and effective health promotion programs and strategies are in place. Review of relevant literature and existing health promotion programs and strategies will be required in order to identify and recommend best practices for specific program areas. A commitment to continuous quality improvement of the program is essential.

Position requires

* A minimum of a Masters Degree in health promotion or a related field

* At least one year's experience working in the area of health promotion

* A strong background in research, program evaluation, policy development, social marketing, and behavioural change

* Superior communication, problem solving, analytical, and interpersonal skills

* A high level of computer competence

* A valid Ontario Driver's Licence and access to a reliable motor vehicle during hours of work is required

* If required, a criminal clearance certificate must be provided at the applicant's cost

Assets include

* Competence in both official languages

* High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Professional computer software applications

Qualified individuals are to forward a r