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Consultant, Health Promotion, Tobacco Control Area Network, City of Toronto

In accordance with the Local 79 harmonization, pay equity and job evaluation arbitration award for CUPE Local 79 Full-time Unit dated May 18, 2005, the successful candidate(s) may be paid equivalent to the lowest wage rate assigned to the current employees in the posted job classification.

Major Responsibilities

Reporting to the Supervisor, Tobacco Control Area Network, these Health Promotion Consultants are responsible for developing, implementing and co-ordinating the Toronto youth initiative for Smoke-Free Ontario. One position will be responsible for the provision of training to staff working with youth and developing collaborative relationships with youth-serving agencies. The other health promotion consultant will work youth to develop a multimedia campaign that supports the provincial initiative "". Other responsibilities include

* Work with the Supervisor, Tobacco Control Area Network and the other Consultants to co-ordinate the implementation of the Smoke-Free Ontario initiatives

* Develop and implement an outreach strategy for the targeted populations in collaboration with community agencies

* Provide advice and consultation on tobacco related matters to the appropriate community/youth leaders and community partners

* Coordinate appropriate training and development for those involved in the innovative tobacco projects

* Coordinate local media initiatives for the Smoke-Free Ontario innovative projects and ensure that they are congruent with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care goals

* Provide direction and support in the planning and co-ordination of meetings

Complete required documentation and written reports as directed

* Track participation in the projects and prepare youth honorariums

In collaboration with youth, develop a multi-media initiative to support the Smoke-free Ontario initiative targeting youth

* Identify and monitor budget for project initiatives

Key Qualifications

1. Master's degree preparation in Health or Social Sciences or related area or equivalent combination of a baccalaureate degree with experience.

2. Experience in developing and implementing health promotion/disease prevention programs and in applying health promotion theory when working with youth developing innovative strategies to address youth health issues.

3. Extensive experience working with youth and youth-servicing agencies.

4. Experience in community capacity-building.

5. Experience in facilitation and team-building skills.

6. Experience with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel Database applications.

7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

8. Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with community partners.

9. Ability to work flexible hours, which may include overtime, shift work, evenings and weekends

Status: Permanent

To apply for this position, please send us a resume and cover letter, quoting File #X5CNS8271, using one of the following methods:

FAX: 416-397-9818, or

Email: or

Mail to: Employment Services, Human Resources, City of Toronto, Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 5th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3C6.

Applications must be received by August 11, 2005.

Committed to employment equity, the City of Toronto encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.