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Consultant Health Promotion, Public Health Division, City of Toronto

This is an exciting time to join the Public Health Division in the City of Toronto, and make your contribution in this key role.

File Reference #: X5CNS9004

Major Responsibilities
The Consultant Health Promotion will carry out the following health
promotion activities and assignments regarding interrelated health
issues that have a higher incidence in urban areas with an emphasis on
sexual health.
* Provides expert advice and consultation to Toronto Public Health
front line staff, the Board of Health, external groups and the general
public on health issues.
* Assesses community needs and analyzes information with respect to public health issues.
* Develops, plans, implements and evaluates community-based initiatives
by applying health promotion strategies such as community mobilization,
advocacy, healthy public policy and health education.
* Collaborates with Public Health program staff in strategic and operational planning for Public Health programs.
* Analyzes information and provides advice to staff in the review and
analysis of programs, projects and new priorities in setting goals and
objectives.  Drafts and revises related program plans, policies
and procedures.
* Develops, implements and evaluates divisional programs and projects.
* Promotes the implementation of municipal, provincial and federal legislation and strategies.
* Develops public health issues-related  policy recommendations,
e.g. by-laws, legislation for consideration at the municipal,
provincial and federal levels.
* Develops and facilitates in-service training, staff orientation and
staff development programs.  Drafts, revises and/or recommends
teaching manuals and resource materials for the public and divisional
* Makes presentations to the public, community and media, and answers
inquiries from the public.  Liaises with interested external
* Develops and coordinates communication plans and social marketing
strategies for programs and services including issues management, media
relations and advertising campaigns.
* Plans, develops, implements, coordinates and evaluates programs and
services as directed, e.g. community forum workshops, press
conferences, in-house newsletters, media campaigns, Annual Report,
press releases.
* Researches and writes position papers, reports and correspondence for the division.
* Collaborates on applied public health research and field study.
* Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, etc.

Key Qualifications
1. Master's degree preparation in Health or Social Sciences or related
area or equivalent combination of a baccalaureate degree with
2. Experience in developing and implementing health promotion/disease
prevention programs and in applying health promotion theory.
3. Experience in the areas of needs assessments, program planning
including logic model development and evaluation, social marketing,
research, advocacy and policy development.
4. Experience in sexual health and urban health related issues.
5. Experience with Word, PowerPoint and Excel database applications.
6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
7. Knowledge and ability to apply the determinants of health, access and equity principles.
8. Demonstrated organizational skills.
9. Able to work cooperatively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
10. Excellent project management abilities.
11. Ability to foster relationships with stakeholders within TPH and within the community.
12. Ability to work flexible hours, which may include overtime, shift work, evenings and weekends.

To apply for this position, please send us a resume and cover letter,
quoting File #X5CNS9004, using one of the following methods:

Fax: 416-397-9818
Mail: Employment Services, Human Resources, City of Toronto, Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 5th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3C6

Applications must be received by November 16, 2005. 

Length of Assignment: 9 months  

Salary: $35.24 to $38.61 hourly

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.