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Project Officer, Substance Abuse Prevention (RISK), Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Classification: Permanent
FTE 1.0
Service: Healthy Living
Program: Violence and Injury Prevention
Effective: Immediately
Salary: $24.94-$29.18 per hour (under review)

The RISK project officer works closely with health unit staff,
community partners, health professionals, volunteers and the public to
plan, implement and evaluate substance abuse prevention programs and
initiatives.  The project is overseen by a steering committee of
community partners in Muskoka and Parry Sound districts.


  • The successful applicant will work under the direction of the
    RISK Steering Committee for project management (planning,
    implementation, and evaluation) as well as for performance recognition
    and guidance.  He/she reports to the Manager, Violence and Injury
    Prevention Program in relation to employee standards, health unit
    policies and procedures and personnel matters.
  • The successful applicant will be required to be a leader,
    coordinator, and resource in substance abuse prevention programming
    within the community. She/he will also be required to work with partner
    agencies and with the Health Unit to support and promote collaborative
    programming in accordance with the project plan.
  • She/he will be required to maintain communication with the
    Ministry of Health on behalf of the project and prepare the necessary
    documentation to support the project and fulfill narrative and
    financial reporting requirements.
  • This position requires the ability to travel to locations away from assigned office in a timely manner

Demonstrated Knowledge and Skills

  • Well developed oral and written communication skills
  • Organizational skills and flexibility
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Well developed facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of issues related to substance abuse prevention.
  • Program planning, design, implementation and evaluation experience
  • Knowledge and experience in using a multiple strategies approach
  • Ability to provide leadership and work collaboratively with health unit staff, program managers and community partners
  • Community development and volunteer recruitment/recognition skills
  • Knowledge of health promotion concepts and population health approaches


  • Baccalaureate degree in a health related field, social science,
    nursing or equivalent education and experience as determined by the
    Program Director.   
  • Fluency in a second language an asset

Forward Resume to Human Resources Coordinator at referencing posting number.

Deadline: 4:00 p.m.,  Friday,  December 30, 2005