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Health Promoter, Sudbury & District Health Unit

Permanent full time

The Sudbury & District Health Unit (SDHU) has a challenging
opportunity available for a Health Promoter. The Health Promoter
supports programs to emphasize population health, the promotion of
health and community involvement to meet the Mandatory Program and
Services Guidelines and local needs. The Health Promoter identifies
program priorities by reviewing existing epidemiological, behavioural
and socio-demographic data, and thorough assessments of community
assets and needs. The Health Promoter maintains current knowledge of
the literature and best practices and critically appraises research to
assist with setting priorities, targeting programs and developing
public health strategies.

Interested applicants must have a Masters degree in health promotion,
behavioural science or a related discipline and experience in health
promotion, community mobilization, program planning, implementation and
evaluation. The applicant will have a minimum of two years experience
in group facilitation techniques and a strong understanding of the
principles of population health, determinants of health, community
development, social marketing, communications strategies and policy
development. Fluency in both official languages and a satisfactory
criminal reference check is required. The successful candidate must
have access to a reliable vehicle and a current Ontario Driver's

Resumes will be accepted until December 30, 2005, and should be sent in confidence to

Ms. Louise Mitchell
Administrative Assistant, Corporate Services Division
Sudbury & District Health Unit
1300 Paris Street
Sudbury, ON P3E 3A3
Tel: (705) 522-9200 x430
Fax: (705) 522-5182 (Microsoft Word format only)

Please include title of the position in the subject line.

Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. The
SDHU is an equal opportunity employer. All information is collected
solely for the purposes of job selection under the provisions of the
Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.