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Health Promotion Officer, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Division, Peel Health

If you are a forward-thinking health professional striving for
excellence and seeking new challenges with an award-winning and
progressive organization that values a supportive and respectful
environment, teamwork, effective communication, integrity and quality
service, consider this career opportunity at Peel Health within our
Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Division.

The Alcohol, Drugs and Addictions team requires a creative,
self-starting, and persuasive health promotion specialist with
experience and a passion for developing health education
campaigns.  You will work in a self-directed manner within a
collaborative multidisciplinary team environment to design and
implement drug and alcohol awareness programs for school and
workplaces.  Additionally, you will plan, develop, implement, and
evaluate health promotion initiatives and recommend program initiatives
based on analysis of data and results; provide consultation to staff
and community members regarding health promotion theories and best
practice as well as develop education and health promotion materials
for the community which meet program objectives and community needs.

If you possess

  • a university degree in Health Promotion or related health field
    combined with 1 to 3 years related experience in program development,
    implementation, evaluation, and project management
  • knowledge of and demonstrated expertise in using key theoretical models of health promotion and education
  • excellent social marketing and public relations skills to effectively promote healthy lifestyles to target groups
  • advanced communication skills to persuasively communicate complex health messages
  • familiarity with the Mandatory Program and Services Guidelines in the area of substance abuse
  • strong analytical skills to interpret and apply data
  • excellent computer skills in MS Office, MS Outlook, proficiency
    in MS Project, Access, and other program planning and evaluation
    software
  • an ability to travel to various regional locations and a
    willingness to work some evenings and weekends, we would like to hear
    from you.  

There is more to a career at Peel, we also offer

  • a salary range from $51,975-$64,970
  • pay for performance
  • a pension plan and early retiree benefits (OMERS)
  • tuition assistance
  • a leadership development program
  • advancement opportunities
  • a healthy workplace
  • a family orientated environment
  • a voice in the development of corporate initiatives and much more!

To pursue this attractive opportunity, please apply online
http://www.peelregion.ca/jobs.  Click on current listings and Health
Promotion Officer - Alcohol, Drugs and Addictions (File # 06-77). 
You will be invited to complete a questionnaire on your related
experience and education.  The position closes on March 5, 2006.

The Region of Peel, an equal opportunity employer, appreciates all
responses; however, only candidates under consideration will be
contacted.