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Consultant Health Promotion (Physical Activity), Toronto Public Health

Major Responsibilities

  • 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. This position has a focus on health promotion
    and disease prevention particularly related to physical activity.
  • Assesses community needs and analyzes information with respect to public health issues relating to physical activity
  • Develops, plans, implements and evaluates community based
    initiatives by applying health promotion strategies such as community
    mobilization, advocacy, healthy public policy, social marketing and
    health education related physical activity
  • 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
  • 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 groups
  • Develops and coordinates communication plans and social marketing
    strategies for programs and services including issues management
  • Plans, develops, implements, coordinates and evaluates programs
    and services as directed, e.g., community forums, workshops, in-house
    newsletters, media campaigns
  • Researches and writes position papers, reports and correspondence for the division
  • Collaborates on applied public health research and field study
  • Attends and presents at workshops, conferences, seminars, etc.

Key Qualifications

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to

  1. Master's degree preparation in Health or Social Sciences or related
    area or equivalent combination of a baccalaureate degree with
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in disease prevention issues, particularly relating to schools.
  3. Experience in developing and implementing health
    promotion/disease prevention programs and in applying health promotion
    theory especially relating to physical activity and when working with
    priority populations.
  4. Experience in community capacity building.
  5. Experience in facilitation and team building skills.
  6. Experience with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel Database applications.

You will also have

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with community partners.
  • 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 #X6CSA9683, using one of the following methods:

Email through our website at, or
Fax to (416) 397-9818, or
Mail to Employment Services, Human Resources, City of Toronto, Metro
Hall, 55 John Street, 5th Floor, Toronto, ON  M5V 3C6

Salary: $36.30-$39.77 hourly

Applications must be received by May 4th, 2006.

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.