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Health Promotion Officer, Public Health, Region of Peel

File # 06-167

The Region of Peel, comprised of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon, is
a dynamic blend of urban, industrial and residential areas.  We
are one of Ontario's fastest growing municipalities, delivering a wide
range of public health services to over 1,000,000 residents.  Peel
Region is the first government in Canada to achieve the National
Quality Institute's prestigious Canada Awards for Excellence.

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.

As an active member of the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity team,
you will plan, develop, implement, and evaluate health promotion
policies, practices and programs related to physical activity promotion
and childhood obesity prevention.  You will ensure that
recommended initiatives and programs are based in best practices,
current research and are responsive to community needs.  Working
collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team environment, you will
provide consultation to the public, staff, community partners (school
boards, parent councils, local parks and recreation departments etc.)
and other professionals regarding health promotion strategies and best
practices specific to physical activity promotion for children and
youth and childhood obesity prevention strategies.  As well, you
will develop educational materials and apply health promotion
principles and strategies to program planning and policy development in
collaboration with key stakeholders in order to effectively meet
Mandatory Programs and Services Guidelines.  

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, and evaluation
  • knowledge of the Mandatory Program and Services Guidelines, specifically in the area of active living
  • familiarity with key theoretical models of health education and health promotion
  • an ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • strong analytical skills to interpret and apply data
  • excellent social marketing and public relations skills to effectively promote healthy lifestyles to target groups
  • knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS projects, or Microsoft Outlook
  • 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 to $64,970
  • pay for performance plan
  • a comprehensive benefit package
  • a pension plan (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System-OMERS)
  • a high tech environment
  • tuition assistance
  • mentoring and coaching
  • training and development
  • a family orientated environment
  • a healthy workplace
  • direct links to management and
  • a workplace where your feedback is important to us.  

To pursue this challenging opportunity, please submit your application
online to by May 2, 2006, and select Health
Promotion Officer (Public Health) File # 06-167.

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