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Supervisor, Communicable Diseases, Region of Peel

Salary Range: $64,543-$80,678
Location: Communicable Diseases, 44 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton
Position No: 06-452
Date posted: December 5, 2006 (noon)
Date removed: December 19, 2006 (noon)

The Department, Division and its Strategy

Working within the Health Department (Public Health) and reporting to
the Manager, Vaccine Preventable Diseases Program, you will support the
Division's mandate to ensure that children attending schools and day
care facilities have adequate levels of protection from vaccine
preventable diseases in accordance with  the Immunization of
School Pupils Act  and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's
Mandatory Program and Services Guidelines.

The Team You Will Lead

You will supervise a multi-disciplinary team comprised of Public Health
Nurses and IRIS clerks.  The team provides a variety of services
related to compliance with the Immunization of School Pupils Act. This
includes data entry, assessment and maintenance of immunization records
and implementation of parent notification processes up to and including
suspension from school. The team also promotes the importance of
immunization, provides individual consultation and case management, and
facilitates access to related care as required.

Your Role

As Supervisor, you will be required to recruit, coach, motivate and
evaluate employees while ensuring efficient utilization of
resources.  Organizational and administrative skills are
essential.  You will plan, implement and evaluate programs related
to immunization for school aged children under the Immunization of
School Pupils Act.  You will prepare and monitor the team budget,
establish work plans, develop performance targets and operational
objectives in order to meet departmental requirements.  As
required, you will also provide back up Supervision for the other
communicable disease programs including after hours emergency coverage.
Strong problem solving and decision making skills are necessary for
success.  You will ensure adherence to practices and standards set
out in the Department's Service Strategy Business Plan and BEST
(Building Employee Satisfaction Together) objectives.  
Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) are essential
in order for you to communicate effectively with your Manager, Vaccine
Preventable Diseases, Director of Communicable Diseases, Supervisory
team, direct reports and other Departmental staff.  Written
reports must be technical, factual and statistically sound.  You
will be required to liaise with other public health jurisdictions,
school boards, physicians and community agencies throughout the region
and province.  Political awareness, tact and diplomacy are

The successful candidate will hold a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or
equivalent and current certification with the College of Nurses of
Ontario combined with a minimum of five years public health experience.
Previous supervisory experience is required.  Thorough knowledge
of the principles, practices and procedures related to vaccine
preventable diseases and health promotion is required.  You must
have a working knowledge of Regional policies/practices, Provincial
standards and have excellent skills in program planning, implementation
and evaluation.  You will demonstrate strong research, analytical
and presentation skills.

To pursue this attractive leadership opportunity, please apply online
to and complete the competency profile
and psychometric assessment.

The Region of Peel, an equal opportunity employer, appreciates all
responses. Only candidates under consideration will be contacted;
however internal applicants will be kept apprised of their application