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Francophone Youth Advisor, Youth Action Alliance, Smoke-Free Ontario, Sudbury & District Health Unit

The Sudbury & District Health Unit (SDHU) is a progressive, accredited public health agency committed to the concepts of workplace wellness.  With a head office in Sudbury and four branch offices throughout the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin, the SDHU delivers legislated public health programs and services under the leadership of the Medical Officer of Health and governance of the Board of Health. The SDHU is designated as one of five provincial teaching health units and is affiliated with   Laurentian University.

Full-Time Contract Position (up to 1 year with possible renewal)

The Youth Advisor, in consultation with the Regional Youth Specialist and Tobacco Control Program Officer at the Sudbury & District Health Unit, will be responsible for the development and maintenance of local Youth Action Alliance.  The Youth Advisor will report to the Tobacco Control Program Officer and work closely with the Regional Youth Specialist and Peer Leaders in all tobacco control programming associated with the Youth Action Alliance in the Environmental Health Division.  The Youth Advisor will also assume a lead role in the development, implementation and evaluation of local 12-month plans for local youth action alliance.

Applicants will have a degree in health promotion or related field and experience in tobacco programming.  Experience in evaluation and facilitation with young people in a community-based setting is a strong asset.  The successful candidate will also have strong interpersonal skills as well as advanced written and oral communication skills in both official languages.  A valid driver's licence and access to a reliable vehicle is essential.  The successful candidate must have a satisfactory criminal reference check as per Sudbury & District Health Unit policy.

Resumes with covering letter will be accepted until January 31, 2007, 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 (Microsoft Word format only)
Tel: (705) 522-9200 x430
Fax: (705) 522-5182

Please include title of the position in the subject line.

Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The Sudbury & District Health Unit 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.