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Bilingual Information Specialist, Best Start: Ontario's Maternal, Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre

Closing Date: Sunday August 12, 2007
Location: Toronto preferred. Negotiable within Ontario

Best Start: Ontario's Maternal, Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre (http://www.beststart.org) provides health promotion training, consultation and information services to community professionals working with women, young children and families. The Best Start Resource Centre is a key program of Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse.

We currently seek a Bilingual Information Specialists to support the program.

Responsibilities

  • Seek information and undertake secondary research
  • Track health promotion and information trends, issues and research
  • Analyze and synthesize information into useable formats and disseminate relevant information in a variety of media
  • Develop and / or contribute to the production of resources and training material
  • Promote, manage, monitor and facilitate discussion on selected listserv/electronic networks
  • Provide information, referrals and brief consultations to clients
  • Develop, research, write and /or edit articles
  • Support the development and implementation of practices and procedures for storing, recording and accessing print and electronic resources and information
  • Maintain, support, and extend relationships and partnerships with identified health-promoting associations, organizations and groups

Qualifications

  • University degree and/or equivalent experience in the health promotion field and/or information science
  • Comprehensive understanding of maternal, newborn and early childhood health issues
  • Good word processing skills and experience with email and internet applications, listserv facilitation and other information management tools
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytic, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to gather, organize, interpret and communicate information and adapt it to different audiences
  • Ability to work independently and as an integral team member
  • Oral and written proficiency in French required
  • Competency to respond to Ontario's cultural and regional diversity

Starting Salary: $40,902-$46,015

Interested applicants should submit cover letter, indicating which position(s), and resume to

Human Resources
Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse
180 Dundas Street West, Suite 1900
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8
[email protected]
Fax: 416-408-2122

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. OPC is an equal opportunity employer.