Temporary Full-time (approximately 18 months)
Provides supervision and leadership to youth employed in the tobacco program and engages them in action-oriented activities to improve the health status of their community. Encourages and assists youth to develop the leadership skills necessary to work on policy-related tobacco control issues. Provides leadership and facilitation to Youth Action Alliance project initiatives designed to involve middle and high school aged youth in tobacco control activities. Facilitates the creation of peer education programs related to tobacco issues and the health risks associated with tobacco use and assists with the development of promotional media messages. Involves key stakeholders in the development, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of these initiatives. Engages youth in community projects, coalitions, committees, and activities designed to assist them in developing problem solving, decision making, advocacy, negotiation, and analytical skills relative to policy development and issues of importance to youth. Evening, and weekend work are required.
Thorough practical knowledge of community development processes and prevention programming, normally acquired through the attainment of a university degree in social work, sociology, psychology, education, or related discipline, plus progressively responsible directly related community development experience, specifically related to youth. Thorough knowledge of youth capacity building. Knowledge of peer programming with a variety of target populations. Demonstrated commitment to youth leadership programs, social action, and tobacco control.
Wage/salary: $60,424.00-$75,530.00 per annum\$33.20-$41.50 per hour
For a detailed description and to apply online, please visit our Web site at http://www.region.waterloo.on.ca by December 17, 2007, quoting the competition number 2007-1602.
Or, send your resume to
The Regional Municipality of Waterloo
150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor
Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3
Fax: (519) 575-4454
Deadline: Monday December 17, 2007