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Program Manager, Child or Youth Health, Family Health Services, Middlesex-London Health Unit

Family Health Services has an exciting opportunity for a School Health Program Manager responsible for the Child Health or Young Adult programs. The successful candidate will provide leadership to a team of Public Health Nurses and a Dietician guided by Provincial Public Health Program Standards. Nurses are assigned to provide programs and services in all schools in London & Middlesex.  A major emphasis involves partnering with school communities and boards of education to offer comprehensive health promotion programs and services to children and youth. Comprehensive School Health (CSH) or Healthy Schools is a "multifaceted approach that includes supporting health teaching and skill building, creating supportive social and physical environments and facilitating links with parents and the wider community to promote optimal health and learning." This approach emphasizes the creation of dynamic, collaborative partnerships among children and youth, parents, teachers, principals, school councils and community agencies concerned with the health and learning of children. Partnerships and healthy policies are integral within this health promotion approach.

Additional Youth Health Program responsibilities could include adolescent prenatal and parenting programs, counselling and consultation with young adults, healthy relationships, healthy sexuality, substance use/abuse, healthy eating/body weights, smoking cessation, etc. Additional responsibilities related to the Child Health Program could include a prevention/early intervention initiative of Healthy Babies Healthy Children, known as the Early Identification Initiative which seeks to promote healthy growth and development and identify any challenges in the early years, parenting programs, vision screening, health promotion campaigns, liaison with Licensed Child Care programs, etc.

Requirements for this position include current CNO registration as a Registered Nurse, a B.Sc.N, and a Masters degree in a Health or related discipline. Candidates will have excellent communication, interpersonal, problem solving and organizational skills.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience in public health and management experience related to children and/or youth.  The ability to communicate in French or other languages would be considered an asset.

The Health Unit offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package.  Please see http://www.healthunit.com for further information about our programs and services.  Please apply by June 13, 2008, quoting position CHTYATMGR-0508/01 to:

Human Resources Department
Middlesex-London Health Unit
50 King Street
London  ON N6A 5L7  
Fax: (519) 663-5086  
recruit@mlhu.on.ca

Information concerning applicants is collected under the authority of the Health Protection & Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H-7, as amended, and will be used to consider suitability for employment.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  The Health Unit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
The Mission of the Middlesex-London Health Unit, a teaching health unit, is to promote wellness, prevent disease and injury, and protect the public's health through the delivery of public health programs, services and research.