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Manager (Acting) – Chronic Diseases and Injury Prevention, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Guelph, Ontario
Deadline November 14, 2011

Position No.: 2011-26
Position Title: Manager (Acting) – Chronic Diseases and Injury Prevention, January 2012 to January 31, 2013 (To cover a maternity/parental leave), 1 FTE – 35 hrs/week
Location: Guelph
Program/Division: Chronic Diseases and Injury Prevention Community Health Division
Report to: Director - Community Health Community Health Division

Position Summary:

Provide direction, leadership, administration and overall supervision of specific program areas and staff as they relate to chronic diseases and injury prevention. These program areas include physical activity, healthy eating, tobacco prevention and cessation, UV radiation, alcohol and substance misuse, and injury prevention including falls.

Work with staff to develop strategies within the above risk factors to increase personal skills and education, build community capacity, create supportive environments, and develop and implement healthy public policy.

Plan health promotion strategies and evaluation of the program areas within the Chronic Diseases and Injury Prevention programs ensuring they are based on current best-practice, protocols, and guidelines with the Ontario Public Health Standards.

Provide leadership in integrating the Chronic Diseases Prevention Standard within programs and services. Through relevant and timely knowledge exchange, the Manager of Chronic Diseases and Injury Prevention will support WDGPH staff and community partners in providing evidence-based services.

Monitor and analyze the assigned program budget, consulting with the Division Director and the Agency Finance staff as appropriate. Maintain the program budget within a 5% budget variance. Participate in the development and implementation of strategies to operate within the approved budget. Authorize expenditure and approve invoice for program level spending in accordance with Agency policy for program manager.

Represent the Agency and the program externally, and contribute to improving the health of the community through participation on community boards, committees and coalitions. This includes establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with numerous community partners.

Prepare oral presentations and/or reports as requested for the Board of Health regarding program initiatives or activities.

Will be responsible to apply the following standards based on the Ontario Public Health Association:

  • Program Planning and Development
  • Leadership Assessment and Analysis
  • Partnerships, Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Diversity and inclusiveness
  • Policy and program implementation
  • Ethics and professionalism

Hours of Work: Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Flexible working hours are required
Salary: $47.79/hr to $56.23/hr
Position Effective: January 2012

Other Requirements:

Master’s degree in a health-related field, including Public Health or Health Promotion Four to six years experience in job specialty Two to four years experience in program planning and evaluation, policy development, project management, human resources related issues/direct staff supervision preferred

Knowledge of basic chronic disease prevention and injury, health promotion and strategic planning Research and evaluation skills Critical thinking, ability to analyze information

Communication and presentation skills Ability to build consensus, function in a team environment Knowledge of program and workplace legislative requirements Valid driver’s license and use of vehicle Maintain annual influenza immunization and adult immunization.

If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please forward a resume and cover letter to the attention of:

Human Resources Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health
474 Wellington Road 18, Suite 100 RR#1
Fergus, ON N1M 2W3
Fax (519) 846-0323

Deadline for application is Monday, November 14, 2011 at 4:30 p.m.

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

“WDG Public Health is an equal opportunity employer. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used to determine eligibility of employment.”