Deadline July 11, 2012
Temporary (up to one year) (CUPE 543.3)
Reporting to the Manager of Chronic Disease Prevention and Workplace Wellness, the Health Promotion Specialist (HPS) will work within a multi-disciplinary team, utilising a research-based Population Health framework. The HPS will have a key role in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs as they relate to health promotion and health protection from a Population Health perspective. The HPS will involve working inter-departmentally as well as with human resource professionals; union representatives; company representatives; health professionals from other public health units, NGO representatives; public servants; health promotion service providers; community groups; and community residents.
Key areas of responsibility include:
- Supporting the development, implementation, and monitoring of assigned programs and requirements as outlined in the Ontario Public Health Standards (2008)
- Having an in depth knowledge of the Population Health framework as well as knowledge of, and experience in, applied Health Promotion strategies in a variety of settings
- Coordination of Health Unit programs and services with those of relevant groups and agencies in the community is a requirement across program activities
- Creating and/or participating in relevant partnerships or coalitions are also required.
- A minimum of a Master’s Degree in health promotion or a related field
- At least one year’s experience working in the area of Population Health Promotion
- A strong background in research, program evaluation, policy development, social marketing, and behavioural change
- Superior communication (written and oral), problem solving, analytical, and interpersonal skills
- Excellent organization and time management skills
- High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Professional computer software applications
- A valid Ontario Driver's Licence and access to a reliable motor vehicle during working hours is required
- A criminal clearance certificate must be provided at the applicant’s cost
- A working knowledge of the Ontario Public Health Standards and their protocols.
- Familiarity with the principles and standards of quality assurance programs (Best Practices, ISO, NQI, etc.)
- Competence in both official languages would be considered an asset
Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resumé with Reference #30 by email to Nancy Whited, Director, Human Resources at [email protected] by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. For further information, please contact Neil MacKenzie, Manager, CDP and WW at extension 3101 or [email protected].