Deadline: August 29, 2012
Program Consultant (Regional Health Promotion Lead)
Initial Assignment: Regional Services, North Region, Timmins
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's leading Addiction and Mental Health teaching hospital. CAMH succeeds in transforming the lives of people affected by addiction and mental illness, by applying the latest in scientific advances, through integrated and compassionate clinical practice, health promotion, education and research.
CAMH has been recognized internationally as a Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.
CAMH is committed to diversity in the workplace.
Reporting to the Regional Manager, the Regional Implementation Team Health Promotion Lead will contribute to the Provincial System Support Program - specifically in the area of building capacity across the province for evidence-informed and best-practice health promotion and prevention initiatives related to mental health and substance use. As an integrated member of the Health Promotion Unit—and working with CAMH clinical and research expertise, external expertise, local and provincial levels of government, service collaboratives, Northern Ontario Aboriginal agencies, First Nation communities, Francophone agencies, public health units and community partners—this position will help to develop, disseminate, implement and evaluate programming and practices. Health Promotion Leads will have primary responsibility for several specific programs and portfolios, and will contribute to the strategic and practical development of others. They are also responsible for maintaining strong relationships with regional partners—including hospitals—focusing on the critical examination and application of health promotion perspectives and practices in mental health and addictions. You will have an understanding of the social determinants of health and the principles of health equity including knowledge about culturally appropriate research and evaluation methodologies specifically as it relates to values, ethics and research protocols in Aboriginal communities as well as Francophone communities. The position is located in Timmins, Ontario and will involve travel within Northern Ontario.
Regional Health Promotion Leads will work closely with their colleagues in the Health Promotion Unit in addition to being a full member of their own Regional Implementation Team. Their work will contribute to a comprehensive Health Promotion and Prevention workplan that is linked to Service Collaborative objectives, CAMH’s wider system support work, and the Ontario Mental Health and Addiction Strategy.
Duties and Responsibilities:
· Provide or access expertise, information and research related to health promotion and prevention practice.
· Assume primary responsibility for assigned programs and portfolios, including leading the development, dissemination, implementation and evaluation of designated programs, and providing strategic and practical leadership in specific areas or partnerships.
· Support other best-practice health promotion programming addressing mental health and substance use for a variety of general and targeted populations.
· Participate as an active member of a health promotion-focused team at CAMH working to build capacity in health promotion and prevention across Ontario’s health promotion.
The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree in health promotion or a related discipline, and a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience working in the health promotion field (or an equivalent combination of education and experience). Knowledge of health promotion principles and experience with program planning, implementation and evaluation is essential. Established relationships and demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with Aboriginal communities is essential. Additionally, experience working with Francophone communities is required. The candidate should be able to demonstrate critical thinking skills and the ability to explore creative applications of health promotion principles and practice. Established knowledge transfer skills including research processes, report writing, and presentations are essential, as are excellent oral and written communication skills. The successful candidate will also have experience developing, maintaining and providing leadership to collaborative partnerships. Expertise in mental health and addictions issues is required, and knowledge of Ontario’s health promotion system and agenda is a valued asset. Advanced PC skills, particularly Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) are required, as is a valid Driver’s License and access to a vehicle. Demonstrated commitment to principles of equity, inclusivity, respect and cultural competence is required. Bilingualism (French/English) is required.
Please Note: This full-time, permanent position is not a part of any Bargaining Unit.
Salary Range: Competitive salary & benefits package
Please forward your résumé to:
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
100 Stokes Street, Bell Gateway Building
Fax: (416) 583-4316
Please remember to include the File Number when applying.
Posting Date: August 16, 2012
Closing Date: August 29, 2012 by 5pm
File Number: 12541E
As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.