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Program Manager, Child & Youth Health Team, Middlesex-London Health Unit

London, Ontario
Deadline November 9, 2012

The Middlesex-London Health Unit has an exciting opportunity for a Program Manager on the Child Health Team within Family Health Services.  The specific area of responsibility for this position lies with the child health component of the Child and Youth Health team and reports to the Director of Family Health Services.  

The Manager will provide leadership and supervision to a team of professionals guided by Provincial Public Health Program Standards. This multidisciplinary team includes Public Health Nurses, a Dietitian, a Health Promoter, and a Program Assistant that collaborate with a variety of community agencies to provide programs and services in all schools in London and Middlesex County. A major emphasis involves building capacity through collaborative partnerships to promote and advocate for child and youth health in our community. This involves partnering with school communities and boards of education to offer comprehensive health promotion programs and services to children and youth, specifically utilizing the Comprehensive School Health (CSH) or Healthy Schools approach. 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 and youth.  

The Manager ensures operational plans are developed, implemented, and evaluated, as well as monitors budgets for all related programs. Working as a member of an interdisciplinary leadership team, this role calls for creative review and design of new initiatives.

Requirements include a B.Sc.N with current College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) registration as a Registered Nurse 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, working with children and youth, and managing programs and professionals.  Knowledge and skills in information technology, including social media, and an understanding of the social determinants of health are considered assets. The ability to communicate in French or other languages would also 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 November 9, 2012, quoting posting #FHSCHTMGR-1012/01 to:

Human Resources  
Middlesex-London Health Unit
50 King Street
London,  ON  N6A 5L7  
Fax: 519-663-5086   
E-mail: [email protected]

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 is to promote wellness, prevent disease and injury, and protect the public’s health through the delivery of public health programs, services and research.