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Consultant Health Promotion, Public Health, Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention, City of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline December 20, 2012

Job Classification Title: Consultant Health Promotion
Requisition #:    1767401 X
Division: Public Health
Section: Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention
Work Location: East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave
Job Location:  Canada-Ontario-Toronto

Job Stream: Health
Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Salary/Rate: $41.37 - $45.33 / Hour

Hours of Work (bi-weekly): 70.00
Shift Information: Monday to Friday - 35 Hours
Affiliation: L79 Full-time

Number of Positions Open: 1
Posting Date: 06-Dec-2012
Expiry date:  20-Dec-2012

Job Description
Major Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Manager, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, this Consultant Health Promotion will plan, develop, implement and evaluate the delivery of Toronto Public Health Tobacco Control programs and services.   In addition, this Consultant, Health Promotion, will support the Toronto Tobacco Control Area Network (TCAN) regional action planning process and assist the Manager, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention to comply with the terms and conditions of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Scope of Service for Smoke-Free Ontario.
  • Monitors trends and provides subject matter expertise on tobacco control issues, with particular focus on cessation, to Toronto Public Health front line staff, management, the Board of Health, the Toronto TCAN and others as needed.
  • Works with the TCAN in the development, implementation and evaluation of an annual evidence-informed Regional Action Plan.
  • Researches and writes correspondence, position papers, and reports for the division and external stakeholders as required including Ministry reports, Board of Health reports, press releases, funding proposals and briefing notes.
  • Collaborates with Public Health staff in all directorates to ensure the integration of evidence-informed tobacco control strategies in Toronto Public Health programs and services where appropriate.
  • Monitors projects, budgets and timelines
  • Drafts and revises related program plans, policies and procedures as needed.
  • Collaborates on the development and implementation of public health issues-related policy recommendations e.g. bylaws, with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develops and facilitates in-service training, staff orientation and staff development programs.
  • Develops, revises and/or recommends professional development opportunities and resource materials for the public and divisional staff.
  • Answers inquiries from the public and the media on tobacco control issues.
  • Provides subject matter expertise in the development of communication plans and social marketing strategies to support/promote programs and services, including issues management, media relations and advertising campaigns.
  • Collaborates on applied public health research and field study.

Key Qualifications:
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Masters degree preparation in Health or Social Sciences or related area, or equivalent combination of a baccalaureate degree with relevant experience.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in tobacco control.
  3. Experience in organizational/project management and the ability to effectively lead, manage and meet timelines for concurrent projects.
  4. Experience leading the conducting of research, analyzing results, writing synthesis reports that include recommendations for evidence-informed public health practice.
  5. Experience leading in the areas of needs assessment, program planning and evaluation, social marketing, research, advocacy and policy development.
  6. Experience in building, contributing to and sustaining effective community partnerships, networks, coalitions and inter-agency teams and building community capacity.

You must also have:

  • Possession of a valid Ontario Class "G" Drivers License and access to a vehicle.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and foster relationships with stakeholders within Toronto Public Health and within the community.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in group facilitation, making presentations and the provision of training to health professionals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write reports and provide presentations.
  • Experience using social media as well as excellent Microsoft suite skills, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel database applications.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply the determinants of health and access and equity principles.
  • Excellent facilitation, team building and conflict management skills as they apply to multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which may include overtime, shift work, evenings and weekends.

How to Apply for this Opportunity:

To apply for this position, please send us a resume and cover letter.

On-line applications only will be accepted at (see Current Opportunities).

Applications must be received by December 20, 2012.