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Health Promotion Specialist, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Guelph, Ontario
Deadline April 26, 2013

Position No.: 2013-16/o

Position Title: Health Promotion Specialist – Temporary
Hours Variable – Minimum of 2 days per week Until December 31, 2013

Location: Imperial - Guelph
Program/Division: Health Analytics and Health Promotion, Family Health and Health Analytics
Program Manager: Health Analytics and Health Promotion

Position Summary: As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, the Health Promotion Specialist participates in the planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of health promotion strategies in the assigned program areas. These strategies include community development, program planning and evaluation, coalition building, inter-community collaboration, policy development, social marketing, and health communications. This position will be involved on a project by project basis.

Area of responsibilities:

  • Apply health promotion expertise in research, planning, implementation and evaluation to assigned program areas.
  • Provide health promotion technical expertise to support the work of management, staff and epidemiologists.
  • Engage internal and external stakeholders in the development of community-based health promotion strategies, including awareness, skill-building, creating supportive environments and healthy public policy.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other community-based health, social and education agencies, professional groups and business as appropriate to assignment.
  • Ensure the maintenance of statistics and data for the purpose of monitoring, evaluation and planning of health promotion initiatives.
  • Provide health promotion technical expertise to community coalitions and organization that partner with public health.
  • Plan, organize and conduct educational workshops, in-services and presentations for staff and the community. Identify and develop educational materials and resources.
  • Prepare grant applications, project budgets and funding proposals both internally and with external groups.
  • Mentor divisional staff to promote their development of health promotion skills.
  • Provide health promotion expertise, supervision and direction to placement students. Monitor and evaluate work of student, work closely with professors to ensure learning objectives are met.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Hours of Work: Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Flexible working hours are required
Position Effective: As soon as possible
Salary Range: $35.29/hr to $41.50/hr

Other Requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree in health or related discipline
  • Masters degree in health promotion, health science or related discipline
  • Technical expertise and experience in health promotion strategies including:
    • adult education
    • social marketing
    • health education and health communication
    • community development and mobilization
    • program planning and evaluation
    • policy development
    • coalition building and advocacy
  • Demonstrated competencies in research design (qualitative and quantitative), epidemiology, statistics and associated computer software
  • Experience in engaging multiple stakeholders in working together on health promotion strategies.
  • Excellent presentation and group facilitation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Project management skills
  • Valid driver’s license and use of vehicle
  • Maintain annual influenza and adult immunization.

If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please forward a resume and cover letter, indicating the job posting number for which you are applying, 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
[email protected]

Deadline for application is Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.

Please note, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted and call returned.

“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".