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Manager, Healthy Living and Development Department, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

Brockville, Ontario
Deadline August 9, 2013

An Accredited Health Unit Since 1990

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has a challenging opportunity for a Full Time (1.0 FTE) Manager within the Healthy Living and Development Department in our Brockville Office.

The HL&D Department provides programs and services related to the Family Health, Sexual Health, and Chronic Diseases and Injuries Ontario Public Health Standards.  These programs include a broad range of health promotion, prevention and protection strategies which include individual care in clinics, schools and homes, group sessions throughout the community and working with many community partners to advocate for system wide changes which will enhance health.  The successful candidate will become a member of an interdisciplinary leadership team, have responsibility for the specific program areas of Child Health, Reproductive Health, and Sexual Health, and work to accomplish the broader Health Unit mandate and strategic plan and forge strong relationships with many community partners.

Requirements for this position include a Baccalaureate Degree in a health profession.  A Masters Degree in a health or related discipline is considered an asset. Candidates who are eligible for registration with a college must hold current registration or certification. Candidates must have five (5) years experience in local public health.  Management experience will be considered an asset.  Candidates must have excellent communication, interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with individuals, groups and communities, managing human resources, program delivery and evaluation, IT skills including social media avenues, and an understanding of the social determinants of a healthy community.

The Health Unit offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package.  Please see http://www.healthunit.org or further information about our programs and services. 

Please apply by Friday, August 9, 2013. 

Send your resume and letter of application to [email protected]

In your letter of application please include details about your experience in public health, communication skills, organizational skills, ability to set priorities, work with and motivate teams, leadership skills, including the ability to mentor and motivate others, knowledge of the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS), experience in complex project management, change, and conflict resolution.  This position also requires a valid Ontario driver’s Licence and proof will be required upon hire, reliable transportation, a satisfactory criminal record check for vulnerable sector, and proof of immunization in accordance with agency policies.

The current salary range is $83,641 to $98,282, with a comprehensive benefit package and four weeks’ of vacation time.  

We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with our agency; please note that we will only contact candidates selected for an interview.