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Health Promoter, Quest CHC

St. Catharines, Ontario
Deadline April 6, 2015

Quest Community Health Centre is a not-for-profit, interdisciplinary, health care organization.  We are one of 73 government funded Community Health Centres in Ontario.  Our holistic interdisciplinary model of health and wellbeing focuses on primary health care, illness prevention, health promotion, community capacity building, and services integration, while taking into account underlying social determinants of health such as poverty, housing problems and unemployment.

With your skills, positive outlook and ability to interact and communicate effectively with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, you are a catalyst who will help support individuals who do not have a primary care provider and who commonly experience barriers to accessing healthcare. Excellent problem solving, project/time management and communication skills are essential for this position.

This position places  a strong emphasis on those features of the CHC model that focus on health promotion, disease prevention and community capacity-building, within a harm reduction framework.  As the Health Promoter you will be instrumental in identifying community needs and  developing programs to address those needs.  You will do this independently as well as in collaboration with physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals at the Centre, and with our many partners in the community.  The Health Promoter will have the opportunity to identify and manage programs from conception to evaluation while at the same time strengthening and building new partnerships in the community. All of the above will be supported in an environment where you will enjoy the opportunity for continuous learning and career growth.

Your qualifications include an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline, or a combination of college diploma and related experience.  You  also have 3-5 years health promotion experience in a community setting, working with inter-disciplinary teams, including experience in program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Current First Aid and CPR, a valid Ontario driver's license, access to reliable transportation and a Police reference check are required.

If you enjoy being part of a team environment, and share our passion for providing a particularly innovative model of primary health care, send your cover letter and resume to [email protected] by April 6, 2015. Please include “Health Promoter” and your name in the subject line of your email.