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Health Promoter, Health Services--Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention, Region of Peel

Mississauga, Ontario
Deadline October 28, 2016

Contract Duration: Approximately thirteen (13) months

The Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention division has an exciting opportunity for a contract Health Promoter within our team. If you are a results driven professional looking for an opportunity to be part of the team developing and implementing strategies, policies and programs, then consider this position within our team.

Team Specific Responsibilities:

 

  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders (Regional and municipal partners, post-secondary institutions, schools, workplaces) to implement programs and policies related to living tobacco-free
  • Understanding of the Smoke-free Ontario legislation and E-Cigarette Act

General Responsibilities:

  • Plans, supports, develops, implements and evaluates health promotion programs, policies and strategies
  • Interprets and analyzes information in order to provide recommendations to supervisor or middle management for policy and/or program development
  • Participates in research projects including team, sectional or divisional projects
  • Conducts community needs assessments and situational assessments
  • Prepares detailed documentation, reports, briefing notes, scoping reviews and statistical analyses
  • Develops written and visual communication products such as social media, websites and presentations
  • Transfers or seeks to transfer public health knowledge and skill
  • Develops and maintains cooperative and collaborative relationships with internal and external partners
  • Works to facilitate community mobilization and/or strengthen community capacities to take action on and improve health issues
  • Applies health promotion knowledge and knowledge of public health sciences including population health, social determinants of health, epidemiology and applicable legislation
  • Ensures that issues of diversity, ethnicity, language and culture are reflected in health promotion planning and programs

Qualifications:

  • University degree in a relevant health-related field
  • Minimum 1 year related experience in program planning, development, implementation and evaluation
  • Background and understanding of research methods, policy development, analysis and critical appraisal including awareness of evidence informed decision making
  • Knowledge of public health sciences including population health, social determinants of health, epidemiology and applicable legislation
  • Well-developed and proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge and demonstrated expertise in using key theoretical models of health promotion
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret and apply data
  • Demonstrated facilitation, partnership/collaboration, project management, planning, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Competence in Windows, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook programs

Compensation: Band 6 - As per Non-Union Salary Structure plus comprehensive benefits
Location: 7120 Hurontario St. Mississauga, ON
Hours of work: 35 hours/week – Monday through Friday

If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online at http://www.peelregion.ca/hr and complete the attached questionnaire.