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Sexual Health Educator, Public Health Division, City of Toronto

This is an exciting time to join the Public Health Division in the City of Toronto, and make your contribution in this key role.

Major Responsibilities

Reporting to Manager--Healthy Lifestyles, develops, participates, implements and evaluates community programs and activities regarding AIDS/HIV, STI and sexual health promotion

* Works with community groups, agencies, businesses, departments, etc., to determine trends and identify changing health needs and program requirements

* Trains professional groups, representatives of community agencies, individuals, etc., to conduct AIDS/HIV, STI and sexual health programs

* Counsels, updates and acts as a resource to division staff, community groups, individuals, etc., on AIDS/HIV, STI and sexual health related issues, practices, treatment and infection control, including AIDS grants

* Counsels clients at sexual health clinics

* Promotes and works with the division and City staff, community agencies and the public on enhancing the awareness of and need for educational programs and support services

* Make presentations to community and interest groups as requested. Prepares and submits activity reports and data as required

* Develops, reviews and recommends education material for AIDS/HIV, STI and sexual health programs

* Participates in development of policies and operational plans and objectives for AIDS/HIV, STI and sexual health educational issues

Key Qualifications

1. University Degree in Nursing, Health Promotion, Health Education, Health or Social Sciences, or the approved equivalent combination in education and experience

2. Experience in health promotion strategies such as social marketing, advocacy, group education and environmental support strategies

3. Experience working with AIDS/HIV, STI prevention programs and sexual health promotion programs and also counselling and referrals

4. Experience in health promotion activities such as developing appropriate resources and facilitating group sessions in ethnocultural community, in addition to the gay, bisexual and transgender communities

5. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain good public relations

6. Demonstrated ability to plan programs, develop resources, mobilize communities and work in multidisciplinary teams and groups

7. Good verbal and written communication skills

8. Demonstrated ability in community capacity development

9. Ability to work flexible hours--overtime and shift work, including evenings and weekends, may be required

Job Status: Permanent

Salary: $30.30-$33.76

Applications must be received by June 20, 2005.

To apply for this position, please send us a resume and cover letter, quoting File # X5CNS7924, using one of the following methods:

Fax (416) 397-9818 or

Email [email protected] or

Mail to Employment Services, Human Resources, City of Toronto

Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 5th Floor, Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

Committed to employment equity, the City of Toronto encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The City's Corporate Access & Privacy Office advises that sending personal information by fax may not be a secure means of transmission.