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Public Health & Community Services Department, Healthy Lifestyles & Youth Branch - Tobacco Control, City of Hamilton

Healthy Lifestyles & Youth Branch, Tobacco Control

Location: 1447 Upper Ottawa Street

Youth advisor--CUPE 5167 (inside workgroup)

3 permanent full-time positions

Reference no. 3268

Summary of duties

* Reports to the Manager, Tobacco Control

* Facilitates the planning, development, implementation, promotion, and evaluation of program activities and projects

* Works with youth participants and community agencies that support the City of Hamilton's Youth Tobacco Use Prevention model

* Facilitates program activities and projects at the community level

General Duties

* Facilitate the program planning, development for ongoing and effective delivery of relevant youth tobacco use prevention activities; facilitate needs assessments, outreach and program evaluations.

* Liaise and provide support to the team (volunteers, Peer Leaders, Project Consultants and student placements) connected to HCAAT (Hamilton Crew for Action Against Tobacco).

* Support the development, implementation and adaptation of programming as necessary.

* Support development and implementation of annual work plan.

* Support the recruitment of youth volunteers.

* Facilitate initiation and coordination of at least one City-wide activity or project.

* Facilitate the implementation and evaluation of all City-wide activities or projects.

* Recruit participants at high schools and middle schools within assigned community sites.

* Attend and support activities of Central-West Regional Area Youth Coalitions.

* Support implementation of provincial Youth Advisory Committee to the Ontario Tobacco Strategy implementation.

* Maintain positive adult and youth relationships.

* Facilitate participant and community involvement related to planning, evaluation and volunteering.

* Track youth volunteer hours of service and prepare reports of program achievements.

* Facilitate meetings of Peer Leaders and volunteers.

* Liaise with community partners.

* Participate in designated youth service networks as required.

* Attend all training events.

* Perform other duties as assigned which are directly related to the major responsibilities of the division.


1. Previous program planning experience related to duties listed above normally acquired through a Community College Diploma in Business or Volunteer Management or a combination of education and related work experience

2. Previous program, evaluation and facilitation experience with diverse young people between the ages of 11 to 24 years of age preferably in a community-based setting

3. Demonstrated ability to encourage initiatives developed by the youth to foster youth development and youth leadership

4. Demonstrated knowledge, commitment and skill in the application of youth empowerment theory including youth positive development theory, inclusion and strength-based models of service delivery is preferred

5. Demonstrated group facilitation skills

6. Developed research, reasoning, analytical and problem solving skills

7. Experience in volunteer, student placement or staff supervision is preferred

8. Strong written and oral communications skills

9. Keep up-to-date on innovative tobacco control strategies and effective youth empowerment theories and strategies reported in the literature and in networking with peers and experts in the field

10. Experience in a computerized work environment; working knowledge of Microsoft Office XP (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Access

11. Experience or knowledge of tobacco control and tobacco use prevention best practices is preferred

12. Demonstrated ability to monitor program activity budget and spending levels

13. Must possess a valid Class "G" Driver's Licence

14. Provision of a vehicle for use on the job

This position requires a valid class "g" driver's licence and proof thereof is required after hire.

Salary: Salary Grade 16, $22.690-$23.723-$24.753-$25.788 per hour

Hours: per week

Note 1: This is a newly created position. The salary grade assigned to this position will be re-evaluated within six months of the filling of this position.

Note 2: As a condition of employment, hired staff must undergo a Police Clearance. Hired staff will be advised of when to obtain this Clearance.

The incumbent shall comply with all health and safety policies and practices for this position and the workplace.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply qualifications, licences and related experience with their application for this competition and ensure that it reaches the Human Resources Department by the closing date or they may not be considered. On the basis of the criteria set out above, this posting is open to all present employees.

This posting closes June 22, 2005.

Please submit your resume, quoting the Job Title and Ref. No. 3268, to

Human Resources Department

Mailing Address: c/o City Hall, 71 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5

Physical Address: 120 King Street West, 9th Floor, Hamilton, ON

Fax: (905) 546-2650

When delivering your resume in person, please visit us at our physical address (120 King Street West, 9th Floor, Hamilton) between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

We thank all who have applied, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

The City, an equal opportunity employer, values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people.