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Consultant, Health Promotion, 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.

In accordance with the Local 79 harmonization, pay equity and job
evaluation arbitration award for CUPE Local 79 Full-time Unit dated May
18, 2005, the successful candidate(s) may be paid equivalent to the
lowest wage rate assigned to the current employees in the posted job
classification.

Major Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the mission, strategic direction, and operational
    planning for TPH, the Planning and Policy Directorate, and relevant
    program areas on issues related to tobacco control
  • Provides support to the managers and coordinators for the Tobacco Control Area Network (TCAN) as funded by Smoke Free Ontario
  • Assesses needs, analyzes information, plans, develops and
    evaluates health promotion strategies related to tobacco control, for a
    diverse community, in collaboration with program staff and Planning and
    Policy staff
  • Critically analyzes research, literature, legislative documents,
    policy reports, and governmental/non-governmental papers to inform
    decisions
  • Facilitates the transfer of knowledge regarding tobacco control to staff and community professionals
  • Mentors new staff and students
  • Acts as a consultant to the Division, Corporation, and external groups on tobacco control
  • Participates in and/or chairs internal and external committees
  • Liaises with external groups (e.g. university faculty, other
    government agencies, non-governmental agencies) on tobacco control
    issues
  • Builds community partnerships and advocacy approaches to further the tobacco control agenda
  • Prepares reports, briefing papers, requests for proposals,
    funding proposals, and correspondence related to tobacco control for
    managers, directors, Divisional Management Team, Medical Officer of
    Health and the Board of Health

Key Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree preparation in Health or Social Sciences or
    related area or equivalent combination of a baccalaureate degree with
    experience.
  2. Experience in developing and implementing health promotion/disease prevention programs and in applying health promotion theory.
  3. Experience in the areas of needs assessments, program planning
    including logic model development and evaluation, social marketing,
    research, analysis of literature, advocacy and policy development.
  4. Knowledge of current tobacco control initiatives and other health related issues
  5. Experience with Word, PowerPoint and Excel database applications.
  6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  7. Knowledge and ability to apply the determinants of health, access and equity principles.
  8. Demonstrated organizational skills.
  9. Able to work cooperatively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  10. Excellent project management abilities.
  11. Ability to foster relationships with stakeholders within TPH and within the community.
  12. Ability to work flexible hours, which may include overtime, shift work, evenings and weekends.
  13. Ability to prepare reports (i.e., funding proposals, Board of Health reports, etc.)

To apply for this position, please send us a resume and cover letter,
quoting File # X5CNS8757, using one of the following methods:

Online: Through our website, http://www.toronto.ca/employment, or
Fax: 416-397-9818, or
Mail to: Employment Services, Human Resources, City of Toronto, Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 5th Floor, Toronto, ON  M5V 3C6

Applications must be received by December 9, 2005.

Status: Temporary to approximately August 31, 2006
Salary: $34.30-$37.58

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.