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Consultant Health Promotion, Toronto Public Health

Major Responsibilities

  • The focus of this position is to engage in advocacy, education,
    community outreach and social marketing to prevent physical punishment
    of children.
  • Provides expert advice and consultation to Toronto Public Health staff,
    the Board of Health, external groups and the general public on health
    issues.
  • Assesses community needs and analyzes information with respect to public health issues.
  • Develops, plans, implements and evaluates community-based initiatives
    by applying health promotion strategies such as community mobilization,
    advocacy, healthy public policy and health education.
  • Collaborates with Public Health program staff in strategic and operational planning for Public Health programs.
  • Analyzes information and provides advice to staff in the review and
    analysis of programs, projects and new priorities in setting goals and
    objectives.  Drafts and revises related program plans, policies
    and procedures.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates divisional programs and projects.
  • Promotes the implementation of municipal, provincial and federal legislation and strategies.
  • Develops public health issues-related policy recommendations, e.g.
    by-laws, legislation for consideration at the municipal, provincial and
    federal levels.
  • Develops and facilitates in-service training, staff orientation and
    staff development programs.  Drafts, revises and/or recommends
    teaching manuals and resource materials for the public and divisional
    staff.
  • Makes presentations to the public, community and media, and answers
    inquiries from the public.  Liaises with interested external
    groups.
  • Develops and coordinates communication plans and social marketing
    strategies for programs and services including issues management, media
    relations and advertising campaigns.
  • Plans, develops, implements, coordinates and evaluates programs and
    services as directed, e.g. community forum workshops, press
    conferences, in-house newsletters, media campaigns, Annual Report,
    press releases.
  • Researches and writes position papers, reports and correspondence for the division.
  • Collaborates on applied public health research

Key Qualifications

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to

  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, implementing and
    evaluating health promotion/disease prevention programs and in applying
    health promotion theory when developing programs
  3. Experience in building and sustaining community partnerships and knowledge of community capacity building

You will also have

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work co-operatively with others in a multidisciplinary team setting
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent report writing and oral presentation skills
  • Ability to critically appraise research literature
  • Experience in using evidence to inform decision-making
  • Knowledge of child and family health issues, particularly in the area of child abuse, is a definite asset

To apply for this position, please send us a resume and cover letter,
quoting File #X6CSA9924, using one of the following methods:

Email: 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

Salary: $36.30-$39.77 hourly

Applications must be received by April 11th, 2006.

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.