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Health Promotion Specialist, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, Reproductive Health Program


Classification: Casual
FTE: 1.0
Service: Family Health
Program: Reproductive Health
Location: Barrie Office
Effective: Immediately to September, 2007
Salary: $33.21 to $39.09 per hour


  • Provide leadership and technical direction to health unit staff
    including senior management and the Board of Health on policies and
    strategies that support the application of health promotion strategies
    to health unit programs.
  • Liaise and consult with the program managers, senior management,
    and/or MOH, to ensure health promotion planning & health
    communications activities address program needs and priorities and
    mutually support interdisciplinary program planning, delivery and
  • Initiates and mobilizes effective linkages with public health
    colleagues, community groups and agencies on the application of health
    promotion theory to health unit and community programs.
  • Coordinate and manage resource requirements for health promotion
    activities including information, expertise, personnel, stakeholder
    participation, instruments, technology and other supports.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the overall
    Agency strategic direction, comply with health unit policies; support
    & participate in public health research & evaluation.

Demonstrated Knowledge and Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated experience in public
    health practice and population health, community needs assessment;
    health promotion theories and strategies and their application; program
    planning, implementation, evaluation; health communication, community
    mobilization, community development, social marketing, advocacy and
    policy development, and health education; healthy public policy
    development and analysis of the development of program plans and logic
  • Advanced project management competencies including development
    and evaluation of proposals, contracting and negotiations, work
    planning, training, supervision and coordination of staff and budgeting.
  • Advanced research skills and demonstrated experience in
    developing research questions, conducting a literature search, critical
    assessment of the literature and synthesis of the literature and
    effective application to programming.
  • Advanced interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated
    experience in leading multidisciplinary teams including facilitation,
    collaboration, negotiation and creative problem-solving.
  • Advanced oral communications skills and demonstrated experience
    in presenting information to individuals and groups for the purpose of
    setting priorities, accessing resources, defining policy and procedure
    and influencing program or Agency direction.
  • Advanced written communications skills and demonstrated
    experience creating project proposals, research articles, technical
    documents and correspondence to communicate epidemiologic findings to
    professional audiences, policy makers, & general public.
  • Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle or the ability to
    travel in a timely and efficient manner to locations within and outside
    the health unit district.
  • Intermediate Computer Skills


  • Masters degree in health promotion, behavioural science, or related field health
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience in the area of health promotion for a public health agency.

Please forward application with resume to Lisa Pighin, Human Resources
Generalist, at referencing the posting number.

Deadline:  4:00 p.m., Friday, November 10, 2006