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Public Health Dietitian, Health Protection Division, Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention Department, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

Wage Rate  $28.44 to $32.99 per hour

Essex Site

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, the
Public Health Dietitian will be involved in the planning,
implementation, and support of nutrition-related health promotion
programs and activities as they pertain to the delivery of Chronic
Disease Prevention and other relevant Standards of the most current
version of the Mandatory Health Programs and Services Guidelines.

Position Responsibilities

  • Organize/assist in the development of community-based health promotion projects/events
  • Provide support to community-based coalitions as appropriate
  • Identify, review, revise and/or develop resources as required
  • Collect and record statistical data as required
  • Provide consultation and in-service to Health Unit staff as required
  • Participate on and provide support to various Health Unit workgroups and committees
  • Provide consultation to service providers, workplace personnel, health professionals, and other relevant community partners
  • Work interactively with local media
  • Write articles and columns for newspaper and other relevant publications
  • Provide telephone or drop-in consultation to members of the public
  • Develop and provide presentations to service providers, multiplier groups, and other groups as required
  • Perform other related activities as required.
  • Evening and weekend work may be required
  • Responsibilities require work throughout Windsor and Essex County

Qualifications

The position requires

  • A current Certificate of Registration from the College of Dietitians
  • A minimum of 1 year experience working in a health promotion or community health field
  • A working knowledge of behavior change theory, health promotion strategies, and population health
  • A valid Ontario Driver's Licence and access to a reliable motor vehicle
  • Posting-Public Health Dietitian
  • Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention, Health Protection Division
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, organizational, and communication skills
  • Proficiency in computer skills, including E-mail and Internet use
  • A criminal clearance certificate must be provided at the applicant's cost

Position assets

The ability to communicate fluently in French

Application Process

Successful candidates will be required to join the Canadian Union of
Public Employees, Local 543.3.  Potential applicants with
questions are invited to contact Mr. Neil MacKenzie at (519) 258-2146
x3101.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume before 4:30 p.m. on
Friday, December 8th, 2006, to the Human Resource Officer at
nsmith@wechealthunit.org or by mail to

1005 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, ON   N9A 4J8