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Health Promotion Officer, School Program, Peel Health

Public Health, File #06-432

We are one of Ontario's fastest growing municipalities, delivering a
wide range of municipal services to over 1,000,000 residents and a
thriving business community and leader among Ontario municipalities in
efficient, effective service delivery - the first government in Canada
to achieve the National Quality Institute's prestigious Award for
Excellence.

Are you a self-starting and forward-thinking health professional who
thrives on new challenges and appreciates working in a progressive
environment where innovation, teamwork, effective communication,
respect and integrity help guide quality client service?  If so,
consider this challenging career opportunity within our Chronic Disease
and Injury Prevention Division of the Peel Public Health
Department. 

As an integral member of the School Health Team, you will plan,
develop, implement, and evaluate health promotion practices/programs;
make recommendations based on analysis of data and results related to
program planning, and prepare related reports.  You will also
provide consultation to staff and community members regarding health
promotion theories and best practices as well as develop education and
health promotion materials for the community in order to meet program
objectives.

If you possess

  • a University degree in Health Promotion or related health field
    combined with 1 to 3 years related experience in program development,
    implementation, and evaluation
  • knowledge of the Mandatory Program and Services Guidelines in the areas of health promotion for children and youth
  • familiarity with key theoretical models of health education and health promotion
  • strong analytical skills to interpret and apply data
  • excellent social marketing and public relations skills to effectively promote healthy lifestyles to target groups
  • knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS projects, or Microsoft Outlook would be considered an asset
  • an ability to travel to various regional locations and to work
    some evenings and weekends,  we would like to hear from you.  

There is more to a career at Peel; we also offer

  • salary range up to $64,970
  • pay for performance plan
  • a comprehensive benefit package
  • a pension plan (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System-OMERS)
  • a high tech environment
  • mentoring and coaching
  • training and development
  • a healthy workplace
  • direct links to management and
  • a workplace where your feedback is important to us.  

To be considered for this attractive career opportunity, please apply
online by visiting us at http://www.peelregion.ca/jobs.  Select
current listings and go to Health Promotion Officer, School Program
(Public Health) File #06-432.  You will be invited to complete a
questionnaire on your related education and experience. The position
closes on December 5, 2006.  

The Region of Peel, an equal opportunity employer, appreciates all
responses; however, only candidates under consideration will be
contacted.