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Health Promoter, Workplace Health Team, Region of Peel

Mississauga, Ontario
Deadline September 20, 2017

The Region of Peel serves a vibrant and culturally diverse community of more than 1.3 million residents and 88,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.  Committed to service excellence, transparency in decision-making and responsible tax management, the Region delivers a wide range of municipal services that are customer-focused and cost-effective. 

Health Promoter (Contract Full-time)
Contract Duration:  Approximately thirteen (13) months
Health Services –Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention
 
The Workplace Health Team is responsible for delivering programs and services that create and support healthy workplace environments, impacting the Region of Peel business community and the internal employee health and wellness program. We are seeking a self-directed, persuasive and professional health promoter with experience and skill to plan, promote, develop, implement and evaluate health promotion policies, practices and programs for the area of workplace health. Using your leadership skills, proven employer engagement and communication strategies and ability to translate research knowledge into action, you will successfully contribute to improving workplace health outcomes.
 
Team Specific Responsibilities:

  • Proactively identify emerging workplace health trends and issues and provide analysis based on evidence, prepare briefings, reports and recommendations that will influence strategic initiatives, programs and policy development that will positively impact workplace health outcomes
  • Provide consultation and knowledge exchange to management and other workplace health professionals based on situational assessments conducted, workplace demographic information knowledge and data interpretation
  • Consult and collaborate with other internal and external partners and stakeholders to support the implementation of effective workplace strategies and interventions that align with the Public Health Strategic Plan and priorities (e.g. Supportive Environments for Healthy Living, Living Tobacco-free)

General Responsibilities:

  • Plans, supports, develops, implements and evaluates health promotion programs, policies and strategies
  • Interprets and analyzes information in order to provide recommendations to supervisor or middle management for policy and/or program development
  • Participates in research projects including team, sectional or divisional projects
  • Conducts community needs assessments and situational assessments
  • Prepares detailed documentation, reports, briefing notes, scoping reviews and statistical analyses
  • Develops written and visual communication products such as social media, websites and presentations
  • Transfers or seeks to transfer public health knowledge and skill
  • Develops and maintains cooperative and collaborative relationships with internal and external partners
  • Works to facilitate community mobilization and/or strengthen community capacities to take action on and improve health issues
  • Applies health promotion knowledge and knowledge of public health sciences including population health, social determinants of health, epidemiology and applicable legislation
  • Ensures that issues of diversity, ethnicity, language and culture are reflected in health promotion planning and programs

Qualifications:

  • University degree in a relevant health-related field
  • Minimum 1 year related experience in program planning, development, implementation and evaluation
  • Background and understanding of research methods, policy development, analysis and critical appraisal including awareness of evidence informed decision making
  • Knowledge of public health sciences including population health, social determinants of health, epidemiology and applicable legislation
  • Well-developed and proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge and demonstrated expertise in using key theoretical models of health promotion
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret and apply data
  • Demonstrated facilitation, partnership/collaboration, project management, planning, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Competence in Windows, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook programs

Location: 7120 Hurontario St. Mississauga, ON
Hours of work: 35 hours/week – Monday through Friday
 
If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online at www.peelregion/hr by end of day on September 20, 2017.