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Health Promoter, School Health, Region of Peel

Mississauga, Ontario
Deadline September 18, 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 Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention division has an exciting opportunity for a contract Health Promoter within our team.  If you are a results driven professional looking for an opportunity to be part of the team developing and implementing strategies, policies and programs, then consider this position within our team.  
 
Team Specific Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of population health
  • Knowledge of health promotion theories
  • Knowledge of health behaviour change theories
  • Knowledge of the Foundations for a Healthy School

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 https://www.peelregion.ca/hr/ by end of day September 18, 2017.