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Program Manager, Best Beginnings Program, Middlesex-London Health Unit

London, Ontario
Deadline January 25, 2013

The Middlesex-London Health Unit has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Manager of the Best Beginnings Program Team, within Family Health Services.

The Manager is responsible for the delivery of the Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC) Program, which offers family assessment, support, and case management. The team provides home visits with prenatal and postnatal populations regarding a number of issues such as growth and development, nutrition, postpartum depression, and woman abuse. In addition, the work of Best Beginnings includes a broad spectrum of services addressing issues related to the social determinants of health with a focus on vulnerable populations. This includes direct services within family and women’s shelters, parenting promotion groups using Triple P strategies and advocacy, and policy development in community identified areas such as poverty and transportation. This team of Public Health Nurses, Family Home Visitors, Social Worker, and a Program Assistant collaborate with a variety of community agencies and professionals in Middlesex-London and Provincially.

Reporting to the Director of Family Health Services and working as a member of an interdisciplinary leadership team, the Manager will implement Provincial programs related to reproductive and child health. The Manager will also monitor budgets for all related programs carried out by the team. In addition to ensuring operational plans are developed, implemented, and evaluated, this role calls for creative review and design of new initiatives. Working closely with staff across the Health Unit, issues such as the promotion of breastfeeding, postpartum depression, safety, healthy eating, active families, and healthy family dynamics will be addressed.

Requirements for this position include current CNO registration as a Registered Nurse, a B.Sc.N, and a Masters degree in a Health or related discipline. Candidates will have excellent communication, interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in public health, working with vulnerable families with young children, and managing programs and professionals. Knowledge and experience in Triple P and in comprehensive approaches to addressing health issues is preferred. Knowledge and skills in information technology including social media and an understanding of the social determinates of health are considered assets. The ability to communicate in French or other languages would be considered an asset.

The Health Unit offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package. Please see for further information about our programs and services.

Please apply by January 25, 2013, but applications will be accepted until position is filled. Please quote posting #FHSFTBBMGR-0113/01 in application and send to:

Human Resources, Middlesex-London Health Unit
50 King Street, London ON N6A 5L7

Information concerning applicants is collected under the authority of the Health Protection & Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H-7, as amended, and will be used to consider suitability for employment. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Health Unit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Mission of the Middlesex-London Health Unit is to promote wellness, prevent disease and injury, and protect the public’s health through the delivery of public health programs, services and research.