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Coordinator, Age Friendly Community, Health & Family Services, Public Health Unit, Municipality of Chatham-Kent

Chatham, Ontario
Deadline January 19, 2017

Career Opportunity

Permanent part-time
Job # PHU 17-1

Note: This position requires a Career Profile (found in our job ad under municipal jobs at and resume. Please be sure that information you include in your career profile can be found in your resume.

Job Description:

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has an opening for a permanent part-time Coordinator, Age Friendly Community position (21 hours per week) with the Public Health Unit. This position will report to the Program Manager, Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention. The Coordinator, Age Friendly Community, is responsible for the coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Chatham- Kent Age Friendly Community Action Plan in order to create a supportive, welcoming and vibrant environment for older adults. This person will work collaboratively with the Age Friendly Committee, Seniors Advisory Committee and community.

About Public Health Unit

The Public Health Unit is responsible for the public health service delivery of the Ontario Public Health Standards. The division oversees diverse program areas with a multi-disciplinary staff that provide public health programs and services to the citizens of Chatham-Kent. Program areas include environmental health, infant and child health, chronic disease and injury prevention and clinic services (sexual health, communicable and vaccine preventable disease, and oral health)

The Community of Chatham-Kent

Situated between two beautiful, fresh water lakes, Chatham-Kent is home to a rich, colourful landscape which creates a wonderful backdrop for our unique towns and welcoming communities. You can live the dream without breaking the bank; with housing prices a fraction of those in comparative locations. For example, in 2015 the average home was sold for $622,217 in Toronto, $282,229 in London and only $158,137 here in Chatham-Kent. Our large geography, great climate and abundance of natural amenities ensure that there are activities for people of all ages and interests. Internationally known for our heritage and culture, and a variety of attractions and festivals that dot the calendar year long, it is little wonder that people from both near and far choose Chatham-Kent as their place to call “home”. We invite you to join us, and experience firsthand what it means to be Living CK.

Core Values for the Municipality of Chatham-Kent

  • Respect/Equity
  • Trust/Honesty/Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Safety

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the coordination and implementation of the CK Age Friendly Community Action Plan
  • Provide staff support to the Age Friendly Advisory and Seniors Advisory committees
  • Organize and facilitate presentations, meetings, and events
  • Prepare meeting materials, presentations, and reports to the community, Council, and the Board of Health as appropriate
  • Help foster integration between municipal departments and network and develop relationships with local businesses, community groups, and other external partners to implement the plan
  • Prepare proposals for funding opportunities to support the implementation of the community action plan
  • Utilize website and social media tools for effective communication/public education purposes
  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation process in order to produce regular reports of activities and outcomes to relevant stakeholders (Board of Health, Council, Age Friendly Advisory Council, World Health Organization, the community)           
  • Participate in networks of age friendly communities

Essential Qualifications:

Ability to demonstrate Chatham-Kent's Core Values and Competencies through a combination of education and experience:  

  • An undergraduate degree in Health or Social Sciences from an accredited university, preferably in a gerontology, project management, or community development or related program, with two to four years of related experience; or an equivalent of related education and experience;
  • Demonstrated ability in program support, coordination and event management
  • Experience developing and sustaining community partnerships with many stakeholders
  • Knowledge of needs, issues and services related to older people
  • Experience with grant writing and ability to draft grant proposals and reports
  • Able to work independently and able to work as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Excellent communication, time management, and organizational skills
  • Skills in public speaking
  • Strong computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) (or other similar software program)
  • All new employees will be required to complete their Health & Safety and other on-line mandatory training on or before their first day of employment; other training (including Health & Safety policies) may also be required

Other Qualifications:

  • Ability to use technology and social media is an asset

Work Environment:  

This position will work mostly indoors.

Hours of Work:

This position works weekdays, with occasional evening and weekend hours.

Driver’s license/vehicle requirements:

Because this position would be required to travel, a valid Province of Ontario driver's license with a reliable motor vehicle is necessary.

Police check requirements

Because of the environment this position will be working in, the successful candidate will be required to furnish an original Police Information Search (criminal reference check) (working with vulnerable persons) prior to commencement of employment.

Occupational Safety Responsibilities:

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) clearly articulates worker responsibilities (reference Sections 28 of the OHSA and Safety Policy #HS-001, “Individual Responsibilities”). The following list of responsibilities is designed to identify some of the primary responsibilities. It does not provide the exhaustive list of legislated responsibilities:

Workers shall:

  • Comply with the OHSA and applicable Safety Regulations
  • Use or wear the equipment, protective devices or clothing required by the employer
  • Report any defects in any equipment or protective device of which the worker is aware and which may endanger himself, herself or another worker
  • Report any contravention of the OHSA or Regulation or the existence of any hazard of which he or she is aware to his or her supervisor
  • Not operate equipment/machinery without being given the proper instruction and authority
  • Not remove or make ineffective any protective device required by the regulations or by his or her employer, without providing an adequate temporary protective device and when the need for removing or making ineffective the protective device has ceased, the protective device shall be replaced immediately
  • Not use or operate any equipment, machine, device or thing or work in a manner that may endanger himself, herself or any other worker
  • Not engage in any prank, contest, feat of strength, unnecessary running or rough and boisterous conduct
  • Actively participate in worker safety education

Essential physical and/or safety requirements:

  • Walking: frequent walking on level surface (walking is required during presentations, to offsite meetings; rough surface walking is required occasionally at events; balancing is required when walking while carrying resources and equipment to and from office to vehicle and then to offsite work areas (meetings, presentations, events))
  • Sitting: frequent sitting in a chair (travel by vehicle is required for local and regional meetings, visits, presentations and training sessions sitting in a chair)
  • Hands: frequent mousing (keyboarding a small part of the job functions)

Other physical and/or safety requirements:

  • Bending: infrequent stooping, twisting, squatting (stooping occasionally during the day to move resources, boxes, laptop. Moving items in and out of vehicle; kneeling, crouching and squatting are required to set up workstations at events)
  • Walking: infrequent balancing; occasional walking on rough surface (walking is required during presentations, to offsite meetings; rough surface walking is required occasionally at events; balancing is required when walking while carrying resources and equipment to and from office to vehicle and then to offsite work areas (meetings, presentations, events))
  • Sitting: occasional sitting in a vehicle seat (travel by vehicle is required for local and regional meetings, visits, presentations and training sessions sitting in a chair)
  • Reaching: infrequent reaching above shoulder, backward; occasional reaching below shoulder, forward, handling (reaching is required when accessing office supplies, program specific supplies (laptop, manuals, portable displays), setting up presentation equipment on and off site)
  • Lifting: infrequent lifting waist to shoulder, at shoulder; occasional lifting floor to waist, carrying (up to 15 kgs or 33 lbs) (lifting is required for transporting all program related supplies to and from storage room shelves, floors, vehicles, cart to offsite work locations; supplies include items such as portable displays, laptop, boxes of supplies)
  • Standing: infrequent standing outside; occasional standing inside (standing is required for presentations)
  • Climbing: infrequent climbing stairs
  • Foot action: infrequent one and two foot action (walking, standing, driving, climbing)

This permanent part-time position has an hourly wage rate of $34.12 to $38.37, (as per the CUPE 12.3 (2012-2014) collective agreement, as may be amended from time to time, plus 15% in lieu of benefits following the successful completion of a probationary period, and 4% vacation pay.

Candidates interested in the above position are asked to submit a Career Profile and resume to the address below. Please do not include a cover letter, or copies of transcripts, licenses, certificates, etc. Please read Career Profile and Resume Writing under municipal jobs to see what we are looking for in your application.

Please read: The Career Profile and your resume: Please include detailed information in the boxes provided under each question in the career profile where you have answered ‘yes’. Your resume should provide detailed information for each 'yes' answer in your Career Profile; your resume will be reviewed to verify your answers in the career profile. Your career profile and resume should list each employer, the job titles under each employer, with a summary of the job duties/ skills/ experiences you gained in each position compared to the responsibilities and qualifications listed in the job ad. See the end of the career profile for detailed instructions on how to complete this application form.


Please send attachments in a Word (.doc or .docx) or Adobe (.pdf) format only. Attachments must be attached directly to your email. We are not able to download documents from an internet site. Please go to website for details:

Applications must be received before 4:30 p.m., Thursday, January 19, 2017:

Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Attn. Cathy J. E. Hoffman, MPA, CHRL
Chief Human Resource Officer
315 King Street West
P.O. Box 640
Chatham ON  N7M 5K8

Fax:  519.436.3237
Email address: (preferred)

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair and accessible employment practices that attract and retain talented employees. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources & Organizational Development (HROD) at 519-360-1998 or Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and will be used strictly for the purpose of candidate selection. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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