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Supervisor, Active Living, Health Services - Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Region of Peel

Mississauga, Ontario
Deadline January 26, 2017

Contract Duration: Approximately fourteen (14) months

Working within the Health Services Department (Public Health) and reporting to the Manager, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention (CDIP), this position supports the Division’s mandate to deliver programs related to supportive environments for healthy living, specifically in the area of the Active Living.

This position will lead a team of multi-disciplinary health promoters, public health  nurses, community development worker, and administrative support. The Supervisor promotes innovation, strategic thinking and guides this high functioning team as they support the Division’s focus on the Supportive Environments for Healthy Living strategic priority.


  • Responsible for overseeing program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of health promotion strategies encompassing population level interventions related to supportive environments for healthy living
  • Prepare, administer and monitor the team specific budget
  • Analyse service levels to assist the Manager in evaluating program efficiency
  • Provide guidance and ensure adherence to applicable legislations, policies, and standards
  • Participate in various divisional, inter-divisional, and departmental, committees
  • Liaise with community agencies to promote the Health Department’s strategic plan
  • Hire, lead, develop, motivate, empower and evaluate a multidisciplinary team while ensuring efficient utilization of resources
  • Facilitate evidence-informed decision making processes of reporting staff and ensure reporting staff participate in and contribute in a productive and positive manner
  • Conduct performance appraisals for immediate reports and handle performance issues. This includes staff development and training
  • Manage change and support the organization’s vision
  • Cultivate customer orientation by investing time and training into your team, inspiring them to be innovative while striving to maintain a high degree of customer and client service excellence.
  • Build collaborative working relationships with the divisional and department management team as well as external stakeholders when appropriate


  • A health related degree from a recognized university
  • 5 years of progressive relevant experience in a Public Health setting
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Ability to support team needs on a day to day basis
  • Provide effective coaching and mentoring to team members to ensure high performance
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving and ethical decision making skills
  • Broad knowledge of public health issues and environmental determinants of health
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable legislations, policies, and standards is required
  • Working knowledge of Provincial standards
  • Excellent skills in program planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a multidisciplinary team, honed project management skills, and an aptitude for multi-sectorial relationship building
  • Sound understanding of research (qualitative and quantitative) skills
  • Excellent communication (written, verbal, and interpersonal), and strong analysis, writing, editing, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Political awareness, tact and diplomacy are essential
  • Previous public health supervisory experience is preferred

Compensation: Band 8 - As per Non-Union Salary Structure
Location: 7120 Hurontario St. Mississauga
Hours of work: 8:30am to 4:30pm; Monday through Friday

If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online.