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Health Promotion Consultant, PHO

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline June 22, 2017

Position Title:  Health Promotion Consultant
Department: Health Promotion, Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention
Duration:  July 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018 (9 month contract)
Location:480 University Ave
Compensation Group: AMAPCEO
Position Status: OPEN/Internal Applicants to be considered first.
Salary: $55,070 to $77,100
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Posting Date:  June 8, 2017
Closing Date:  June 22, 2017

About Us

Great people, exceptional teams building a stronger Public Health Ontario.

We are Public Health Ontario (PHO). We live our values as a shared promise to each other, our clients and our partners.  We value credibility, innovation, responsiveness, collaboration, integrity and respect.  

With our partners in Ontario’s health system, we monitor and address the needs of the population by providing the scientific evidence and expert guidance that shapes policies and practices for a healthier Ontario. With locations across Ontario, we are working to ensure that Ontario has the strongest public health system in the world so that every day Ontarians wake up in one of the safest places to live in the world.

For more information about PHO, visit http://www.publichealthontario.ca.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Health Promotion Capacity Building, you will design and deliver province-wide and Ontario regional workshops, e-learning events and tailored consultations related to core public health competencies for health promotion and chronic disease prevention programs and policies. You will also update and maintain relevant core public health competency resource materials (i.e., workshop and e-learning event slides, resource lists, evidence briefs, etc.) and support the development of new resource materials, as needed.

Key Responsibilities

Your duties will include:

  • Conceptualizes and delivers in-person and virtual training events aimed at building core public health competency and capacity of health promotion practitioners at Ontario’s public health units, CHCs, other healthcare/non-profit organizations, etc.;
  • Provides technical assistance, including consultation advice and support in response to requests from the public health and health promotion field.
  • Supports external stakeholders with core public health competency requirements pertaining to the implementation of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s Ontario Public Health Standards and the Foundational Standard.
  • Updates and maintains relevant PHO training materials and resources on the program planning, policy, evaluation and health communication of health promotion/chronic disease prevention initiatives as well as the development of health promotion policies.
  • Assists in the development of new PHO training materials on program planning, policy, evaluation and health communication, and other resources as needed, including the identification and synthesis of new and emerging evidence on best practices to guide the creation of resources and training modules/curricula;
  • Provides HPCDIP with strategic advice on health promotion capacity building.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative working relationships within PHO and its health promotion, chronic disease and injury prevention networks and partners.
  • Represents PHO and promotes its mandate and strategic initiatives through presentations, attendance at conferences and other activities.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in public health, social sciences, planning, public policy, adult education or related discipline (or appropriate combination of undergraduate degree and relevant experience);
  • A minimum of 5 (five) years of experience in supporting Ontario public health practitioners through training and technical assistance;  
  • Experience with the design and delivery of training events for a public health audience (e.g.,  conceptualization and delivery of in-person and virtual training events to support core public health competency and capacity of health promotion practitioners);

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of health promotion, program planning, policy, evaluation and health communication , to update and maintain relevant and new PHO training materials and resources, including the development of health promotion policies;  
  • Ability to facilitate collective problem solving related to program planning, policy, evaluation and health communication;  
  • Conceptualizes and develops training and capacity building products in response to the identified learning needs of public health practitioners;  
  • Interpersonal, teamwork and relationship building skills, to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships within PHO and its health promotion, chronic disease and injury prevention networks and partners; represent PHO and promote its mandate and strategic initiatives through presentations, attendance at conferences and other activities;
  • Works under pressure and respond to deadlines in a fast-paced environment;   
  • Strategic analytical and problem solving skills, to identify and synthesize new and emerging evidence on best practices guiding the creation of resources and training modules/curricula; provide technical assistance and strategic advice on health promotion capacity building;
  • Proficient with various computer systems and software programs and data management skills (e.g., MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and familiarity with SharePoint.

Attributes and Competencies:

  • Ability to establish ongoing relationships with internal and external public health stakeholders in order to help identify needs and priorities for services.
  • Presentation/training skills are required in delivering in-person and virtual training events that enhance/improve the core public health competency of Ontario’s public health units

Apply online at http://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/About/Careers/Pages/Current-Job-Opp....