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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

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