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Manager, Healthy Schools, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

Windsor, Ontario
Deadline February 12, 2018

Health Protection/Promotion Divisions
Healthy Schools Department  
Windsor Site

1 Manager, Healthy Schools (Vaccine)
Permanent (Non-Union)

Position Summary

Provide public health leadership to a multidisciplinary team of professionals, para-professionals, and support staff, working collectively to achieve the goals and objectives of the Ontario Public Health Standards. The manager will be responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs under the OPHS including but not limited to Healthy Growth and Development, Immunization, and School Health. The Healthy Schools Manager leads a team of staff, guiding and inspiring a dedicated workforce in the efficient delivery of public health services, and shapes a workplace culture founded on trust and transparency. The manager is responsible for ensuring staff work within a continuous quality improvement framework and are compliant with all Health and Safety and Privacy legislation. Additionally, work will entail forming and retaining partnerships and relationships both within the WECHU, with a variety of government and non-governmental partners, and in the community at large.

This position supports the on-going operations of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.

The successful candidate must work in compliance with the Occupational Health and safety Act and all policies and procedures of the Winsor-Essex County Health Unit.

Key areas of Responsibility:

All competencies apply to the planning, development, implementation, evaluation, supervision, and management of public health programs and services supporting the requirements of the Ontario Public Health Standards, Accountability Indicators and the Health Protection and Promotion Act.

This list of responsibilities is representative of the scope of this position, however not exhaustive or descriptive of any one position within this class.

Key areas of Responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Provide leadership and direction to a diverse team of employees
  • Support the development and implementation of strategic directions and departmental, divisional and unit business plans
  • Actively participate in management meetings (e.g. HUMAT)
  • Prepare reports (e.g. Board, Ministry, LT)
  • Create a positive work environment
  • Communicate a consistent vision and direction for the team, ensuring communication barriers are eliminated
  • Consult with and maintain strong relationships with members of the public, staff at all levels, external organizations, members of the Board and other departments to help achieve the goals of the team, division and organization
  • Accountable for effective internal and external communications
  • Evaluate, monitor and assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and resolve the problem, or make recommendations to the Director that are aligned with the vision and values of the organization
  • Lead and direct the effective management of all team initiatives, projects and staff
  • Establish a positive, healthy, and safe work environment according to all appropriate legislation and regulations; ensure staff receive appropriate orientation and training
  • Recruit, interview and select staff able to help achieve team, division and organization goals
  • Monitor staff performance on an on-going basis and conduct annual performance reviews; coach and develop staff to improve or enhance performance
  • Prepare financial projections and administer funds according to the approved budget; approve expenditures within the budget and monitor the cash flow

Position Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in managing in a unionized environment
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Public Health and various related acts/codes/standards
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, versatile, and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills
  • Demonstrated superior written and communication skills
  • Demonstrated computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email and Internet
  • A valid Ontario Driver’s Licence, access to a reliable motor vehicle during working hours, and 2 million dollars in liability insurance


  • A Bachelor’s  degree in a relevant professional discipline including Public Health, Health Planning, Health Education, Health Promotion or related degree  with a minimum of 5 years of management experience or a Master’s degree in a relevant professional discipline including Public Health, Health Planning, Health Education, Health Promotion or related degree with a minimum of 2 years management experience Preference will be given to candidates with experience and/or education in the field of Public Health.
  • Current registration with the appropriate professional regulatory body in Ontario, if applicable.
  • Experience with budget development and management responsibilities.
  • Experience working with Panorama and ICON would be an asset.

Application Process

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit will provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a résumé in confidence by email to [email protected] with Reference #5, Attention: Dan Sibley, Director of Human Resources by 4:30 p.m. on Monday February 12, 2018.    

Thank you for your interest in this posting, those that are selected for in interview will be contacted.