Regional Municipality of Peel

  • Prenatal Educator

    Posted Date 4 days ago(4/15/2018 3:43 PM)
    System ID
    # Positions
    Position Type and Status
    Job Industry
    Government and Public Sector
    Career Level
    Post End Date
    4/22/2018 11:59 PM
    CAD $45.71/Hr.
  • About Us

    The Region of Peel serves a vibrant and culturally diverse community of more than 1.4 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.


    The Region of Peel has recently completed a Strategic Planning process that engaged our residents and stakeholders to answer one question: “What can you imagine for the future of Peel?” All the feedback received formed the path forward and the strategic direction for the Region over the next 20 years.



    To learn more about the Region of Peel please visit our website or watch the Faces of Peel video to see how our employees impact the residents of Peel.


    Job Description

    Prenatal Educator- Casual Part-time

    Health Services - Family Health


    The Reproductive and Child Health program of the Family Health division requires a self-directed, flexible and enthusiastic Public Health Nurse to work on the Health Promotion and Prenatal Initiatives team.


    Team Specific Responsibilities:


    • Provide prenatal education in a group format (weeknight and weekend classes) to women and their partner/support person(s) in Bolton, Brampton and Mississauga.
    • Apply adult-learning principles to effectively facilitate and deliver Peel Public Health's key messages to enable participants to make informed decisions to achieve a healthy pregnancy, positive birth experience and preparation for the early parenthood. 
    • Promote access to formal supports by increasing awareness of Public Health programs and community resources for families with young children.
    • Contribute to a positive workplace culture by working effectively on an individual basis and in team environments.
    • Attend mandatory quarterly prenatal education business meetings.



    General Responsibilities:

    • Provide health information and teaching to clients in group settings.
    • Identify and analyze how clients’, culture, attitudes, beliefs and feelings about health influence interventions.
    • Demonstrate culturally sensitive approaches and strategies with diverse populations.
    • Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Promote awareness of the Region of Peel and Public Health services.
    • Participate in research, quality assurance initiatives, and mentorship opportunities as appropriate.
    • Adhere to public health and nursing ethical standards and principles.
    • Fulfill legal and professional obligations and responsibilities in accordance with relevant legislation and departmental policies, procedures and medical directives/acts as an ambassador for the Region of Peel, Public Health Services and Public Health Nursing.
    • Perform other duties as assigned which support the organizational goals.
    • Respond to public health emergencies, significant events and incidents as required by the Health Protection and Promotion Act and Emergency Standards.



    • A Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or equivalent recognized by a Canadian University
    • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse by the College of Nurses of Ontario
    • Knowledge and over one (1) year related experience in prenatal education, reproductive health and adult learning principles
    • Experience in public health or community health nursing is preferred
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Availability to work a minimum of 63 hours per year
    • Ability to work at any Peel Region work site including Caledon/Bolton, Brampton and Mississauga
    • Knowledge of Peel’s diverse community and associated health impacts
    • Effective public relations, presentation, public speaking, group facilitation and diplomacy skills
    • Ability to apply appropriate theory and learning principles to practice
    • Advocacy, negotiation and conflict management skills
    • Effective organizational and time management skills
    • Effective oral and written communication

    Location: Various sites throughout Peel region
    Hours of Work: Evenings, 6:30pm - 9:30pm and Saturdays, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online and complete the attached questionnaire.


    Additional Information

    At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


    Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes.  Applicants who provide an email address for this posted position will receive all written correspondence with respect to this job posting directly to the email address they have provided on their application.  As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly to receive this correspondence..


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