Regional Municipality of Peel

  • Health Promoter- School Health

    Posted Date 3 days ago(5/22/2018 11:31 AM)
    System ID
    2018-8082
    # Positions
    1
    Position Type and Status
    Contract Full-time
    Job Industry
    Government and Public Sector, Healthcare and Medical Services
    Career Level
    Experienced
    Post End Date
    5/28/2018 11:59 PM
    Min
    CAD $66,884.00/Yr.
    Max
    CAD $83,605.00/Yr.
  • 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

    Health Promoter (Contract full-time)

    Contract Duration:  Approximately twenty-four (24) 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 for 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

       

    Qualifications:

    • 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

     

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

     

     

    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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