Regional Municipality of Peel

  • Supervisor, School Health

    Posted Date 7 days ago(10/11/2018 5:12 PM)
    System ID
    # Positions
    Position Type and Status
    Regular Full-time
    Job Industry
    Government and Public Sector, Healthcare and Medical Services
    Career Level
    Post End Date
    10/25/2018 11:59 PM
    CAD $88,093.00/Yr.
    CAD $110,115.00/Yr.
  • About Us

    The Region of Peel serves a vibrant and culturally diverse community of more than 1.4 million residents and 163,000 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

    Supervisor, Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention
    Health Services: Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention


    Are you a strategic thinker that has a passion for impacting and driving positive health outcomes for the School Health Program and has the keen ability to understand and grasp the needs of Peel’s families, children and community partners?


    Are you a people leader who strives to coachdevelop and support a high-performing team of Public Health professionals?


    Do you pride yourself on communicating for impact? Do you use evidence to inform your decision making?  Are you a visionary and find excitment in creating opportunities to lead and enhance innovative programs that are inclusive and forward-thinking?


    This might be the opportunity for you... 


    Position Overview:

    Working within the Health Services Department (Public Health) and reporting to the Manager, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention (CDIP), you will support the Division’s mandate to deliver programs related to School Health and the Ontario Public Health Standards.


    You will supervise a multi-disciplinary team of public health nurses, health promoters, and administrative support.  You will promote innovation and strategic thinking and guide this high functioning team as they support the Division’s focus on Supportive Environments for Mental well-being, Physical Activity and Healthy Eating.  You will work in partnership with the program manager, school boards and other team supervisors. 

    The team utilizes a Population Health Approach for school-aged children primarily in the school setting.  This involves a variety of health promotion strategies and collaboration within and outside the division and with school personnel, parents and community partners.



    • Support implementation of Public Health’s End-to-End Public Health Practice strategy and strategic plan priorities  
    • Familiar with key theoretical models of health promotion and community development
    • Prepare, administer and monitor the team specific budget
    • Provide guidance and ensure adherence to applicable legislations, policies, and standards
    • Participate in various divisional, inter-divisional and departmental committees
    • Hire, lead, develop, motivate, empower and evaluate a multidisciplinary team while ensuring efficient utilization of resources
    • Coaching and mentoring skills are needed to support a high functioning team
    • Utilizing innovative and strategic thinking, guide your team and work in partnership with internal and external partners to develop, implement and evaluate evidence-informed strategies, policies, and programs
    • Conduct performance appraisals for immediate reports, overall performance management, and staff development and training
    • Strong problem solving and ethical decision making skills
    • Manage change and support the organization’s vision
    • Build collaborative working relationships with the school health divisional and department management team as well as external stakeholders 


    • A health related degree from a recognized university (i.e. Nursing, Health Sciences, etc.)
    • A Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline is considered an asset
    • Minimum of five (5) years of progressive relevant experience in a Public Health setting
    • Superior program planning, evaluation, project management skills, and research skills (evidence-informed decision making principles, knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods and analysis)
    • Knowledge and skill in theoretical models of health promotion 
    • Sound understanding of research (qualitative and quantitative) skills
    • Previous experience working with schools or school boards is a definite asset
    • Previous public health supervisory experience is preferred, demonstrated leadership skills
    • Demonstrated ability to lead a multidisciplinary team, honed project management skills, and an aptitude for multi-sectorial relationship building
    • Excellent communication, strong analysis, writing, editing, facilitation and presentation skills
    • Thorough knowledge of applicable legislations, policies, and standards

    Location: 7120 Hurontario St, Mississauga
    Hours of work: 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday


    If you are interested in this leadership opportunity, 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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