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 Health Promoter 

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Job Number: J0518-1391
Job Title: Health Promoter
Position Status: Temporary Full Time
Union: CUPE 1291
Division: Public Health Services
Facility: Lambton Public Health and/or Lambton Shared Services Centre
City: Point Edward and/or Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Number of Positions: 4
Hours of Work:
Monday to Friday, 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.
Wage Rate: $34.17 - $38.28/Hour
Date Posted: June 11, 2018
Closing Date: June 24, 2018
Starting Date: July 16, 2018
 

**Please Note: There are 4 temporary positions available, each for its own approximate length of time - 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, and 9 months.**

The 6 month position will primarily be working with youth.

The 9 month and 12 month positions will be a member of the Health Promotion team primarily working in the program areas of chronic disease and injury prevention.

The other 9 month position available is 100% Ministry funded and will be a member of the Health Promotion team primarily working on the Age-Friendly Community Development Project (grant funded).

**Please include cover letter and resume with your application. In the cover letter, please specify your preference (if any) to the 4 temporary Health Promoter positions available.**


The County of Lambton is an urban-rural area in southwestern Ontario that is home to over 126,000 residents. The Corporation's seven divisions operate programs and services for the residents of Lambton County such as land ambulance, provincial offences court, three Long-Term Care Homes, 26 library branches, two museums, an art gallery, archives, local roadways, public health services, housing services, social services, building services and planning and development services. Lambton County is a community dedicated to economic growth, environmental stewardship and an enhanced quality of life through the provision of responsive and efficient services and collaborative efforts with its municipal and community partners.

Position Overview

To plan, develop, implement & evaluate Health Promotion programs and participate in the development of plans for other programs and projects that promote awareness and healthy life style behavior changes.

Duties and Responsibilities

Program Development/Project Management:
• Develop education/promotional programs and policies relevant to the issues of the community
• Select, develop and evaluate health education resources for inclusion in health promotion programs
• Implement the Health Promotion programs as assigned
• Deliver community-based programs targeted to the specific needs of the community and supports community initiated programs
• Develop and disseminate health promotion resources including posters, pamphlets, displays, banners
• Developing annual program-specific operational plans and budgets
• Provide guidance, instruction and direction to Project Team for Healthy Happenings, Students, Lambton County Student Wellness Committee and school councils, Project Team for Closing the Gaps for Youth Pilot Project in Alexander Mackenzie, Facilitator for Stop Smoking Support Group, Coordinator; Lambton Safe Community Council; all community committees; students

Community Liaison Work:
• Establish and maintain liaison with community groups through project and committee work relevant to the health needs of the community
• Provide consultation to health unit staff and external agency personnel
• Provide consultation to agencies on the development of health promotion guidelines such non-smoking, nutrition, physical activity, etc.
• Provide information and advisory services to the public in response to local needs
• Conduct presentations, workshops and in-service education for health unit staff, staff of other agencies and community groups

Research & Writing:
• Interpret current scientific information regarding Healthy Promotion programming
• Collect and analyze data and summarize results in a final publication
• Survey target populations regarding their needs – use health promotion theory to develop programs and resources (i.e. diffusion theory, stages of change theory)
• Create tools for qualitative and quantitative research (Healthy Happenings, Closing the Gaps, College Campus Survey, Risk Watch, and Stop Smoking Program)
• Prepare funding applications based on literature research concerning health statistics, facts, and other key themes (i.e. Ontario Trillium Foundation, United Way Venture Grants, OPHEA Grants, Ontario Government RFP’s)
• Write technical reports (i.e. Lambton’s Smoke-Free By-Law)

Policy Development:
• Work with outside agencies and municipal partners to set policies/by-laws
• Implement local advocacy activities that support provincial legislation
• Assist national groups with health advocacy efforts at the local level
• Assist community committees and business to develop policies
• Work with municipal planners on infrastructure development to promote active living and active transportation

General:
• Incumbents must keep up-to-date on all relevant legislation, collective bargaining agreements, County Policies and Procedures, etc. ensuring that these are implemented as prescribed
• Incumbents must possess the physical ability to meet the duties and responsibilities of the job description and/or the requirements identified within the position's Physical Demands Analysis

These describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents in this classification. They are not an exhaustive list of all job duties in the classification. Other duties may be assigned.

Supervision Requirements
Direct Supervision: Not applicable
Indirect Supervision: Not applicable
Functional Authority: Not applicable

Qualifications

Minimum Formal Education:
• 4 year University degree in Health or Social Sciences

Experience:
• Three to four years of experience is required
• Previous experience in community health programs and government organizations

A valid Ontario driver’s license and use of a vehicle.

*Please include cover letter and resume with your application.*





The County of Lambton is an equal opportunity employer servicing our diverse communities. The County of Lambton is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. This information is available in an alternative format upon request, to accommodate individuals with a disability. Although we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Personal information required by this posting/advertisement is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1990, CHAPTER M.56, as amended. The treatment, storage and handling of personal information is governed by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER M.56, as amended and will be used in reviewing applications. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Corporate Manager, Human Resources, County of Lambton, 789 Broadway Street, Box 3000, Wyoming, Ontario N0N 1T0. Phone 519-845-0801 or Toll-free at 1-866-324-6912.