Job Posting: Aboriginal Health Promotion Consultant, Health Nexus

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Closing Date: January 18, 2012

Location: In Ontario. Travel throughout Ontario is required.

Term: Permanent position, 21 hours a week, starting February 2012. Possibility of additional hours.

For over 20 years Health Nexus has been enabling communities to promote health in Ontario and beyond. At little or no cost, they help organizations and individuals to develop and implement prevention and health promotion strategies, which aim to enhance well-being and reduce demand on the health care and social service systems. Their strategic areas of focus currently include: early child development, chronic disease prevention and health equity (inclusion).  Health Nexus envisions a future where health inequities are reduced and the health of our communities is improved through collective commitment, action and innovation.

Health Nexus seeks an Aboriginal Health Promotion Consultant for 3 days a week, with the possibility of additional hours. The successful applicant will work with the Best Start Resource Centre, a key program of Health Nexus, and will focus primarily on specific strategies to promote preconception, prenatal and child health in First Nations, Métis and Inuit populations in Ontario. Best Start Resource Centre provides health promotion training, consultation and information services to Ontario service providers who work in the areas of preconception, prenatal and child health.

Responsibilities:

Work in collaboration with key Aboriginal organizations, advisory groups and key informants, following established protocols  

Establish and maintain partnerships and initiatives with various local, provincial and national organizations and health promotional professionals

Coordinate resource development on topics related to preconception, prenatal and child health

Develop and facilitate training and consultation sessions about preconception, prenatal and child health

Evaluate activities and develop reports

While the majority of the work will focus on Aboriginal populations, some tasks will be related to the general population

 

Qualifications:

Broad knowledge and experience in addressing preconception, prenatal and child health

Understanding of factors affecting Aboriginal health, with a special focus on preconception, prenatal and child health

Understanding of cultural protocols and expectations in working with Aboriginal organizations and individuals

Experience in building successful relationships in Aboriginal health

Experience in using health promotion strategies to engage Aboriginal people

University degree in health promotion or other related field and/or related experience

Understanding of strength-based and holistic approaches to health

Ability to work independently and as a team

Computer literacy in word processing, database, email and internet systems

Excellent research and writing skills

Strong project management skills

Experience in developing and facilitating training sessions

Excellent communication & interpersonal skills

Ability to work with a diversity of people and groups and to build consensus

 

Please submit a letter of interest and resume, in confidence to:

Human Resources, Health Nexus

180 Dundas Street West, Suite 301, Toronto, M5G 1Z8

Fax: 416-408-2122

Email: jobs@healthnexus.ca

For more information: www.healthnexus.cawww.beststart.org

They thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.