Health Promoter
NSHA (4000)
East Hants, CA
5d ago

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Healthy Communities Manager, the Health Promoter works in collaboration with the Healthy Communities Team to ensure policies and programs are planned and implemented towards improved population health and reduced health inequities in a way that addresses local population health needs.

The Health Promoter works with community partners across multiple levels to take action and advocate for policy and system change to create supportive social, economic, and physical environments that protect and promote health.

The Health Promoter focuses on upstream determinants and applies comprehensive, evidence informed strategies.

The Health Promoter provides leadership and advanced knowledge in health promotion and community development theory and practice to promote and support the development of policies and physical, social and built environments to reduce health inequities, address the determinants of health, and prevent chronic disease and injury.

The Health Promoter uses health promotion approaches which support empowerment, participation, partnerships and equity to perform their work in healthy public policy, community development and mobilization.

The Health Promoter shares a core set of public health attitudes and values, applies public health core competencies to all of his / her work and is accountable to provide competent, safe and ethical professional practice.

The Health Promoter exhibits sound professional judgment and initiative while working within the mission, vision and strategic directions of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Public Health or Health Promotion and 1 year experience required or Bachelors of Health Promotion and 3-5 years’ experience required
  • Recent experience in advocating for healthy public policies at a local or provincial level; initiating, establishing and mobilizing multi-
  • sector partnerships; and gathering and analyzing information to identify public health issues

  • Understanding of a population based approach
  • Demonstrates the core competencies for public health as outlined in the job analysis
  • Knowledge of Health Protection Act and other relevant regulations, legislation and acts
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, including team building, negotiation, and conflict management
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary setting with a strong focus on citizen / community
  • Demonstrated accountability and responsibility
  • Demonstrated judgment and decision making skills
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Commitment to promoting a culture of respect that supports safety, ethical practices, cultural awareness and organizational health
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation
  • Demonstrated commitment to health and safety
  • Qualifications

  • Physical and medical capabilities to perform the duties of the position, such as working flexible hours and travelling within and outside the zone as necessary
  • Must have a valid driver's license; access to reliable transportation
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
  • Hours of Work

    Long Assignment Full-Time Position; 70 hours bi-weekly

    With an approximate date of November 5, 2018 and an expected end date of November 1, 2019

    These are anticipated dates and are subject to change

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