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Job Number:  38555
School-Based Health Promotion and Prevention Coordinator
Job Posted: Friday, 29 September 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 13 October 2017
(62 days ago)
Pacific Community Resources
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Part time
Location: Aldergrove Salary: $22.74/hour – $25.88/hour, plus benefits
Youth Substance Use Services Programs

Part time 10 month term position


Position Summary:

The School-Based Health Promotion and Prevention (HP & P) Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and operation of primary prevention programs in Elementary, Middle and Secondary Schools in the Aldergrove community.  A broad based health promotion approach is used in the development and implementation of programs. The goal of our HP&P programs is to provide meaningful and accurate information to the student population to help youth make healthy lifestyle choices and decisions about substance use. In addition, the HP & P Coordinator strives to help create healthy school environments and encourages youth to see the value of healthy lifestyle activities.


The HP&P Coordinator will identify strengths and substance use related themes in the school community.  This information will be used to collaborate with the school community and develop goals and strategies that re-inforce strengths and resilience.  Opportunities for youth to engage in healthier choices and activities will be developed with youth input wherever possible.


Please note this is not a clinical counselling position.  Should a participant require counselling services, the HP &P Coordinator will facilitate referrals to the appropriate service(s).


Academic and Job Experience Required:

Childcare diploma plus 2 years’ experience; or B.A. in a related field and 1 year related experience; or a combination of related work experience and education.



Primary Duties:

  • To Work as a Member of a Team:
  • Participates in the work of PCRS' Committee system and is responsible for the implementation of the agency's policies.
  • Attends and participates in all supervision and staff meetings, prevention related meetings, committee meetings, and agency all‑staff meetings.
  • Gives and receives constructive criticism.
  • Communicates effectively with co‑workers, supervisors, and school personnel.
  • Maintains appropriate files and documentation.
  • Maintains petty cash records according to the financial policies of the agency.
  • Carries out administrative tasks as assigned.


2) Program Coordination within the Assigned School Community:

  • Engages in day‑to‑day liaison activities with relevant professionals and school administrators.
  • Keeps the Program Lead advised of student, school, and inter‑agency relationships and concerns.

3) Development of Program Objectives and Strategies:

  • In concert with the Program Lead and other stakeholders, identified issues and concerns will be used to establish relevant and effective services and programs. This will be focused on a “primary prevention” paradigm.
  • While the actual strategies developed will vary according to needs and resources, the HP&P Coordinator will typically:
  1. assist with school health initiatives;
  2. provide classroom presentations - with a focus on grades 6-10;
  3. provide education group series for students referred by school personnel and others;
  4. organize broad-based school events that provide opportunities for youth to implement their competencies and reinforce resilience. These activities include but are not limited to, Family Day, Mental Health Day, Drug Awareness Week and National Non‑Smoking Week;
  5. organize activities to promote connection to and within schools and school personnel;
  6. act as a resource person in the schools and provide in‑service training for school personnel and others;
  7. support and advise parent groups (i.e. presentations to PACs);
  8. act as a screening and referral agent;
  9. network and collaborate with community agencies/associated professionals to support youth
  10. healthy lifestyles initiatives;
  11. develop and implement on-going evaluation/outcome measurement procedures;
  12. attend primary prevention and health promotion related training, as approved by the Supervisor.


4) Committees:

  • Participate and attend relevant District and school committee meetings with approval



Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal records check
  • Valid Level 1 First Aid Certificate
  • Substance use training
  • Group facilitation experience
  • Ability to liaise with school staff
  • Familiar with working in a school setting
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License, with business insurance
  • Use of own vehicle with reimbursement
  • Clean Driver’s Abstract
  • Basic Computer Skills


Desired Requirements:

  • Specialized training and experience in Health Promotion and/or Community Development
  • Learning Disabilities training including ND-PAE, ADHD, Early Childhood Education, Special needs
  • Other certification in Recreations or Arts
  • Bronze Medallion or equivalent
  • Class 4 unrestricted license
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Send Cover Letter and Resume to:
Please quote “School – Based Prevention Coordinator” on your cover letter
and in the subject line of emails.
Resumes without cover letters will not be accepted.
Only those qualified for an interview will be contacted.
Contact Details:
Send Cover Letter and Resume to:
www:   pcrs.ca/our-jobs/school-based-health-promotion-prevention-coordinator/

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