Health Promotion Specialist / Community Health Ambassador
Indus Community Services Halton / Peel area
Mississauga & Brampton
closed 6 days ago (Mon, 18 Oct) full time - term / contract
• $26.00 per hour
Job Position: Health Promotion Specialist / Community Health Ambassador
Department: Health Services
Status: 35 hours per week Until March 31st, 2022 with the possibility of an extension
Location: Mississauga & Brampton
Compensation: $26.00 per hour
Indus Community Services is an accredited, not-for-profit community benefit organization that has served local communities for over three decades. We are a registered charity, supported by our donors and by all three levels of government. Through our professional staff, we are a leader in the provision of culturally responsive services to newcomers, families, women and seniors.
Vision: To be leaders in building strong and inclusive communities. Mission: We are a community benefit organization focused on building resilient and healthy communities by offering person-centered, anti-oppressive programs and services.
Under the general guidance of the Manager – Health Promotion Programs, the incumbent will provide culturally specific community outreach, education, information and promote awareness and safety including supporting COVID-19 outreach, education and vaccination promotion initiatives.
Responsibilities and Duties: (but not limited to)
Assist in the development and delivery of a variety of health promotion programs/initiatives within the community and internal programs including the agency’s current focus on COVID-19 outreach and education and vaccination promotion initiatives.
Coordinate a range of health promotion events and activities to engage and educate the community, including seniors and their caregivers.
Create, develop and maintain a range of online resources/media related to health promotion.
Assist in the development of an ongoing social media presence promoting community health and wellness.
Facilitate a range of health promotion workshops/ information sessions (in-person and online) within the community and with religious organizations, schools, community groups, seniors’ groups etc.
Assist in developing and maintaining community partnerships and corporate collaborations to promote and enhance health promotion programing and services.
Conduct research, identify emerging trends and best practices, and make recommendations to ensure health promotion activities meet the needs of the community and clients.
Refer community members to appropriate resources and supports within Indus and the community.
Prepare and submit statistical and progress reports as required.
Ensure effective communication with all program participants, caregivers, staff, student placements and volunteers.
Train and supervise volunteers and oversee student placements as assigned.
Participate in staff and team meetings, and professional development opportunities as required.
Adopt safe work practices, reporting unsafe conditions immediately.
Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications and Skills:
Post-Secondary education in health promotion, health studies and/or health sciences and prior experience in health promotion, community engagement, health communication, policy development, planning, implementation and evaluation is required.
Demonstrated ability in identifying priorities for targeted health promotion initiatives by applying epidemiological, behavioural and socio-demographic data.
Critical understanding of theoretical approaches and determinants of health strategies required for health promotion activities and interventions.
Strong understanding of institutional and other systemic barriers and how they impact individuals/communities and access to services.
Experience developing and delivering presentations and workshops to diverse audiences.
Experience with developing plans to implement program goals, objectives, evaluation, and implementation steps.
Demonstrated ability conducting research, evaluations and assessments, including analysis of statistical data and trends.
Well-developed research, reasoning, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Strong knowledge and understanding of community resources of the Region of Peel.
Ability to mobilize people at the grassroots; strong networking skills.
Sensitivity to people from different socio-economic backgrounds with an equity lens.
Self-directed, self-motivated, with a positive attitude and works independently as well as collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team setting, and with community and corporate partners.
Ability to prioritize, multi-task and adjust to shifting priorities.
Excellent time management, organizational skills and data/record keeping.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to express ideas effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to communicate in a second language an asset (Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Arabic, Dari, Pashto).
Must be Proficient in MS Office Applications; Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and Internet and databases.
A high degree of conflict management skills to effectively deal with others in hostile situations, using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict.
Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and from any Indus work-site and within the community.
Valid Driver’s License with reliable transportation is required.
Successful candidates must provide current CPR and First aid certification and a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check prior to commencing employment.
It is a condition of employment that employees provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start date of employment. Applicants who have appropriate written proof of a medical reason, or a reason pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code, for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may provide such documentation to the Human Resources department. Such situations will be considered on a case-by-case basis in compliance with Indus' legal obligations.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their application, including a complete resume of qualifications and experience, electronically to by 12:00pm, October 18th, 2021. Please ensure your application email has the subject heading of “HPS/CHA” - (insert your name)’
This job posting is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Indus Community Services is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse populations we serve. We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements, please advise Human Resources during the recruitment process. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.
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Contact Details Vinitha Miranda, Director - Human Resources & Strategic Development
Indus Community Services, 3038 Hurontario Street, Suite 206, Mississauga, ON 905-275-2369
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