Job Posting 99516

Health Promoter
Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre
Toronto Metro area
1229 Queen Street West
closes in 40 days (Fri, 5 Apr)
full time  •  $65,923 to $77,048 per annum

Health Promoter
Full-Time Regular Position (35 hours/week), Bargaining Unit - UFCW Local 175

Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre (PQWCHC) is a dynamic, community-based health care organization that has historically served mid-west downtown Toronto, and now provides outreach services to across the entire city. Offering a broad range of services, including primary health care, dental care, harm reduction, health promotion, counselling, and community development programming, we are also committed to serving people who face barriers to health care, and we strive to reduce these barriers. PQWCHC is a multi-sited organization.

General Responsibilities:  

The Health Promoter works to enhance the health of community members through educational and prevention strategies, program development, and advocacy and engagement approaches in order to reduce inequities in the determinants of health.  Working both independently and collaboratively with staff, community partners, and clients, the health promoter employs adult education strategies, community development techniques, and program planning, implementation and evaluation research methods.  This position will focus primarily on seniors and other priority populations challenged by social isolation and access to care barriers. 

 

Accountability:  

The Health Promoter is accountable to the Director of Health Promotion and Community Engagement.  

 

Specific Responsibilities:  

  • Works with community-based groups to identify the health related needs and capacities of residents in the surrounding community and among priority populations and emerging population needs.  
  • Works with staff, partner agencies and community members to establish priority issues and identifies appropriate strategies to respond to these issues. 
  • Develops partnerships and prepares grant applications to support new and ongoing programs and initiatives related to health promotion needs.  
  • Facilitates / co-facilitates groups and community initiatives. 
  • Assists in the development of projects and initiatives that help clients and community to increase control over and to improve their health. 
  • Acts as a resource to task groups and committees on issues related to the PQWCHC’s priority populations. 
  • Helps reduce barriers to good health by advocating for affordable, equitable and obtainable services and the development of healthy public policies. 
  • Provides educational presentations and workshops for clients and community agencies. 
  • Supports the advancement of strategic initiatives within the organization with a lens to reduced inequities and increased access to care. 
  • Designs and carries out needs assessments, focus groups, surveys and program evaluations in collaboration with staff, etc.    
  • Assists external groups to carry out approved research activities and quality improvement activities. 

 

Qualifications: 

  • Graduate degree from a recognized university in a relevant discipline, or combination of undergraduate degree and significant related experience. 
  • Three to five years health promotion experience in a community setting. 
  • Experience in program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. 
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and group facilitation skills. 
  • Experience working with marginalized and isolated communities, particularly seniors.  
  • Proficiency in the use of computers, ability to use Microsoft Office suite and databases. 
  • Proficiency in the use of relevant software including Nightingale on Demand is an asset. 
  • Ability to speak a second language, preferably Hungarian, Tibetan, or Spanish is an asset.

 

  • Compensation: $65,923 to $77,048 per annum, plus Group Benefits and HOOPP (Health Care of Ontario Pension Plan)

If you are interested in joining in a creative and dedicated team to, we want to hear from you! Applicants, please send your resume and cover letter in a single document (MS Word or PDF format only). Please apply using the form at the bottom of the PQWCHC employment page: https://pqwchc.org/contact/employment/

 

Job ID: 2024-022


Please also note that the successful candidate will be required to provide a police vulnerable sector check as a condition of employment, however strong consideration is made to the type of offense. Employment is conditional upon having had a full series of COVID-19 vaccinations (2 doses, plus a booster within the past 6-12 months) 14 days before starting employment.  

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