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"Healthier YOU" Program Coordinator (Hamilton)

Application Deadline: 
07/26/2019
Posting Date: 
07/11/2019
Organization: 
De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre

"Healthier YOU" Program Coordinator (Hamilton)
Reports to the Healthy Living Manager
Salary Range: $43,000 to $48,000

INTRODUCTION:
The Healthier YOU Program strives to increase healthy eating practices and an increase in fitness activities in the urban Aboriginal community of Hamilton. By also providing culturally appropriate programming, the HY Coordinator will reach community members in promoting healthy lifestyles. The program will utilize a variety of interconnected health promotion and disease prevention strategies.

The Healthier YOU Program provides resources and activities for community members to build knowledge and make healthy lifestyle choices. The Healthier YOU Coordinator will utilize a variety of interconnected cultural, health promotion and disease prevention strategies to help community members with smoking cessation, promoting the education about diabetes, and offering programming that will prevent the development of diabetes and/or the risk of complications.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Healthier YOU Project Coordinator will:

Organizational/Clerical:

  1. Maintain statistical data and contact information in our circle of care context.
  2. Be responsible for providing statistical reports and the data entry required through our Electronic Medical Records.
  3. Prepare program reports as required.
  4. Develop and administer program evaluation methods such as questionnaires, surveys, interviews and observations.

Delivery of Health Programs

  1. Network with key stakeholders within the community.
  2. Develop and deliver wholistic smoking cessation strategies and healthy eating programs/workshops for: Smoke Free Ontario, Diabetes Prevention and Healthy Eating Active Living programming.
  3. Provide smoking cessation services such as individual counseling, as well as other resources.
  4. Promote program at agency health fairs and school health fairs in both Hamilton and Brantford that have a high Aboriginal population.
  5. Design and deliver culture-based programming for the promotion on health.
  6. Develop culturally appropriate resources and promotional materials.
  7. Provide services and resources that help community members maintain healthy weights through physical activity programming and nutrition-based programming.
  8. Provide recreational, health promotions programming for the whole family.

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  1. Post secondary diploma or degree in a health / social sciences / social services related field from a recognized University or College.
  2. Having received TEACH training is a desired asset.

Experience:

  1. Proficiency in health program development, design, implementation and evaluation.
  2. 1 to 3 years of related experience of progressive responsibility.
  3. Experience in community health planning and/or health promotion.
  4. Proficiency in the use of personal computers, word processing and database software.
  5. Experience with counseling or group facilitation is a desired asset.

Knowledge/Abilities/Personal Suitability:

  1. Excellent organizational and problem solving skills.
  2. Valid class G driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  3. Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work alone and in a multi-disciplinary team.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal traditional ways and culture, or a willingness to learn.
  6. Energetic, outgoing and a dedication to service.
  7. Willingness to undergo training as specified by supervisor.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: humanresources@dahac.ca

or

Attention: Human Resources
Aboriginal Health Centre
678 Main Street East
Hamilton ON L8M 1K2

Nya:weh / Miigwetch to all applicants

Only those selected for interviews will be contacted

Deadline to Apply: Friday, July 26, 2019 At 4:00 p.m.

Please note that ONLY complete applications with cover letter will be considered.

Preference is given to equal candidates of Indigenous Decent.

De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre has developed a compensation philosophy that will allow the organization to retain, motivate and develop talented people who share our values and contribute to our success.

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