Health Promotion Facilitator

Alberta Health Services - Calgary, AB (14 months ago)

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Your Opportunity:
Are you passionate about improving the health of young Albertans through application of evidence to develop programs, strategies and initiatives that build social competence, critical thinking and decision making skills to enable youth to make healthy choices? The Program Consultant role is responsible for furthering youth prevention/engagement work for the Provincial Tobacco Reduction Program (TRP). The Provincial TRP, within the Chronic Disease Prevention and Oral Health portfolio under Healthy Living - Population, Public and Indigenous Health, supports implementation of the Alberta Health Tobacco Reduction Strategy. The incumbent will need a solid understanding of relevant literature, evidence and best practice approaches for prevention of youth substance use, particularly tobacco and tobacco-like products. These approaches should include youth-engagement counter marketing, mentorship and development of tools. The role is required to engage with a variety of stakeholders within AHS; i.e. Comprehensive School Health, Addiction Prevention; CDPOH, Healthy Families/Children; ACPLF; and external to AHS: Alberta Education, community representatives, school districts, youth groups and vendors. The lens of health equity and social determinants of health is to be applied to all work. Additional responsibilities in support of zone and/or Provincial TRP work may also be assigned. The incumbent acts independently, adheres to AHS code of conduct, uses strong written and verbal communication skills, make decisions and demonstrates sensitivity, discretion and tact. Although posting states Calgary, the location is negotiable within the province. NOTE: The TRP focuses on commercial tobacco and tobacco like products, and is not referring to traditional/sacred tobacco.

As a Health Promotion Facilitator I, you will assist communities to be healthier through mentoring, advocacy and education. You will link individuals and/or communities to relevant health resources within the region or province and work with community partners to access, plan, implement and evaluate health promotion strategies. You will participate in special studies and/or research projects and review health-related data and identify trends relative to population health and at risk groups. You will facilitate the development and/or implementation of program specific guidelines in partnership with other stakeholders. You will plan, develop and facilitate workshops, seminars and presentations for staff and communities. You will prepare work plans, budgets and year end reports and provide input for departmental goals and strategies.

Classification: Health Promotion Facilitator
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: PHP Addiction Prev Prov
Primary Location: Southport
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 1.00
Posting End Date: 17-JUL-2019
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Date Available: 05-AUG-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $36.96
Maximum Salary: $49.15
Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required

Required Qualifications:
Completion of bachelor's degree in Health Promotion, Health Sciences, Health Education or a related field.

Additional Required Qualifications:
Minimum of two years' experience in health promotion/tobacco reduction. Broad knowledge in tobacco control, including strategies and best practice in prevention, cessation and policy development. In depth knowledge of evidence based youth prevention/engagement approaches. Facilitation and/or coordination experience in project planning, execution, reporting, monitoring, and evaluation.

Preferred Qualifications:
Certified Tobacco Educator (CTE) credential is an asset. Project management training and experience is an asset.