Health Promotion Facilitator

Alberta Health Services - Slave Lake, AB (30+ days ago)

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Your Opportunity:
The Health Promotion Facilitator (HPF) works collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team and in consultation with the Manager to increase awareness of health issues through planning, implementation and the evaluation of Health Promotion activities throughout the North Zone. The HPF acts as a resource to the community as well as internal Program/Service staff to promote health and wellness initiatives, programs and activities that serve to empower citizens of the North Zone in taking greater control over factors that impact their health, lifestyles and wellness. Strategies include education, advocacy, resource management, capacity building, research, evaluation, social marketing, community development, public relations, policy development and proposal writing. Through use of diverse approaches the HPF enables communities to acquire skills and resources critical to healthier living. The HPF takes a population health approach in their day-to-day role by focusing on factors that enhance the health and well-being of the overall population, and by considering the social determinants of health such as culture, physical and social environments, income and social status, and education and literacy. The HPF views health as an asset for everyday living, not simply the absence of disease. The HPF participates in the facilitation and/or delivery of programming, services, initiatives and partnerships in the North Zone, all of which are centered on core health promotion topics that broadly include the areas of tobacco reduction and cessation, injury prevention, active living, healthy eating and cancer screening. In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.

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: Slave Lake HC Comm Hlth Promo
Primary Location: Slave Lake Comm/Mental Hlth
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 1.00
Posting End Date: 10-FEB-2020
Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
Date Available: 20-FEB-2020
Temporary End Date: 28-FEB-2021
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 4
Shifts per cycle: 20
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
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:
Experience working with communities or in a public health setting. Experience in the identification, development and/or implementation of health promotion/wellness programs, initiatives and strategies. Experience in utilizing computer and software on a day-to-day basis. Demonstrates skills in project planning, management and evaluation. Ability to work as part of a team with staff in the health promotion program and other programs within the area. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to function effectively within a dynamic work environment. Evidence of superior interpersonal and communication skills, community development program planning, advocacy, public relations and social marketing skills. Good understanding of health promotion and determinants of health, including theory, knowledge and practice. Superior organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities. Evidence of sound professional judgment, self-assurance, flexibility, creativity and initiative. Constructive imagination and ingenuity in work related situations. Strong commitment to maintenance and improvement of the health of citizens of the region. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:
As Required.