Reporting to the Manager, Health Communications, and working closely with the physician lead, the Health Promotion Specialist will be responsible for cultivating and maintaining an effective partnership between Toronto Public Health (TPH) and physicians in Toronto. The incumbent will develop all aspects of social marketing campaigns and educational products aimed at physicians. The Health Promotion Specialist:
- Provides expert advice and consultation to Toronto Public Health front line staff, the Board of Health, external groups and the general public on health issues
- Assesses community needs and analyzes information with respect to public health issues
- Develops, plans, implements and evaluates community-based initiatives by applying health promotion strategies such as community mobilization, advocacy, healthy public policy and health education
- Collaborates with Public Health program staff in strategic and operational planning for Public Health programs
- Analyzes information and provides advice to staff in the review and analysis of programs, projects and new priorities in setting goals and objectives. Drafts and revises related program plans, policies and procedures
- Develops, implements and evaluates divisional programs and projects
- Promotes the implementation of municipal, provincial and federal legislation and strategies
- Develops public health issues-related policy recommendations, e.g. by-laws, legislation for consideration at the municipal, provincial and federal levels
- Develops and facilitates in-service training, staff orientation and staff development programs. Drafts, revises and/or recommends teaching manuals and resource materials for the public and divisional staff
- Makes presentations to the public, community and media, and answers inquiries from the public. Liaises with interested external groups
- Develops and coordinates communication plans and social marketing strategies for programs and services including issues management, media relations and advertising campaigns
- Plans, develops, implements, coordinates and evaluates programs and services as directed, e.g. community forum workshops, press conferences, in-house newsletters, media campaigns, Annual Report, press releases
- Researches and writes position papers, reports and correspondence for the division
- Collaborates on applied public health research and field study
- Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, etc.
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
- A Master’s in Public Health or Social Sciences or related area, or an equivalent combination of a baccalaureate degree and extensive experience relevant to the primary duties of the position.
- Experience in developing communication strategies aimed at physicians.
- Experience with project management, conducting research and making presentations.
- Experience in the development, planning and implementation of training and/or education sessions.
- Experience in web content management and web editing, event planning coordination; familiarity with continuing medical education event accreditation and stakeholder engagement.
You must also have:
- Knowledge of Public Health’s programs, services and legislation would be considered an asset.
- Strong knowledge of traditional and new media technologies, trends and best practices.
- Knowledge of risk communications and the management of sensitive issues.
- Strong marketing skills specifically to the health industry.
- Well developed written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
- Good computer skills in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Access.
- Possession of a valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License and access to a vehicle.
- Ability to work flexible hours, which may include on-call, overtime, evenings and weekends.
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