Health Promotion Educator

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Posting #:AP 56/2013
Posted:Sep 25, 2013
Employment Status:Term Seasonal Part-Time (with possibility of renewal)
Faculty:Not Applicable
Department:Student Health Services
Grade:Job Group M
Salary Scale:$53,397 - $82,175 per annum* (effective July 1, 2013)
Hours of Work:(20 – 25 Hours/Week, 8.5 Months/Year)
Start:ASAP

Job Summary

Why Brock?
Our unique philosophy takes students beyond the pursuit of academic excellence. To achieve this philosophy we endeavour to take our employees beyond the pursuit of just a career. Brock is a place where left-brain and right-brain thinking come together. We encourage our employees to utilize their rational/analytical thinking in concert with their emotional/creative sides in order to have an engaging and rewarding career. We’re one of the fastest-growing universities in Ontario, with hundreds of millions of dollars committed to new construction and programs. We’re small enough to be intimate and big enough to attract world-class minds. Located at the centre of Canada's beautiful Niagara Peninsula, Brock offers an exciting work environment with strong undergraduate, graduate and interdisciplinary programs and a vigorous research culture. We are looking for qualified people who will bring their expertise and dedication in support of the University’s goals and objectives.

The Opportunity
Reporting to Director, Student Health Services (SHS), the Health Promotion Educator advocates health, health promotion and community development, in the best interest of students, while professionally representing Student Health Services. The incumbent identifies program priorities, provides leadership and support to Peer Health Promotion/Education teams, and manages the Health and Wellness Services Centre.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Researching and identifying public health issues and trends, and effective strategies to facilitate healthy behaviours by reviewing epidemiological, behavioural and socio-demographic data and reports
• Planning appropriate health promotion, educational and skill building programs
• Organizing and implementing campus-wide health promotion and education programs
• Overseeing peer health promotion programs and volunteer programs
• Delivering individual student health and wellness by hosting wellness sessions, providing electronic resources, referring students to resources on and off of campus
• Utilizing campus media and social media outlets to disseminate health information, programs and resources available
• Providing assistance to the SHS Clinical Staff with Health and Wellness Services including developing and updating resources available
• Developing and maintaining the Health Promotion, and Health and Wellness event website
• Engaging and cultivating a healthy campus with specific attention to increased positive mental health
• Engaging and collaborating with university departments to provide various health related services/resources and build partnerships with the mental health promotion team(s)
• Collaborating and partnering with faculty to assist in academic experiential learning and health promotion opportunities
• Engaging in health-related research, searching for research opportunities and collaborating on research projects on and off campus
• Contributing to policy development and advocacy
• Engaging in community liaison and partnerships
• Providing input into the development of annual operational plans for Brock health promotion activities and project budget for the overall program

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Public Health, Community Health , with over 3 years of related experience, including experience in health promotion, health education, and program evaluation
• Demonstrated experience planning, developing programs and evaluations, interviewing, training and working with budgets
• Applied knowledge of various health related topics e.g. sexual health, substance and addiction issues etc.
• Demonstrated knowledge of PIPEDA and PHIPA legislation
• Demonstrated Knowledge of physiological and cognitive development, including adolescent and young adult physiological and emotional development
• An understanding of the impact of various lifestyle choices on the mental health of students
• Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, and the proven ability to work with diverse groups in a compassionate and sensitive manner (e.g. cultural, religious, language and gender differences)
• Proven ability to motivate individuals and assist people in developing goals, priorities, interventions and evaluation methods
• Ability to advocate, build relationships with community members and disseminate behaviour change
• Strong research and analytical skills (e.g. literature search, evaluating reputable resource materials and websites)
• Ability to make assessments based on medical knowledge
• Strong initiative, creativity, judgment, organizational, time management and the proven ability to multi-task, be flexible and meet critical deadlines
• Experience working with young adults (an asset)

Notes

Applicants are invited to email a resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, by applying online below by October 10, 2013.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.
We appreciate all applications received; however, we will contact only those candidates selected for an interview.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measure will be addressed confidentially.

*The salary range indicated is representative of all positions evaluated at this level. Actual salary is determined by examining related skills, experience, budgetary restrictions and both internal and external equity comparators.

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