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JOB TITLE: Health Promoter – Needs Assessment
JOB #: 2020-0031
Status: Contract, 2 months between June – August (flexible start time, depending on the hiring date of the candidate)
Hours: 35 hours/week
Benefits and eligibility: 4% in lieu of vacation pay
Pay scale: $34.604-$40.711/hour
Application deadline: Friday, June 5, 2020 at 4:00pm
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This position is a brief two month contract position to conduct a community-wide needs assessment across the PQ catchment area focusing on the current state of the community in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Building upon an initial Needs Assessment conducted between March – May 2020, The Health Promoter will be a member of the Community Health Department will work with the Health Promotion team, Community Houses, Employment Services and Pathways to Education teams as well as the other PQ departments to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment to support next steps in service delivery as part of a phased response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
The Health Promoter team within the Community Health Department takes the lead in coordination of community development and health promotion strategies across the department and supports strategic level health promotion and community development. Health Promoters are team leaders on the Community Health Team supporting needs assessment, evaluation, diversity and/or civic engagement.
Adhering to Health Promotion best practices, the Health Promoter-Needs Assessment contract will develop a framework, manage all aspects of the project and write a final report with updated findings of the needs of the residents within our catchment. This information will help guide programming delivered across the Community Health Department, as we look forward to a resumption of services.
The Health Promoter is responsible for project management which includes oversight of all aspects of conducting a comprehensive needs assessment focused on the residents of the PQ catchment. The Health Promoter conducts community needs assessments and coordinates, develops, implements, monitors and evaluates all aspects of this project.
Job Specific Responsibilities
Community Development and Community Engagement:
Develops and implements community development and health promotion strategies that contribute to strengthening individuals and communities.
Engages the community with a focus on priority populations to identify issues and solutions while promoting community ownership of decisions which build resident and community capacity.
Supports the development of community led groups with a focus on capacity building to respond to community issues.
Conducts community needs assessments and/or research to identify and understand the community to inform planning of local initiatives and strategies.
Acts as a resource person to community members and provides links to resident-led groups, agencies and broader community resources.
Promotes the development of leadership and advocacy skills amongst members of the community.
Promotes social awareness; supports the community to facilitate the formation of lobbying groups and coalitions.
Assists in implementing conflict resolution methods and supports the coordination of crisis responses.
Program and Project Management:
Writes and develops funding proposals to respond to community identified priorities.
Supports the development, implementation and evaluation of health promotion resources/materials.
Supports the implementation of community development and health promotion frameworks/trends within the community and amongst centre staff.
Responsible for supervision, evaluation and support to direct reports within the program as per policies and procedures of the Centre.
Oversee recruitment processes of direct reports, including hiring and onboarding.
Provides support and assistance to volunteers and/or placement students.
Identify and oversee staff development and training needs.
Consults with the Community Health Services Director on significant human resources issues.
Finance and Administration:
Monitors program budgets and approves routine expenditures within the approved program operating budgets.
Ensures funder protocols and systems are in place for smooth service functioning.
Ensures routine information related to payroll, benefits, leave, are provided to finance and human resources to support administration.
Supports centre-wide data collection and reporting to inform strategic directions.
Develops and implements evaluations as per funder requirements.
Supports research initiatives as required.
Maintains an awareness of current broad issues affecting the field of Health Promotion/Community Development.
Comprehensive Needs Assessment:
Conducts a community-wide needs assessment.
Collaborates with Community Health Department program staff to develop process to collect data from programs to inform assessment of needs.
Manages all aspects of the project including data collection, collaboration with stakeholders, residents, and program staff, development of a final report.
Conducts a needs assessment using an evidence based framework supported by Health Promotion best practices.
Works closely with PQCHC staff to develop integrated strategies to resource community members.
Develops and submits a report detailing the findings of the needs assessment.
Graduate degree in health or social sciences or an equivalent combination of education and significant related experience.
Experience in conducting formal community-wide needs assessments, program management, data analysis, evaluation and report writing.
Three to five years experience in community development/health promotion.
Working knowledge of community development values, principles and the political process.
Experience with and sensitivity to minority groups, people of different age and income groups and an awareness of the issues that affect these groups.
Proven abilities in the area of community organizing, conflict resolution, and advocacy.
Knowledge of English essential; knowledge of French a definite asset; other languages an asset.
Proficiency in use of computers and various software applications.
Ability to work from home required.
Previous community development experience required, preferred experience within the catchment region of PQ.