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Health Promoter - Full-time, Bilingual  

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Status 1.0 FTE, 35 hours/week  
Category Health Promotion  
Open Date 9/21/2020  
Close Date 9/30/2020  

The Health Promoter 1 is responsible for working within the frameworks of community development and health promotion with individuals and families to assist and/or support action on community issues and is responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of programs that assist community members in our catchment area. The programs and activities are developed on a centre-wide basis, using a collaborative model among all Carlington teams. This work is undertaken with a Population Health Framework that embodies the determinants of health. The Health Promoter 1 may have lead responsibility for specific areas of focus, depending on operational requirements.

Program-Related Activities

  • Engages with 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..
  • Performs community needs assessments and coordinates, develops, implements, monitors, and evaluates community programs.
  • Develops and provides health information in a variety of communication forms (e.g., newspapers, resource packages, press releases)
  • Prepares written reports and grant proposals for programs in identified areas.
  • Promotes leadership development and capacity-building among community members, to assist in recognition, analysis, and response to issues affecting them.
  • Promotes awareness of social and poverty issues and advocates on behalf of community members affected by those issues.
  • Promotes community action, cooperation, and communication amongst community groups.
  • Develops new programs and services as required.
  • Participates in city-wide and provincial consultations and initiative.
  • Acts as a resource to and advocate for individuals, groups, and the community.
  • Engages in outreach activities to reach isolated community members and link them with appropriate supports.
  • Performs activities with community members to identify community issues and develop, implement, monitor and evaluate strategies and programs to meet community needs.
  • Organizes and/or facilitates workshops and programs on priority health issues for community members.
  • Supports the development, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion programs and resources.
  • Ensures accountability by providing statistics and reports of activities, as required, and by keeping client records, as required, within the safeguard of confidentiality.
  • Acts as a resource to and advocate for individuals, groups and the community.
  • Participates in the selection, orientation and supervision of volunteers as applied to program related activities.
  • Supervises students in practicum placements as required.
Position Requirements


  • Graduate degree from a recognized university in a relevant discipline or equivalent combination of undergraduate degree and significant experience in health promotion and/or community development.
  • May require specialized training in a specific area of focus.

Professional experience

  • Three to five years full-time health promotion experience in a community setting.
  • Experience liaising with community groups and associations; specific knowledge of the CCHC service area an asset.
  • May require specialized experience in a specific area of focus.
  • Experience in advocacy on client-focused, community issues.
  • Experience with chronic disease prevention and management is an asset.
  • Experience in program development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation for programs of a multi-disciplinary nature, including experience with statistical analysis (quantitative and qualitative).
  • Experience writing successful funding proposals.
  • Experience working with low-income, high-needs, newcomer, and a variety of multicultural communities
  • Experience in a non-profit, community-based organization.

Key Competencies

  • Demonstrated experience in, and commitment to, community-based health care, and feminist and culturally sensitive practice
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of community resources.
  • Ability to mobilize people at the grassroots; strong networking skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Knowledge of and experience with group dynamics, group facilitation, and small group development.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of computers and various software applications, including Microsoft Office programs, client database software, and electronic record keeping in a client services setting

Linguistic Profile

  • This position falls within Carlington CHC’s designation under the French Language Services Act of Ontario.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in French is required at Level (Advanced) for oral expression/comprehension and Level (Intermediate+) for written expression.
  • Fluency in another language relevant to our client population is an asset.

Personal Suitability

  • Sensitivity to the needs of marginalized and diverse clientele.
  • Commitment to health promotion concepts, strategies, and philosophy.
  • Commitment to community-based health care and social services, and strength-based philosophy and practices.


  • Availability to work evenings and weekends if required.
  • A valid drivers licence and access to a vehicle.
Salary Range $31.42/hour - $36.97/hour  
Reports to Director of Health Promotion & Counselling  
Position Health Promoter 1  
Post Internal Days 0  
Created By Brittany Bourdon  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number HEA-20-00003  
Location 900 Merivale and Community locations  
About the Organization Carlington Community Health Centre is a non-profit organization that puts today's most pressing health care challenges at the heart of their service delivery. We turn to the best professionals and employees to help improve the health and well-being of our community. We build trusting relationships with our clients and deliver quality services through a wide range of health and social services to parents and children, youth and teens, adults, and seniors.

We look to help community members resolve problems and advance concerns in the community by providing organizational support and advocacy assistance to local groups and associations.

Our mission is to improve, support and promote the health and well-being of the people and diverse communities we serve!
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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