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Advisor, Healthy Settings (full Time)

Full Time
6 days ago
If you are looking for friendly, supportive staff, work life balance and affordable living this may be just the opportunity that will take your career to a new level.

The Advisor, Healthy Settings functions as a subject matter expert in the development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of strategies to foster healthy place-based initiatives within a Health Service Delivery Area (HSDA) in the Northern Health (NH) region. Healthy Settings work is premised on community participation, partnerships, empowerment, cultural safety, and health equity. In keeping with the Ottawa Charter, health promotion strategies seek to 1) strengthen community action; 2) build healthy public policy; and 3) create supportive healthy, sustainable built and natural environments. The incumbent:
• Uses population health, health promotion, and participatory community development approaches to engage and support a broad range of internal and external partners.
• Provides guidance, advice, and support to build and link coalitions and networks focused on community-identified goals such as community food security, safe communities, social inclusion, health equity, injury prevention, commercial tobacco reduction, mental wellness, physical activity, and environmental sustainability.
• Links these networks and coalitions with NH initiatives and subject matter experts.
• Supports the initiation, coordination and integration of healthy place-based approaches in program and service strategies across all sectors of NH.
• Participates in community engagement processes undertaken by NH, encouraging grassroots involvement by community partners.

Fort St. John is located above the Peace River Valley, and has a diverse population of 21,000 (2021)and serves an area of approximately 69,000. The friendly, small town feel comes with big city amenities and a vibrant arts community. Check out Fort St. John for more information on what this energetic community has to offer.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• "Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

• Master's degree in a health-related field with content in population health/health promotion, community development, and/or project management.
• A minimum of five (5) years of related experience, including demonstrated success managing, coordinating and/or acting as an effective catalyst for innovative, collaborative, social and/or environmental change initiatives involving diverse participants.
• Or, an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated leadership, strategic planning, innovation, and responsiveness.
• Demonstrated creativity, flexibility, and ability to manage change, resolve conflicts, and motivate others.
• Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills and experience with a variety of communication media and modalities.
• Demonstrated success brokering knowledge and resources for population health promotion/healthy settings initiatives.
• Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver community engagement initiatives, including the facilitation of group processes.
• Demonstrated cultural safety pertaining to Indigenous peoples.
• Class 5 driver's license.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.