“Healthy People, Healthy Places! The path to becoming a healthy community starts with community engagement, leadership, the development of a shared vision and community goal(s), effective planning, local government commitment, and collaborate use of internal and external resources.”
An exciting permanent full time Community Health Facilitator opportunity is available in Interior Health’s Healthy Communities Initiative at the Penticton Health Centre in sunny Penticton, B.C.
What will you work on?
The Healthy Communities Initiative aims to reduce the burden of chronic disease by working collaboratively with local governments in creating supportive environments for health. Key focus areas are: Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, Tobacco Reduction, Healthy Built Environment, and Priority Populations.
The Community Health Facilitator works with other Promotion and Prevention, Community Integrated Health Services and Interior Health staff to build multi-sector partnership structures to support baseline community assessments, community engagement and healthy community action planning. The Community Health Facilitator supports local governments and other community partners in the integration of health promotion and disease prevention evidence/best practice, and researches information into effective and efficient policy and practice, including the development of healthy living strategic plans.
The position of Community Health Facilitator offers:
• Supporting cross-portfolio capacity for collaborative work with local communities.
• Facilitating collaborative multi-sectoral partnerships.
• Supporting local governments and communities to mobilize around healthy community initiatives aimed at addressing risk factors for chronic disease.
• Identifying a baseline of current local actions that promote health.
• Facilitating the development of future actions.
• Assisting local government to access and interpret health data.
• Illustrating relevant evidence-based strategies based on the five pillars of BC Healthy Communities for improving specific chronic disease risk factors.
• Supporting communities in program/action evaluation planning.
• Ensuring good relationships are developed and sustained with local governments and stakeholders.
Shift types are days and shift times are from 08:30 to 16:30 hours.
Who are we looking for?
We are seeking a big picture thinker with a background in community development, who can analyse and figure out what is possible on the ground level. If you are a strong influencer, open and direct communicator, and strategic thinker, we would love to hear from you!
How will you create an impact?
Joining our IH team will allow you to challenge yourself professionally while enjoying all the personal pursuits available to you within this fantastic community.
Reasons to Apply at Interior Health... What we can do for you
We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package, recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary, and generous vacation entitlement after your first year of employment.
We offer a work environment conducive to growth and development of strong clinical skills. The opportunity to have a balanced lifestyle that allows you to maintain the quality of life you desire.
Come and join us! We are committed to team work, empowerment, innovation and quality. Our focus is on giving people room to grow, to make an impact in the lives of others.
Education, Training & Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in health, social sciences or management with content in health promotion, community development, population health and/or community capacity building.
Minimum of two years recent relevant experience (including experience with program evaluation), with a focus on facilitating integrated approaches to community health and well-being.
Current valid BC Driver’s License.
**Please upload a copy of your Bachelor’s degree and DL.
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.