Job title: Youth Engagement Coordinator – Public Health

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority

Job description: ​Req ID: 181773
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Western Zone, Flexible Within Yarmouth/Digby/Shelburne Counties
Department: PH School
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: NSGEU Admin Professionals Position
Posting Closing Date: 3-Jul-24Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there’s a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with a Nova Scotia Health role means you’ll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.About the OpportunityYouth Engagement Coordinators are members of Public Health’s Healthy Communities team. Their role is to work with youth, adults, schools, youth-serving organizations, broader communities, and systems to strengthen skills, instincts, abilities, processes, and resources to support children and youth as change agents. They will empower communities and schools to meaningfully improve their health. Healthy Communities’ Youth Engagement Coordinators are initiators, innovators, and connectors.Youth Engagement Coordinators support youth engagement in Health Promoting Schools (HPS) partnerships with Regional Centres for Education. This extends out to the communities they serve. Youth Engagement Coordinators work closely with School Health Promoters, regional HPS teams, and many other partners to support schools and communities to implement school-based, as well as community-based, HPS and youth wellbeing action plans.These positions require a strong background in youth engagement, health promotion, understanding of comprehensive school health, community development, knowledge of the school system and a solid track record in building partnerships.About YouWe would love to hear from you if you have the following:

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  • Baccalaureate degree in Public Health, Health Promotion, Education, Community Youth Development, or other relevant field with relevant experience.
  • Masters’ degree preferred.
  • Minimum of two years related job experience.
  • Experience in working with youth including developing and implementing youth engagement, peer mentoring, and knowledge and skills building strategies.
  • Experience in planning, development, and evaluation of health promotion policies and programs.
  • Demonstrated understanding of a population health and health promoting schools approaches.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders using a variety of methods.
  • Demonstrated success in building strategic partnerships, networks, coalitions, and collaborative working relationships with a variety of internal and external partners to support HPS planning and work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary setting with a strong focus on school settings.
  • Demonstrated planning, organizational, and time management skills. Ability to deal with competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated judgment, decision making, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated negotiation and conflict management skills.
  • Demonstrated innovative systems thinking with an understanding of working with schools and communities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community development and mobilization.

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  • Demonstrated knowledge in organization and behavior change and social movement theory, theories of school change, critical analysis, strategic framing.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Exceptional time management and priority setting skills.
  • Travel will be required for this community-based position- a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required.
  • Competencies in other languages an asset

Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.Hours

  • Permanent Full Time/100% FTE / 70 Hours Bi-weekly

Compensation and Incentives$35.09- $44.10 HourlySuccessful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan. (Permanent Long Assignments Only)Once You’ve AppliedThank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.​This is a Admin Professionals bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.Follow Us!

Location: Yarmouth, NS

Job date: Thu, 20 Jun 2024 22:58:02 GMT