Job Posting #21871

Public Health - Summer Student - Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention Divsion

Closing Date:Fri., Feb. 22, 2019
Department:Public Health and Emerg Servs
Location:Headquarters Campbell East
Type:Temporary Full-Time
Union:CUPE 1757
Salary:$17.75 - $20.71 per hour
Work Hours:35 hrs / week

About Niagara Region

Serving a diverse urban and rural population of more than 430,000, Niagara Region is focused on building a strong and prosperous Niagara. Working collaboratively with 12 local area municipalities and numerous community partners, the Region delivers a range of high quality programs and services to support and advance the well-being of individuals, families and communities within its boundaries. Nestled between the great lakes of Erie and Ontario, the Niagara peninsula features some of Canada's most fertile agricultural land, the majesty of Niagara Falls and communities that are rich in both history and recreational and cultural opportunities. Niagara boasts dynamic modern cities, Canada's most developed wine industry, a temperate climate, extraordinary theatre, and some of Ontario's most breathtaking countryside. An international destination with easy access to its binational U.S. neighbour New York State, Niagara attracts over 14 million visitors annually, as well as a steady stream of new residents and businesses.


iagara Region currently has 3 openings for temporary, full-time Summer Students in our Public Health Department.

Positions are: Community outreach coordinator (2 positions) Tobacco Health Promotion Summer Student (1 position) These positions are available from May 1 - August 23, 2019 in our Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Division.

Summer students work in a wide variety of areas including Health Promotion Youth Engagement Data analysis Community outreach Community development Volunteer outreach and coordination Coordinating and attending community events Program Evaluation Report writing Hours of work for all positions are 35 hours/week Shifts will vary depending on the work and will include some weekends


Must be enrolled in/returning to full-time post-secondary students in September 2019 upon completion of summer employment


Strong understanding of health promotion Knowledge of Social Determinants of Health Good understanding of Niagara's health status Youth Engagement Principles Understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods


Customer service skills Ability to work as part of a team, as well as self-directed and/or with minimal supervision Computer skills Time management Verbal and written communication skills Ability to motivate and lead groups of youth Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills


he successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills and work well with individuals of all ages. He or she will be outgoing, understand youth engagement principles, and have an interest working with the community. The preferred candidate must be currently enrolled in post-secondary education. Volunteer management, coordination, and youth development skills required. Must possess excellent leadership, organization and time management skills

Special Requirements

Must be able to start full-time work by May 1, 2019 Must be able to work the hours and duration of work outlined in the posting Must be enrolled in/returning to full-time post-secondary studies September 2018 It is the employee's responsibility to possess and maintain a valid and restriction-free driver's license Access to a reliable vehicle for travel to various work locations

Closing Statement

We appreciate receipt of all applications however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be acknowledged.

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