Nova Scotia Health is on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs they operate across the province. They are the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia with specialized services offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. They provide 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 is offering an exciting opportunity for a Health Promoter to join their team. The Health Promoter works with community partners across multiple levels to take action and advocate for policy and system change to create supportive social, economic, and physical environments that protect and promote health. The Health Promoter focuses on upstream determinants and applies comprehensive, evidence-informed strategies. They provide leadership and advanced knowledge in health promotion and community development theory and practice, promoting and supporting the development of policies and physical, social and built environments to reduce health inequities, address the determinants of health, and prevent chronic disease and injury. The Health Promoter shares a core set of public health attitudes and values, applies core competencies to all of their work, and is accountable for providing competent, safe, and ethical professional practice.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion or other relevant field, plus 3-5 years of community-based/Public Health experience; OR a Master’s degree in Public Health/Health Promotion and 1-2 years of community-based/Public Health experience. Recent experience in advocating for healthy public policies at a local or provincial level, initiating, establishing and mobilizing multi-sector partnerships, and gathering and analyzing information to identify public health issues is required. The candidate must demonstrate success in building strategic partnerships, networks, coalitions, and collaborative working relationships with various internal and external partners to support healthy community work. In addition, they should have an understanding of a population-based approach, community development, and health equity. The candidate must also demonstrate the core competencies for public health and knowledge of the Health Protection Act and other relevant regulations, legislation, and acts. Travel will be required, so a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle are needed. Competencies in other languages, especially French, are an asset.
This is a permanent full-time position, with 75 hours bi-weekly. The compensation and incentives offered are $31.20 – $39.40 hourly. 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 they serve. They encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, or 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify. If you are interested in this position, please ensure that your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.