Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Tobacco Reduction Coordinator - Bachelor’s Degree

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Tobacco Reduction Coordinator (Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field, social sciences, education, management)
    Work Site:Tobacco Reduction - Powell River Health Unit 
    Status: Regular Part Time (0.4 FTE)
    Start Date: As soon as possible
    Salary: $30.75 - $38.33 per hour
    Hours: 0830 - 1630, with Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays off
    Reference#: 121725-cye




    On the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, where endless green mountains meet sheltered Pacific Ocean waters, Powell River provides a stimulating blend of outdoor adventure and cultural amenities. Originally founded as a resource extraction centre - once home to the world's largest pulp and paper mill - Powell River now offers adventurers countless opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, golfing, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, and scuba diving. This area is host to world-class art galleries, tremendous dining opportunities, and memorable events and festivals.

    On the doorstep of both Vancouver and Vancouver Island, the Powell River region offers an array of experiences for travelers of all kinds, no matter the season. Experience the legendary Sunshine Coast Trail and Powell Forest Canoe Route, rock-climb the Eldred Valley, snowshoe in the Knuckleheads; this is the adventure destination you've long been waiting for.


    Reporting to the Supervisor, Tobacco Reduction and to the Regional Manager, Health Protection and local Medical Health Officer (MHO), and working collaboratively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team using a Best Practices approach, the Tobacco Reduction Coordinator (TRC) is responsible for leading the Tobacco Reduction Strategy for a geographic portion of VCH. This may include the entire health authority for some initiatives and includes all health care sectors - Public Health, Acute Care, Community Care, Long Term Care, and Mental Health/Addictions. The TRC oversees tobacco and vapour product reduction in the areas of prevention, protection and cessation. The TRC determines the need for programs, and plans, implements, and evaluates these programs. The programs are directed towards health promotion and acute/chronic disease prevention. The targets are the general population as well as high risk groups. The TRC will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to address behavioural risk factors (tobacco and vapour product use) that cause chronic disease and further a population health approach to promoting health and reducing the burden of chronic disease.


    Education & Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in a health-related, social sciences, education, management or equivalent field.
    • Minimum of 3 years work experience in tobacco dependence treatment, health promotion, population health, community development, community capacity building and evaluation, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
    • Valid B.C. Driver's License. Local area travel requires the use of a personal vehicle for which mileage reimbursement is paid.
    • Criminal Records review required.

    Knowledge & Abilities

    • Considerable understanding and skills in applying the principles of health promotion, community development, population health, adult education, and the social determinants of health.
    • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to facilitate change and professional development with staff.
    • Understanding of tobacco and vapour product use and related health issues an asset.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
    • Proven ability to work independently and to develop/maintain collaborative working relationships within a multi-disciplinary service delivery model.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and ability in facilitation, mediation, conflict resolution techniques, and problem solving skills.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of project management methodology and/or project planning.
    • Demonstrated organizational ability to independently manage/prioritize a workload in an environment subject to changing deadlines and interruptions.
    • Demonstrated abilities in the area of clinical practice, including education, public speaking, advocacy, research, consultation evaluation, and surveillance.
    • Proven ability in dealing with a wide variety of situations and responsibilities requiring initiative and professional judgement.
    • Ability to deal tactfully/effectively with co-workers, public and staff from other agencies.
    • Demonstrated ability to operate current computer programs.
    • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

    The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

    ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

    Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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