24th October 2016

BANA is hiring a part-time Health Educator (21 hours per week) to fulfill a 1 year contract position.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Health Educator is responsible for assisting the Health Promotion Manager in planning, organizing, directing and delivering all of the health promotion services at BANA. An aspect of the Health Educator’s role and responsibility is to assist with the volunteers.

Job Responsibilities and Duties

1. Assist with the Planning, Development, Organizing, and Delivery of Health Promotion Services
1.1 Represent the agency at health fairs, information booths, and Eating Disorder Awareness activities;
1.2 Conduct self-esteem workshops and media savvy workshops in area schools;
1.3 Assist the Health Promotion Manager with proposals for funding the position on an ongoing basis;
1.4 Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers;
1.5 Keep accurate records and statistics according to agency policy and procedures;

2. Recruit, Train And Supervise Volunteers
2.1 Maintain contacts in the community that might lead to potential funding and volunteer opportunities.
2.2 Provide training workshops, for volunteers
2.3 Supervise volunteers monthly as a group or on an individual basis to develop cohesiveness as a group, and to monitor individual goals and objectives.
2.4 Interview prospective volunteers, maintaining accurate and up to date records of attendance, job performance

Job Specifications of Health Educator

1. Spoken & Written Communication Skills
The Incumbent must possess the ability to clearly present information in verbal and written format in English, on prevention strategies for eating disorders; to be able to document activities and to influence and persuade others.
2. Tolerance of Ambiguity
The incumbent must be able to withhold actions or speech in the absence of important information; to deal with unresolved situations, frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
3. Coping Skills
The incumbent must possess a mature problem solving attitude while dealing with interpersonal conflict, hazardous conditions, difficult people, and hostility or time demands.
4. Assertiveness
The incumbent must be able to maturely express one’s feelings, opinions, in spite of disagreement; accurately communicate to others regardless of their status.
5. Policy & Procedures
The position requires relating to routine operations in a manner that is consistent with existing solutions to problems; conform to established policies and procedures; log work activities.
6. Interactional Skills
The incumbent must be able to communicate with others in a warm & helpful manner while simultaneously building credibility and rapport.
7. Organization & Planning
The incumbent must be able to schedule people or tasks; to develop realistic action plans while being sensitive to time constraints and resources.
8. Reading the System
The incumbent must be able to read and use the information about the organization’s climate and key individuals to accomplish legitimate organizational goals, because of the importance of timing, politics, and group processes in managing change.
9. Leadership
The incumbent must be able to influence the actions of others and opinion in a desired direction; to exhibit judgement in leading others to worthwhile objectives.
10. Education
The incumbent must possess a university degree from an accredited Canadian or equivalent university; at least six months of recent administrative experience in any of the related health, voluntary or social science sectors.

Resumes can be submitted to the attention of: Mia Tannous, Interim Health Promotion Manager via fax (519) 969-2112 or email to mia@bana.ca.
Deadline for submissions is August 4, 2014.
We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association is an equal opportunity employer.

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