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854 - PHF - Health Equity Health Equity and Indigenous Reconciliation - Health Promotion Specialist

355 Wellington St, London, ON N6A, Canada Req #438
Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Health Promotion Specialist, Indigenous Health (1 Permanent Full-Time)


The Middlesex-London Health Unit has an exciting opportunity for a permanent full-time Health Promotion Specialist, Indigenous Health to work on the Health Equity and Indigenous Reconciliation team in the Public Health Foundations division at the Citi Plaza location, London Ontario.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:    Under the direction of the Manager, Healthy Equity and Indigenous Reconciliation with matrix reporting to the Medical Officer of Health and the Chief Executive Officer, the incumbent will:


  • Coordinate and actively engage in refining and implementing all recommendations in MLHU’s Taking Action for Reconciliation Plan;
  • Contribute to a positive work environment, work collaboratively with others and establish positive and constructive internal and external working relationships, with a focus on engagement of local Indigenous populations, First Nations, and Indigenous-led organizations;
  • Provide consultative support to employees at all levels across the organization regarding Indigenous reconciliation and act a liaison where needed;
  • Develop and produce written materials and knowledge mobilization tools including but not limited to: reports, technical documents, scoping reviews, health communications, presentations, educational resources and literature reviews and analysis, etc.;
  • Implement project management tools and processes to organize and support project completion;
  • Assess and critically appraise evidence for health promotion action, healthy public policy options and health equity implications;
  • Conduct environmental scans, needs assessments, and situational assessments to identify community perspectives, assets, resources, challenges, and gaps;
  • Able to engage in culturally humble ways with partners and other relevant parties with the aim of enhancing collective capacity to address social determinants of health and Indigenous health;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.




  • Master’s degree in Health Promotion, Public Health, Behavioural Sciences, Education or related field; Candidates who have an equivalent level of expertise acquired through related employment experience and on-the-job training or alternative education may be considered in order to support Employment Equity. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of health promotion experience with demonstrated advanced skills in population and community health, health communications, and healthy public policy;
  • Advanced skills in applied health promotion, including policy development, community needs assessment, situational assessments, health communication, educational and skill building at individual, group and community levels, community development and mobilization, diversity and inclusion, continuous quality improvement, and healthy public policy development and implementation;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Extensive experience in community engagement, capacity building and community mobilization;
  • Understanding of and experience working with anti-racism, anti-oppression, de-colonization and culturally safe approaches, and in creating safe and inclusive environments for diverse populations;
  • Understanding of Indigenous history, colonization, racism, and Calls to Action;
  • Significant expertise and experience working with Indigenous people, First Nations, and Indigenous-led organizations; established relationships with local and/or regional Indigenous communities/organizations preferred;
  • Advanced interpersonal, presentation and written and oral communication skills with demonstrated experience creating project proposals, evidence briefs, technical documents and correspondence to communicate epidemiologic findings;
  • Demonstrated experience mobilizing committees and working groups to achieve measurable outcomes; and
  • Demonstrated application of health equity principles and theory, and experience in taking action to reduce health inequities.


The salary for this position ranges from $71,278.53 to $89,098.34 based on qualifications and experience.

 To apply to this position, please select “Apply Now” and submit a resume and cover letter as a single document by May 23, 2023. Please note: new applicants will need to create an online account to apply.

The Middlesex-London Health Unit is committed to equity in employment. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. Qualified applicants who identify as Indigenous will be given preference, in accordance with MLHU’s Reconciliation Plan and the special program provisions of the Human Rights Code. Candidates are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their cover letter, in a transparent manner, as part of the application process. When a candidate voluntarily discloses such information in their application, the information will be kept confidential and will be used only for the fulfillment of the purpose of the special hiring program. Disclosure and/or self-identification with an equity-seeking community will not lead to advantageous treatment of a candidate who is not qualified. 


We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Middlesex-London Health Unit; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  


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