Community Health Facilitator – Kelowna, B.C.

Community Health Facilitator – Kelowna, B.C.

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date January 6, 2021
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Kelowna, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Position Summary

“Healthy People, Healthy Places! The path to becoming a healthy community starts with community engagement, leadership, the development of a shared vision and community goal(s), effective planning, local government commitment, and collaborate use of internal and external resources.

An exciting Community Health Facilitator opportunity is available in Interior Health’s Healthy Communities Initiative. The Healthy Communities Initiative aims to reduce the burden of chronic disease by working collaboratively with local governments in creating supportive environments for health. Key focus areas are: Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, Tobacco Reduction, Healthy Built Environment, and Priority Populations.

This is a term specific full time position until March 31, 2022. This position is based from the Community Health & Services Centre in Kelowna but covers the Central Okanagan so there may be some flexibility on office location for the right candidate.

The Community Health Facilitator works with other Promotion and Prevention, Community Integrated Health Services and Interior Health staff to build multi-sector partnership structures to support baseline community assessments, community engagement and healthy community action planning. The Community Health Facilitator supports local governments and other community partners in the integration of health promotion and disease prevention evidence/best practice, and researches information into effective and efficient policy and practice, including the development of healthy living strategic plans.

The position of Community Health Facilitator offers:

  • Supporting cross-portfolio capacity for collaborative work with local communities.
  • Facilitating collaborative multi-sectoral partnerships.
  • Supporting local governments and communities to mobilize around healthy community initiatives aimed at addressing risk factors for chronic disease.
  • Identifying a baseline of current local actions that promote health.
  • Facilitating the development of future actions.
  • Assisting local government to access and interpret health data.
  • Illustrating relevant evidence-based strategies based on the five pillars of BC Healthy Communities for improving specific chronic disease risk factors.
  • Supporting communities in program/action evaluation planning.
  • Ensuring good relationships are developed and sustained with local governments and stakeholders.

Scheduled work is Monday to Friday Days (08:30 to 16:30) with understanding that some prescheduled meetings and/or events will fall outside of regular work hours (i.e. evenings, weekends).

We are seeking a big picture thinker with a background in community development, who can analyse and figure out what is possible on the ground level. If you are a strong influencer, open and direct communicator, and strategic thinker, we would love to hear from you!”

Come and join us! We are committed to team work, empowerment, innovation and quality. Our focus is on giving people room to grow, to make an impact in the lives of others.


Education, Training & Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in health, social sciences or management with content in health promotion, community development, population health and/or community capacity building.

Minimum of two years recent relevant experience (including experience with program evaluation), with a focus on facilitating integrated approaches to community health and well-being.

Current valid BC Driver’s License.

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