Home office - located in Northern BC
Temporary Part Time (3 years/ 26.25 hours per week)
The Workplace Facilitator, WOW is responsible for working with businesses to implement a tailored workplace wellness program as part of the WOW Project. This position will also work closely with the Project Coordinator, WOW and the Director of WellnessFits to:
- Increase awareness, education and access to appropriate health promotion resources in predominantly male workplaces in Northern British Columbia, as identified in the WOW project goals.
- Adapt and support comprehensive workplace wellness programs in predominantly male workplaces in Northern British Columbia. Provide opportunities for employees to engage in wellness activities and to increase employer capacity to implement wellness programs; specifically through changes in policy, practice and environment.
1. Implements Working on Wellness program in participating organizations
- Recruit potential workplaces to the program.
- Nurture relationships and build partnerships with participating businesses.
- Assess the organization’s readiness to participate. Formalize agreements to participate.
- Implement focus group sessions to determine worksite needs.
- Work with worksites, employers and employees, to provide suggestions on how to adapt the WellnessFits model to worksite needs.
- Provide guidance and advice to businesses on planning an effective workplace wellness program using the WellnessFits program as a starting point.
- Encourage decision makers in participating sites to take action to improve the health of their employees.
- Develop a plan in partnership with the workplace to effectively deliver a workplace wellness program.
- Provide training to businesses, using best practices taken from delivering WellnessFits.
- Participate in evaluation and ensure systems are in place to collect evaluation data.
- Work with and support opportunities to collaborate with northern partners i.e. CCS Northern Region, the Northern Health Authority, BC Cancer Agency and others as appropriate.
2. Assists in the development of the WOW program
- Keeps current with emerging cancer prevention and workplace wellness issues, evidence, and information (including statistics).
- Works in collaboration with WOW Project Coordinator to adjust existing tools to meet worksite needs, including website and program print resources.
- Assists in the development of program content and resources as needed.
3. Accountable for professional development
- Responsible for self-directed learning, continuing education and to maintain and enhance knowledge of and expertise in workplace health promotion.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
1. Experience or familiarity with culture of targeted worksites (Primary industry, Northern BC)
2. Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
3. Proven ability to evaluate data, assess alternatives, and make decisions and or recommendations as required.
4. Ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively in a team environment.
5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) with diverse audiences at all organizational levels, both internal and external.
6. Strong presentation skills, group facilitation and public speaking skills.
7. Ability to motivate change and communicate effectively with business leaders, and other community partners
8. Ability to work with diverse populations, businesses, and stakeholders, including the media.
9. Ability to problem-solve, identify risks and recommend solutions as required
10. Ability to work variable hours, including weekends and evenings.
11. Working knowledge of MS Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint) and internet
12. Ability to travel through Northern Region of BC
13. Self-motivated, detail-oriented and highly organized.
14. Must value teamwork.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
1. Completion of Post-secondary program or certificate in the area of health sciences, public administration, adult education, community development, business administration or related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
2. 1-2 years’ experience with workplace initiatives or programs
3. Demonstrated ability to effectively partner and collaborate with other organizations.
4. Valid BC Driver’s Licence with the ability to travel regionally or provincially, and work flexible hours.
5. Non-profit experience and/or work in primary industry.
6. Knowledge of organizational health and or occupational health and safety.
7. Experience working with business owners, human resources managers and or health & wellness committees.
8. Awareness of issues related to chronic disease prevention, the population health approach, and determinants of health.
Interested applicants please submit your cover letter and resume in one document no later than November 20, 2013.
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