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Project Coordinator, Health Promotion
The Project Coordinator, Health Promotion works in collaboration with Human Resources, Psychological Health and Safety team to identify and prioritize Health and Wellness projects and initiatives, and is responsible for the coordination and implementation of projects, programs, knowledge exchange, research, information dissemination, and education for key partners including other members of the Human Resources team, leaders, and staff throughout the organization. The Project Coordinator is actively involved in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of projects and initiatives, and maintains primary coordination responsibility. Supports team efforts with internal and external partners on ongoing programs and initiatives to improve the designated project objectives and deliverables. Coordinates one or multiple projects, varying size and scope in a complex and changing multidisciplinary environment. The Project Coordinator, provides input into the development of the overall goals, objectives and operations of the designated portfolio by providing feedback and recommendations to the Manager, Psychological Health & Safety.
Health and Wellness: This position is responsible for the coordination, implementation and evaluation of a holistic organizational health and wellness projects, programs, and initiatives such as EFAP, National Standard for Psychological health and safety in the workplace, education and training, and health promotion. This role works provides support to team members and key stakeholders to assess organizational health and wellness needs and priorities and provides recommendations on health and wellness initiatives and in doing so, fostering healthy and safe workspaces. Works from a trauma informed lens.
What you’ll do
- Research, coordinate, promote, develop and implement a variety of activities, projects and initiatives focused on building a safe and healthy workplace to improve the mental and physical health of PHSA employees. Evaluate the effectiveness of programs by implementing evaluation strategies. Perform full-scope coordination of projects and initiatives, ensuring they are done in an efficient manner, that they adhere to project protocols, conform to applicable institutional and ethical policies and procedures and privacy legislation, and that they are complete within the required timelines.
- In collaboration with Manager/or Director, coordinate the implementation of approved recommendations resulting from research, best and wise practice, and evaluation. Provide project support and recommendations for the designated portfolio, guides the development, enhancement and sustainability of health promotion at PHSA.
- Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders. Responsible for providing information and materials to staff at all levels, unions and other external stakeholders. Participate in the selection of external wellness service providers and maintain positive working relationships with said contractors and vendors. As a program content expert, the Coordinator is responsible for preparing reports for internal and external stakeholders, assessing and responding to the needs of clients and ensuring the timely resolution of problems and disputes between clients and contractors.
- Identify, collect, and analyze relevant information relating to current work, and provide input and recommendations to the Manager and other members of the designated portfolio for development, implementation, analysis, dissemination of findings, and practice implications.
- Monitor expenses, variance reporting and budget reconciliation. Adhere to program budget.
- Assist with the dissemination of information and knowledge related to projects, and key programs and initiatives under the identified mandate areas of scope through a variety of vehicles. Build the necessary partnerships within the broader organization to leverage internal strengths and build capacity in complex health care system.
- Actively support the management and facilitation of time-limited projects and programs to identify best practice-grounded strategies and activities for health professionals in support of the strategic priorities of the psychological health & safety team, the broader Human Resources department, and PHSA as a whole.
- Monitor and administer designated websites and department inboxes.
What you bring
- A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Health or Social Science or a health-related discipline or relevant field plus three years of experience related to health, social services, government or community organization promotion activities. Experience with Health Promotion or public health considered an asset.
- Knowledge of current employee engagement, health and wellness, health promotion, and psychological health and safety practices, quality improvement practices relevant to the service/program area; health systems and policy; and knowledge exchange. Understanding of and interest in the impact that a healthy and engaged workforce has on work performance.
- Travel within the Lower Mainland may be required.
- Understanding of and practical skills in project management, research and evaluation; relevant computer software applications; Internet search engines, websites, and navigation; funding structures and application processes; training and education; policy review and analysis; and facilitation, community development, and partnerships.
- Related experience in conducting literature searches and reviews, best practice reviews, policy analysis, working collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholder groups.
- Qualities including: creativity and innovation; sound judgment; tact and diplomacy; ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a demanding and dynamic environment; sound negotiation, conflict management and consensus-building skills; excellent oral and written communications skills, including the ability to draft proposals, articles, health promotion materials, and make formal presentations.
- Strong organization skills, flexible to changing priorities and able to work independently as well as in a team environment.
- Must be goal and detailed oriented. Highly developed critical thinking and problem solving skills.
What we bring
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
- Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
- Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
- Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
- Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Job Type: Temporary Full-Time (April 28, 2023)
Location: 1333 W. Broadway Vancouver, BC
Closing date: Open until position is filled
Requisition # 114472E
What we do
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.
Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.