Board of Health (Huron County) opportunity
Order in Council Provincial Representatives
The Huron Perth Health Unit (the soon-to-be amalgamated entity of Huron County Health Unit and Perth District Health Unit) is seeking TWO Huron County Provincial Appointees to serve on its Board of Health. Provincial appointees are community members who bring a community perspective to the Board of Health.
The Board of Health is accountable for implementing the protocols and guidelines in the Ontario Public Health Standards. Public health works in the areas of protection, prevention and promotion to have healthy, vibrant communities. The Huron County Health Unit will be amalgamating with the Perth District Health Unit on January 1, 2020 to become the Huron Perth Health Unit (to be known as Huron Perth Public Health).
- Having a strong commitment to the mandate of the health unit and willingness to develop an understanding of the services and programs that the health unit provides
- Continuing self-education, growth and understanding of public health principles
- Acquiring a clear understanding of the fiscal operations and ensuring funds are adequate and responsibly spent
- Engaging in generative thinking and planning
- Being supportive of the organization’s mandate and management’s ability to implement strategy
- Representing the Board at health unit, public or official functions
Preferred skills and qualifications:
- Demonstrated knowledge/expertise of public sector governance principles and practices
- Knowledge and experience with the workings of government and accessing government officials
- Demonstrated ability to think critically about operational and governance issues to ensure the effective management of potential opportunities and adverse effects
- Knowledge of how public policy is developed
- Experience at the governance, management or front-line service levels in Southwestern Ontario
- Experience with business transformation, change management, mergers, partnerships, etc.
- Understanding of the principles and process of funding for health services and the administration of funding relationships
- Financial experience, including ability to understand the financial position of the organization as presented in its financial statements
- Effective, respectful communicator
- Collegial consensus builder
- Demonstrated integrity and sound judgement
If you are interested in making an impact in public health for our community, submit a cover letter and resume by 4:30 p.m. on November 25, 2019 to:
Huron County Health Unit
asturdy [at] huroncounty.ca
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.
Current employment opportunities
For current employment opportunities, please visit the County of Huron Jobs Postings page.
Current volunteer opportunities
Volunteers are a valuable resource to the Huron County Health Unit, its staff, and clients. If you are looking to gain new skills or knowledge, share some of your talents, make a difference in your community and have fun, consider volunteering with us!
Call 519.482.3416 or 1.877.837.6143 to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Health Unit.
As a youth volunteer or co-op student with Huron County Health Unit your responsibilities may include:
- Working with the youth engagement coordinator and teams to create projects and initiatives local youth would benefit from
- Assisting in the implementation of specific projects and initiatives, especially where it involves reaching out to youth
- Providing a youth outlook on current issues, proposed projects or initiatives
- Offering feedback to teams on already developed youth focused materials, projects or initiatives
- Engaging other youth/peers in initiatives/projects
Teen Esteem Volunteer
Are you an adult female who may be interested in a short-term volunteer commitment for six weeks?
- Donate your time one lunch hour a week for a six-week session
- Facilitate discussion and lead students in interactive games and activities that are outlined in a manual designed by public health nurses
- Session topics include self-esteem, communication, healthy relationships, stress management, social media and goal setting
- Orientation and training is provided by a public health nurse and a public health nurse is present at every session
Volunteer applications are made to the Huron County Health Unit and may be sent to hchu [at] huroncounty.ca