Capital District Health Authority Wellness Facilitator (Dietitian) – Primary Health Care Full Time in Halifax, NS

Capital District Health Authority

Branch Halifax NS CA

Wellness Facilitator (Dietitian) – Primary Health Care
Halifax, NS

In-depth knowledge of local health authority and community based services. Reporting to the Health Services Manager, the Wellness Facilitator demonstrates…

Opening Statement

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.


The Community Health Team (CHT) is a community-based health initiative that focuses on wellness programming and wellness navigation. The CHT works in collaboration with other provider groups and services to offer programming and support. Wellness programming includes personal wellness and family inventory assessments, motivational counseling, health and wellness education and learning programs, physical activity programs and self-management programs.

Reporting to the Health Services Manager, the Wellness Facilitator demonstrates flexibility and innovation in supporting citizens of the communities that the CHT serves in accessing the services, programs, and/or resources that can support health enhancing behaviours. He/she provides guidance and support for clients, including providing information about appropriate supports and programs that will meet health and wellness needs and social supports that can assist with daily living.

The Wellness Facilitator is team focused and will collaborate with the CHT staff, family physicians, other health care providers and community groups to maintain awareness of existing supports within the community and in the surrounding areas through a community development, population health and collaborative approach. This individual also works collaboratively with the team and partners to develop, implement and evaluate the community-based wellness navigation model that guides their work. The incumbent is a member of an inter-professional team and collaborates with colleagues to determine team goals and objectives, participates in the evaluation of team effectiveness, solves problems, and shares responsibilities. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills are required.


* Bachelors degree in Nutrition from an accredited institution is required
* Licensure by Nova Scotia Dietetic Association required with completion of Dietetic Internship accredited by Dietitians of Canada
* Minimum 1 year related experience; including a combination of clinical experience, experience in a Primary Health Care setting/community based team/community setting
* Facilitation/education skills utilizing adult education, self management supports, and motivational enhancement principles (both individual and group settings)
* Experience working with people living with a chronic condition(s)
* Experience in partnership development, stakeholder collaboration, and community development
* Understanding of population health, health promotion strategies, and behaviour change principles
* In-depth knowledge of local health authority and community based services
* Demonstrates person-centred/family-focused, diversity relevant approaches to care
* Well developed interpersonal, teamwork, oral and written communication skills
* Demonstrates flexibility, adaptability and willingness to change
* Demonstrates innovation in program planning, implementation and evaluation, and quality improvement
* Computer skills (MS Office, email and internet)
* Annual CPR-AED certification and annual WHMIS training and certification
* Access to reliable transportation for travel for work
* Competencies in other languages preferred; French an asset
* Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work

* 4 permanent, full-time positions; 75 hours biweekly
* Required to work at multiple sites and travel between various community locations
* Evenings and weekends required


Clinical Dietitian:
$28.8171 – $37.9860 hourly

Closing Statement

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

This is a NSGEU Healthcare Agreement – Healthcare Bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment at this site.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority policy at this site requires no smoking, vaping or tobacco use on the property or during staff-led patient outings. This means not using any tobacco products, other smoked or heated substances, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), cigars, pipes, vape pens and other Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) at any time.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Halifax, NS, CA
Posted on: 2017-01-25
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