Health And Safety Coordinator

Health And Safety Coordinator

Canadian Mental Health Association | York Region & South Simcoe | Newmarket, ON, CA

Posted a month ago

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Message about our hiring and operating practices:

One of the fastest growing branches of CMHA, the Canadian Mental Health Association York Region and South Simcoe (CMHA-YRSS) provides 30+ mental health and addiction programs to adults, youth (age 12+), family caregivers, local businesses and community organizations. Providing a safe environment for our staff and clients is of the utmost importance to us and we continue to closely follow COVID-19 protocols and directives from Public Health.

All CMHA-YRSS employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of hire. Rest assured that your well-being is our top priority and we have appropriate health and safety measures in place at each stage of the recruiting process and throughout our operations.

Why work for CMHA York Region?

We are a team committed to our vision of mental health support for all. We offer an inclusive, innovative and high-performance work culture that helps us deliver transformational impact. The organization cares about the growth, safety and well-being of employees and offers:

Competitive Total Compensation (including salary, benefits, pension)
HOOPP (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan)
Comprehensive Health Benefits
Robust Performance and Career Development program
Learning & development opportunities

Benefits Package: Full Extended Health & Dental, Life Insurance, EAP, STD, LTD, & Pension Plan. Generous paid time off including vacation, sick, personal days after waiting period.

Salary: The starting salary range for this role is between $68,800.00 - $73,600 per annum. Candidate experience will be considered when determining starting salary.

Closing Date: March 6, 2023

Location: The home office is located at 1101 Nicholson Rd, Unit 5, Newmarket, Ontario however due to the nature of this role, candidates will be required to regularly work from our other sites throughout York Region and South Simcoe. These sites include Markham, Vaughan, Aurora and Alliston. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work from home an average of 1 day per week.

Job Profile:

The Health and Safety Coordinator provides direction in the ongoing development and maintenance of the organization’s health, safety and wellness programs. This role is responsible for coordinating Occupational Health and Safety systems within each site. Together with the Joint Health and Safety committee, this role is responsible for identifying hazards, assessing risks to Occupational Health and Safety, and ensuring appropriate safety controls are in place.

The Health and Safety Coordinator is accountable for safety training, accident prevention, inspections and audits, safety incident investigations and reporting. This role will collaborate with managers and employees, regarding various Health & Safety programs and will provide the necessary oversight to ensure program alignment and compliance with provincial legislation. They will also be required to work closely with managers, and individual employees to promote Occupational Health and Safety at all the sites, as well as develop safer, healthier and more efficient ways of working.

Assist with developing, implementing and monitoring corporate safety policies, programs and procedures in compliance with organizational standards as well as provincial legislation
Assist with maintaining and updating the Health and Safety components of orientation and conduct orientation and training for all existing employees as well as all new hires and students.
Complete internal audits as required
Conduct safety talks, safety observations, physical demands analysis, Job hazard analysis and mentor employees on safety practices
Co-ordinate, and maintain emergency evacuation plan, including drills
Ensure that Health and Safety boards are kept up to date with required legislative information and JHSC minutes
Ensure that the JHSC inspection schedules are followed and that timely feedback is provided
Lead the identification, development and provision of appropriate health and safety-related information and awareness, instruction and training and coordinate safety training programs
Maintain and update the H&S intranet site
Maintain the Emergency Response Programs and provide training when necessary.
Manage safety incident investigations to determine root cause, and ensure corrective actions, where necessary, are implemented and followed up
Monitor and update safety goals and metircs and analyze the indicators to determine required improvements and changes
Partners with P&C Manager and Manager, Quality Improvement to support interpretation of health and safety themes arising from incident reports and helps develop practice strategies for a safe working environment
Prepare reports, maintain safety records and documentation and follow up with employees to ensure compliance.
Promote safety awareness through communication and specific training programs and facilitate health and safety training to employees.
Provide leadership and support to all employees for health, safety and programs as well as any legislation changes that may impact the organization.
Research occupational health and safety information on a regular basis and ensure that best practices are implemented to minimize the hazards in the workplace
Respond and triages the H&S email and ticketing system
Support manager in P&C with miscellaneous projects and tasks as assigned.
Support the maintenance of H&S policies and procedures
Works with the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development and health service agencies to ensure compliance and best practices
Works with the HR Advisors to manage employees who are submitting information to WSIB and are on either STD and/or LTD

In addition to compliance with all organizational policies and procedures, the incumbent is also expected to behave ethically, demonstrate competence in effective communication and team building, demonstrate effectiveness in working in a collaborative environment and demonstrate confidence in decision-making and in building relationships.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position.


Education, Designations and Certifications
Three-year post-secondary education in Occupational Health and Safety (or a related field) is required
Safety designations such as CRSP or CHSC designation or demonstration that it is in progress is required
Prior Work Experience
A minimum of four years of experience in a Health and Safety role is required
Experience in a healthcare setting is an asset
Thorough knowledge and understanding of the Ontario Health and Safety Act (OSHA) and Workers' Compensation legislation
Skills and Abilities
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking and presentation
Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities at the same time while meeting deadlines
Knowledge and practice of project management fundamentals an asset
Strong Interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish effective professional relationships with employees, managers and JHSC members
Ability to work independently and problem solve
Ability to work with confidential information
Attention to detail
Advanced level of skills working with Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Additional requirements:
A satisfactory Criminal Record Check (Police Check)
Valid Driver’s license and regular access to a car

This position reports to Manager, People and Culture

Working Conditions:
May require frequent travel between all sites, throughout York Region and South Simcoe.
Sitting at a desk, and communication over the phone/via virtual meetings
Primarily 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday to Friday, with occasional evenings and weekends required

Disclaimer: In keeping with mental health reform, best practices, funding and direction this position may later require knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions not noted here.

Application Procedures:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit search for Health & Safety Coordinator Job Posting, Click on the “Apply Now” button and proceed to upload your cover letter and resume.

Complete the application form and submit the following:
Cover letter with 300 words or less and tell us why you would want this role and why you should be considered for the position (PDF or Word)
Resume (PDF or Word)

CMHA-YRSS supports the recovery of people with mental illness and promotes diversity in the workplace. We welcome all applicants including persons with lived experience, women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities,