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SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health

POSITION: Manager, Occupational Health & Safety   

PROGRAM: Occupational Health & Safety                            


LOCATION: Sheppard/Jarvis



The Garry Hurvitz Centre for Community Mental Health at SickKids (CCMH at SickKids) is a child and youth mental health centre integrated with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). CCMH at SickKids is undertaking an ambitious agenda to establish a revitalized academic community mental health centre that provides the highest quality of care, combined with excellence in teaching and community-based research. CCMH at SickKids is located across two sites in Toronto and offers both in-person and virtual care to clients and their families, from prevention and early intervention through assessment, counselling and therapy and intensive services. We are also connected to the continuum of mental health services for children and youth supported by SickKids: the Brain and Mental Health Program, the SickKids TeleLink Mental Health Program, the SickKids CCMH Learning Institute and our online resources through AboutKidsHealth. Find out more about CCMH at SickKids.


We are currently seeking applicants for the full-time regular position of an Occupational Health & Safety Manager. The successful candidate will serve as the subject matter expert to provide leadership, guidance and expertise on occupational health, safety and hygiene programs and services to achieve and maintain compliance with the extensive framework of occupational health, safety & environmental legislation, and to promote a healthy and safe work environment for all staff, students, volunteers, visitors, and patients.



  • Develops, recommends, communicates and implements occupational health and safety programs, audits, reporting and evaluates programs making revisions, as necessary
  • Identifies existing or emerging workplace hazards, evaluates potential risks, assesses the need for interventions and determines measures to mitigate, reduce or control risks
  • Provides occupational risk management services and programs to staff and access equipment/services in accordance with a service agreement
  • Identifies and recommends control measures that protect staff, meet legal requirements and are within the financial restraints of the organization
  • Ensures compliance with legislation incorporating best practices into policies and procedures
  • Provides advice and develops/oversees OHS training and education programs such as and not limited to code training and emergency planning
  • Develops and oversees safety reporting policies, procedures and systems ensuring appropriate notifications of staff-related incidents, illnesses and injuries
  • Develops accident investigation procedures training staff, conducting inspections, tracking and analyzing incident trends and identifying/implementing action plans to prevent/eliminate incidents
  • Develops and/or provides consultation on emergency preparedness and response for site locations
  • Facilitates or, as required, provides emergency coverage/consultation, and conducts audits
  • Provides advice and expertise in compliance with Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) legislation ensuring appropriate processes that maintain certification
  • Provides consultation and advice on hazardous waste management and assists with developing/maintaining programs/procedures to collect, sort, store and manage hazardous waste
  • Provides advice during the planning and design for construction and renovation projects, as well as the purchase of equipment
  • Manages relationships with staff to develop innovative and evidence-based solutions and advance occupational health and safety best practices
  • Develops and implements communication and education strategies related to occupational hygiene and safety programs, policies and procedures
  • Maintains the occupational health and safety program and management system ensuring adherence to legislative requirements and external guidelines
  • Facilitates the Joint Health and Safety Committee and represents the organization on occupational health and safety issues, as needed
  • Attends meetings to present information and provide advice
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of occupational health and safety trends, best practices and legislation within the industry
  • Makes decisions on policies, procedures and best practices ensuring occupational health and safety programs meet the needs of the organization, as well as adhere to legislation


Infection Prevention and Control

  • Plans, develops, communicates, and implements an infection prevention and control program based on risk assessment, organizational priorities, and evidence based best practices
  • Regularly evaluates and audits the program making revisions as necessary
  • Plans, develops, and implements communication, training, and education strategies for key infection prevention and control (immunizations, hand hygiene, food safety, respiratory etiquette)
  • Provides consultation and advice on equipment and materials used for infection prevention and control across all sites


Disability Management

  • Administers and coordinates WSIB cases and Ministry reporting requirements for work related incidents, injuries, and illnesses.
  • Facilitates the early and safe return to work of all staff following incident, injury, or illness (work and non-work related).
  • Conducts accessibility and accommodated work review and follows up with employees and managers, as needed, for workplace accommodations.



  • Provides First Aid Training to all staff for certification compliance
  • Complies with the organization’s vision, policies and procedures
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by management



  • Concentration and creativity required daily to facilitate meetings, analyze data, interpret legislation, use tools, listen, format documents, create materials, present training, etc.
  • Sits, stands and walks daily to perform the duties of the job, as well as lifts or carries up to 25 pounds monthly



  • Post secondary Diploma (Occupational Hygiene or Occupational Safety) and a minimum of three years’ related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • In-depth knowledge of the OHS Act, WHMIS and Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act applicable to Ontario including a thorough knowledge of occupational hygiene and safety theory, principles and best practices
  • Knowledge of adult training development and delivery
  • Ability to problem solve and use analytical and conceptual thinking skills to analyse root causes and support corrective actions to prevent incidents and injuries
  • Knowledge of accident causation theory and applied interventions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of interpersonal skills and ability to build/maintains business relationships
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and conceptual thinking skills to analyse root causes and develop multi-tiered approaches to prevent incidents
  • High level of initiative, creativity and innovation
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to incorporate values of a culturally competent practice of diversity and inclusiveness in all aspects of work
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suites (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), as well as ability to use office equipment efficiently (telephone, photocopier, and fax)
  • Ability to use tools and equipment necessary to perform the duties of the job (i.e. measuring tape, monitoring equipment, etc.)
  • Ability to travel between sites


Working Conditions

  • Works in a pleasant office environment including off-site locations
  • Exposure to constant interruptions/distractions, deadlines, multiple demands, and out-of-town travel
  • Little exposure to hazards


Interested applicants are asked to forward their resumes by May 15, 2024 to:

Human Resources – SickKids CCMH



In the subject line of email, please quote the: competition number, position title and where you learned about this opportunity.


We are seeking applicants internally and externally.


SickKids CCMH is an equal opportunity employer; we are committed to diversity and value inclusion. We welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to diversity within the Centre.


The Centre views diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence as essential pieces of an integrated whole that sustain our organization and guides our interaction within our diverse communities.

Reasonable accommodations are available during the recruitment process to job applicants with disabilities.

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