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Health and Safety Coordinator

Department Human Resources Date Posted 5/15/2019

Position Type Temporary Full Time Reference No. 2019-2783

LocationMarkham, Ontario, Canada

Kinark Child and Family Services is a leading child and youth service organization in Ontario which provides a wide range of evidence-based services that include individual, family and group counselling for children and youth with complex needs and their families.  Kinark’s three program streams include: Community-Based Child and Youth Mental Health, Autism and Forensic Mental Health/Youth Justice.

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Kinark: Helping children and youth with complex needs achieve better life outcomes.

We currently have an opportunity for:


Health and Safety Coordinator
Temporary, Full-Time (35 hours per week)

1-year contract


Job Summary:


We are looking for a resilient and innovative professional, who is passionate about Occupational Health and Safety, and thrives in an environment of change, to join our Human Resources department in this exciting role.


Reporting to the Manager, Organizational Development, the Health and Safety Coordinator supports the adoption of Kinark’s Health and Safety Program across all departments; acts as a health and safety resource; provides consultation and education; and ensures the agency’s compliance with relevant legislation. In addition, this individual works closely with Kinark’s program management teams, in the implementation and maintenance of health and safety policies and procedures.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop, and support the implementation of policies and programs to educate managers, supervisors, and employees in work site safety practices, emergency response, and correct handling techniques for work related hazards.
  • Provide consultation and leadership in the development of corrective action, to continuously improve safety programs and practices.
  • Review accident, injury and investigation reports and analyze trends.
  • Maintain safety related databases including; data input, data capture, follow up, and analysis, track incident trends, as well as, provide monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Support the full-cycle claims management process for WSIB, Short-Term Disability, and Long-Term Disability, in addition to acting as a resource in employee early and safe return to work program.
  • Facilitate the accommodation process and the employer’s Duty to Accommodate.
  • Plan, monitor, coordinate, and deliver staff training and development.
  • Actively participate in the agency’s Joint Health and Safety Committees.
  • Provide advice and consultation to ensure compliance with OHS legislation and guidelines.
  • Maintain sound knowledge of the Employment Standards Act, Ontario Human Rights Code, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, and all relevant legislation as it relates to Disability Management and Accommodations.



  • Diploma or Degree in a related field, or a combination of training and experience.
  • A minimum of three years related experience in Occupational Health and Safety, including WSIB case management, early and safe return to work programs, and regulatory compliance.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of all related safety and employment legislation.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to develop and maintain positive relationships, influence, facilitate training, and participate in meetings with stakeholders at various levels.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, with capacity to effectively respond to changing priorities and prioritize multiple tasks, whilst maintaining keen attention to detail.
  • Capacity to take initiative, coupled with strong decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


Note: Frequent travel within the GTA is required for this position. The successful candidate must have a valid Ontario driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, and be willing to obtain automobile insurance which includes driving for business purposes with a minimum liability of one million dollars.


  • Certified Registered Safety Professional designation an asset
  • Previous employment in unionized environments an asset


Offer of employment is conditional upon satisfactory reference and Criminal Record Check (including a Vulnerable Sector Screening), Pre-Employment Medical, as well as, proof of credentials and vehicle insurance.



Interested applicants should submit their resumes via

by May 29th, 2019


Kinark Child and Family Services values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace.  We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.  We are committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’).   If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at  or (905) 474-9595.

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Any information obtained during the course of recruitment will be used for employment recruitment purposes only, and not for any other purpose.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity and to build a career in an innovative and dynamic organization, submit your resume by clicking on Apply Now below.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Kinark Child and Family Services is an equal opportunity employer.