Internal/External
Full-time/Permanent 
Location: Anywhere in Ontario (Ottawa, GTA, or Sault Ste. Marie preferred)
Remote Work: flexible (both remote and in-office work required)
Closes: May 26, 2023 
Starting Salary: $53,260 to $60,710, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $69,260 [2023 Rates]

All applicants are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to qualified applicants who meet the requirements for MNO Citizenship as per the MNO Bylaws and who are in good standing.

What We Offer

As an employer, the Métis Nation of Ontario offers a collaborative work environment with competitive salary.

Further, permanent employees benefit from:

  • Comprehensive employer-paid health benefits,
  • Pension plan,
  • 10 days’ vacation to start,
  • Annual paid two-week holiday closure in December-January,
  • 16 paid public and employer holidays,
  • Early closures on long weekends,
  • 15 paid health & wellness days (sick leave),
  • Employee Assistance Plan, and
  • Telemedicine plan.
  • Preferred membership pricing at Goodlife gyms.

The Role

The Health and Safety Advocate works closely with all levels of management and employees within Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) to ensure safe work practices. This role is responsible for the continued development and implementation of the MNO’s Occupational Health and Safety program. This position supports the Human Resources Branch, and by the nature of this relationship, also serves as an advisory subject matter expert. The Health and Safety Advocate will ensure all levels of employees have the knowledge and skillsets to work effectively, while maintaining a goal of zero instances of injury or illness, considering there is no acceptable number of incidents.

This role will report to the Manager, Human Resources. While focused on long-term strategic implementation of a health and safety culture, the role will find itself completing a variety of tasks.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing subject matter expertise to Branches, all levels of employees, and Health and Safety stakeholders;
  • Initiate, promote, implement and maintain safety and health projects and initiatives;
  • Update, maintain and present safety orientation and training for all new employees to ensure complete and effective understanding of potential risks and expected behaviors within the workplace;
  • Maintain and present safety orientation meetings and ongoing training for existing employees and visitors as required;
  • Prepare Safety and Health Committee Meeting minutes monthly, distribute as required, and follow up on all points to ensure matters are resolved in an appropriate and timely manner;
  • Acting as the Case Manager administrator for occupational and non-occupational injury and illness:
  • Coordinate safety and health supplies by ensuring appropriate supplies are identified and purchased in a timely and cost effective manner;
  • Provide regular and accurate statistical reports on all medical aid, incidents and injuries, lost time injuries, health-related absenteeism and disability information;
  • Monitor and recommend corrective action;
  • Maintain Safety and Health bulletin boards standards;
  • Maintain records of all Health and Safety related training on individual employee files;
  • Ensure compliance meets all legislative requirements, including: WHMIS, First Aid Responder, Workplace Joint Health and Safety Committees, etc.;
  • Monitor, update and communicate the Métis Nation of Ontario Health and Safety Policies and Procedures;
  • Conduct effective hazard analysis for all offices;
  • Conduct monthly safety audits;
  • Investigate accidents thoroughly and effectively, and then respond appropriately as required, including communicating to, training and following up with supervisors and employees;
  • Effectively manage disability cases to ensure employees receive the benefits that they are entitled to;
  • Support return to work programs proactively, working closely with the employee, their supervisors and the HR Branch lead to ensure the employee’s health and safety and protecting the MNO’s interests;
  • Diligently encourage and promote positive and effective employee relations through communications initiatives, coaching People Leaders, providing counseling to employees and monitoring employee satisfaction;
  • Support and promote Human Resources department initiatives and provide assistance in the absence of HR personnel;
  • Other duties as may be reasonably assigned

Qualifications:

  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • A post-secondary degree or certification in Human Resources Management, Occupational Health and Safety, or relevant field
  • Two or more years of experience implementing and promoting safe work practices and policies within an office environment or similar (preferred).
  • Must have a working knowledge of relevant act and legislation (i.e. Occupational Health & Safety Act, Workers Compensation Act, Human Rights Act, Labour Act, etc.)
  • Membership in an accredited association related to the profession (CHRP, CHRL preferred, but not required)
  • Proven ability to maintain confidences and ensure confidentiality of information and records
  • Occupational Health and Safety Certificate or equivalent is preferred
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional designation is preferred
  • Possess current First Aid Responder certificate (or able to attain upon employment)
  • A high degree of technology literacy and proficiency in standard office equipment
  • Advanced communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong research and analytical skills

Who We Are

In 1993, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) was established through the will of Métis people and Métis communities coming together throughout Ontario to create a Métis-specific governance structure and vision, encapsulated in the Statement of Prime Purpose. Today, the Métis Nation of Ontario represents over 25,000 Métis citizens.

The MNO delivers programs and services to its citizens through these branches: Healing and Wellness; Community Wellbeing; Education and Training; Housing; Lands, Resources and Consultation; Intergovernmental and Community Relations; Self-Government and Registry. Through these various branches, the MNO maintains 30+ offices and community spaces across the province, administers over $50 million annually, and employs about 350 staff across the province.

AODA Statement

The Métis Nation of Ontario commits to providing accommodation as required by the Ontario Human Rights Act, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. Accommodations will be provided in accordance with the principles of dignity, individualization, and inclusion. The Métis Nation of Ontario will work cooperatively and in the spirit of respect with all partners in the accommodation process. These accommodations will extend to all aspects of the employment relationship including recruitment and selection.

Please email humanresources@metisnation.org if you require an accommodation during the hiring process.

Please note, all employees, regardless of role or location, are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless the employee has a valid medical exemption.  This condition of employment is effective for all employees, full or part-time, permanent or contract, whether working remotely or not, as of November 1, 2021.

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