Health & Safety Consultant, Contract

Join our team and help create a healthier and safer tomorrow for Ontario’s Public Sector Community! 


Public Services Health and Safety Association’s Enabling Mental Illness Prevention in First Responder Workplaces program aims to support first responder workplaces in Ontario with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) prevention planning and programming. Reporting to the Program Manager, the Health and Safety Consultant will provide consulting support and services to first responder workplaces within the scope of the program. 


Details of the Role

Status: Full-time, 1 year contract

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours/week                 

Location: Remote, candidate must reside in Ontario, Canada                              

Bargaining Unit Position: No

Travel Required: Yes



Major Accountabilities

Relationship Management 

  • Work with PSHSA teams and consultants to support program objectives and deliverables. 
  • Identify partnership opportunities and makes appropriate referrals. 
  • Maintain collaborative working partnerships with colleagues, external clients and key stakeholders such as System Partners and sector stakeholders to advance program objectives. (i.e., Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Solicitor General, WSIB, researchers, etc.).

Client Engagement 

  • Engage sector stakeholders to inform program objectives and support program initiatives.
  • Support first responder workplaces with gap analysis and assessment to determine prevention planning and programming needs.
  • Work collaboratively with first responder workplaces to identify and implement solutions to address  identified gaps and needs (e.g. training, resources, programs, and services). 

Operational / Subject Matter Expertise 

  • Provides health and safety consulting services and/or liaises with other PSHSA consultants to provide consulting services to assist clients within the scope of the program.
  • Assist in the development, review, and implementation of the program initiatives and deliverables. 
  • Proactively responds to client information requests promptly and accurately, serving as a resource for information and services related to the program; maintains records of all activities.
  • Collaboratively researches and stays abreast of common health and safety trends within the sector.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

  • Post secondary degree in a related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Designation(s) in health and safety related disciplines (i.e. Psychological Health and Safety) preferred. 
  • Minimum five (5) years of related job experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the complexity of issues relating to mental health, occupational/operational stress injuries, and other mental stress injuries. 
  • Knowledge of Ontario’s public safety and/or emergency services sectors, applicable legislation, and mental stress injury management practices preferred. 
  • Project management or business administration is an asset.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex planning activities, multi-task and prioritize tasks effectively. 
  • Excellent time management and project management skills.
  • Solid interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport with colleagues and clients. 
  • Proven ability to work with various stakeholders. 
  • Strong communication skills; written, oral and interpersonal; comfortable with contacting clients and facilitating/participating in meetings and training. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective and comprehensive reports and presentations for various audiences.
  • Works well independently and collaboratively within a team. 
  • Strong computer skills, including the MS Office suite, Customer Relationship Management systems; aptitude for learning new software. 



The Public Services Health and Safety Association is growing to meet the demands of a changing landscape that puts a spotlight on Occupational Health and Safety in Ontario. We are on a mission to be a leader in digital workplace health & safety solutions. Our team is innovative, creative, and passionate about creating safer workplaces and bringing Ontario workers home safely.


Application Details

We are looking for individuals that are passionate about health and safety and share our i-CARE values: Innovation. Collaboration. Accountability. Respect & Integrity. Excellence. Feel like you have some of the requirements but not all? We encourage you to apply even if your experience does not match every requirement.


Please visit our Career Centre to apply! While we sincerely appreciate all applications and your interest in PSHSA, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. As a reminder, at PSHSA we are all about doing business inclusively – that starts with having a diverse team. We encourage you to confidentially share any accessibility needs with our recruitment team should you successfully be chosen for an interview.