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24 May 2024

Contract Canadian Mental Health Association – #118 Safety and Facilities Administrative Assistant

Canadian Mental Health Association – Posted by Bruno Lizzotti St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Job Description


Position Title: Safety and Facilities Administrative Assistant Vacancies: 1
Workgroup: Human Resources Posting Date: May 24 – May 31, 2024
Status: Full-time Contract Start Date/ End Date: June 10, 2024 – January 31, 2025
Hours: 35-hours per week Salary Range: $20.03 – $26.70 an hour


About CMHA Niagara

CMHA, Niagara is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to promoting mental wellness and to improving the lives of people in its service area who have mental illness as well as their families.  CMHA Niagara achieves its mission through a number of programs and services.

CMHA, Niagara is committed to a recovery philosophy which focuses on the potential for people with mental illness to lead full, productive and engaged lives in their communities.  The Branch works in partnership with many others who share in the commitment to supporting the broad determinants of health.


Position Summary

Reporting to the Safety and Facilities Coordinator, the Administrative Assistant will provide administrative, reception, and clerical support services to the Human Resources workgroup, with a focus on safety and facilities responsibilities.


Essential Job Functions

  • Provides administrative assistance on Safety and Facilities activities, including health and safety programming and inspections, infection prevention and control activities, and facility maintenance support.
  • Offers administrative support to ensure staff are compliant with all mandatory and required safety training.
  • Contributes to the success of the agency’s Joint Health and Safety Committee.
  • Assists in infection prevention and control initiatives and activities, including hand hygiene audits.
  • Prepares and organizes correspondence, performs data entry and word processing functions, and creates a variety of documents.
  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, and manages daily assigned work.
  • Other duties related to the safety and maintenance of agency facilities as assigned.



Essential Job Requirements

  • Successful completion of a university undergraduate degree program in the Business Administration field or accredited community college diploma in the Business Administration field. University or college education in Occupational Health and Safety is considered an asset.
  • 2 – 3 years of employment experience in a relevant field including experience in a not-for-profit setting is preferred.
  • Competency in the following areas: organizational and multitasking skills, client focus, concern for safety, work ethics and values, problem-solving, adaptability; exceptional attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Certified in the following safety courses: Crisis Intervention (i.e. NVCI, Safety Care, CPI or Safe Management), Standard First Aid – CPR C – AED, and Suicide Prevention (Safe Talk) would be considered an asset
  • A satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening (Police Check)
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or verification that you are unable to be vaccinated.
  • Access to a reliable personal vehicle and willingness to travel throughout the Niagara Region.
  • Current valid Class ‘G’ driver’s license.


CMHA Niagara is a culturally competent organization and is committed to building an inclusive community that respects the dignity and independence of candidates with multicultural and diverse backgrounds, multilingual abilities, and experience with the 2S&LGBTQQIA+ community.  Candidates with multicultural and/or diverse backgrounds would be considered an asset.


CMHA Niagara is committed to providing accommodation for persons with disabilities.  Please see the AODA section of our website at, for further details or contact our Human Resources department for any information in an alternate format.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, it is your responsibility to ensure your application is received by Human Resources no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 31, 2024.   Email:   Please insert #118 Safety and Facilities Administrative Assistant and your full name into the subject line when emailing.  

Job Categories: Administrative. Job Types: Contract. Salaries: Based on experience.

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