Director of Mental Health & Psychological Safety

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Vaughan
  • 125 - 150
  • Salary: 125 - 150

Modern Niagara

Description :

Modern Niagara helps building owners, managers, and general contractors meet the mechanical, electrical, integrated building technology, and building services needs of their buildings across Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Southwestern Ontario, and Ottawa. We also develop custom, turnkey solutions to help reach the desired outcomes. We are committed to having a positive and meaningful impact on Canada’s infrastructure and on the communities where we live, learn, work, and heal.


We value passion, initiative, determination, professionalism, and teamwork and we are committed to ensuring that our teams have everything they need to succeed. Health and safety are embedded in everything we do and, as a result, our award-winning safety culture has a record that’s well above industry standards.

At Modern Niagara, you will work alongside values-driven, safety-conscious, and high-impact teams in a fast-paced, innovative, and collaborative environment. Here, your knowledge, skills, and excellent service will help ensure that the buildings that make up Canada’s infrastructure fulfill the needs they were set out to meet.

Modern Niagara is one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and is a recipient of SMACNA‘s Safety Excellence Award Program (SSEAP) – Canada and the Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) Magazine’s Gold Winner for Canada’s Safest Employers Award in the Building and Construction category and Excellence Winner for Canada’s Best Health + Safety Culture Award as well as Canada’s Best Health + Safety Leader Award.

Reporting to the Vice President, Health, Safety and Sustainability you will develop and deliver evidence-based supports and solutions that foster positive workplace mental health and psychological safety.

The responsibilities of the Director of Mental Health & Psychological Safety will include fostering a psychologically safe environment for workers to optimize their mental health and build a workplace culture through the prevention of workplace violence, conflict resolution strategies and education. The goal of this position is to be an agent of change and promote the best opportunity for everyone to work at Modern Niagara in a healthy and psychologically safe environment. This includes working with leaders to build into their leadership toolkit the skills or psychologically safe leadership.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and guide the MH&PS specialists and coordinators to strengthen and increase awareness in the mental health and psychological safety program.
  • Provide support to the leadership and workforce to manage issues of stress, strain, burnout and psychological health and safety incidents in the workplace including on projects.
  • Develop policies, procedures, guidelines, and programs related to psychological health and safety performance enhancement in the workplace.
  • Develop and manage mental health and psychological safety metrics and data collection strategy to monitor and develop strategies for performance improvement.
  • Develop and deliver education to small and large groups of staff and leaders regarding policies and skills that foster a psychologically safe and mentally healthy workplace culture
  • Coach leaders on problem solving strategies with emphasis on collaboration, critical thought, empathy, effectiveness and self-awareness
  • Conduct needs assessments and focus groups to formulate training plans based on data
  • In collaboration with the People and Culture team, consult with leaders and staff to assist in conflict resolution and the creation of action plans that manage contentious or difficult relationships
  • Lead implementation of select elements of the Workplace mental health and psychological safety strategy
  • Lead interventions that promote mental health and psychological safety
  • Communicate, report, and maintain confidential records on activities situations / outcomes at all times, presenting findings

Qualifications and Job Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in an allied health profession specializing in mental health is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to produce evidence-based education materials reflecting the latest research
  • Demonstrated ability to build trusted relationships with diverse teams and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience consulting with leaders and workers, identifying needs, and designing, developing and delivering solutions
  • Experience facilitating complex issues, mentoring conclusive strategies and action plans
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, root cause analysis, and ability to adjust approach based on stakeholders involved
  • Certification in Psychological Safety/Workplace Mental Health Specialist would be an asset, but not required

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

At Modern Niagara, we recognize the value of fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization and are committed to eliminating barriers faced by members of equity-seeking groups (women, Indigenous, Black, racialized, LGTBQ2S+, people with disabilities, and new immigrants) in the construction industry. Our DEI vision is to build an organization where everyone has access to the same opportunities, experience equitable outcomes, and can thrive and reach their full potential.

We value the diversity of the people we hire and serve. Modern Niagara is an equal opportunity employer. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, please advise us so that suitable accommodations can be made. We can be reached at



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