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and Mental Health

Security Guard 2

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The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital and a world leading research centre in this field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental illness and addiction. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. CAMH was recently awarded a Gold Level Quality Healthcare Workplace Award and recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures. In 2016, CAMH was named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers. In 2017, CAMH was considered one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for the seventh year in a row.

Our supportive learning environment offers on-site training, workshops and professional development courses. Located in downtown Toronto, we are easily accessible by transit. We offer a balance of work and lifestyle including onsite day care facility, discounts on membership at the University of Toronto Athletic Centre, on-site pool (at the Queen Street location) and gymnasiums.

Opportunities are available for most health care professionals.

Security Guard 2

Job Number: 819828

Category: Security

Positions Available: 1

Years Experience Required: 3 years

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Mar 1, 2018


Security Guard 2

Support Services, Security Services


Position Description:
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is seeking a casual Security Guard 2 to work in the Security Services department. Reporting to the Supervisor of Security Services, the successful candidate will provide security services and assistance to CAMH clients, visitors, staff and volunteers to promote a safe and secure environment. The Security Guard will assist clinical staff with client related matters; report and respond to emergency calls/conditions; patrol hospital buildings and grounds; and complete various reports. Other duties include ensuring that all Security and Safety procedures are maintained; protection of life and property; investigating criminal and other related incidents; liaising with Emergency responders and the removal of unauthorized persons. You will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and effective communication as well as complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position involves shift rotation (day, evening, and night) and weekend work. This position is located at 1001 Queen Street West.


The successful candidate will possess 2 Years Community College education combined with 3 years of relevant experience. Completion of a recognized Law Enforcement Program is preferred. A valid PSIS’s Security Guard License is required. You must have one year’s healthcare security experience. You must be First Aid/CPR Certified. You possess the ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public, staff and clients. You will be a motivated team player with a positive service-oriented approach. You will have strong interpersonal and communication skills with a demonstrated sensitivity towards mental health and addictions clientele. The incumbent must be able to work with minimal supervision, problem-solve and exercise good judgment in varied situations. Knowledge of Hospital Emergency response procedures, W.H.M.I.S. and non-violent crisis intervention techniques are considered assets. The successful candidate will possess basic computer skills such as Microsoft Word and Outlook. You will have the ability to cope with physical demands of work. Basic IAHSS (International Association for healthcare Security & Safety), Certified Protection Professional (CPP), or the Physical Security Professional (PSP) designation is an asset. Ability to work with diverse clients and staff is required. Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language would be an asset.

Please Note:
              This casual position is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.

Salary Range:            
$21.46 - $26.47 per hour

CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.


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