Job Posting 101483

Health and Safety Specialist
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 4 days (Mon, 17 Jun)
part time  •  $39.81/ hour with a competitive benefits & pension package
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Health and Safety Specialist                                            
Health and Safety Specialist    Competition #39-24
About the Role
At Family Services of Greater Vancouver, we’ve been helping people in crisis since 1928. As a non-profit, we help people develop skills and knowledge, empowering our neighbours to create positive change in their lives. Our team is made up of more than 420 staff, including expert counselors and support workers who provide compassionate, client-centered care to youth experiencing homelessness, families and children impacted by trauma, victims of domestic violence, and other vulnerable people from an evidence-based, trauma-informed lens. We believe in building a brighter future for all British Columbians and providing a supportive and inclusive workplace for all our staff.
Working within the mission, vision, values, and person-centered philosophy of the Agency, the Health and Safety Specialist is the key point of contact for Agency leaders, and employees regarding health and safety issues.   Working as part of the HR team, this role supports the Agency across diverse program areas providing strategic health, safety, and wellness guidance, initiatives, and advice. This work will support and inform Human Resources oversight of the people strategy at the Agency. This position partners with teams, providing proactive support, planning, and visiting program sites to connect with staff.  The role works with employees to triage their health, safety, disability management, wellness issues, and queries. The position works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to optimize and support the mental and physical health, safety, and wellness of our staff, volunteers, contractors, and clients.  It actively supports the Agency’s awareness and goals around diversity and inclusion.
About our Opportunity:
Our Valued Benefits:
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Starting at three weeks’ vacation for full-time staff
  • Three paid household leave days a year (prorated for part-time positions)
  • Two paid Wellness Days a year
  • Paid BC sick days (prorated for part-time position)
  • Two and a half paid Agency days for full-time staff (prorated for part-time positions)
  • Five paid days for education leave/year (prorated for part-time positions)
  • One paid Moving Day/year
  • A work culture that values transparency, teamwork, learning, fairness and integrity
Health and Wellness Resources:
  • Generous health/dental benefits after three months.
  • Three flex benefit options to meet your individualized needs
  • Option of psychological/counselling services (up to $1500/year)
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Long-Term Disability Plan
  • Manulife Insurance, Travel insurance, ++
Pension: Municipal Pension plan enrollment for eligible employees
Work Hours: 28 hours per week (4 days a week, and optional hybrid for in office and work from home)
Salary: MGS 5 Step 1, $39.81/ hour
Location: #301- 1638 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC  (Head Office)
(This role requires the candidate to be available to work at a number of FSGV sites located within the Greater Vancouver area)
Posting End Date: Posting will remain open until filled
What you bring:
Education, Training, Experience
  • Undergraduate degree or a diploma in the field of occupational health and safety, and a minimum of 3 years of experience as a health and safety professional in an advisor role, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Level 1 Occupational First Aid ticket or higher
  • WHMIS training and certification
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation
  • Knowledge of best practices related to disability management
  • A strong commitment to excellence in customer service; excellent communication skills: oral, written, interpersonal
  • Experience identifying needs, planning, and giving advice and guidance on initiatives that support strategic directions
  • Ability to train (formal and informal) and to provide sound professional advice and direction for health and safety related matters to various levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical abilities
  • Proficiency with computer literacy with word processing, spreadsheet and/ or database
  • A committed ability to keep informed about evolving trends and practices, share knowledge, and support leaders and staff to integrate innovation into their health and safety practices
  • Well-developed planning, coaching, and teamwork skills
Additional Requirements
  • Successful completion of criminal record check
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination status will be required


How to apply:
If this describes you, please submit your application to us through our website,
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest.
We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the communities we so proudly serve, while encompassing the principles of equity, inclusion and diversity. We strongly encourage applications from people of colour, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, people of all gender expressions and sexual orientations including queer, trans, and two-spirit people. In our words and actions, we recognize the challenges for those facing inequalities, while acknowledging our privilege, as we continuously strive to remove bias and reduce barriers that individuals may experience in the hiring and job-seeking process. We invite feedback from all applicants who apply for roles with the Agency.
If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email your resume and cover letter (indicating the competition number #39-24 in email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience to your contact information to   for follow-up. **if you are an internal candidate, please indicate “Internal Candidate” in the Comments section at the bottom of the online application**
Our programs are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unseeded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw(Squamish), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil Waututh), Qayqayt,Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwekwetlem,Semiahmoo,Matsqui,and Tsawwassen First Nations. Huy ch q’u.

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