Job Posting 78089

Health and Safety Advisor
Archway Community Services
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley
Abbotsford
closed 3 days ago (Fri, 3 Dec)
part time  •  $23-$25 per hour

JOB POSTING 2021-94-05
INTERNAL/EXTERNAL

Human Resources

Health and Safety Advisor

Wage: $23-$25 per hour

Part Time: 14 hrs/wk.

Permanent

Archway Community Services has been helping people since 1969.  We provide more than 90 programs and services to clients at every stage of life.  Our vision for the future is justice, opportunities and equitable access for all.  We strive toward that goal by fostering community well-being and social justice through positive action and leadership.  Come help us help people.

JOB SUMMARY

The Health and Safety Advisor works with Archway staff at all levels to ensure safe work practices, maintain and manage health and safety policies, and promote, implement, and manage health and safety initiatives.  This position provides support for the Archway office environments. 

Responsibilities

  • Processes Critical Incidents ensuring accurate reporting and following up with the injured employee and/or their supervisor where necessary.
  • Provides accurate statistical reports on all medical aid, WorkSafe incidents and injuries, lost time injuries, health-related absenteeism and disability information on a quarterly basis.
  • Monitors and recommends changes in response to critical incidents and illnesses. ​
  • Monitors hazard analysis and safe work procedures for all locations. ​
  • Conducts regular departmental safety audits, with assistance from the Health and Safety committee member from each department and report on results. ​
  • Investigates accidents thoroughly and effectively, responding appropriately as required, including communicating and following up with supervisors and employees, and providing training. ​
  • Works with Health and Safety Committee to initiate, promote, implement and maintain health and safety projects and initiatives. ​
  • In consultation with the Health and Safety Committee, update, maintain and present health and safety training materials for new and current employees, and volunteers. ​
  • Ensures the agency is compliant with WorkSafe regulations and legislative requirements, including audiometric, air quality, and workplace Health and Safety regulations and policies. ​
  • Working with the HR Generalist and Central Support, develops and presents health and safety information as part of New Staff Orientation. ​
  • Provides Health and Safety related guidance and instructions to Supervisors, Managers, and Directors as needed.
  • Oversees the scheduling of OFA2 Attendants.
  • Writes, monitors, and updates the Archway Community Services Health and Safety Manual including communicating any changes in the manual. ​
  • Supports positive employee relations through open and effective communication and providing coaching and support on health and safety related issues.
  • Monitors ergonomic analysis of the workplace and locations. ​
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements and qualifications

Education and Certification:

  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check.
  • A Diploma in Human Resources or a related field or the equivalent in experience.
  • Current Level 1 First Aid Certification.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Certificate is an asset.

Experience:

  • At least 2 years’ experience processing and managing critical incidents.
  • At least 2 years’ experience investigating accidents and inspecting workplaces.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working with WorkSafeBC to process claims.
  • At least 1 year experience writing Health and Safety policy and reports

 

Knowledge and Skill Set

  • Strong written, verbal, and active listening skills, able to communicate effectively and respectfully with people from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Strong planning, organizational, and time management skills, able to manage competing projects and priorities.
  • Well-developed analytical skills – able to see common patterns.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current WorkSafeBC regulations.
  • Well-develop knowledge or Health and Safety best practices.
  • Well-developed investigation and inspection skills.
  • Strong relationship building skills, able to work well with a variety of people encouraging participation and an inclusive environment.
  • Ability to interact professionally, courteously and confidentially with staff, supervisory personnel and external organizations.
  • Well-developed skill using Microsoft Office365, particularly using Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Occasional interactions with people in difficult situations.
  • Need a valid drivers’ license and reliable transportation.

No phone calls please. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Archway's goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Equity and diversity are essential to excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

 

We invest in the mental health and wellbeing of our employees.

Your resume may also be forwarded to other Programs for their consideration for their job vacancies.  If you do not wish for your application to be shared with other Programs, please send an e-mail to with DO NOT FORWARD TO OTHER PROGRAMS, in the subject line of the e-mail and the job reference number to which you applied, in the body of the e-mail.

 

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