Job Posting 80302

Health & Safety Specialist
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 3 days (Tue, 31 May)
full time  •  $68,304.60 per year
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Health and Safety Specialist
Health and Safety Specialist Competition #10-22
We are a community-based, not-for profit organization with approximately 80 social services programs and 420 employees across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. We provide counselling and other essential services to the most vulnerable people in our communities. For over 90 years, we’ve inspired and supported those who need help reaching their full potential. We work to ensure children are nurtured, youth find optimism, adults feel empowered, and parents make choices that build strong families.
Our values are:  • Innovation  • Integrity  • Diversity  • Optimism  • Excellence
We provide a supportive workplace for our staff and professional, effective services for our clients, including counselling, therapy, advocacy, education and community services.
Here’s what we can do together:
Working within the mission, vision, values and person-centred 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 QA 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 Quality Assurance’s oversight of risk management. The position partners with leaders, providing proactive support and planning and visiting program sites to connect with staff and leaders and triage health, safety and wellness issues and queries. The position works collaboratively with co-workers and 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.
What you bring:
  • Undergraduate degree or a diploma in the field of occupational health and safety and a minimum of 5 years’ of experience as a health and safety professional in a strategic business advisor role,  or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Level 1 Occupational First Aid ticket or higher.
  • WHMIS training and certification.
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical abilities; well-developed planning, coaching and teamwork skills.
  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and/or database.
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination status will be required 
Your key contributions:
Health, Safety, and Wellness: Provides strategic and timely guidance and advice to leaders on health, safety and wellness issues including risk assessments, policy interpretation and implementation, regulatory requirements, and staff training.
Engagement and Project Work: Undertakes health and safety projects which will support the Agency’s aims/strategies and/or improve the effectiveness of the teams. Facilitate the process of change by providing support and planning to leaders and understanding to employees in the area of health and safety.
What we offer you:
FSGV supports employee growth and development and offers opportunities for you to grow your career with us when you are ready. We also value and recognize the importance of work-life balance, flexibility, and wellness; we know that this work is not easy, and we believe that great teams, great bosses and a great culture is important to supporting resilience. We value inclusion and diversity and are actively engaged in individual and organizational learning and advocacy in support our justice and equity goals and strategies.
Work Hours: Full-time 35 hours per week
Salary: MGS 5 Step 1 $68,304.60 per year. Generous group health/dental benefits after a 3 month waiting period, pension plan enrollment after 12 months
Location: Working in the culturally vibrant and transit friendly Vancouver neighbourhood of Commercial and Broadway.  1638 E Broadway, Vancouver BC V5N 1W1
Travel to other sites in the lower mainland will be needed occasionally
Flexible scheduling
Starting at three weeks’ vacation for full time staff (pro-rated for part-time) and growing to more +
Possibility for a hybrid work from home/office
Three (3) paid household leave days a year (pro-rated for part-time employees)
One paid Wellness Day a year
Paid sick pay (if applicable)
A work culture that values transparency, teamwork, learning, fairness and integrity
Two and a half paid Agency days for full time staff (pro-rated for part-time)
Five paid days for education leave/year (pro-rated for part-time)
One paid Moving Day/year
Subsidized professional association annual dues (if applicable)
Health and Welfare benefits (if applicable):
Generous group health/dental benefits after 3 months.
Three flex options for health/dental coverage depending on the coverage you need
Option of psychological/counselling services (up to $1500/year)
Employee Assistance Plan
Long Term Disability Plan
Group Life Insurance, Travel insurance, ++
Pension plan enrollment after 12 months
How to apply:
If this describes you, please submit your application to us through our website. Interviews will be scheduled on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. 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 #10-22 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**

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