Job Posting 96977

Health and Safety Lead
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver, BC
closing tomorrow (Sun, 1 Oct)
full time

At S.U.C.C.E.S.S., you will be able to grow and develop alongside a diverse team of professionals and enjoy great benefits and perks. Experience what it is like to join a purpose-driven organization and make meaningful contributions to our community. Explore our amazing new opportunities.


Department: Corporate Support-Human Resources
Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time (35 hours per week)

Number of Positions: 1


Job Summary

The Health & Safety Lead is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s Safety Management System (SMS), including the development and update of Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) programs and procedures in alignment with provincial regulatory and legal requirements. They are also responsible for driving internal Health & Safety staff engagement and compliance by promoting H&S awareness and wellness, conducting required training, and monitoring the enforcement of OH&S policies, procedures and best practices across the agency. The H&S Lead will work in collaboration with the Senior HR Manager to build the agency H&S department.

Reports To: Senior Human Resources Manager


Key Duties and Responsibilities:


OH&S Training:

  • Assesses and identifies training opportunities in areas such as OH&S awareness and best practices, but also to ensure compliance with OH&S legislation, regulations, and the internal SMS.
  • Designs and delivers training and presentations in accordance with OH&S regulations and SMS requirements, on matters such as accident and incident prevention, and overall OH&S best practices.
  • Designs OH&S training for new staff onboarding and staff returning from extended leaves.
  • Conducts train-the-trainer workshops for trainers on OH&S training programs.
  • Establish training outcomes metrics from training needs analysis.
  • Monitors OH&S training programs and evaluates training effectiveness including the use of training outcomes metrics.
  • Implements and monitors an OH&S Training Calendar that includes training cycles for required OH&S courses.
  • Reviews internal OH&S training portfolio and makes recommendations for new or current courses revisions.


OH&S Compliance:

  • Ensures that the agency’s SMS is up-to-date and makes revisions and/or recommendations in accordance with OH&S legislation and regulations.
  • Implements, revises and updates OH&S programs, procedures, best practices, forms and templates.
  • Conducts OH&S workplace investigations and inspections including accidents and incidents.
  • Ensures that workplace accidents and incidents are reported to WorkSafeBC when required, including compliance with Form 7 submissions.
  • Manages and supports the internal return-to-work program, including liaising with third-party provider.
  • Manages and supports work accommodation requests.
  • Evaluates practices, procedures and facilities to assess risk and adherence to applicable legislation and regulations.Ensures that annual workplace risk assessments including First Aid Risk Assessment and Workplace Violence Prevention Risk Assessment are conducted at least annually.
  • Ensures that OH&S required building and procedural drills are being conducted annually, including earthquake and fire drills.
  • Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of OH&S orientation programs. for volunteers, contractors and visitors
  • Monitors, researches, and keeps up-to-date with OH&S legislation and regulations, including OH&S best practices and trends, and makes appropriate recommendations.


OH&S Organizational Development and Metrics:

  • Develops and reports on OH&S performance metrics to support agency’s OH&S organizational assessment and strategic plan
  • Upholds the Certificate of Recognition (COR) by ensuring that the agency is meeting WorkSafeBC standards and requirements.
  • Performs required COR annual maintenance audits and supports external audits for COR recertification.
  • Stays current on OH&S legislation, regulations, best practices, and trends to support an effective and efficient SMS program.


Service Delivery:

  • Maintains and updates the online OH&S resources platform (i.e. documents and workflows).
  • Maintains and updates OH&S content on the Staff Portal.
  • Responds to staff and leadership enquiries on OH&S related matters.
  • Provides expertise and technical support to agency’s Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committees, including supporting documentation and required training.
  • Builds a central go-to for knowledge & support on OH&S matters.


Education, Training and Experience:

  • Post-secondary education specializing in Human Resources, Occupational Health & Safety, or suitable combination of education and experience
  • 3-5 years of experience working in occupational health & safety
  • Occupational Health and Safety certificate or diploma is preferred
  • Experience with conducting accident and incident investigations
  • WorkSafeBC COR internal auditor certified preferred
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional designation an asset
  • Excellent knowledge in provincial and federal employment laws and regulations
  • Expert knowledge of WorkSafeBC regulations related to occupational health and safety management
  • First Aid Level 2 certificate is preferred
  • CPHR designation an asset
  • Experience working with non-profit organizations is an asset.


Job Skills and Abilities:

  • Cultivates and develops successful relationships for cross-functional communication and collaboration
  • Excellent planning, facilitating, organizing, time management, decision- making, problem solving, risk assessment and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent advisory and coaching abilities
  • Excellent client service focus
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent training facilitation skills for in-class and virtual training workshops
  • Ability to conduct H&S investigations
  • Ability to support change management
  • Displays tact, diplomacy, good judgment and use discretion with highly confidential and sensitive employee information
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office applications and HRIS/HRMS systems   


Additional Information:

• Criminal Record Check required
• Ability to work evenings and weekends as required
• Ability to travel to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. locations as required


About S.U.C.C.E.S.S.:

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is a multicultural social services agency and registered charity located on the unceded Coast Salish lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has been helping Canadians and newcomers to achieve their full potential on their Canadian journey since 1973. We are one of the largest social service agencies in Canada, with offices in BC, Ontario and internationally/abroad. We offer programs and services in the areas of immigration, newcomer settlement, English-language training, employment and entrepreneurship, family, youth and seniors programming, health education, community development, affordable housing and seniors care.


At S.U.C.C.E.S.S., we take care of our communities and our people!


Our staff is the source of our success and we make it a priority to ensure work-life balance for our staff. We offer a range competitive and comprehensive benefit packages to ensure the well-being our staff. Subject to the type of employment, benefit packages may include:

  • paid time off ‘monthly wellness days’ (up to 12 days per year)
  • additional agency holidays (3 additional statutory holidays)
  • 2 weeks annual vacation (starting) and up to 5 weeks (maximum)
  • company-funded pension (GRRSP)
  • extended health & dental plan
  • employee & family assistance programs
  • access to wellness programs (such as subscription to Headspace) , and more

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