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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Health and Safety Specialist

Competition #76-18 |  Download job posting PDF

ABOUT FAMILY SERVICES OF GREATER VANCOUVER (FSGV)

Founded in 1928 and celebrating its 90th year, FSGV is a charitable organization with nearly 100 social services programs and 500 employees across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

Our values

  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Optimism
  • Excellence

FSGV commands respect in the community while envisioning and impacting brighter futures for the people we serve. We provide a supportive workplace for our staff and professional, effective services for our clients, including counselling, therapy, advocacy, education, employment support and community services.

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.

HERE’S WHAT WE CAN DO TOGETHER

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 includes the tracking and analysis of critical incidents. 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. 

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

FSGV provides a comprehensive compensation package, with pension and generous extended health benefits for our regular staff.

FSGV supports career development and training for staff to reach their potential, offering mentorship and professional advancement in a supportive environment. We recognize the importance of work-life balance, wellness, and a safe, inclusive and welcoming workplace that values diversity and respect for all.

Work Hours: 28 hours/week

Salary: MGS 5 Step 1, $1,980.16 bi-weekly

Location: Vancouver (Commercial and Broadway)

TO APPLY

If this describes you, please send us your resume and cover letter (indicating the competition number 76-18 in email subject line). In your cover letter, please outline your interest and relevant experience for this role, and tell us where you heard about this opportunity.

**if you are an internal candidate, please indicate “INTERNAL” in the subject line of the email**

FSGV is an equal opportunity employer. If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email your contact information to careers@fsgv.ca for follow-up.

Send your application to: careers@fsgv.ca

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest.

FSGV is committed to the principles of diversity. We encourage applications from qualified people of all gender expressions and identities, sexual orientations, visible minorities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities.