Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator – Full time
AWARE-NS is helping Nova Scotia health and community services workplaces build, and share a health and safety culture through leadership, advocacy, promotion, capacity building and collaboration. As an industry leader, we believe all workplace injuries can be prevented and we aim to instill foster a safety leadership culture and improve workplace safety and wellbeing for all. AWARE-NS is making a difference by working to engage everyone around this shared agenda for change, through leadership, OHS education, and training, and support.
We are seeking an Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator who will be a key contributor in the design, development and implementation of the OHS program and educational course materials. Building relationships with people, through stakeholder engagement, and supporting their OHS programs are significant responsibilities of this position. Timely solutions will be identified, developed and delivered that support stakeholder needs, as well as assisting and supporting the current work already underway. Data collection, management and analysis are of top priority, which will inform our programming needs and our measure of success.
Reporting to the Occupational Health & Safety Specialist, the Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator will work collaboratively with the internal AWARE-NS team and external stakeholders and industry partners in support of establishing programs and services in promoting a culture of safety for health and community services workers.
As the successful candidate, you will have a high degree of OHS knowledge and expertise, excellent communication skills, practical ‘hands on’ experience and a clear understanding of the front line health/community care work environment. Your ability to engage people and foster positive relationships that impacts safety outcomes in stakeholder organizations is a key component of this position.
You will possess a minimum of 3 years’ experience in an OHS work context; graduate level education from a relevant program and recognized educational institution; excellent writing skills and knowledge of web based applications, knowledge/work experience in health, continuing care or community services delivery; a clear understanding of occupational health and safety best practices and legislation; and confidence in personal communications skill level in a variety of delivery methods. You have an entrepreneurial spirit, creative mind and the ability to work independently and with a strong team environment to succeed.
If this challenging opportunity meets with your career objectives, please forward your resume in confidence via Canada Post mail or by e-mail to:
Catherine Martin, Administrative Coordinator
201 Brownlow Ave. Unit 1
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1W2
A competitive salary and benefits package is offered
Completion closes March 15, 2015