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Occupational Health Program Development Coordinator- Term Position


Occupational Health Program Development Coordinator, Term Position May 1, 2014- March 31, 2015

AWARE-NS is the safety association for the health and community services sectors in Nova Scotia. There is a broad consensus that as an industry, we must do more to promote workplace safety and well-being. AWARE-NS wants to make a difference by working to engage everyone around this shared agenda for change through leadership, education, training, support and advocacy.
We are seeking an Occupational Health Program Development Coordinator who will be a key contributor in the design, development and implementation of the OHS program and educational course materials. The successful candidate will manage online learning content and support website communication methods and materials for current and future needs. Timely solutions will be identified, developed and delivered that responds to 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 Program Development Coordinator will work collaboratively with the internal AWARE-NS team and external stakeholders and industry partners in support of establishing programs and services that can make a difference in promoting a culture of safety for health and community services workers.
The position requires someone with a high degree of OHS knowledge and expertise, and practical ‘hands on’ experience and understanding of the front line health/community care work environment. An entrepreneurial spirit, creative mind and the ability to work independently and with a strong team environment to succeed is a must.
The successful candidate will possess a minimum of 1-2 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, practical work experience in health, continuing care or community services delivery; a clear understanding of occupational health and safety best practices and legislation; and experience incorporating adult learning principles and applications.
If this challenging opportunity meets with your career objectives, please forward your resume in confidence to 835-3445 or send by e-mail to [email protected]. For more information, please contact Heather Matthews @ 832-3537 or by email [email protected]. Completion closes April 11, 2014.

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