Health & Safety Officer

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The Vancouver School District is an exciting and dynamic school district which offers a wide range of opportunities for more than 50,000 learners from Kindergarten to adult.  Our diverse School District employs almost 8,000 employees which are represented by 14 bargaining units as well as exempt management staff. The Board has a high-profile stature in the British Columbia K-12 Education System, and while many of our stories speak positively of student success and innovative practices, the District also receives criticism from the public, local news agencies and on social media which detract from the good that is happening in our classrooms, schools and District.

We are looking for a Health & Safety Officer who will work with the Health & Safety Team and be responsible for a wide range of Claims Management, Emergency Management and Occupational Health and Safety duties. Reporting directly to the Health & Safety Manager, you have the ability to work independently and maintain composure under pressure as well as meet tight and critical deadlines.

The Health and Safety Officer will be responsible for liaising with WorkSafeBC, as well as VSB departments and supervisory staff to coordinate and ensure that employer compliance and obligations of claims are met. Your sound knowledge of the workings of WorkSafeBC will allow you to manage appeals and file objections relating to complex WorkSafe claims.

Your Emergency Management background allows you to organize, maintain and suggest ways to help improve the district’s emergency management program. This includes the coordination of emergency drills at schools and district worksites.

Your excellent interpersonal and oral skills allow you the ease to provide generalist health and safety advice to every level of employee within the VSB and to conduct workplace inspections, investigations and risk assessments. Your strong written communication skills allow you to both develop and facilitate staff training and presentations as well as review, update and enforce regulatory requirements.

The successful candidate will have a post-secondary education in science or Occupational Health and Safety or a diploma from at least a 2-year technical institute. Experience working in a multi-union public sector environment in a Health and Safety role is an asset. The ability to be registered as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) is also an asset.

Please see the job description for a detailed list of duties and responsibilities.

Apply via by Friday, September 28, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.  and include a cover letter and resume.