Assistant Manager, Health, Safety and Wellness – job opportunity

School District No. 38



Recognized for its dedication to inclusion, diversity, and strong partnerships with the community, the Richmond School District is among one of the largest districts in British Columbia with some of the highest graduation rates in the province. With a deep history of high quality experiences for students, the Richmond School District strives to provide the best education and future for every student.

As an employer, we provide comprehensive growth, learning and engagement opportunities to the 2,300 committed professionals across the district.   We are currently looking for a dynamic, progressive Assistant Manager, Health, Safety and Wellness to join the Human Resources team. Together with the Manager, Health and Safety, the Assistant Manager will develop, lead and champion District and project-specific Health, Safety and Wellness initiatives, to ensure continuous growth and success of the programs.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Providing day-to-day WorkSafeBC claims management, exercising discretion and adherence to WorkSafeBC requirements, legislation and regulations
  • Overseeing extensive communication with key internal and external stakeholders in all aspects of WorkSafeBC claims management including the facilitation of RTW and GRTW processes, offer modified duties and implementation of temporary and permanent accommodations
  • Providing proactive advice and decision making relating to claims management, promoting understanding of WorkSafeBC claims policy and manages processes that support cost efficiency in claims/injury management to district leadership and managers
  • Developing an integrated and thorough Return to Work/Stay at Work Program for the district and monitor various opportunities for improvement
  • Referring employees to appropriate resources as required such as BCTF Health and Wellness Program, IME, FCE, JEIS, EFAP and supporting attendance promotion
  • Leading JOHSC Meetings and providing expert advice to the interpretation and application of WorkSafeBC Acts and Regulations, standards, policies, procedures and programs across the district
  • Conducting safety inspections, accident/incident investigations and worksite visits, identify workplace hazards, corrective actions
  • Coordinating and investigating industrial hazards such as IAQ, hearing/noise, light, heat and chemical exposure
  • Developing, facilitating and tracking safety training programs/courses for staff on various topics

The successful candidate will possess:

  • A Diploma/Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Advanced knowledge of WorkSafeBC OH&S Regulations, Legislation and any other requirements pertaining to health, safety and wellness.
  • A successful track record in developing, implementing and coordinating H&S programs
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations and compliance.
  • Proven ability to establish and engage in collaborative relationships and communication with all levels throughout an organization and external agencies
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including excellent public speaking, presentation and training skills
  • Proficiency in standard office applications and ability  to adapt to other specialized software applications as required
  • Experience in a complex multi-union environment
  • Attention to detail and superb organizational abilities
  • Related co-op experience

Interested qualified applicants should apply online at Make a future-Richmond. Application deadline is March 24, 2017.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those being considered for interviews will be contacted.