School District No.75 (Mission)
Manager of Health, Safety and Wellness
Mission Public Schools (School District #75 (Mission)) is located in the heart of the Fraser Valley and proudly serves 6,000 students and 1,000 staff. We are a passionate and vibrant organization, looking for a Manager of Health, Safety and Wellness to ensure that all District worksites provide a healthy and safe work environment for all employees and volunteers.
Reporting to the Director of Human Resources and the Secretary Treasurer, the Manager of Health, Safety and Wellness ensures that all District worksites provide a healthy and safe work environment for all employees and volunteers, and that all work sites comply with WorkSafeBC legislation, regulation and guidelines. The manager is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the health and safety program and for directing, assigning and supervising to ensure a healthy and safe work environment.
The manager also leads the Employee Health and Wellness Program, managing occupational and nonoccupational disabilities cases. The manager works collaboratively with employees, management, unions, and health care professionals to support the recovery and wellbeing of employees returning to work or remaining at work.
The manager is the primary resource person for a variety of health, safety and wellness matters, providing support to schools by coordinating, tracking and supporting safety programs, systems and training.
Health and Safety – WorkSafeBC:
- Plan, control, maintain and provide oversight of a comprehensive health and safety program, including WHMIS, first-aid, and safe work procedures, complying with WorkSafeBC legislative requirements to support safe and healthy environments for work and study.
- Develop health and safety policies, procedures and plans in accordance with legislative requirements and best practices. Ensuring immediate and appropriate accident and incident reporting, investigations, and risk assessments, occur as required, exercising discretion and adherence to WorkSafeBC legislation and regulation, providing assistance as required and follow-up as necessary.
- Establish and maintain a WorkSafeBC claims management system, including participation in reviews and WCAT appeals.
- Provide technical advice and support to worksite Joint Health and Safety Committees.
- Develop, facilitate and track safety-training programs/courses for employees on health and safety, ensuring compliance with WorkSafeBC legislative requirements.
- Orient new employees to the health and safety program, and WorkSafeBC’s legislative requirements.
- Coordinate the promotion of health and safety awareness.
- Act as a resource to all District employees to ensure compliance with District health and safety policies & procedures, and WorksafeBC legislation & regulations.
- Liaise with WorkSafe BC to ensure compliance with legislation, and proactively address health and safety issues.
- Participates in the District’s emergency procedures and represents the department as required.
- Establish and maintain an integrated and comprehensive disability management program, focusing on early interventions, return to work/stay at work programs, and facilitating employee medical accommodations.
- Proactively manage complex occupational and non-occupational disabilities, employing early intervention strategies for an employee’s quick recovery and return to work.
- In collaboration with the Unions and employees, develop and coordinate complex suitable and timely return to work plans.
- Manage duty-to-accommodate cases in keeping with best practices, collective agreements, human rights legislation, and other applicable legislation.
- Prepare, represent and / or support the District in the appeal process and/or grievances as required for occupational and non-occupational cases.
- Work closely with management, unions and employees to maintain regular contact with an injured/ill employee with a focus on reducing time loss duration’s and to ensure appropriate timely return to work occurs.
- Establish and maintain disability management system that tracks sick leaves, medical documentation and return to work related data and information.
- Develop marketing campaigns to promote a healthy lifestyle and/or participation in fitness and wellness programs
- Organize and oversee health clinics, such as influenza immunizations for employees.
- Develop and communicate a monthly wellness newsletter to employees.
- Coordinate EFAP program, and ensure information is readily available to all employees
- Other duties related to Health, Safety, and Wellness
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Advanced knowledge of WorkSafeBC, OH&S regulations, legislation and any other requirements pertaining to health, safety and wellness
- Self-starter, well organized, efficient team leader, achieve goals and objectives when dealing with varied and conflicting demands
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- The ability to establish and engage in collaborative relationships with all levels throughout the organization and external agencies
- Excellent interpersonal skills including excellent public speaking, presentation and training skills
- Proficient with standard office applications and ability to adapt to other specialized software applications as required (e.g. Microsoft office)
- Ability to work co-operatively and collaboratively and to maintain effective working relationships
- Ability to provide guidance, training, and direction to others; proven ability to explain information and instructions to others
- Superior organizational skills
- Superior attention to detail: prepare accurate correspondence, reports, and other materials.
- Ability to work within deadlines and other time pressures
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, Disability Management, Health Care or related discipline
- Occupational First Aid Level II or III Certification
- A minimum of five years of related experience in a unionized environment, preferably in a public sector environment and/or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
- Supervision experience
- Well-developed conflict resolution skills
- Current and valid BC Driver’s License and safe driving record
Other Education and Experience:
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist, an asset
- Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation, preferred
- Professional designation in disability management, an asset
- Working knowledge of School District operations, policies and procedures, an asset
- Experience planning and delivering safety training programs, preferred
Note: A clear Criminal Record is required for this position, with a review to be updated every five (5) years.
Qualified candidates are invited to apply on line www.makeafuture.ca/mission with cover letter and resume outlining relevant background and work experience, including 3 references by 4:00pm on Monday, May 28, 2018.