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WorkSafeBC

Education & Certification Specialist

Posted 3 days ago

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Overview

Do you have experience in workplace training and development? Are you excited about having the opportunity to make a difference in ensuring the health and safety of British Columbians?

We're looking for an Education and Certification Specialist to maintain occupational training and certification standards, develop and revise content for certification standards, and evaluate certification programs. You will play a vital role in our Certification Services department where you'll have the opportunity to support occupational health and safety education, training, and certification that makes a difference in the lives of workers and employers in British Columbia.

The Education and Certification Specialist supports the strategic priorities of the Prevention Divisional Services and Credentialing by overseeing, researching, and monitoring the effectiveness of certification, training and credentialing programs mandated by the Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health & Safety Regulations and providing recommendations as required.

In this role you will coordinate surveys, studies and investigations relating to certification, licensing, occupational credentials, and all other related aspects tied to Prevention Divisional Services and Credentialing strategies and initiatives. In conducting the above functions, the Education and Certification Specialist will employ management best practices and quality standards; technology protocols and requirements; ethical and legal regulations; and organizational policies, practices and guidelines.

Where you'll work

WorkSafeBC, we offer a hybrid work model that combines the convenience of working remotely with the dynamism of working in one of our offices, based on the operational needs of the position.

In this role, you'll work primarily on-site at our Richmond office and occasionally from your B.C. Home.

What you'll do
  • Assess, plan, negotiate, organize, monitor, and evaluate all programs and projects related to certification, credentialing, and training support.
  • Define external education, training or certification technology requirements.
  • Develop or analyze assessment strategies that effectively address a variety of unique curriculum approaches and training outcomes.
  • Conduct a job task analysis (JTA) or facilitate developing a curriculum (DACUM) session to ensure that identified competencies are defensible, and meet industry needs, and/or industry standards.
  • Develop quality control and assurance processes and coordinate the implementation by training providers, for content areas cited in the Workers Compensation Act, Occupational Health & Safety Regulation, or Guidelines, requiring standards acceptable to WorkSafeBC.

Is this a good fit for you?

We're looking for someone who can:
  • Ensure that all products and programs comply with the following: training industry quality standards; ethical and legal regulations; organizational policies, practices and guidelines; and formalized technical writing and editing standards and conventions.
  • Use project management tools and applications to manage project deliverables.
  • Identify and work to resolve problems and issues with a high degree of complexity, including managing complaints related to training providers and ensuring training providers meet contract obligations with respect to the design and delivery of training programs. Escalates issues as required.
  • Use, and develop when required, a systematic methodology for analysis, design, development, implementation (delivery), evaluation, and maintenance on all projects and programs, and implements an evidence-based 'systems' approach to all certification, credentialing and training initiatives.
  • Design and delivers presentations to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure that WorkSafeBC policies and regulations appropriately reflect certification practices and industry needs. Recommends revisions to the Regulation, Guidelines and policies as required.
  • Travel for this position as it may be required on an as needed basis. BC Driver's license is required.

Your background and experience
  • A Master's degree in Adult Education, Educational Leadership or a similar specialty and a minimum of 3 years of real time directly related experience in the development and/or management of workplace education programs, including trades or vocational training, labour education, quality assurance, audit, or other similar programs.

OR
  • An undergraduate degree in education, the social sciences or a similar specialty AND
  • A Provincial Instructor Diploma (PID).
  • A min. of five (5) years (real time) directly related experience in the development and/or management of workplace education programs, including trades or vocational training, labour education, quality assurance, audit, or other similar programs.

We'll consider an equivalent combination of education and experience

Important to know

Before we can finalize any offer of employment, you must:
  • Confirm you're legally entitled to work in Canada

WorkSafeBC's COVID-19 Employee Mandatory Vaccine Policy (the "Policy") is suspended effective January 9, 2023, however we reserve the right to re-implement it in response to changes in the public health landscape, including public health orders. We are committed to the protection, health, and safety of our employees and our Communicable Disease Prevention Program and related protocols remain in effect.

Who we are

At WorkSafeBC, we promote safe and healthy workplaces across British Columbia. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases occur, we provide compensation and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We're honoured to serve the 2.49 million workers and 263,000 registered employers in our province.

What's it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

It's challenging, stimulating, and rewarding. Our positions offer diversity and opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important, and so are the people we do it for.

Our ability to make a difference relies on building a team with a rich variety of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences that reflects the diversity of the people we serve. We are committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive work culture where everyone can contribute as their best, authentic self.

Learn more: Discover who we are .

Our benefits

As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that help you get the most out of work - and life. Along with a competitive salary of 43.58 - 54.91 , your total compensation package includes:
  • Defined benefit pension plan that provides you with a lifetime monthly pension when you retire
  • 3 weeks of vacation in your first year, with regular increases based on years of service
  • Extensive health care and dental benefits
  • Optional leave and earned-time-off arrangements
  • Development opportunities (tuition reimbursement, leadership development, and more)

Learn more: Find out what we offer .

Salary: $43.58 - $54.91/hourly

Want to apply?
  • Please note that we will be starting assessments prior to the closing date.

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply . If you require an accommodation in the assessment process, please email Recruitment Testing Accommodation (SM) when you submit your application.

About WorkSafeBC

Who are we? We’re a team of more than 3,000 people, working together across 15 offices in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and B.C.’s interior. Our vision is to keep British Columbians free from workplace injury, disease, and death. And our work reflects our values: service, integrity, accountability, partnership, and innovation. At WorkSafeBC, we’re dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across B.C. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases do occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers’ compensation system today and for future generations. We’re honoured to serve the almost 2.3 million workers and 235,000 employers in our province. What’s it like to work at WorkSafeBC? It’s challenging, stimulating, and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for. Our benefits Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team. Along with a competitive salary, your total compensation package may include vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward your retirement pension. As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work — and life.

Industry

Government

Company Size

1001-5000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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