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Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Consultant - Mental Health and Psychological Safety

Richmond, BC
Full Time
6 days ago

Are you an Occupational Health and Safety professional with expertise in mental health/psychological safety? Do you have leadership experience in identifying and implementing innovative psychological health and safety initiatives that support preventing mental health injuries?

We have exciting opportunities for OHS Consultants in our Consultation and Education Services department within the Prevention Services division. These positions work directly with industry, employers, workers, Health & Safety Associations, and Certifying Partners to reduce risk and keep workplaces healthy and safe through consultation and education.

We have positions available in: Mental Health & Psychological Safety in Consultation & Education Services (CES)

These positions engage with stakeholders to reduce risk and keep workplaces healthy and safe through a consultative approach. These positions will engage with BC stakeholders in two ways: 1) At an industry level; working with industry associations, labour associations, and health and safety associations to develop innovative strategies and resources to prevent psychological injuries; and 2) At an employer and worker level; consulting with individual employers and workers to provide education and support related to workplace psychological health and safety matters with a focus on ensuring employers can achieve sustainable regulatory compliance

How you'll make a difference: You'll help ensure B.C. workers go home safely at the end of their workday.

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 from your B.C. home and occasionally in our Richmond office.

What you'll do
  • Consulting with stakeholders to focus on improving Occupational Health and Safety outcomes related to psychological health and safety
  • Providing leadership in identifying and implementing innovative occupational health and safety initiatives.
  • Creating awareness of psychological health and safety with workplaces across BC.
  • Engaging with employers and workers on their health and safety challenges.
  • Enhancing their compliance and helping them build sustainable systems to control their risks.

Is this a good fit for you?

We're looking for someone who can:
  • Identify, develop, and implement strategic Prevention services, programs, projects, and initiatives that positively impact workplace health and safety.
  • Act as a technical resource and apply workplace health and safety expertise and knowledge to various stakeholders including Health & Safety Associations, industry, and employers.
  • Promote safety ownership and culture.
  • Build partnerships and networks with industry stakeholders to establish positive long-term relationships.
  • Prepare and deliver OHS safety presentations to various stakeholders with the purpose to educate on key OHS topics.
  • Support employers and workers by providing in-depth analysis and improvement of OHS programs, processes and culture, specific risk control initiatives and innovative projects.
  • Travel overnight in BC.

Your background and experience
  • A university degree in a related discipline
  • You will be required to write a Consultation & Education Services (CES) specific test
  • A minimum of 9 years of health and safety experience such as, but not limited to:
    • Development of risk assessments
    • Designing, delivering, and implementing health and safety programs, including mental health/psychological safety programs or initiatives
    • Conducting workplace health and safety inspections and/or investigations
    • Monitoring and evaluating an organization's safety performance
    • Participating in health and safety audits
    • Addressing health and safety compliance issues
    • Developing corrective action plans to improve safety performance

We'll consider an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Important to know

Before we can finalize any offer of employment, you must:
  • Successfully meet the legal requirements under the Criminal Records Review Act to work with children and/or vulnerable adults.
  • 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, 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 .

Want to apply?
  • Applications are welcomed immediately, however must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. PST on the closing date.
  • 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.