Occupational Health and Safety Advisor (LTC Residence)

Posted: October 09, 2020

Region: All Canada

Salary: Between $29/h and $36.25/h depending on the province

Occupational Health & Safety Advisor

Do you want to make a difference with us?

Join the world's largest humanitarian network. Come help and make a difference with the Canadian Red Cross. A unique experience within an organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable people in Canada and abroad and providing recognized training in health and safety. Your opportunity to be part of the solution with instant impact in the context of the current health crisis.

As an Occupational Health & Safety Advisor, you will be reporting to Director – Health and Safety. You will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the Canadian Red Cross’s national health and safety vision and goals by supporting geographic and programmatic leaders and other specialist functions by implementing the CRC’s Occupational Health & Safety program.  You will be maintaining and monitoring compliance with applicable Occupational Health and Safety (“OHS”) legislation and regulation.

 This is a Term full-time position until March 31, 2021 with the possibility of extension.

Who you are:

  • You are a relationship builder – you will develop relationships with your client groups to become a trusted advisor.
  • You are insightful – you are able to analyze data and turn metrics into insights and lessons learned which feed into strategy and improvements to the OHS program.
  • You are a strong communicator – you are able to effectively communicate in a variety of ways the key elements of OHS for our personnel at all levels of an organization.
You will enjoy:
  • Culture:  an organization that is guided by our fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality
  • Opportunity: to work with the best and brightest in the non-profit field, in an environment that promotes continuous learning, creativity and collaboration
  • Flexibility:  alternative work arrangements and paid time off for those “life happens moments”
  • Meaningful Work:  you will be working front line to support the most vulnerable population during current COVID-19 pandemic.
In this role you will:
  • Perform regulatory and hazard/risk assessments which will require travel to various sites of active emergency response operations (ex: COVID-19 testing sites, Long-Term Care homes, Indigenous Communities, etc.).
  • Collect, measure and analyze provincial and site metrics and performance indicators to identify trends, frequency and severity for continuous improvement and corrective measures.  Assist geographic and programmatic leaders develop action plans for improvement.
  • Provide health & safety counsel and coordination to management in support of CRC personnel to ensure workplace safety and injury prevention.
  • Assist in the development of standardized safety briefings, systems, policies, training, safety campaigns and programs to influence our proactive safety culture, reduce risk, and increase the health, safety and well-being of CRC personnel.
  • Liaise with Risk Services to advance workplace incident reporting requirements and assist supervisors in the investigation of incidents to determine root cause and document lessons learned.
  • Support and collaborate with People Services and management as needed for any health and safety related functions including workers’ compensation.
  • Support other Red Cross initiatives to provide a coordinated team effort in meeting the needs of the most vulnerable in the community.
We’re looking for:
  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Occupational Health & Safety or related discipline, or a combination of education and management experience that would be considered equivalent.
  • Minimum of three to five (3-5) years of experience in an OHS role.
  • Up to date knowledge and understanding of OHS legislation, best practices and trends.
  • Canadian Health & Safety Consultants designation is considered an asset.
  • Current First Aid Certification or willingness to take training.
  • Able to coordinate with authorities and foster effective internal working relationships within a matrix environment.
  • Experience in facilitating and presenting training sessions. 
  • Strong team work as well as demonstrated time management skills.  
  • Computer and numerical literacy, comfort working with data bases and MS Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to travel within province and potentially within Canada in support of active emergencies.
The majority of work will be performed in a fast-paced, changing environment with strict infection control practices, including the requirement to wear PPE.

The Canadian Red Cross is committed to gender equality and social inclusion in our workplace. All qualified applications will receive consideration without regard to sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, color, religion, nationality, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We encourage all qualified persons to apply particularly Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Please notify us as soon as possible of any adaptive measures you might require at any stage of the recruitment process.
Please note that we have active and/or anticipate operations in the following provinces:
Manitoba, Alberta, Ontario, British-Colombia, Quebec and Saskatchewan.
To apply, please click here
If you are interested into working in any other provinces, you can follow the same link.