Employment Vacancy

Position Title: Work Health and Safety Officer (part-time)

Direct Supervisor: GM – People & Culture

Main Purpose of Position

This hands-on role is instrumental in supporting the growth and enhancement of our Safety initiatives and culture across all areas of the business. You will be responsible for supporting the business, reduce risks and promoting a pro-active safety culture. The role ensures compliance training needs are met across the organisation. Supported by administration, this busy role is integral to organisational safety.


Occupational Safety & Health


Standards of Performance

  • Observe and comply with all health and safety instructions, procedures, signs and notices relating to your work and correctly use the appropriate protective clothing and equipment supplied.
  • Follow Infection Prevention and Control procedures and standards relevant to the role.
  • Use correct documented procedures to correct, if possible, and immediately report any unsafe situations, near-miss incidents and all work related injuries.
  • Maintain good housekeeping at all times.

Personal Leadership

  • Acts with honesty, empathy and kindness towards co-workers and clients.
  • Engages and works collaboratively with others through a shared purpose to achieve goals.
  • Has a thorough awareness of cultural safety and conducts themselves to operate inclusivity.
  • Takes responsibility on an individual level to strive for excellence.
  • Accepts and responds constructively to feedback.
  • Is aware of own strengths and limitations and seeks help from others as required.
  • Adapts communication style and messages to suit different personalities and cultures.


  • Understand and proactively contribute to managing risk and to promote a culture of participation in the risk process.


  • Actively contribute to quality improvement activities in Capecare through initiating continuous improvement suggestions.
  • Contribute effectively towards the organisation’s quality accreditation processes.


  • Adhere to all Capecare policies and procedures.
  • Own conduct and approach aligns with the Capecare Way.
  • Commits to the values of: Compassion Respect Partnership Commitment
  • Challenges behaviour in others that contravenes the organisational values.


  • Minimum Cert lV in Work Health & Safety or equivalent

Technical Competencies and Skills

  • Experience in ICAM and root cause investigations
  • Experience in the Workers Compensation process and assisting with Return to Work Programs
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organisation.
  • Highly developed coaching and training skills
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise competing workloads.

Relevant Experience

  • Experience in a Health Care setting, specifically aged care, would be seen as beneficial

Key Accountabilities of the Role

The successful applicant will have a strong focus on compliance and the ability to:

  • Mentor and support our Work Health and Safety Committee
  • Practically apply WHS legislation
  • Investigate safety incidents
  • Reduce risks and promote a positive and pro-active safety culture within our workplace
  • Lead safety-based training activities


20 Ray Ave, Busselton WA 6280
Ph: 08 9750 2000
Fax: 08 9755 4696

Community Care & Respite: 08 9750 2097


171 Naturaliste Tce, Dunsborough WA 6281
Ph: 08 9786 5555
Fax: 08 9786 5508

Community Care & Respite: 08 9750 2097


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