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.
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.
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