Job Details

    Job Title : Industry Specialist (Mental Health Injury Prevention)
    Company Name : WorkSafeBC
    Job Type : Full Time
    Job Location : Richmond
    Post Date : 2018-11-07
    Close Date : 2018-12-06
    How To Apply: Visit and select Careers to submit a resume and cover letter that details your characteristics, accomplishments, and prior work experience related to the requirements for the position. We can only accept applications submitted through our website.

    Description :

    We have an exciting new opportunity for a mental health professional who will take on the challenge of making workplaces with workers who are frequently exposed to traumatic incidents, psychologically safer.  If you have experience in developing health and safety programs and strategies around mental health – consider this new role within our Industry and Labour Services team. A role in which you will engage and educate industries to make workplaces psychologically healthy and safe for workers who have been exposed to traumatic events.


    At WorkSafeBC, Industry and Labour Services is a consultative-based department, servicing primarily external client organizations, including employer and labour groups, associations, and other related institutions. Its primary responsibility is to help these groups take an active role in occupational health and safety, which ultimately will help reduce the industry injury rate and claims costs.


    What you’ll do

    Industry specialists take a proactive approach in understanding and analyzing specific health and safety needs regarding the development of short and long term occupational safety and health strategies. You’ll undertake strategic prevention initiatives and provide leadership in identifying and implementing innovative occupational health and safety initiatives that support various industries in promoting positive mental health and preventing mental health injuries.


    Is this a good fit for you?

    We’re looking for someone who can:

    • Develop innovative occupational health and safety strategies including mental health strategies
    • Provide stakeholders with occupational health and safety knowledge, expertise, and guidance
    • Research, recommend, evaluate, and monitor projects and funding proposals
    • Network and build partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
    • Work directly with industry associations, the public sector, and employer and labour representatives
    • Exhibit superior verbal and written communication skills, and exceptional organizational skills


    Your experience and educational background:

    • A university degree, diploma, certificate in a discipline related to psychology, counselling, social work, occupational therapy, or nursing
    • A minimum of five years of working knowledge of occupational health and safety principles and practices and general prevention strategies
    • A minimum of four years of work experience in a position within the mental health field or social services, demonstrating a broad knowledge of employer, labour, and workplace safety issues
    • An equivalent combination of education and years of experience will be considered
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office software, including Word and Excel


    Who are we?

    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 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 for today and future generations. We’re honoured to serve the 2.3 million workers and 231,000 registered 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 annual salary of $74,104 - $93,527, your total compensation package includes vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward a defined benefit pension plan. 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.

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