Wellbeing, Workplace Health & Safety Officer
- Join a rapidly growing not-for-profit organisation with a commitment to social justice
- Competitive salary: $72K per annum + super
- Generous motor vehicle allowance in addition to salary ($15.6K per annum)
- Mobile phone + laptop provided
- Access to Salary Packaging benefits
- Wintringham promotes ongoing training and professional excellence
- Full Time (38 hours per week) - Part Time hours also considered
- Based in Flemington (VIC) with travel required to different Wintringham sites/offices
Who are we?
Wintringham is a not-for-profit organisation providing an extensive range of aged care, housing and related support services to men and women aged 50-plus who have been homeless or at risk of homelessness. We employ over 800 staff and operate from multiple offices across Melbourne, Hobart and regional Victoria. Our Head Office provides the strategic direction and support services for Wintringham’s residential, housing, community care and NDIS services.
Your new role
Due to organisation growth, an exciting new opportunity exists for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join our friendly and tight-knit People & Culture Team as the Wellbeing, Workplace Health and Safety Officer at our Head Office in Flemington. You will work in conjunction with the OHS Coordinator to ensure the wellbeing, workplace health and safety of Wintringham employees and residents.
Your duties and responsibilities will also include (but are not limited to):
- Assist to develop and implement Wintringham’s Wellbeing, Workplace Health & Safety Program
- Assist with the implementation and oversight of the Wintringham OHS Program to ensure legislative and accreditation compliances
- Consult and provide support to HSRs and Program/Site Managers under the direction of the OHS Coordinator
- Ensure staff are aware of their OHS responsibilities including hazard identification, risk assessment and required documentation
- Develop and maintain a general knowledge of Government programs for Housing and Aged Care Services including relevant Standards and Guidelines with an understanding of current directions and trends
- Assist with the Wintringham Return to Work (RTW) Program under the direction of the OHS Coordinator
- Deliver training packages relevant to OHS when required.
You possess a relevant tertiary qualification in Occupational Health and Safety/Work Health and Safety or related discipline. Your time management, interpersonal communication skills and attention to detail will be supported by the following:
- Previous experience in an OHS or similar position
- Proven capability to provide practical solutions to health and safety issues and identify, assess and control workplace hazards.
- Demonstrated knowledge of relevant Victorian legislative standards and guidelines eg WorkSafe, Workers Compensation, Occupational Rehabilitation and Return to Work.
- Well developed verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to prepare written reports when required.
- Demonstrated ability to liaise and consult effectively with a range of stakeholders
- Administration skills to maintain policy documentation and quality assurance program information.
- IT capability - Microsoft suite of products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint).
Wintringham’s response to COVID-19
Client and staff safety is paramount to us at Wintringham. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have and will continue to ensure that our staff are supplied with the resources they need to guarantee they are working in a safe and risk-averse environment. For our office-based staff, we have put in flexible Work From Home arrangements in accordance with the advice from the Department of Health & Chief Health Officer. We have strict COVID-19 policies and procedures to ensure that our staff as well as our clients are kept safe.
How to apply
For more information about the role, you can download a copy of the Position Description HERE.
Enquiries can be made to Les Butler (General Manager – People, Culture & Engagement) by contacting our Head Office on (03) 9376 1122.
Applications can be directed to Les Butler (General Manager – People, Culture & Engagement) and submitted by filling out the required information below.
Please upload your CV and Cover Letter in PDF format.
Applications close at 5:00pm on Sunday 23rd May 2021
Successful applicants will be required to undergo a NDIS Screening Check and Police Records check. Refusal to provide your information to both of these parties will prevent Wintringham from being able to continue with your application.
Applicants who have lived in a country other than Australia for a period longer than 12 months in the last 10 years may be required to undergo an International Police Check.
Applicants must be willing to undertake an influenza vaccination within the 2021 calendar year in order to be considered for this role.
Wintringham is an Equal Opportunity employer and embraces differences in gender, diversity, ethnicity, race cultural background, ability, religion and sexual orientation. We are committed to the safety of our older persons and have zero tolerance for elder abuse.
We acknowledge the first peoples of Australia and their unique role in our history and society and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for advertised positions. We recognise the benefits that diversity and inclusion contribute to help Wintringham achieve our goals and vision of ending homelessness.