First listed on: 08 November 2020

Senior Consultant, Work Health & Safety

  • Richmond location, Wurundjeri Country
  • Full time, permanent role
  • Salary package equivalent up to $125k pa (inclusive of base salary $106k, super and salary packaging)

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

The Opportunity

At Berry Street, the safety of people is at the heart of our purpose, whether that be children, young people, families, carers or our employees.

The Senior Consultant, Work Health and Safety will work closely with the Head of Work Health and Safety the broader People and Culture team, Organisational Effectiveness and leadership teams across Berry Street to embed a culture of health and safety.

Key Responsibilities

The role is a key leading and influencing figure to further develop Berry Street’s commitment to health and safety injury prevention and risk management strategies, and in particular Occupational Violence and Aggression (OVA).

The key components of the role include;

  • Playing a key role in the design, development and implementation of a Work Health and Safety multi-year, prevention-led program development plan.
  • Collaborating with the regions through attendance at OHS committee meetings and forums and providing support to staff and regional leadership teams.
  • Implementing a safety prevention focused culture that will lead to a reduction in workplace injury, WorkCover claims and an increase in return to work time frames for injured staff, with a strong focus on OVA.
  • Have a lead role in the development and implementation of the Health, Safety Management System framework – policy, procedures, process and guidance in consultation with key business stakeholders.

About You

  • Bachelor's degree qualification in Human Resources, Business Management, OHS/WHS or related field.
  • Extensive experience working in Work Health and Safety within a large, complex organisation.
  • Excellent project management and program management skills.
  • Previous experience in a sector where Occupational Violence and Aggression is a high risk would be looked upon favourably.

The Benefits

  • Additional salary packaging available for meals/accommodation.
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family.

How to Apply

Applications including resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position to be submitted. Please note applications will be reviewed and assessed as received.

Queries to Debra Smith, Head of Work Health and Safety on 03 9429 9266.

Please Note; the successful applicant will be subject to comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.

Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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