The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Officer is a professional position that works with significant autonomy and reports directly to the Manager of Labour Relations. The OHS Officer will be expected to provide a full range of Union Services: providing advice and support to local OH&S Committees, assisting with preparation and presentation of OH&S concerns to the CEO and governing Boards, contributing to and participating in the education and publication activities of the Union in particular as it relates to OH&S, and other duties as assigned.
- Formal post-secondary education in health and safety, labour relations or human resources is required. A Degree, Diploma or Certificate with a focus on Occupational Health and Safety legislation is preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
- Skill and experience in Occupational Health and Safety is essential. Skill and experience in the health care sector is preferred.
- Training in Adult Education preferred.
- Computer literacy is essential.
- Familiarity with Canadian and Alberta labour laws is essential, particularly Occupational Health and Safety legislation.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills are required
- Demonstrated advocacy skills.
The incumbent must possess
- Knowledge of the working and environmental conditions of nurses in their workplace;
- The ability to establish goals, evaluate priorities and execute plans to achieve those goals in an efficient and effective manner;
- The ability to work through demanding situations and promote inclusive discussions;
- The ability to function collaboratively with members of the union and other staff.
- The incumbent must be prepared to work occasionally irregular hours and must possess a valid Alberta driver’s license.
- Develop and deliver education to membership and staff regarding topics relevant to Occupation Health and Safety using principles of adult education.
- Familiarity with topical issues within the Canadian and Alberta Health Care sector and trade union movement. Commitment to principles of trade unionism.