Occupational Health and Safety Manager, Full-Time, Permanent (#AD10-24-01)

Apr 18, 2024 | Career Opportunities, Operations

Open until filled.

Collingwood Neighbourhood House (CNH) is a not-for-profit Society serving the Renfrew-Collingwood (RC)
neighbourhood of East Vancouver. CNH’s mandate is to promote the well-being of the Renfrew-Collingwood
community by providing leadership and working collaboratively with individuals, families, agencies and other
groups to develop and support inclusive, innovative, sustainable initiatives and services that respond to the
community’s social, educational, economic, health, cultural and recreational needs.

This is an incredible opportunity be part of the CNH team, where you will work with committed and passionate
colleagues in the provision of health and safety program to all staff, contractors, volunteers, program
participants, and clients. We encourage applicants with lived experience of structural inequity to apply, and in
particular those who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, LGBTQ2SIA+, and those living with a visible or invisible disability.

Job Overview

The Collingwood Neighbourhood House (CNH) Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Manager will lead the
improvement and maintenance of health and safety program at CNH. The OHS Manager will create and
implement safe work policies and procedures for all staff, contractors, volunteers, program participants, and
clients and ensure compliance with WorkSafeBC regulations and other legislative standards and practices.
Duties include planning, designing, implementing and documenting CNH Occupational Health and Safety
polices and procedures and safety training and other health and safety-related projects. They will manage the
work of the main CNH Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHS), support secondary Health and
Safety Committees in other facilities and provide advice.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Occupational Health and Safety Degree or Diploma from a certified BC institution is required.
  • Minimum two years of experience designing, implementing and promoting safe work practices and
    policies within the social services and community health care setting.
  • Understanding of current BC health and safety legislation, prevention policies and guidelines, and
    other safe work practice requirements and recommendations for the social services and health care
    environment fields
  • Knowledge of Canadian employment laws; WorkSafe BC Regulation, BC Human Rights, Workers
    Compensation Act, and BC Employment Standards Act.
  • Current Occupational First Aid certificate is preferred
  • Experience with disability management, incident investigation, workplace inspection and job hazard
    analysis are preferred
  • Proven experience and knowledge in data analysis /statistics
  • Proven record of following through to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Intermediate to advanced or expert level MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Proven experience with database management, survey software and video conferencing
  • Ability to work with a high degree of discretion and tact in handling confidential matters
  • Detail-oriented and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Comfortable conducting training sessions to all levels of staff
  • Excellent listening, speaking, and conflict management skills
  • Ability to reflect, think critically and creatively and act thoughtfully
  • Practice an egalitarian philosophy and non-judgmental attitude (i.e. gender, culture, race, religion,
    sexual orientation, language, ability, disability, family status, economical status, and more)
  • Work with others toward a shared goal, participating actively, sharing responsibility and rewards, and
    contributing to the capability of the team
  • Energetic, self-motivated, creative and especially positive perspective
  • Experience working in a not-for-profit environment is preferred
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Must have or be willing to get a Criminal Record Check Clearance Letter


  • Knowledge of a language(s) other than English

Job Details

  • Schedule: 35 hours/week
  • Compensation:
    • Salary: $28.36/hr to $30.09/hr
    • Extended health, dental benefits and pension plan
    • Paid vacation starting at 2 weeks per year plus paid sick days.
  • Location: 5288 Joyce Street, Vancouver
  • Expected Start Date: As soon as possible

Application Process

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada,
CNH will not consider your job application. As per the Collingwood Neighbourhood House Human Resources
Policies and Procedures, all factors being equal, first priority will be given to qualified local and internal
applicants. We encourage applicants with lived experience of structural inequity to apply, and in particular
those who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, LGBTQ2IA+, and those living with a visible or invisible disability.


Sandra Medina, Human Resources Manager
Collingwood Neighbourhood House

5288 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC, V5R 6C9
Email: smedina@cnh.bc.ca

Please quote reference #AD10-24-01
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. We thank all individuals who apply for this position and will be contacting shortlisted candidates directly. No phone calls please.


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