WHS and Compliance Officer

Posted 07 December 2023
SalaryCandidates will be submitted at the hourly rate of their choosing
Job type Temporary
DisciplineSafety Coordinator - Officer

Job description

Our client in the aged care sector is seeking an experienced Work Health Safety and Compliance Officer for an initial 3-6 month temporary contract with possible extension. Located in Gosnells, WA.  
They are seeking a WHS Officer, or a Projects officer, who will be able to implement their Work Health and Safety road map. 
Rate: Candidates will be submitted at the rate of their choosing  
Location: Gosnells, WA 
Duration: 3-6 months with possible extension 
Type: Temporary casual contract (no leave entitlements) 
Start date: ASAP (December or January start) 
  • Lead health and safety initiatives and development of a Work Health and Safety (WHS) culture.
  • Review and advise on WHS Policy legislation to contribute to current WHS requirements.
  • Coordinate WHS activities across the business and contribute to the development and implementation of plans regarding key health and safety strategies. Recommend operational and business requirements to support strategic objectives for continuous improvement, meeting legislation and or code requirements and supporting best practice principles.
  • Advise management of responsibilities under model WHS laws and the overall state of work health and safety at the workplace, including monthly management reporting on the status of the WHS Program.
  • Play an active role in supporting committees, working parties and research activities - assisting with minute taking and/or chairing where required.
  • Provide training and guidance for WHS Committees and Risk Programs and coordinate their reporting requirements to ensure they have the skills to identify risks, operate and report effectively.
  • Review committee activities to ensure hazards and unsafe workplace conditions and practices have been identified, reported, and actioned.
  • Monitor corrective actions to ensure risks are eliminated, isolated or minimised and maintained on the various registers, and reporting requirements as per the WHS Program.
  • Supervise the investigation of accidents, incidents, near misses and unsafe working conditions, including reporting of identified hazards and appropriate risk control measures to the Executive Management Team (EMT). Review circumstances of work injuries, illnesses and dangerous events, identify and ensure corrective actions managed and recorded. Coordinate with Management to ensure incidents that need reporting to the EMT/Board are, and subsequently liaise with and comply with any associated audits and investigations. Advise on the potential requirement for legal support.
  • Prepare and deliver appropriate WHS related training and education materials including induction materials and toolbox talks.
  • Works with Managers to, implement, monitor and maintain the WHS Management System, aligned with relevant legislative standards, to ensure ongoing compliance and continuous improvement. This will require developing/reviewing health and safety policies and procedures in consultation with employees and management.
  • Advisement in WHS compliance processes related to visitors and contractors.
  • Oversee Critical Incident and Emergency Management.
  • Assist with internal and external WHS audits to ensure compliance with the WHS Program and relevant legislation.
  • Take reasonable care for the health and safety of others and self.
  • Ensure WHS principles are applied to every aspect of work and safe work practices are adhered to and promoted.
  • Adhere to infection prevention and control principles and guidelines.
  • Support and help develop a work safe and reporting culture across, ensuring ongoing compliance activities across the organisation and contribute to the development and implementation of plans regarding key strategies and continuous improvement.
  • Implement and monitor the Compliance Program and provide recommendations to the EMT and Board where necessary.
  • Work with HR and others as appropriate to develop an effective WHS and Risk Management training program, including appropriate induction training for new employees as well as ongoing training for all employees, including the Executive Management Team and Board of Directors.
  • Implement the Risk Management Program, including development, implementation and review of policies and procedures to effectively manage risk
  • Promote a risk management culture across the Organisation.
  • Monitor corporate and operational risk registers, ensuring risk controls and treatment action plans are implemented efficiently and effectively.
  • Assist business units in conducting risk assessments.
  • Review the overall effectiveness of the Risk Management Program annually, and provide recommendations to the EMT and the Board.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a similar WHS & Compliance role.
  • Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.
  • High attention to detail.
  • High level of written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Advanced Computer Skills “Microsoft Suite”
  • Ability to self-manage and meet deadlines.
  • Eligibility to work in Australia.
  • Current National Police Clearance (within 6 months).
  • Up to date with influenza vaccination.
  • Full working rights within Australia.
  • Experience in the Aged Care sector.
  • Process improvement experience and ability to analyse information.
If you meet the above criteria and would like to be submitted, APPLY NOW with your updated resume or call 08 9287 9813. 

DFP welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. In addition, DFP will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via adjustments@dfp.com.au or 1300 337 000 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email, phone, text) so we can keep in touch and meet your accessibility needs.