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WHS Business Partner - Recovery

  • 494727
  • Governance, Risk and Quality
  • Full time permanent

At Uniting we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities, and confront injustice. Our focus is always on the people we serve.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful, and compassionate.

About the Role:

This hands-on role is responsible for actively supporting the WHS Business Managers and Head of WHS & Injury Management in creating a safer, healthier and happier workplace across Uniting, and with the Recovery Business stream within Children Young and Families (CYF) Directorate.  The WHS Business Partner provides support to the WHS team in the development, implementation and continuous improvement of Uniting WHS Management system, business stream specific processes and procedures, compliance and safety performance.

Key Responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Support implementation and application of the Work, Health, Safety (WHS) Management   system   through   collaboration with Operations Managers, Service Managers, line managers and health and safety representatives / committees and other relevant consultative forums.
  • Work with Service Managers to build and implement effective controls and solutions for day to day health and safety issues and problems (as per Risk Register).
  • Conduct periodic and planned health checks to confirm conformance or otherwise identify and support corrective action for the effective operation of the management system and hazard controls.
  • Ensure integration and collaboration across Uniting to deliver seamless and impactful end to end services with the customer at the centre
  • Coordinate WHS activities as requested by the Head of WHS & IM or WHS Business Managers and contribute to implementation of plans regarding key health and safety strategies.
  • Assist in the review of incidents, near misses and unsafe working conditions including reporting of identified hazards and appropriate risk control measures to the relevant Manager as required.
  • Assist with the co-ordination of Service Now requests as well as other safety requirements and administrative activities.
  • Actively promote safe work practices in the workplace

Ideally you have:

Previous experience in a Health and Safety role preferably in the human services/health care/aged care industry sectors.  You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be organized, systematic, thorough, accurate and disciplined.  You will be continuing to develop in your area of expertise.  It is expected that you will be developing good skills at navigating a complex organisation, forging relationships, and managing through influence rather than direct authority as required

You will have the ability to:

  • Demonstrated passion, enthusiasm and genuine commitment to workplace health and safety.
  • Ability to utilise problem solving techniques to investigate incidents and provide solutions to day to day health and safety problems and issues

What is in it for you?

You will be part of a fun and friendly supportive team, feel valued and work in a fast-paced environment for a progressive organisation.  Uniting is a phase of growth and transformation; the latter may lead to opportunity to grow with us! Salary packaging option and a level of flexibility is offered.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a national Police check, working with children check, working with vulnerable people check and reference checks.

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer. Uniting supports an inclusive approach in the workplace. We celebrate our diversity and welcome staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Closing date: Jun 27, 2021

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