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Work, Health and Safety Coordinator

Achieve Australia

We are looking for a Work Health and Safety Coordinator to be part of our newly created WHS team and make a difference in promoting a safe and compliant workplace environment.

Purpose of the WHS Coordinator role

The WHS Coordinator is entrusted with implementing the Work Health and Safety Management System. This role involves coordinating regular site inspections, conducting audits, and recommending corrective actions to foster a safe working environment, ensuring compliance with legislations, codes of practice, and industry standards.

Why Join Team Achieve?

Achieve Australia takes deliberate steps to hire people from a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences. We believe this diversity of people makes Achieve a great place to work and better able to deliver quality services to the people we support. We are passionate about inclusion for everyone – our staff and the people we support. We encourage people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, abilities and those who identify with a disability to apply for our roles. Your unique skills and ideas are highly valued by us. Achieve is committed to providing equal opportunities for all.

At Achieve Australia, we put the people we support at the centre of everything we do. As a ‘for purpose’ organisation, we're more than just a workplace. We are a community passionate about bringing inclusion to life for people with disability.

What reasonable adjustments can we make to our recruitment process to welcome you?

We want to meet the best candidates for our jobs. Please email [email protected] using the subject line: Work, Health and Safety Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs or call us on 02 9066-5550 to discuss any reasonable adjustments we can make so you can take part in our recruitment process and/or visit one of our sites.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the WHS Manager and operational leaders to develop, implement, and monitor WHS solutions and improvement initiatives.
  • Conduct regular site visits to perform audits, inspections, and observations, ensuring adherence to WHS company policies, procedures, legislation, codes of practice, and industry standards.
  • Escalate medium-high risk matters through established processes, including risk assessments and briefing notes.
  • Lead WHS investigations following the Investigation Guide.
  • Coordinate WHS program initiatives across the business and ensure stakeholders are engaged and supported during the process.
  • Review, update, and monitor Achieve Australia's WHS policies, procedures, practices and make improvement recommendations.
  • Assist the organisation in developing tools for hazard identification, investigation, and risk management.
  • Research and develop recommendations to address local WHS issues.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of WHS Management Systems, policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Support the implementation of processes and systems requiring WHS involvement, such as Emergency Management, Risk Management, and NDIS Practice Standards safety requirements.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Demonstrated experience in Work Health and Safety coordination and management, ideally in the disability sector.
  • Strong relationship management, influencing and stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and independently when required.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of legislative and regulatory requirements related to Health and Safety.
  • Familiarity with the NDIS Practice Standards relevant to Health and Safety.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and WHS databases.

Achieve Australia has been supporting people with disability for 70 years. Be part of our proud tradition.
Achieve is a registered NDIS provider delivering integrated clinical, health, social, and disability services. Join us in providing exceptional support services in accommodation, community participation supported employment, and support coordination. We operate across Greater Sydney and the Northern Rivers regions in NSW.

What Sets Us Apart

Our Commitment

At Achieve, it's more than a job. Our dedicated staff make a positive difference to the people we support each day and in turn, we support our staff. We value our team in an environment where everyone can proudly be themselves. We embrace diversity, recognising the richness that different life experiences, languages, and cultures bring to our clients and to Achieve as an organisation.

  • Great employee benefits
  • Salary packaging options mean you keep more of your take home pay before tax.
  • Car leasing is another salary packaging option.
  • Free personal and financial counselling for you and your family.
  • Range of paid leave and flexible work arrangements.
  • Support for a healthy lifestyle, including fitness memberships and wellness programs.
  • Regular training and support to succeed in your role.
  • A strong record of promoting from within.

Do you need more information?

  • Role description
    • If you would like a copy of the role description, please email our team on [email protected] using the subject line: Work, Health and Safety Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.
  • About Achieve
  • Do you have any questions about this role or need any support applying for the role?
    • Please email [email protected] using the subject line: Work, Health and Safety Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs or call 02 9066-5550 and we will be in contact with you.

Achieve Australia is committed to safer recruitment practices, which safeguard and promote the welfare of the people we support, and staff are expected to share this commitment. To achieve this, your application may be subject to pre-employment checks including reference checks, a Police check, NDIS Worker Check, Working with Children check, right to work in Australia check. Please note criminal history does not immediately affect employment opportunities.

How to apply:

To register your interest, please click ‘Apply Now’ and provide a resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role.

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