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Workplace Health & Safety Advisor

Cloncurry Shire Council is seeking an enthusiastic Workplace Health & Safety Advisor to join the team, benefits include:5 weeks Annual LeaveAccommodationProvision of a shared work vehicle Relocation assistance Locality allowance  Attractive Salary + SuperannuationCloncurry Shire Council is a future-focused, community-responsive organisation with a charter to enhance all facets of life in the Shire. Creating this improved future is underpinned by an increased focus on planning for the long-term needs of the community and coordinating the delivery and ongoing management of services, infrastructure, and facilities. The Council are in a strong financial position and play an important role in enhancing this thriving economy.Few places can claim to be as influential in shaping Australia as Cloncurry. Birthplace of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and destination of the first Qantas flight - Cloncurry is a community that celebrates outback life. Popularly known as the "Friendly Heart of the Great Northwest", Cloncurry has the feel of a western town with the progressiveness of a modern community. The 'Curry', as it is affectionately known by locals, is 120km east of Mount Isa and 400km south of the Gulf of Carpentaria.The following outlines key responsibilities of the position, but is not all encompassing:Workplace Health and SafetyEnsure Council meets its workplace health and safety obligations under the Act and associated legislationInfluence and support Council Leaders and team members to develop and maintain a safe and constructive work culture reflecting Council’s Vision and Values Development, implementation and review of Council’s work, health and safety management system (Global), relevant policies, procedures and codes of practice;Identify and implement improvements to the safety management system, including rectification action plans and safety improvement plans; Develop and implement a program of health and safety activities to successfully implement and operationalise the health and safety strategyEstablish and maintain strong relationships with managers, supervisors and team members across the organisation, ensuring that all parties have a clear agreement and understanding of their respective roles and accountabilities to reduce risk and injury and ensure a safe workplace. (Collaborate with Leaders and enable their capability to create, review and monitor SWMS, JSA’s, generic risk assessments and incident and hazard reports)Insurance, Workers Compensation, Rehabilitation and Return to WorkPerform investigations for public liability claims in conjunction with Council’s insurer;Manage and maintain all of Council’s personal injury investigations for and claims in conjunction with Local Government Workcare (LGW);Manage the rehabilitation and return to work of all Council’s injured employees and facilitate the job and/or workplace redesign as required;Maintain a high level of confidentiality in relation to work health and safety; injury and rehabilitation and Council business;QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND LICENCES REQUIREDA current Police ClearanceHold and maintain an unrestricted C class driver’s licence.Certificate IV or Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety;Occupational first aid qualifications Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinator Certificate is mandatory.Possession of WH&S Competency Card for CPCCOHS1001A – Work Safely in the Construction Industry or 30215QLD – Course in General Safety Induction (Construction Industry) or Industry Blue Card.Certificate IV Training and Assessment desirableCertificates in Traffic Control and Traffic Management desirableFor more information contact the HR team at Council on 07 4742 4100 or to view the position description please visit our careers page http://careers.cloncurry.qld.gov.au/ Cloncurry Shire Council reserves the right to commence recruitment immediately should a suitable candidate apply.  Applications Close Friday 19th August 2022 at 5:00pmPosition Description 90000 AUD Cloncurry 4824

Workplace Health & Safety Advisor

Cloncurry Shire Council is seeking an enthusiastic Workplace Health & Safety Advisor to join the team, benefits include:

  • 5 weeks Annual Leave
  • Accommodation
  • Provision of a shared work vehicle 
  • Relocation assistance 
  • Locality allowance  
  • Attractive Salary + Superannuation

Cloncurry Shire Council is a future-focused, community-responsive organisation with a charter to enhance all facets of life in the Shire. Creating this improved future is underpinned by an increased focus on planning for the long-term needs of the community and coordinating the delivery and ongoing management of services, infrastructure, and facilities. The Council are in a strong financial position and play an important role in enhancing this thriving economy.

Few places can claim to be as influential in shaping Australia as Cloncurry. Birthplace of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and destination of the first Qantas flight - Cloncurry is a community that celebrates outback life. Popularly known as the "Friendly Heart of the Great Northwest", Cloncurry has the feel of a western town with the progressiveness of a modern community. The 'Curry', as it is affectionately known by locals, is 120km east of Mount Isa and 400km south of the Gulf of Carpentaria.

The following outlines key responsibilities of the position, but is not all encompassing:

Workplace Health and Safety

  • Ensure Council meets its workplace health and safety obligations under the Act and associated legislation
  • Influence and support Council Leaders and team members to develop and maintain a safe and constructive work culture reflecting Council’s Vision and Values 
  • Development, implementation and review of Council’s work, health and safety management system (Global), relevant policies, procedures and codes of practice;
  • Identify and implement improvements to the safety management system, including rectification action plans and safety improvement plans; Develop and implement a program of health and safety activities to successfully implement and operationalise the health and safety strategy
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with managers, supervisors and team members across the organisation, ensuring that all parties have a clear agreement and understanding of their respective roles and accountabilities to reduce risk and injury and ensure a safe workplace. (Collaborate with Leaders and enable their capability to create, review and monitor SWMS, JSA’s, generic risk assessments and incident and hazard reports)

Insurance, Workers Compensation, Rehabilitation and Return to Work

  • Perform investigations for public liability claims in conjunction with Council’s insurer;
  • Manage and maintain all of Council’s personal injury investigations for and claims in conjunction with Local Government Workcare (LGW);
  • Manage the rehabilitation and return to work of all Council’s injured employees and facilitate the job and/or workplace redesign as required;
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality in relation to work health and safety; injury and rehabilitation and Council business;

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND LICENCES REQUIRED

  • A current Police Clearance
  • Hold and maintain an unrestricted C class driver’s licence.
  • Certificate IV or Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety;
  • Occupational first aid qualifications Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinator Certificate is mandatory.
  • Possession of WH&S Competency Card for CPCCOHS1001A – Work Safely in the Construction Industry or 30215QLD – Course in General Safety Induction (Construction Industry) or Industry Blue Card.
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment desirable
  • Certificates in Traffic Control and Traffic Management desirable

For more information contact the HR team at Council on 07 4742 4100 or to view the position description please visit our careers page http://careers.cloncurry.qld.gov.au/ 

Cloncurry Shire Council reserves the right to commence recruitment immediately should a suitable candidate apply. 

 

Applications Close Friday 19th August 2022 at 5:00pm