Position: Safety Specialist – Physiotherapist / Occupational Therapist
Our Government Client has a great short term opportunity for a Safety Specialist in Rozelle.
The Safety Specialist is responsible for the day to day coordination, facilitation and promotion of safe work practices with a specific focus on hazardous manual tasks (HMT) and ergonomics. They will also provide support to the Manager WHS; Operational Logistics and ensure related policy, procedures and skills remain current, reflective of best practice in WHS as well as being responsive to the needs of the organisation.
- Develop, implement and evaluate safety, HMT and ergonomics training including the
identification of education gaps and promotional opportunities, and responding with the design and delivery of relevant policies, procedures, skills, training and/or resources to meet emerging requirements.
- Development of specialist programs for high-risk to target work groups in association with
rehabilitation requirements and injury prevention targets. This will require liaison and consultation with WHS and injury management staff, provision of training and maintenance of recording systems and processes to capture training activities.
- Ensure the currency of exercise physiology methods by on-going review of current literature and assessing and implementing improved techniques.
- Provide specific, advanced, physical techniques for unique sections of the organisation e.g.
Special Operations Team, Extended Care Paramedics etc.
- Providing specialised advice to workers identified as having physical or medical limitation to ensure safe work practices, specifically targeting staff with recurring physical injuries or pre claim submission notifications.
- Ensure the operation, maintenance and updating of equipment used in operations by reviewing and recommending appropriate items.
- Develop external partnerships and alliances to price cost effective training and development programs
- Current Drivers Licence
- Appropriate Degree or equivalent qualification, in Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy or human movements
- Must have the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
- Experience in undertaking research required for procedure and skills development and review.
- Knowledge of early intervention injury management principles.
- High level computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft applications and internet.
- High level of written and verbal communication and negotiation skills, including the ability to liaise, coach and counsel with a diverse range of people.
- Ability to create and deliver educational sessions in relation to WHS and HMT for different size groups and knowledge base; and
- Ability to provide sound advice with regard to correct manual handling techniques and
Job Code: 1035