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Work Health and Safety Advisor

  • 346 South Road, Head Office – Arcare – Hampton East, VIC, Australia, 3188
  • Full Time

Work Health & Safety Coordinator Victoria

  • Full time 6 months contract with the potential to go permanent
  • Hybrid Working environment
  • Travel to various residences across Victoria when required.


Arcare is a proudly family-owned aged care business that now has 47 residences throughout Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales. Arcare has a relationship focused approach that ensures that the relationships between clients, employees, volunteers and family members are valued.  This approach has been praised and celebrated by leading aged care experts as being at the forefront of elder-care globally.

About the Role

The Work Health and Safety Coordinator is responsible in promoting safety attitudes, safe work practices and environments as well as managing, maintaining, and administering Arcare’s Work Health and Safety systems with the objective of minimising accidents and injuries.

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a Work Health & Safety Coordinator in an Aged Care or Healthcare environment
  • Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety desirable or minimum 2 years in a role
  • Manual Handling Training (yearly, in house by allied health experts)
  • Sound knowledge of Work Health and Safety legislation across Victoria and other States.
  • Ability to promote and reinforce Work Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Ability to provide professional workplace injury prevention advice and support, to promote Arcare’s workplace safety culture
  • Ability to deliver in-house training and/or information sessions in the areas of Work Health and Safety and Injury Prevention
  • Ability to complete risk assessments, job safety analysis, and workplace inspections
  • Proficient in the use of various electronic software systems and programs with experience in collating information and preparation of reports
  • Well-developed communication and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact with employees, Health professionals and external government authorities promptly and courteously
  • Current Drivers Licence and own comprehensively insured vehicle as travel is required

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to

  • Provide guidance and support to managers to foster and promote a positive work health and safety culture with a focus on safety awareness and injury prevention;
  • Support managers in evaluation of aggregate data from electronic safety software system to identify trends, develop reports and provide reasonable and sustainable recommendations to reduce accidents and incidents;
  • Develop safety system reports nationally to promote a sustainable and progressive health and safety reporting system;
  • Provide guidance and mentor support to Arcare Health and Safety Representatives with regard to general safety matters, environmental audits, hazard and incident investigation;
  • Maintain national registers and ensure all HSR’s qualifications are up to date, assist with scheduling training process when nominees are elected;
  • Coordinate and undertake work health and safety site audits or inspections and develop appropriate and proportionate recommendations, action plans and reports;
  • From time to time assist with covering on call work;
  • Where necessary, travel between sites to meet with key stakeholders as a means to actively participate in injury prevention coordination and promotion of Arcare’s Work Health and Safety systems;


  • Supportive, friendly and caring organisation
  • Family owned business
  • Training Plan & Educational Opportunities
  • Senses Framework to ensure staff are supported in personally meaningful goals  
  • Unlimited free coffee 


If you believe you have the skills, values and expertise to deliver the role of a Work Health and Safety Coordinator please follow the ‘Apply Now’ link below to apply for this exciting opportunity 

All applicants are required to undergo a National Police Check and provide evidence of right to work in Australia

Please note: As a registered NDIS provider Arcare require all workers to undergo an NDIS worker screening Check. NDIS clearance is valid across Australia for 5 years from the date of notice.

All successful applicants will be required to have their 2022 influenza vaccination and be fully vaccinated against Covid as an inherent requirement of the role


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