Health and Safety Coordinator (Temporary)

Job Description: Health and Safety Coordinator (Temporary)

The West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing, Inc. (WSFSSH) is a community‐based organization whose mission is to provide safe, affordable housing with supportive services within a residential setting which enhances the independence and dignity of each person. WSFSSH develops, manages, and provides housing for low‐income older persons, many of whom live with mental illness and/or have experienced homelessness.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leading safety program
  • Coaching, training and mentorship to employees and residents as it relates to health and safety protocols
  • Providing forward thinking and an innovative approach to safety management
  • Proactively identifying opportunities for improvements and driving change where required
  • Regularly visiting sites to ensure compliance with local requirements and company standards
  • Appropriately documenting and communicating findings to ensure issues are promptly corrected and addressed and the teams are coached on how to avoid repeat issues

Minimum Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge in local fire and life safety regulations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 101
  • FEMA IS 100, 200, 700 and 800, certified emergency manager preferred
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of environmental safety in a healthcare setting
  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety, fire safety, emergency management, or another applicable discipline
  • 5 years relevant experience, or a Master’s degree and 3 years relevant experience
  • Demonstrated ability to manage assigned health and safety programs
  • Ability to manage a heavy workload, to manage competing demands on time and resources, and to prioritize effectively
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to manage multiple projects to completion
  • Good organizational, written, and verbal skills
  • Good fact finding, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills
  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database computer programs
  • Good ability to understand and interpret data
  • Ability to wear and work in Level C personal protective equipment
  • Ability to be on-call on a rotating basis to respond to off-hours emergency situations

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