Director of Safety Culture Transformation

Location: Regina

Term: Full Time

Category: Admin

Reference #: #20-049

Contact: Nancy Underhill 306-751-4527

Closing Date: Apr 30, 2020 - 11:59 PM


We have an opening for an experienced, passionate and strategic Director of Safety Culture Transformation to join our team. Based out of Regina and reporting directly to the CEO, the Director of Safety Culture Transformation will oversee an agency-wide initiative to transform the organization’s health and safety culture to become a leader in safety. The incumbent will liaise with the Executive Team and other senior leaders to drive cultural change. The Director of Safety Culture Transformation will lead a team of safety professionals and partner with internal stakeholders as well as the affiliated safety association to leverage all resources to the benefit of the agency.
Ranch Ehrlo Society is a large, diverse human services organization employing over 800 people located in Pilot Butte, Regina, Fort Qu’Appelle, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert area and Saskatoon area. We face many unique and varied safety challenges as our services include assessment and psychotherapy for members of the broader community, family treatment and reunification, early learning, vocational training, emergency receiving services, treatment foster care, affordable housing, residential treatment and education for children and youth with mental health and addictions needs, residential care for older adolescents and adults with pervasive and complex developmental disorders, and community recreation and sports programs for at-risk youth. We have a very strong reputation for providing excellent services to meet the needs of vulnerable individuals and families and are proud to be one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers.
Primary Responsibilities
• Leads the strategic and directional planning processes including the strategic direction of the safety management system to foster a corporate safety culture that encourages creativity and innovation to attain safety objectives and future agency success.
• Consults with agency leaders to identify current and future organizational developments which may impact the areas of health, safety, and wellness, and develops approaches to effectively manage potential issues, ensure optimum performance result, efficient use of resources and safeguarding of agency assets.
• Directs the implementation of strategies, concepts and approaches to proactively meet organizational challenges and maintains effective cross-divisional communications in order to ensure a coordinated and efficient corporate approach to safety programs and service delivery.
• Evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of safety programs and services on an ongoing basis, implementing enhancements with the goal of continuously improving service delivery, and employee health and safety, within and external to the workplace.
• Manages, analyzes and reports on corporate health and safety performance to ensure strategies, goals and objectives are achieved and recommends improvements to maintain and/or strengthen health and safety performance.
• Leads, coaches and manages the safety team in a collegial and team-centered manner and maintains a creative and flexible environment to support ongoing innovation through appropriate mentoring and professional development. Provides guidance, direction and feedback to employees in meeting department and agency objectives.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• A Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation, a Bachelor degree in a related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience
• Minimum of ten (10) years progressively responsible experience in the areas of Health and Safety related fields within a human services environment, a minimum of three (3) years of which have been in a managerial capacity
• Demonstrated ability to assess risk and exercise sound judgment in making decisions
• Ability to coach and develop people
• Demonstrated ability to build and/or transform organizational culture and influence and/ or manage change
• Must be able to identify, plan, implement and evaluate large-scale projects/initiatives
• Ability to anticipate and solve complex problems
• Must be able to conduct research, analyze data, identify trends and formulate recommendations using sound judgement
• Demonstrated ability to build and/or maintain constructive relationships using influence and interpersonal skills
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to express complex messages verbally and in writing with all levels of employees
• Experience in the interpretation of Provincial and Federal Legislation (e.g. Occupational Health and Safety Regulations)
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
Working Conditions
• Office environment, site visits to campuses, group homes, and other agency sites
• Provincial travel as required. Valid class 5 driver’s license and vehicle is required. Mileage will be reimbursed.
Please note, this is a temporary position for up to two (2) years.
We offer competitive wages, enhanced vacation plan, excellent benefits package, and pension plan. Annual salary range $107,371 to $145, 267 is currently under review.

Apply by March 30, 2020 by submitting the on-line application along with your resume, cover letter & salary expectation to

This competition will remain open until filled

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