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Jennifer Montes
by Ashley Mondor
Published: February 12, 2024 (2 weeks ago)
Location
Edmonton or Calgary, Alberta

Job Information:
Job Title: Occupational Mental Health Specialist
Job Requisition ID: 53539
Ministry: Jobs, Economy and Trade
Location: Edmonton or Calgary
Full or Part-Time: Full-Time
Permanent/Temporary: ​​​​​​​Permanent
Closing Date: February 26, 2024
Salary: $3,543.69 to $ 4,465.83 bi-weekly ($92,490 – $ 116,558 /year)

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Delivery branch works with Alberta employers, worker groups and associations to educate, and enforce the OHS Act, Regulation and Code and is responsible for Alberta’s overall OHS Policy Framework.

The Specialized Professional Services Unit provides technical support and expertise for the development and delivery of compliance, legislative and prevention programs related to occupational health and safety.

Role:

Our Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) team monitors compliance with the OHS Act, Regulation and Code. We work with health and safety associations and labour and employer groups as part of our prevention system to improve education and awareness about occupational health and safety. This prevents illnesses, injuries and fatalities in Alberta’s workforce.

This position is both critical to delivery of front-line services (enforcement of the OHS legislation, support to regulated programs) as well as government operations and priorities. The area of mental health, as it relates to OHS, is sensitive, technical, and becoming recognized as a key factor for over all worker health.

This position requires an ability to work effectively in a team setting responding to complaints and inquiries, dealing with issues related to psychological hazards. The ideal candidate will support continued operational success for the branch, provide quality and sustainable service delivery now and into the future and contribute in a significant way to the ongoing development of our team.

Reporting to the Manager, Specialized Professional Services, your expertise in occupational psychology will provide input into the administration of legislated programs in a regulatory context, assist in development and ongoing review of internal and external-facing policies and programs relating to occupational mental health, and support OHS compliance staff with inspection and investigation activities. You strive for consistency in service delivery and are not afraid to lead change in a systemic manner through influence, engagement, team building and achievements.

You will provide technical guidance for the development and review of OHS bulletins and other publications on a range of occupational health topics and support stakeholders in their interactions within the Ministry.

Qualifications

Requires at a minimum a related Masters degree and be a registered Psychologist in Alberta and a member in good standing at the College of Alberta Psychologists, with a minimum of six years’ experience in the science and practice of psychology with an in depth knowledge and skills as it relates to workplaces is required.

Equivalency:

Directly related experience or education considered on the basis of: one year of experience for one year of education or one year of education for one year of experience.

Assets :

  • Knowledge and ability to develop, coordinate, administer and manage programs province-wide relating to protecting worker health and preventing workplace injuries and occupational diseases.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to all levels of workers and employers from any background within the government and externally.
  • Demonstrated experience working in an occupational health and safety compliance environment as well as project coordination is desired. Demonstrated knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation and Code


A cover letter outlining how your education and experience relates to the qualifications and the APS competencies outlined in this job ad is required. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

For more details on eligibility and how to apply, visit: https://jobpostings.alberta.ca/job/Edmonton-or-Calgary-Occupational-Mental-Health-Specialist/578220217/