Founded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations and have over 155 programs and over 4,300 employees across the country. And we 're growing all the time! When you work at Telecare, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery.
Our Corporate Headquarters has over 250 employees in following departments: Executive, Development, Finance, Information Systems, Human Resources, Operations, and Marketing & Operations.
Position covers the Southern California Region
Employment Status: Full-Time
The Safety Specialist is a field safety position working with multiple inpatient and outpatient programs to improve safety and reduce injury exposures. The Safety Specialist is responsible for the development and implementation of safety management programs, safety training, and the maintenance of Telecare's safety policies and initiatives related to staff and members served. This position will partner with the Director of Safety and Workers' Compensation and Operations in the development of initiatives to promote safety culture. This position will provide leadership consultations and serve as a technical advisor to Telecare's Safety Committees.
• Demonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values and beliefs in everyday language and contact with individuals served, the public and other staff members
• Performs tasks correctly and according to policies and procedures
• Collaborates with the Program Administrator in strategic planning activities with the goal of ensuring ongoing effectiveness of the safety programs
• Establishes and defines standards which ensure that safe practices are consistently followed
• Provides leadership consultations and serves as a technical advisor to Telecare's safety committees
• Establishes and maintains a comprehensive Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement safety program which includes frequent collaboration with the programs and the corporate office
• Responsible for ensuring that company mandated safety audits are conducted to ensure compliance with OSHA, IIPP and other safety program requirements
• Reviews accident investigation reports to determine cause(s) and recommend corrective action
• Helps programs prepare for and respond to OSHA inspections and other safety regulatory agencies
• Safety Specialist located in Northern California will oversee the corporate office safety program
• Promotes injury prevention, health and wellness, conducts ergonomic initiatives and projects
• Designs and conducts safety training
• Responsible for occupational health and safety, injury prevention, and wellness programs, to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, regulations, corporate policies and procedures, to reduce related risks and achieve zero accidents/injuries.
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted and/or changed at the discretion of management.
• BA or BS in Occupational Health and Safety or related field and/or comparable job experience, preferably in the medical or mental health field
• Five (5) years of experience in Safety management
• Knowledge and experience administering risk management, environmental health and safety programs
• Thorough knowledge of current safety practices
• Ability to prepare statistical loss analysis reports and prepare recommendations to improve controls and systems that reduce exposure to financial losses that may result from injury claims
• Ability to handle multiple priorities, conduct training, excellent written and oral communication skills
• Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Travel required, must have a valid driver's license
• Applicant must receive clearance from the Department of Justice
• All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. If the position requires driving, valid driver's license, a motor vehicle clearance, and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual, or local requirements may apply.
• Seven (7) years of experience in Safety management
• Certification(s): CSP, ASP, ARM, OSHA 30 Hour Certification or equivalent preferred.
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The employee is occasionally required to stand, bend, squat, kneel, crawl, climb, twist, reach, pull charts, push carts, frequently lift and carry items weighing 10 pounds and occasionally lifting up to 25 pounds, perform wrist deviations, hand and wrist repetitions and do simple and power grasping, drive as well as frequently walk and sit.
EOE AA M/F/V/Disability
Equal Opportunity Employer Description
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Pay Transparency Policy Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.