Learning and Safety Coordinator

Job No: PCRS71
Location: Vancouver

Grandview Head Office – Vancouver, BC

Regular Full Time (Grid 22)

PCRS is a long-standing, award-winning not-for-profit that serves the most vulnerable people in the Province of B.C. We believe that helping the most marginalized individuals and families will raise the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Our vision is to see everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities, and our mission is to inspire healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration. We value advocacy, diversity and inclusion, empowerment, service excellence, stewardship, and well-being. We have been recognized for placing a high value on work-life balance. Our Employee Family Assistance Program has a full preventative health program including nutrition awareness, stress reduction, and tools to assist our staff with maintaining work-life balance. We take care of our people who take care of the people we serve.

Position Summary:

The Learning and Safety Coordinator is responsible for the research, development, coordination and tracking of the agency’s Staff Learning and Development Program. In addition, this role provides leadership and training to the Occupational Health and Safety program.   

Reporting to, and working closely with, the Manager of Human Resources, the primary responsibility for this position will be to develop a Staff Learning and Development Program for the agency that meets funder and regulatory body requirements. This position will work closely with leaders and subject matter experts to gather information necessary to develop various training materials from e-learning to classroom training. With support from the Manager of Human Resources, the secondary responsibility is to ensure Joint Health and Safety Committees are complaints with expectations under WorksafeBC.   

The Learning and Safety Coordinator has strong people and organization skills. They have the confidence to be able to work autonomously, but also know when to ask for help. This role will need to understand the full scope of the agency and provide leadership in training development, working collaboratively with agency leadership staff. This position may backfill other HR duties as required.

Primary Duties:

1) Learning and Development:

  • Collaborate with agency leaders to identify organizational learning needs.
  • Plan and implement an effective learning curriculum.
  • Coordinate the New Hire Orientations.
  • Administer, coordinate, and track all staff learning.
  • Gather content from subject matter experts needed to develop new training opportunities.
  • Utilize a database and new technologies to develop training materials.
  • Provide support to Managers/Supervisors with respect to specific learning opportunities for their teams.
  • Participate in the development of the Organizational Learning Work Plan.

2) Occupational Health and Safety:

  • Participate in the development of the Occupational Health and Safety Work Plan.
  • Provide support to multiple joint occupational health and safety (JOHS) committees.
  • Monitor JOHS to ensure compliance with WorksafeBC.
  • Identify opportunities to improve safety protocols.

3) Leadership and Culture:

  • Understand how to create and maintain a healthy workplace culture with diverse staffing needs.
  • As part of the HR team, work to create an environment where staff are provided with the tools to be successful in their roles.
  • Responsible for bringing agency learning and occupational health and safety-related matters of concern to the attention of the Manager of Human Resources and senior leadership.

 Requirements: Academic and Job Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, combined with at least five (5) years’ experience in a relevant field
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of proven experience in a staff learning and development position.
  • Thorough knowledge of adult learning principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop online training.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of HR practices, policies and procedures.
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently as well as part of a cohesive team.
  • Excellent prioritization, organization, time management.
  • Excellent Computer Skills MS Office applications are required
  • Criminal Records Check including the vulnerable sector.

Desired Requirements:

  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new system applications.
  • Strong relationship building skills and ability to support a variety of roles.
  • Knowledge of Worksafe BC Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.
  • Experience working in a multi-site organization.
  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor Certification.
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Instructor Certification.


  • Diana Bryant, Manager, Human Resources
Salary Range:     $31.03/hour – $35.42/hour, plus a comprehensive benefits package including pension

Closing Date:      September 18, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

“PCRS fosters an environment that ensures a sense of belonging, dignity, and respect. We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and all abilities.”


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