First listed on: 04 September 2018

Injury & Wellbeing Lead - Perth WA 

About Us
Quality and freshness doesn’t come easy, which is why we have a fantastic group of people working around the clock at Woolworths Distribution Centres to tackle the mind boggling logistical challenge of coordinating supplies from the farm-gate to supermarket shelves across the state.
Our Distribution Centres are also a critical control point in checking the quality of fresh food and placing it in the optimal conditions to protect its flavour, freshness and texture.  Alongside the top service we provide to our supermarkets we also have super performance in our Distribution Network which store stock for many of our other brands such as BWS, Dan Murphy’s, Big W, to mention just a few.

We are currently seeking to appoint a talented Injury and Wellbeing Lead of our Distribution Centre team members based in Perth, WA

As a positive, driven and passionate Injury & Wellbeing Lead, you will provide and improve awareness to all management teams with leadership advice and technical support in the continuous reduction of workplace injuries. The position involves pro-actively developing and promoting Return to Work strategies that are focused on early injury recovery and a durable return to work. With strong communication skills, you will be effective in influencing parties involved in the return to work and demonstrate strong negotiation skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and maintain recovery and return to work plans for Distribution Centre (DC) team members

  • Liaise with rehabilitation providers, DC management team, Insurance providers and internal stakeholders

  • Provide assistance and direction in the management of risk in the DC

  • Prepare and distribute statistical and payroll information

  • Coach functional and line managers in the implementation of RTW plans

  • Assist line managers in implementing and maintaining Return to Work processes

  • Work with the DC Operations Team and Insurance providers to coordinate regular claim reviews

You'll have the below

  • 3+ years experience as a RTW, Injury Management, Case Management or similar

  • Tertiary qualifications of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Rehabilitation would be highly desirable

  • In-depth understanding of injury management and workers’ compensation legislation

  • High level of interpersonal skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to communicate and consult with all levels of staff

  • Well developed leadership and influencing skills combined with ability to show empathy for injured team members

  • Demonstrated skills in process development, consultation, education, implementation, support, evaluation and reporting

  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills

  • High level of personal integrity and ethical standards

  • Business acumen in relation to cost effective solutions

  • Ability to provide timely and accurate information and advice

  • High level of effectiveness in team situations under the pressure of multiple deadlines

  • Self-motivated and efficient when working independently of others

  • Able to provide creative solutions to complex problems

  • Proven ability to make decisions, use initiative, effectively plan and prioritise work to achieve targets with minimal supervision

You will play a valuable role in the Supply Chain team where you will be rewarded with a competitive salary package and the opportunity to develop both personally and professionally in a supportive team environment.

At Woolworths Supply Chain, safety is a core value - Destination Zero is our mission of zero harm to our people, environment and community.

About Us

Woolworths is a proud, home grown Australian business and employer of more than 205,000 team members. Our commitment to our team members is to create compelling reasons for them to choose Woolworths as the best place to work and grow.  There has never been a more exciting time to join us as we keep innovating and shaping the future of retail.

We value diversity and aim to create a vibrant, flexible and inclusive team and culture which reflects the communities we serve.

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As part of creating a safe working environment, our Distribution Centres operates under a Drug & Alcohol Policy for all those on site. Employees are subject to possible random testing, and applicants to this role can expect to undergo tests as part of the recruitment process, in addition to a full physical."


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