Risk, Safety & RTW Coordinator

Location Cairns
Discipline Health, Safety & Environment
Job reference 175322
Salary AU$95000 - AU$105000 per annum + + Super & Salary Sacrificing

Safesearch have proudly partnered with Djarragun College to engage a site-based Risk, Safety & RTW Coordinator.
Djarragun College is one of Australia's leading independent Indigenous colleges specialising in providing a holistic & culturally rich learning environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander students from Prep to Year 12.

Providing opportunities and pathways for those seeking entrance into university and other tertiary education as well as the largest vocational educational programs for those pursuing a pathway from school to work.

This position will see you collaborate with leaders and stakeholders to improve practices, identify risks, and ultimately ensuring the College's compliance with legal obligations related to risk and safety by managing RTW, documentation, advising stakeholders, and maintaining risk assessments and records.


  • Attractive salary plus access to salary packaging benefits
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Dedicated to your professional development
  • Applications welcome from qualified candidates across all states

Reporting directly to the Executive Principal this site-based role will see you working mainly from Djarragun College Gordonvale campus and Cape York Girl Academy campus, as well as overseeing other college sites nearby.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Reviewing, developing & leading the implementation of the Enterprise Risk Management system
  • Reviewing and updating policies and procedures, injury management procedures, employee wellbeing programs and hazard management improvement strategies
  • Conduct audits, risk assessments and incident investigations including areas to do with Psychosocial risk and hazards
  • Manage incident reporting & developing corrective actions & safe work procedures
  • Working collaboratively with both injured workers and WorkCover Queensland to implement RTW plans and case management
  • Stakeholder engagement and strategic influence to mitigate risks
  • Contractor management, client & visitor site safety education and training
  • Providing specialist advice, and creating tailored training packages not limited to the delivery of HSW policies and programs
  • Overseeing the excursions approvals process in line with college policies and procedures

This would suit a values driven & results orientated self-starter with knowledge of First Nations cultures and lifestyles, and the ability to communicate with sensitivity.

The ideal candidate will have.

  • Minimum 3-5 years' experience in a similar environment & position
  • A Diploma in WHS or formal tertiary qualifications within Risk & Compliance
  • Workcover Accredited Return To Work Coordinator Certificate
  • Current Blue Card issued in QLD or a valid state-based working with children check that can be transferred to QLD
  • Working knowledge of WHS legislation & Codes of Practice
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills and the ability to adapt to new software packages
  • A current full drivers' licence

At Djarragun College, staff members are not just employees but are integral components of this mission, playing a pivotal role in shaping the lives of these students, nurturing their dreams, and helping them achieve their fullest potential.

How to apply:
If you are motivated to join a dedicated team and champion a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace then we would like to hear from you.

To apply for this role, please click the 'Apply' button or the link below with your resume in MS Word Format.

Michelle Mortimer
Senior Consultant
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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