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Program Safety Coordinator

Facilities - Property Management - Safety | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

VOALA
Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories

Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities. VOALA provides a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE

This position is responsible in helping to continuously improve, initiate and facilitate the safety practices and procedures for residential and non-residential facilities.  Works closely with the Facilities Planning Specialist, Maintenance Director and Area Program Managers in ensuring emergency procedures and life safety codes pertaining to emergencies, disasters, fire, OSHA, licensing, and program requirements are monitored, updated, and practiced throughout the program year.  Will also ensure that staff is trained and programs adhere to safety and emergency preparedness regulations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Handles and coordinates fire alarm testing and maintenance which also includes the monitoring of fire extinguishers.
  • Coordinates and communicates safety materials
  • Participates in site inspections, and on-going monitoring of systems that involve emergency preparedness principles and the Environmental Health and Safety protocols
  • Records observations and safety practices at multiple locations
  • Maintains, updates, and train employees on safety practices and disaster preparedness
  • Follow up and monitor safety reports, inspections, and procedures
  • Handles inventory and works with other service managers on supply orders and checklist on emergency supplies
  • Trains, monitors, and supports staff and facilities in emergency evacuation drills and communication within programs
  • Assist in minor operations that might include the following:
    • Community meetings
    • Networking with emergency personnel such as Fire Dept./Police Dept.
    • Hold community or advisory meetings on emergency preparedness.
    • Attend Parent/Staff meetings.
    • Research and obtain community assessment data for projects and grants.
  • Duties include tasks that require daily workflow for the job:
    • Attend and participate in staff meetings/trainings
    • Attend/support monthly events or functions at centers
    • Attend maintenance/facility /Safe Environment meetings or trainings to increase technical knowledge and skills
    • Participate in emergency preparedness community events and meetings
    • Follow health, safety, ergonomic, and OSHA requirements and maintain good body mechanics especially when heavy lifting or repetitive/strenuous activities are require
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications
  • Valid California driver license with adequate insurance coverage or means to other forms of accessible transportation

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proof at the time of hire
    • TB clearance within 6 months prior
    • Annual Influenza vaccination (between Aug 1 – Dec 1)
    • Pertussis (whooping cough) and measles immunization
  • Health screening at the time of employment
  • Requires ability to interact with children in a busy environment including, but not limited to:
    • Able to lift up to 50 lbs
    • Frequently kneel and squat
    • Ability to move quickly

EDUCATION:

  • Associates Degree in Environmental Health or Safety related field.
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) certified. If not, certification will be required within the first 6 months of employment.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with emergency preparedness and health and safety principles.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of building and safety regulations and permit process.
  • Knowledge of OSHA requirements

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:

  • Proficient Computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Understand, apply, and advocate all safety and compliance quality measures set by the agency and mandated requirements.
  • Fully understand and carry out all agency, government, and federal regulations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, set priorities, handle multiple tasks, problem solving, detail oriented and organized.

INTERPERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Dependable, collaborative, have regular/dependable attendance, be prompt, positive mindset, flexible, and organized.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health or Safety related field
  • 1 year of experience working with shelters, adult rehabilitation programs, low income housing and/or HUD
  • Visio software

Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.