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Health and Wellbeing Advisor

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Aus - Brisbane
Safety / Health / Environment / Quality
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With a global business, we offer diverse and rewarding careers. We are committed to Thiess being a company and a culture where great people can excel and where they are developed and supported to reach their highest potential. Join our team today.

About the role

Based in South Brisbane, Thiess has an exciting opportunity for a Health & Wellbeing Advisor to join the head office team on a twelve month fixed term maternity leave contract.

Reporting to the Health & Wellbeing Principal, you will be required to support the implementation of Thiess’ occupational health strategy, including a focus on health and hygiene risks. Your responsibilities will also include implementing and monitoring the pre-employment medical process as well as supporting administrative processes and projects for the health team.

Other key aspects of this role will see you:

  • Interpret medical assessments and provide risk-based advice to the business
  • Manage fitness for work cases for non-work-related matters
  • Supporting the Principal in the strategy to ensure a culture where occupational health is given equal priority to safety
  • Implement injury and illness prevention strategies, and monitor the achievement and maintenance of positive physical, mental and social health parameters
  • Embrace the use of systems and lead data entry activities
  • Provide occupational health guidance to leadership and occupation health and safety teams across Thiess
  • Ensure occupational health is included in tenders and risks are identified, assessed and managed prior to project commencement
  • Provide guidance to the development of occupational health and hygiene management plans that comply with the overall occupational health strategy
  • Provide guidance and support to implement hygiene monitoring and reporting programs
  • Assist in implementing a global occupational health management system that is integrated with the health and wellbeing framework
  • Act as the first point of contact for project leadership and health and safety teams
  • Provide support to ensure a successful partnership with our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider
  • Implement evidence-based fitness for work protocols and projects.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Formal qualifications in allied health (Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or similar) or occupational health management
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in an occupational health role
  • A minimum of five years’ medical case management experience
  • Five years of experience in operational mining is preferred, ideally at project and corporate level
  • Experience with auditing, OHS systems and risk management
  • Strong influencing, verbal and written communication skills
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Word and Excel

About us

We partner with our clients to deliver excellence in open cut and underground mining in Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas. For more than 80 years, we’ve operated in diverse commodities, geologies, environments and cultures. Our team uses that insight to optimise solutions for each project and create lasting value for our clients and the communities we live and work in.

We recognise the value of an inclusive and diverse workplace through our vision of everyone matters always. We’re focused on creating an inclusive environment to allow our people to bring their best self to work because they feel safe, included and empowered. 

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How to apply

This role is an opportunity to take the next step in your career. With our culture of recognition, development, and a stimulating and satisfying work environment, there is no better time to join Thiess.

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