Director, Wellbeing & Occupational Health & Safety - Region of Waterloo

  • Mirams Becker
  • Sep 13, 2021
Full time Director

Job Description

Director, Wellbeing & Occupational Health & Safety

Region of Waterloo

Join us in pushing the boundaries of what is possible. 

Regional Council has a bold and compelling vision to build a world-class community. At the Region of Waterloo, we work towards that vision on a daily basis and strive to improve the lives of all 630,000 residents by delivering critical, high-quality and inclusive services. Achieving Council’s vision of world-class requires employees who can collaborate, innovate and adapt as the needs of our community continue to evolve. This is an organization where employees are valued. It is a place where employees are recognized for their talents. Our employees take pride in the work they do, and understand that what they do improves the lives of the Region’s residents. 

We are looking for people like you to make our vision a reality.

The Role

Reporting directly to the Commissioner, Human Resources & Citizen Service, the Director, Wellbeing & Occupational Health & Safety will direct the strategic planning, development, management, and continuous improvement of employee wellbeing, occupational health and safety, fleet safety, early and safe return to work programs, and WSIB claims management. Ensures corporate education and compliance with legislation, policies, and procedures, and oversees related training programs.

The Director will be part of a passionate, dynamic and growing team in the Human Resources & Citizen Services department. Together they are focused on the links between engaged and supported employees and the provision of excellent service.

The Director, Wellbeing & Occupational Health & Safety will supervise the Manager of Occupational Health & Safety, Manager of Early & Safe Return to Work, and Manager of Safe & Wellbeing Programs & Services.


The ideal candidate will bring progressively responsible management experience in a multi-union public sector human resources environment, coupled with knowledge of Knowledge of occupational health and safety, fleet safety, WSIB, return to work, disability management, wellness, interpretation and application of legislation, and training programs and development. As a leader, the Director will bring demonstrated successes leading, coaching and motivating teams; ability to work cross functionally within complex organizations; excellent interpersonal skills and superior oral and written communication skills. 

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To Apply

To express your interest in this leadership opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume, in confidence: For additional information, please contact Hayley Becker at or 647-267-8170.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and supporting the well-being of our employees. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

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Waterloo, ON