Violence Prevention Specialist (WORKSITE LOCATION IS FLEXIBLE)

Position Summary

Interior Health is hiring two (2) Violence Prevention Specialists to join the Human Resources Workplace Health and Safety team. The positions are flexible anywhere within the Interior Health region!

About the role:

The Violence Prevention Specialist participates as a key member of the Workplace Health and Safety (WH&S) Health, Safety, and Prevention team and provides training, advice, and guidance around violence prevention.

In addition, the Violence Prevention Specialist will review metrics, provide feedback and support the Lead, Heath, Safety & Prevention in meeting the organization's violence prevention and other identified training opportunities

Some key duties:

• Provides input and assists in the implementation of the organizations violence prevention strategy and evaluate and provide feedback on current policies, work procedures, and education & training.
• Responsible for the implementation of various Violence Prevention education programs across the organization and provide updates to the Lead, Health, Safety & Prevention on areas of compliance risk, through the development of timelines and recommendations for the violence prevention program activities.
• Facilitates in-person training to the organization and protection services officers as they onboard, in Trauma Informed Practise through a train-the-trainer model.
• Supports the implementation of Ministry’s Workforce Violence Prevention Policy Directive and framework, including the review and summary of reporting required for the Ministry’s Health and Safety Unit.
• Reviews violence related reporting, audits and risk assessments to monitor the ongoing effectiveness and objectives of the Violence Prevention program.
• Works with the wider Workplace Health & Safety team to develop a communication strategy to ensure success of Violence Prevention program training and education objectives.
• Liaises with site and department managers, supervisors, and staff around the analysis of violence data and supports them in the development of specific action plans to address unique issues.
• Uses a health and safety management system framework to guide IH into adopting a systemic approach to building a culture of health and safety that extends beyond regulatory compliance.
• Provides technical advice and guidance to the workplace health and safety leadership team around the violence prevention program and WSBC interpretation.
• Participates and represent IH perspectives in provincial and/or organizational initiatives as assigned (e.g., provincial projects, research initiatives, and provincial and internal working groups or committees).
• Performs other related training and education duties as assigned.

Some of the Benefits of Joining Interior Health:

An attractive remuneration package and excellent career prospects await the right candidate. We offer one of the best benefit packages and pension plans in Canada. In addition to Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, we also offer paid annual vacation starting at 4 weeks (20 days) up to a maximum of 7 weeks (35 days). We also offer an attractive defined employee pension plan, disability and life insurance, and options for maternity &/or paternity leave top-up.

Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Together, we create great workplaces. Apply today!

Why Interior Health is a Top 100 BC Employer

Honouring Interior Health’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), and Pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preferential consideration and/or hiring will be given to qualified applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).


Education, Training, and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (e.g. OH&S).
• Five (5) to seven (7) years of related progressive health and safety experience in a large complex organization. Experience in developing programs and performing audit risk assessments along with providing violence prevention training is preferred.
• An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will also be considered.

Skills and Abilities

• Demonstrated experience, knowledge, and achievements relating to the prevention of violence in the workplace.
• Knowledge of current health and safety legislation, regulations, and statutes around violence.
• Working knowledge, understanding, and expertise in violence prevention including Trauma-Informed
Practice principles.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including verbal, written, and presentation skills.
• Ability to effectively organize, prioritize and delegate work to meet deadlines.
• Skilled facilitator in violence prevention education and training.
• Exhibit a passion for safe and healthy workplaces and possess the expertise and vision to enhance
our workplace violence prevention initiatives and programs.
• Ability to adapt and be flexible to changing priorities and demands.
• Ability to work interdependently and be guided by standards of practice, WorkSafeBC regulations, and Interior Health standards.
• Collaborative problem-solving and critical decision-making experience that reflects a preventative
• Demonstrated ability to mentor and engage others to ensure success in the workplace.
• Demonstrated ability to work as an effective member of a team and to work independently.
• Commitment to the value of continuous learning and an open curiosity for new ideas and innovation.
• Ability to prepare professionally written reports, letters, and emails.
• Ability to prepare reports and use related equipment including programs such as word, excel spreadsheet, power points, and internet tools for training.


Starting salary is approximately from $67,864 to $97,555 and will be based on education, training and experience

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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