Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Community Social Services Health & Safety Association of BC


VISION: Well-being & Safer Spaces for All

MISSION: To foster and promote safer and healthy workplaces in the Community Social Services sector in BC

VALUES: Engagement, Prevention, & Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


  • Community Social Services Health & Safety Association of BC
  • Board Chair – Board of Directors


Community Social Services Health and Safety Association of BC’s (CSSHSA) role is to promote and develop resources for the community social services sector with a focus on preventing occupational injury and disease and safely returning injured workers to work. CSSHSA aligns their activities with WorkSafeBC’s high-risk strategies and are committed to sharing information, products, and best practices with WorkSafeBC and other health and safety associations across BC.

The CSSHSA membership is composed of approximately 2,400 employers registered within the following three WorkSafeBC Classification Units: Counselling or Social Services (CU: 766007), Residential Social Service Facility (CU: 766017), and Life Skills & Job Skills Training (CU: 766010). CSSHSA provides support and delivers health and safety information and resources to union and non-union employees and employers of our membership.

The CSSHSA Board of Directors is seeking a CEO to provide the overall leadership and operational management of CSSHSA in alignment with the strategic direction of the Board and CSSHSA’s role. Serving as the key spokesperson for the organization, the CEO is responsible for building, strengthening and maintaining relationships with key partners, regulatory bodies, member community social service agencies, unions, media, and the public.

The CEO provides provincial leadership in the ongoing development and implementation of the CSSHSA’s programs for a safer community social services sector by fostering a culture of health and safety with a particular emphasis on provincial occupational health and safety requirements, effective programming, quality assurance and improvement, marketing and promotion, and research and evaluation.

The ideal candidate is a highly capable, engaging senior leader with a track record of success. Experience working directly with a Board of Directors and building key partner relationships will be key. This position requires travels throughout BC as part of the member engagement process and training provision. This is an exciting opportunity to work with and develop a team to positively impact a growing sector engaged in highly impactful work.



Experience and Education:

  • Understands the diversity of the community social services sector.
  • Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited post-secondary institution and/or master’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Minimum five (5) to seven (7) years’ senior occupational health & safety experience, and/or equivalent combination of education and experience including:
    • Experience in organizational health and safety management development in community social services.
    • Experience developing health & safety training and education programs. o Post-graduate degree/certificate in health and safety management.
  • Direct community social services senior management experience in areas such as Community Living, General Services, Indigenous Services or others and/or combination.
  • Experience with accreditation entities (CARF or COA) with respect to WorkSafeBC Health and Safety Regulations is an asset.


Skills and Abilities:

  • Skilled and engaging communicator and presenter to audiences of all sizes.
  • Ability to prioritize emerging issues while continuing to address initiatives as assigned, to achieve objectives.
  • Ability to provide strategic direction to the organization and to develop, recommend, coordinate and implement policies, programs and strategies.
  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of the safety requirements for community social services, including regulatory information and safe practice information; knowledge of the policies, regulations, statutes, and legislation governing the work.
  • Ability to provide advice on Occupational Health and Safety issues to industry and partners.
  • Ability to formulate, tailor, execute and evaluate a robust employer/union engagement strategy in health and safety relatable to small, medium and large employers and union affiliates across British Columbia.
  • Ability to exercise effective leadership and sound judgment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to build and develop effective working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external contacts at all levels.
  • Ability to communicate, orally and in writing, in a clear, thorough and timely manner to present reports, ideas and viewpoints to partners, government and other related agencies.
  • Ability to ensure the effectiveness of organizational programs and functions, compliance with established policies and legislation, and the achievement of established goals and objectives.
  • Ability to travel widely within BC as part of the member engagement process and training provision.
  • Demonstrates compassion and respect to all members and affiliates.


The compensation for this role is commensurate with experience, with a base salary range of $105,000 to $145,000.

Please forward a cover letter and current resume for consideration to by March 18, 2024. For a detailed outline of key duties and responsibilities, email


We thank all applicants for their interest in this position.

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