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Safety inspectors - mental health

Perth, Western Australia
Job Type
Full Time
13 Oct 2021

WorkSafe and Mines Safety Inspectors - Mental Health (Pool Ref AV270/21)

Specified Calling Level 2, 3 or 4 $96,548- $135,636 pa (PSCA 2021) + Superannuation

Be a part of WorkSafe (General Industries or Mines Safety) - this is your chance to be involved in making significant and meaningful changes to workplace mental health and deliver quality regulatory practices in Western Australian workplaces.

We are seeking to establish a shared pool of suitably qualified applicants who may be considered to fill permanent and fixed-term, full-time and part-time opportunities that may arise over the next twelve (12) months following the finalisation of the selection process.

Appointment will be at either Specified Calling Level 2, 3 or 4 dependent on the demonstrated level of qualifications, skills, experience and suitability for the role.

  • SCL2 - Mines and/or WorkSafe
  • SCL3 - Mines and/or WorkSafe
  • SCL4 - Mines

About us

WorkSafe (General Industries and Mines Safety) administers work health and safety laws applicable to the general industries, mining, mineral processing and exploration sectors. Functions include occupational safety compliance services - inspections, audits and investigations, promoting safety and health outcomes through education and information, and conducting technical assessment and review, including statutory approval processes.

To learn more about the Department and what we have to offer, please visit our website.

The positions

The Inspector of Mines - Mental Health and Wellbeing and Inspector Scientific Officer roles conduct workplace inspections with a focus on mental health, enforce work health and safety laws and provide information and advice on workplace mental health and wellbeing.

Drawing on your knowledge in a mental health discipline, you will investigate workplace incidents (particularly those related to mental health) and workplace behaviour complaints. You will carry out workplace inspections and audits, taking enforcement action when health and safety laws are breached.

In addition you'll be involved in proactive campaigns, have input into future policy and direction along with monitoring and reporting on the management of psychosocial harm in the workplace in accordance with strategic, operational and legislative requirements.

  • The Inspector of Mines - Mental Health and Wellbeing positions, working in Mines Safety, are located in 1 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, conveniently close to public transport and near City of Perth parking. You will also enjoy onsite lifestyle facilities, including bike lockers, fully equipped change rooms and personal lockers. The Inspector of Mines - Mental Health and Wellbeing will travel across the metropolitan area, travel to regional and remote areas, and occasionally work outside normal business hours.
  • The Inspector Scientific Officer positions, working in General Industry, are located in Cannington, conveniently close to public transport and local facilities, and equipped with bike storage and end of trip facilities. The Inspector Scientific Officer will travel across the metropolitan area and occasionally travel to regional areas, and occasionally work outside normal business hours.

Need further info? Click on the Job Description Forms (JDF) below or contact Martin Ralph, Regional Inspector of Mines on .

What are we looking for?

To apply, please submit a detailed CV and covering letter addressing the points relevant to the level you are applying for. The letter should be a maximum of 2 pages if applying for one level or 3 pages if applying for more than one level.

Please indicate on your application which level or levels you are applying for, and whether you are interested in general industries, the mining sector, or both.

Outline your qualifications:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent qualification relevant to either human factors and ergonomics or mental health and wellbeing (SCL2).
  • A Bachelor of Science or equivalent qualification, relevant to human factors and ergonomics. Qualifications in Psychology would be well regarded (SCL3).
  • A Bachelor of Psychology with eligibility for registration Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Post graduate qualifications or training in occupational health and safety would be advantageous (SCL4).

For SCL2/3 roles, outline your experience in gathering and interpreting data, appraising evidence and evaluating arguments, preferably in a work health and safety context, along with experience in dealing with confronting situations and gaining stakeholder cooperation.

If applying for SCL3 or SCL4, this should include demonstrated experience in applying your specialist knowledge in a workplace setting (preferably in the sector relevant to the role) and undertaking complex investigations relevant to mental health and wellbeing.

If applying for the SCL4, please include proven leadership in developing motivated and cohesive work teams to achieve cultural change.

Ready to join our team?

Click 'Apply' and you will be redirected to Jobs WA to complete the online application form and attach documentation as requested above in the "what are we looking for?" section.

For tips putting together your application, or details about the process, you can find more information in the Applicant Information Pack attached below. You can also contact Jacqueline Gao on or email for information about employment conditions and the application process.

Other benefits

  • Great work/life balance through flexible working arrangements and leave options.
  • Opportunities for professional development.
  • An award-winning Health and Wellbeing program.
  • Salary packaging options.
  • District allowance may be applicable

Supporting a diverse workforce

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve and inclusive culture where all employees feel valued, respected and connected. Our workforce's diversity is our strength; it enhances our ability to be forward-thinking and responsive in the services we deliver to the Western Australian community.

Suitable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and youth may be given priority consideration over non diversity group applicants to achieve public sector outcomes. People with disability will be provided with reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies for appointment (permanent, fixed term, full-time or part time) throughout the department for the next twelve (12) months.

CLOSING DATE: 4.00 pm on Thursday, 21 October 2021 (WST)

Your application submission must be complete by the closing time, applications that are in progress or submitted after this time will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to ensure your application is submitted on time.

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