Health and Safety Trainer/Community Organizer

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/9/2020 12:02 PM)
Job ID
2020-1717
# of Openings
1
Category
Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy
Type
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
Worker's Justice Project

Overview

The Worker’s Justice Project (WJP) (workersjustice.org) was founded in 2010 to address the racial and economic injustices that day laborers in Brooklyn, NY face, by building collective power to win institutional change. WJP, a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE (tsne.org), runs two long-standing worker’s centers in Brooklyn. We promote justice and opportunity for low-wage immigrant workers in New York City by pushing for systematic enforcement and expansion of workplace protections which include labor and occupational health and safety standards while advocating for industry-specific efforts to improve working conditions. WJP also offers skills-building training to workers in health & safety and industry-specific areas and we educate immigrant communities about their rights in the workplace and how to exercise those rights.

Responsibilities

The Health & Safety Trainer/Community Organizer (Trainer) will be working from the Workers Justice Program’s Sunset Park and Williamsburg worker centers. The Safety Trainer is responsible for the planning and execution of all Health and Safety training programs for day laborers and immigrant construction workers. The Trainer must be an OSHA Authorized trainer for the Construction Industry and have the ability to understand and to make one’s self-understood to Spanish speaking individuals. Additionally, the Safety Trainer works directly supporting and developing the skills of a team of member health and safety trainers who are ready to strengthen and expand WJP’s membership, win concrete and transformative workplace campaign victories, and significantly contribute to long-term movement building in New York City and beyond.   They will help to implement the newly required NYC training

 

The Trainer is required to work on-site and on occasional evenings and weekends. The work performed is deemed Essential, as the specialist is responsible for ensuring that activities are conducted professionally, in a culturally sensitive manner, and are consistent with WJP’s Covid-19 Safety Protocols and organizational mission. This position is temporary through July 2, 2021. Renewal is expected contingent upon securing additional funding.

 

Health and Safety (30 %)

  • Prepare for, organize and conduct hands-on, participatory health and safety training educational sessions that introduce workers to resources and rights they can use to identify, prevent and address health and safety concerns in their individual workplaces;
  • Working as part of a multi-trainer team in collaboration with the WJP’s Safety Liaison Committee, offer training days of OSHA 30-hour Construction and 10-hour Construction Site Safety Training, using a popular education approach;
  • Lead safety training modules, hands on demonstrations, verification and testing of safe and proper use of equipment, and following up monitor the effectiveness of the training.
  • Achieve and maintain appropriate professional credentials and certifications;
  • Participate in course & trainer-the-trainer evaluation;
  • Participate in curriculum development and revision for Construction Safety courses. This includes course materials such as manuals, computer based training, audio visual, and other training aids, and instructors’ guides.

Management of Health and Safety Training & Leadership Development (50 %)

  • Supervise and coordinate training with SST Proctors;
  • Serve as a lead staff Organizer to engage SST proctors and trainers and members in organizing Construction Trainers;
  • Convene and facilitate committees, meetings and general assemblies with workers as needed;
  • Facilitate dialogue and education for day laborers about their legal rights and responsibilities;
  • Work in collaboration with staff and member leaders to develop and promote leadership and empowerment of day laborers and other workers;
  • Work in collaboration with staff and member leaders to implement a new membership structure for WJP, which will unify and strengthen the membership-base;
  • Promote and facilitate civic participation and democratic decision-making processes;
  • Maintain and nourish positive community public relations with visitors to the workers centers including: police, neighbors, volunteers, the press, medical and legal representatives and other institutions including churches, unions, and local businesses;
  • Conflict resolution - The Organizer must be adept in identifying, managing, aiding and facilitating both internal and external conflict resolution;
  • Organize and engage members and others in direct action organizing.

Administrative (10 %)

  • Provide administrative process support to WJP leadership and staff;
  • Contribute to WJP’s annual operations calendars and manuals across all areas of work;
  • Attend and participate in WJP trainings and meetings providing administrative support as needed;
  • Manage and administer the training database and online training platform.

Implementation of COVID-19 Safety Protocols (10%)

  • Collaborate with WJP leadership and staff to administer WJP’s safety protocols, including monitoring staff’s health and ensuring a safe workplace by maintaining daily cleaning logs, daily health checklist and visitor’s check list;
  • Review, update and ensure dissemination of health and safety information to staff to ensure they have the most up to date information needed to safely do their jobs in a safe environment;
  • Maintain structured communication and participate in safety meetings with staff and member volunteers to guarantee a safe workplace and delivery of services. Provide guidance through the implementation of WJP’s safety protocols;
  • Provide information and personal protective equipment to all staff regarding WJP’s commitment to safety in the workplace at all times;
  • Provide periodic communications to maintain a sense of community and address any new potential challenges that may present during the operations of the centers.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Center Director in performing and supporting administrative functions including, but not limited to, sorting and processing incoming and outgoing mail and supporting efficient processes for all WJP administrative functions;
  • Coordinate a training program for day laborers working in the construction industry;
  • Respond to inquiries regarding workplace hazards and set a course for resolution where appropriate;
  • Attend and actively participate in all sponsored activities by the organization.

Qualifications

We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • Must be an OSHA Authorized trainer for the Construction Industry;
  • Ability to work and collaborate with a predominantly Spanish-speaking community;
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred;
  • Knowledge of administrative and organizational skills necessary to carry out job description responsibilities;
  • Past experience in training required;
  • Strong commitment to immigrant and/or labor movement;
  • Ability and flexibility to adapt to collaborative, fast paced working environment;
  • Strong Interpersonal skills.

TSNE/Workers Justice Project envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

 

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/Workers Justice Project will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  

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