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WORK TRANSITION SPECIALIST

Organization:
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
Division:
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
City:
Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, London, North Bay, Ottawa, Sault Ste Marie, St Catharines, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Timmins, Toronto, Windsor
Job Term:
14 Permanent
Job Code:
Not Available - Not Available
Salary:
Not Available
Posting Status:
Open
Job ID:
109059
With a vision to become the leading workplace compensation board, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) provides no-fault insurance and compensation for Ontarians in the event of a workplace injury or illness. We are committed to delivering what matters: fast, accessible service and fair benefits at a fair price.

We've recently launched a comprehensive plan for modernizing and revitalizing the WSIB. This is an exciting time for the organization, and we invite you to be a part of it as we work to grow and improve the services we provide.

Recognized as a best-in-class learning organization, we promote professional development and are committed to providing our people with opportunities to lead, learn and grow, ensuring that we're providing the best possible service to the people of Ontario. We offer a market-competitive total compensation plan and a robust wellness program that promotes a healthy lifestyle as well as work/life balance.

The work we do at the WSIB is meaningful and challenging and it makes a difference to the people of Ontario. We value integrity, reliability and fairness, and we embrace the diversity of the people we work with and serve.

Recruiting for Unilingual and Bilingual Vacancies in the following locations:

NOTE: We are anticipating vacancies in the geographic areas listed below. The areas are subject to change at any time as per our Collective Agreement.

• Hamilton (Halton region, Mississauga West)
• Guelph (Cambridge)
• Kingston
• Kitchener (Owen Sound, Brantford, Stratford, Mount Forest)
• London (Sarnia, Chatham, St.Thomas, Tillsonburg, Ingersoll, Woodstock, Goderich, Strathroy)
• North Bay (Muskoka, Orillia)
• Ottawa (Gatineau & Outouais areas, Cornwall, Hawkesbury, Brockville, Smits Falls, Perth, Arnprior, Pembroke, Barry's Bay)
• St.Catharines
• Sault Ste.Marie
• Sudbury
• Thunder Bay (Kenora, Dryden, Fort Francis and Red Lake)
• Timmins
• Toronto (Peterborough, Barrie, Midland, Orillia, Durham, York, Mississauga East, Brampton/Bramalea)
• Windsor (Leamington, Chatham and Sarnia)

What can I expect to do in this role?

Job Summary:

The WSIB's Work Transition Branch is a key partner in the organization's strategic transformation initiatives and has played a key role in improving return to work outcomes for Ontarians who have been injured at work. The program focuses on on-site support for workers and employers to help facilitate a return to work with the goal of maintaining the employment relationship with the injury employer.

This is a rewarding opportunity which plays a significant role in getting injured workers back to meaningful employment within Ontario and achieving the best possible recovery outcome through activity. Work Transition Specialists spend one day in the office and four days per week in the field meeting with Workplace Parties to identify opportunities and obstacles to return to work, to facilitate discussion on accommodation solutions and to negotiate progressive Return to Work plans; meetings will also take place at training facilities and job placement organizations.
We are looking for individuals who thrive in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment where they can use their analytical, creative and problem solving skills to create and implement work transition plans.

Total Rewards:

• Reimbursement for business travel expenses
• Attractive health, insurance and pension plan benefits
• Vacation starts at 3 weeks
• Additional 12 wellness days of which 6 can be converted to vacation days
• Work/Life balance offered through variable office hours, regular work week of 36.25 hours (Monday to Friday), and regular work day of 7.25 hours
• Flexible work arrangements offered
• Tuition Assistance Program
• Fitness Incentive Program
• Career development and advancement opportunities

Major Responsibilities:

• Assist workers, employers and WSIB Case Managers to facilitate work transition and case resolution at the workplace
• Use of vocational and/or functional assessments where required to identify options for return to work with the incident employer or identify a suitable occupation that is available in the labour market
• Create a work transition plan in collaboration with the worker and employer and support the injured worker in fulfilling the plan
• Provide expert advice, direction, vocational rehabilitation counseling and support to workers and employers
• Educate workers and employers on their responsibilities, obligations and the impact of the WSI act and related WSIB policies

How do I qualify?

Job Requirements:

• Undergraduate University degree in a vocational rehabilitation related discipline and working towards completing certification as a Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP) and Certified Vocational Professional (CVP)
• One year direct experience using vocational assessment tools and techniques to assess job skills, create vocational goals and plans and to resolve factors impacting Return to Work
• Knowledge and understanding of local and regional labour market conditions and trends
• Analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills to identify solutions and make timely, responsive and accurate decisions/recommendations
• Experience in negotiating positive outcomes with work place parties
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Experience composing complex written documentation and computer literacy in Windows and MS Office
• Financial and basic mathematics skills to determine costs and understand financial implications of work transition plan recommendations
• Strong communications skills, both verbal and written
• Ability to manage workload and prioritize work to provide high quality customer service

Working Conditions:

• Travel within assigned geographic area via car or other appropriate mode of transportation with one to two days per week in assigned office
• Work Transition Specialists travel to a variety of workplaces and training facilities to conduct meetings
• Employees are provided with equipment to work offsite (laptop and external plug in devices, cellular phone)

As a precondition of employment, the WSIB will require a prospective candidate to undergo a criminal records name check prior to or at any time following hire.

To apply for this position, please submit your application by the closing date noted above.

We appreciate the interest of all candidates. Due to the volumes of applications we receive, we are only able to contact candidates that are selected to move forward in the recruitment process. The WSIB is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Privacy Statement

Personal information will be collected from your resume, application, cover letter and references under the authority of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 and will be used by the Talent Acquisition Centre and WSIB hiring parties to assess/validate your qualifications and/or determine if you meet the requirements of vacant positions and/or gather information relevant for recruitment purposes. If you have questions or concerns regarding the collection and use of your personal information, contact the WSIB Privacy Office, 200 Front Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 3J1 or 416-344-5323 or 1-800-387-0750 extension 5323. Be advised that information related to application status will not be provided.

Additional Information:

Address:
  • 1 Bilingual Permanent, Hamilton, West Region
  • 1 Bilingual Permanent, Guelph, West Region
  • 1 Bilingual Permanent, Kingston, East Region
  • 1 Bilingual Permanent, Kitchener, West Region
  • 1 Bilingual Permanent, London, West Region
  • 1 Bilingual Permanent, North Bay, North Region
  • 1 Bilingual Permanent, Ottawa, East Region
  • 1 Bilingual Permanent, St Catharines, West Region
  • 1 Bilingual Permanent, Sault Ste Marie, North Region
  • 1 Bilingual Permanent, Sudbury, North Region
  • 1 Bilingual Permanent, Thunder Bay, North Region
  • 1 Bilingual Permanent, Z6 / R6, Timmins, North Region
  • 1 Bilingual Permanent, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 1 Bilingual Permanent, Windsor, West Region
Compensation Group:
Excluded
Schedule:
N/A
Category:
Health and Social Services
Posted on:
Monday, July 31, 2017
Note:
  • This ad is also available in French.
  • This posting is for an organization that is not a part of the Ontario Public Service. The information and tips on the Ontario Public Service Careers website may not apply to this posting. Please use the contact information below to contact the organization directly if you have questions.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, September 28, 2017 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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