At the Niagara Catholic District School Board, the wellbeing of our staff is an integral component in providing a quality Catholic Education. Reporting to the Senior Administrator of Human Resources Services, the successful candidate will be responsible to plan, implement and evaluate activities in support of a wellness strategy. The successful candidate will coordinate, chair and attend Staff Wellness meetings, participate on other committees, as required and be responsible for the execution of wellness programs in line with the Board’s System Priorities.
This position is also responsible to administer all components of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Claims in accordance with legislated reporting obligations. Organize plans for employee’s early and safe return to work for both WSIB injuries as well as Non-Occupational absences.
Manage Short-Term Disability (STD), Long-Term Disability (LTD) and Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) programs in line with industry best practice, disability management best practice and corporate strategy, legislation (PIPEDA, PHIPA, AODA), and collective agreements.
- The candidate will analyze the current supports available to staff to ensure an integrated approach to training, professional learning activities and system communication to promote staff wellbeing.
- Coordinate and Chair Staff Wellness Committee Meetings
- Arrange Return to work meetings with employees for Non-Occupational, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board as well as Long Term Disability as it relates to employee early and safe return to productive work
- Creation/Implementation of appropriate Return to work plans
- Communication with Principals/Managers to ensure appropriate accommodations are facilitated
- Workstation assessments for individual staff having ongoing issues; make adjustments to existing equipment; order equipment when deemed appropriate
- Administer all components of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board claims
· Process all employee reports of accidents; ensure the legislated reporting obligations are met on behalf of the employer, as it relates to all Workplace Safety and Insurance Board claims and payments.
· Maintain on-going contact with the injured employees and facilitate an early and safe return to work wherever possible.
- Maintain the process of verifying all financial matters pertaining to WSIB
- Completion of a relevant University Degree and/or a 3-year College Diploma in Disability Management
- A minimum of three (3) years’ experience and demonstrated people management experience developing, implementing and managing disability case management, modified return-to-work and accommodations and workplace wellness programs in a unionized environment.
- Comprehensive knowledge of human resources practices and processes, legislation specific to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA), Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and Employment Standards Act
- Knowledge and ability to operate basic computer software applications, such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and other applicable software such as Parklane
- Excellent Interpersonal, oral/written/presentation skills, highly motivated, able to work independently with strong written and verbal communication skills to explain complex issues with precision & clarity
- Proven ability to understand, interpret and apply disability management principles in unionized and non-unionized settings
- Experience interpreting physical and non-physical restrictions, including experience communicating this information with relevant parties in a clear and concise manner
- Discretion, judgment and ability to deal with highly confidential information
- Decision making skills even with conflicting/incomplete information to decisively manage conflicts while minimizing cost
- Solid critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills to prepare reports and develop solutions
- Outstanding interpersonal abilities to effectively interact with all stakeholders of the Board
The successful candidate may be called upon to perform other duties comparable to the above as the above duties describe only the typical, primary features of this position (and should not be construed as describing all the duties, which are part of this position).
Applications and resume, including experience, qualifications and references will be received until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 to:
Job Type: Full-time
- disability case management: 3 years (Preferred)