This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Manager, Workplace Health, Safety and Wellness the Return to Work Consultant provides expert advice, training and guidance to departments concerning return to work initiatives, Workplace Safety and Insurance (WSCC), and Human Rights legislation. You will be a key facilitator and resource for managers, employees and HR team members to support a timely and successful transition from a disability-related leave back into the workplace. This can include sick leave, long term disability, medical terminations, and WSCC claims. The Consultant will conduct investigations and act as a representative of the Government of Nunavut (GN) at Appeals, Tribunals and Grievances on matters related to disabilities.
Some of the responsibilities and expectations of the position includes: Working collaboratively to recommend strategies for a return to work from medical absences; determine when additional medical information is required; monitoring WSCC decisions to allow claims and/or payments; working with management, legal counsel and other groups to develop a case for appeal; assisting employees on behalf of the GN when the employee is off work or at risk of being off work for health reasons; providing input on procedures and policies related to return to work and disability management programs in the GN; keeping up to date on all relevant legislation, case law and educational changes in the field.
The ideal candidate for this position should have a degree from a recognized university in human resources or a related field. In addition, a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in Human Resources or return to work processes is required. It is an asset if this work experience is in a unionized or public service environment.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in one or more of these languages is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.