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Return to Work Specialist

Abbotsford, BC
Full Time
4 days ago

Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of injured workers? We are looking for client-focused people with disability management, occupational health or return to work experience.

How you'll make a difference: You will provide compassionate, timely and supportive services to people injured at work.

Where you will work

At WorkSafeBC, we offer a hybrid work model that combines the convenience of working remotely with the dynamism of working in one of our offices, based on the operational needs of the position.

In this role, you will work primarily from your B.C. home and occasionally in your assigned office location. You may also be required to attend site visits and interact directly with injured workers, health care providers and workers.

We have positions available in Surrey, Prince George, Victoria, Kelowna, Kamloops, Nelson, and Abbotsford. Please indicate in your resume or cover letter which location you are interested in.

What you'll do
  • Develop, implement, and monitor individualized return-to-work plans that bridge the gap between the workers' abilities and the critical job demands
  • Collaborate with health care providers, employers and workers to assist in the development of recovery and return to work plans
  • Weigh evidence and interpret policy to determine workers' eligibility for benefits
  • Authorize appropriate diagnostic referrals and consultations
  • Develop supportive, collaborative, and respectful relationships with workers, employers, and health care providers
  • Educate workers, worker representative groups, employers, industry groups, and health care providers about strategies for returning to work and managing disabilities
  • Visit worksites to assess critical job demands as required

Is this a good fit for you?

Your background and experience
  • A university degree in a related discipline such as disability management, health sciences, kinesiology, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, social work, psychology or vocational rehabilitation.
  • A minimum of two years of work experience that includes directly related experience in disability management and return-to-work planning
  • A valid B.C. driver's license

We will consider an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Important to know

Before we can finalize any offer of employment, you must:
  • Consent to a criminal record check
  • Confirm you're legally entitled to work in Canada

WorkSafeBC's COVID-19 Employee Mandatory Vaccine Policy (the "Policy") is suspended effective January 9, 2023, however we reserve the right to re-implement it in response to changes in the public health landscape, including public health orders. We are committed to the protection, health, and safety of our employees and our Communicable Disease Prevention Program and related protocols remain in effect.

Who we are

At WorkSafeBC, we promote safe and healthy workplaces across British Columbia. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases occur, we provide compensation and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We're honoured to serve the 2.49 million workers and 263,000 registered employers in our province.

What's it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

It's challenging, stimulating, and rewarding. Our positions offer diversity and opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important, and so are the people we do it for.

Our ability to make a difference relies on building a team with a rich variety of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences that reflects the diversity of the people we serve. We are committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive work culture where everyone can contribute as their best, authentic self.

Learn more: Discover who we are .

Our benefits

As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that help you get the most out of work - and life. Along with a competitive salary, your total compensation package includes:
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • 3 weeks of vacation in your first year, with regular increases based on years of service
  • Health care and dental benefits
  • Optional leave arrangements
  • Development opportunities (tuition reimbursement, leadership development, and more)

Learn more: Find out what we offer .
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