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Workplace Health Specialist

Surrey, BC
Full Time

The City of Surrey is one of the fastest growing, culturally diverse cities in Canada. Our collaborative and innovative approach to serving more than 517,000 citizens has made us a globally recognized leader in building vibrant, sustainable communities. We are proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People for nine consecutive years, Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2019, 2020 & 2021, Canada's Greenest Employers for 2020 & 2021, and the only municipality to be named among Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2018. Join a team that is driven by meaningful work that will build a world-class city that enhances the quality of life for our growing population. Build a City. Build a Future at the City of Surrey.

Employment Status

Exempt - Regular Full-Time


Reporting to the Manager, Labour Relations, the Workplace Health Specialist is responsible for assisting employees who are off work or at risk of being off work for health reasons. The Workplace Health Specialist promotes and supports health and wellness with a lens of creating healthy workplaces, preventing, and reducing the impacts of illness and injury, and supporting workplace accommodation, rehabilitation, and reintegration. The Workplace Health Specialist is committed to making a positive, tangible difference in the recovery and wellbeing of employees returning to work or remaining at work.


The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree in a related field and a minimum of five (5) years' comprehensive experience in Disability Case Management or combination of experience and specialized education. The ideal candidate will be an inclusive and effective team member, committed to collaborative problem solving and excellent client service with demonstrated interpersonal, communication skills and assessment skills. Registered professional status within the disability management field would be an asset.
    • Alignment with the City's Values of Community, Teamwork, Service, Integrity, and Innovation. • Experience supporting wellness and prevention programs, disability management, return-to-work, accident/injury/illness prevention and rehabilitation. • Knowledge of current best practice models for health and wellness initiatives in large, unionized organizations. • Excellent knowledge of principles, practices and standards of disability management, rehabilitation, and return-to-work initiatives. • Excellent knowledge of mental health strategies and resources, and mental illness issues, challenges, and organizational impacts. • Excellent knowledge of legal and compliance issues related to disability management, return-to-work, accident/injury/illness prevention, rehabilitation programs and duty to accommodate. • Ability to make timely, independent decisions by applying reasoning of medical principles, law, and policy to a set of complicated and challenging facts that address. attendance, medical management, workplace wellness, employee assistance program and disability issues. • Excellent knowledge of sick leave and health benefit insurance models. • Expert ability to develop effective case management plans and strategies in consultation with all parties. • Demonstrated ability to coach ill, injured, or disabled employees and their managers with an emphasis on listening, rapport building, and empathy. • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, management, bargaining agents, and external contacts in a manner that builds trust, credibility, and rapport.

    • Ability to work independently, take initiative and exercise good judgement. • Strong critical thinking skills and an ability to interpret complex data and make sound decisions. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Care and compassion building successful relationships and developing effective recovery, return to work, accommodation and attendance support /stay at work programs • A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail with a respect for confidentiality. • An ability to thrive and multi-task within a fast paced, rapidly growing and evolving municipal environment. • Strong organizational and administrative skills.

Other Information

Should you be interested in learning more about this leadership opportunity, please contact Carol Robinson at Harbour West Consulting at 604-998-4032 or forward your resumé, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three references, in confidence, to .

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Harbout West will respond to all who express interest.

Conditions of Employment

This position requires completion of a Police Information Check. Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

Closing Date

This job will be posted until filled.

Our Values

Integrity - Service - Teamwork - Innovation - Community

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