Job Details

    Job Title : Recovery and Return-to-Work Specialist
    Company Name : WorkSafeBC
    Job Type : Full Time
    Job Location : Richmond, Surrey, Nelson
    Post Date : 2019-02-05
    Close Date : 2019-03-07
    How To Apply: To apply Visit our career page at and select See Job Openings to submit a resume and cover letter that details your characteristics, accomplishments, and prior work experience related to the requirements for the position. We can only accept applications submitted through our website.

    Description :

    Are you a disability management professional or working in occupational health? We have recovery and return-to-work specialist positions available in our Nelson, Richmond, and Surrey offices. Apply now for positions scheduled to start in April 2019. We’ll be reviewing applications weekly. Please specify in your cover letter which location(s) you prefer.


    As a recovery and return-to-work specialist with WorkSafeBC, you’ll make a difference in the lives of working people across British Columbia. You’ll establish and maintain caring, compassionate, and professional working relationships with injured workers to support their recovery to an early and successful return to work.


    What you’ll do

    As part of a team in Return-to-Work Services you’ll:

    • Develop, implement, and monitor individualized return-to-work plans that bridge the gap between the workers’ abilities and the job demands
    • Visit worksites to assess job demands
    • Collaborate with health care providers and others 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


    Is this a good fit for you?

    We’re looking for people who can:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of occupational health and disability management principles, including return-to-work planning
    • Demonstrate care and compassion while building relationships and developing effective recovery and return-to-work plans
    • Make timely, independent decisions by applying law and policy to a set of complicated and challenging facts that address benefit, medical management, and employability issues
    • Record, explain, and present detailed and complex information orally and in writing
    • Apply organizational and decision-making skills to manage a high-volume caseload


    Your experience and educational background

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


    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered such as a degree or diploma in disability management, designation as a Certified Return to Work Coordinator (CRTWC), or a Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP).


    Who are we?

    At WorkSafeBC, we’re dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across B.C. 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 also work diligently to sustain our workers’ compensation system for today and future generations. We’re honoured to serve the 2.3 million workers and 235,000 registered employers in our province.


    What’s it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

    It’s challenging, stimulating, and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional and career 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 benefits

    Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team. We offer a competitive starting salary of $64,585 with annual increases over five years to $81,479. Your compensation package also includes vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward a defined benefit pension plan. As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work — and life.

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