Return to Work & Occupational Health & Safety Coordinator

Competition Number: 21009

Job Title: Return to Work & Occupational Health & Safety Coordinator

Department: Corporate Services - Occupational Health & Safety

Position Type: Permanent Full Time Position (Exempt)

Salary: A competitive compensation package is offered

Posted Date: January 22, 2021

Closing Date: February 12, 2021

Last Modified: January 22, 2021, 10:18 am

Status: Closed


The District of Saanich, one of the most desirable places to live in Canada, is looking for a proven professional with a passion for supporting injured and ill workers and preventing incident recurrence.

The Return to Work and Occupational Health & Safety Coordinator facilitates the timely reporting and effective responses to workplace injuries and other incidents, including a safe and early return to work. The Coordinator further contributes to worker health and safety, holding a portfolio in support of the District’s Occupational Health and Safety Program, including our Certificate of Recognition.

An in-depth knowledge of Disability Claims Management principles and practices is essential as this position coordinates all aspects of claims management, providing and soliciting expert input and advice, navigating labour relations issues in a unionized environment, and collecting, reviewing and appropriately sharing personal and confidential medical information. The Coordinator will rely on a sound knowledge of occupational health and safety principles, practices and requirements as they provide OHS subject and regulatory knowledge, and well-researched interpretations, recommendations and services to workers, supervisors and managers, to assist them with their compliance with the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills are needed to influence and reach joint understanding and consensus among workers, supervisors, managers, WorkSafeBC representatives and other stakeholders.

Come join our team in support of Saanich employees who in turn serve the people of Saanich, making a difference every day.

The successful candidate will be required to work Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

*testing will be conducted* 

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