Are you looking to make a difference? Are you interested in disability management? Case Managers at WorkSafeBC help injured workers recover and return to work and quality of life. If you are empathetic and can motivate, listen, and support someone going through a difficult time, this might be a great opportunity for you. You will be the main contact for injured workers, supporting them in their recovery. You will work as part of a greater team that may include a physician, psychologist, and vocational rehabilitation consultant. Together you’ll help explore treatment and recovery plans along with the injured worker and their employer. Your role will be to communicate the plan, offer support, and tap into each individual’s motivation to recover.
We’re looking for client-focused people who can understand and communicate complicated information in a compassionate way to stakeholders with various needs. As a Case Manager, you’ll leverage your passion for helping clients coupled with your ability to influence and make complex decisions. You’ll coordinate services and benefits and facilitate positive recovery and return to work outcomes.
Our Case Managers come from a variety of backgrounds: kinesiology, occupational therapy, nursing, social work, immigration, human resources, insurance, and finance.
How you’ll make a difference: You’ll provide compassionate, supportive service to people injured at work.
Where you’ll 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’ll work primarily from your B.C. home with some on-site workdays at your assigned office location. You can anticipate a balance of work at home and on-site workdays to support a team-based approach to serve our client group. Success may also include meeting your clients at their workplace. We suggest that you live within a reasonable daily commute of your chosen work location.
We have opportunities available in our Abbotsford, Burnaby, Kamloops, Kelowna, Port Moody, Prince George, Surrey, and Victoria locations.
Apply now for positions scheduled to start with a training class in mid-September, 2023.
We’re looking for people who can:
- Show care and compassion while building successful relationships and developing collaborative and effective recovery and return to work plans
- Lead by facilitating and influencing others to achieve a desired outcome that considers a worker’s individual circumstance
- Apply law and policy in making decisions about entitlements and rehabilitation measures
- Organize and prioritize a high-volume workload while dealing with changing and conflicting priorities and deadlines
- Gather, analyze, and evaluate sufficient critical information
- Manage a varied and complex caseload with input from your team members on medical, psychological, physical, and financial issues
- Actively listen, motivate, and clearly explain detailed and complex information verbally and in writing
Learn more: Meet Kim, a case manager at WorkSafeBC (video), and learn how she makes a difference to people in British Columbia.
Your background and experience
- An undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree
- A minimum of three years of experience where you independently made decisions of a complex nature and communicated your decisions with clarity, persuasiveness, and compassion
- General knowledge of disability management and return to work principles
- Experience with complex decision making that includes decisions that require discretion, caution, and judgement – including analyzing facts and issues, integrating information from multiple perspectives, weighing evidence, applying acts, policies, procedures, and other resources to make appropriate decisions
- Graduate degree, certificate, or diploma in Disability Management is considered an asset
We’ll consider equivalent combinations of education and experience.
To see if your resume meets the requirements for this position, please review our resume screening guidelines.
Important to know
Before we can finalize any offer of employment, you must:
- Successfully meet the legal requirements under the Criminal Records Review Act to work with children and/or vulnerable adults
- 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 are we?
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.
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 that provides you with a lifetime monthly pension when you retire
- 3 weeks of vacation in your first year, with regular increases based on years of service
- Extensive health care and dental benefits
- Optional leave and earned-time-off arrangements
- Development opportunities (tuition reimbursement, leadership development, and more)
Learn more: Find out what we offer.
Want to apply?
- Applications are welcomed immediately, however must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. PST on the closing date.
- Please note that we will be starting assessments prior to the closing date.
We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. If you require an accommodation in the assessment process, please email Recruitment Testing Accommodation (SM) when you submit your application.