Regional Coordinator, Vocational Rehab Program, Canadian Armed Forces (Atlantic Canada)

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Job Description

Do you have the passion required to develop, lead and motivate a team of rehab professionals that spread out across the Atlantic provinces? This position could be ideal for you!

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Long Term Disability (LTD) Vocational Rehabilitation Program (VRP) is seeking a Regional Coordinator (Atlantic Canada). The Regional Coordinator leads a team of Rehabilitation Specialists who work remotely and are focused on the vocational transition of qualifying, released CAF members as they pursue life after military service.

As part of the larger Wellness, Disability and Life team at Manulife, our team has the distinct privilege of providing services to current and former members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). The CAF LTD VRP is part of the overall employer sponsored Long Term Disability (LTD) plan offered to qualifying members of the CAF. The CAF LTD plan is one of Manulife’s largest Group Benefit plans and our team is dedicated to Getting it done together while respecting the unique needs of the CAF community. We are truly Obsessed about customers and feel a sense of accomplishment in knowing that we are helping our military community.

The Regional Coordinator accountabilities include:
Providing direction on rehabilitation services for their team (in a remote capacity)
Leadership; leading a team of Rehabilitation Specialists, providing support, managing workload, staffing, performance management
Monitoring service levels; analyzing, reporting & reacting to various measurement reporting
Liaising with Regional Claims offices, Transition Centres, Veterans Affairs Canada, and other military service providers to aid in a seamless CAF member transition
Managing escalated customer and staff concerns
Presenting to CAF at SCAN seminars, as well as to Manulife team members as needed
Participating in strategy and planning as a member of the National CAF LTD VRP leadership team

If you are passionate about Thinking big, then we are looking for you! As an ideal candidate, you will possess proven relationship management, leadership and strong analytical skills. A key component of this role is coaching and mentoring Rehabilitation Specialists in order to promote competent and timely vocational rehabilitation decisions.

Knowledge and experience:
Bilingualism an asset (English/French) (to work both with customers and as part of the larger CAF LTD VRP team)
Relevant post-secondary education
Strong understanding of the Canadian Armed Forces; preferably actual military experience as a former serving member, or experience as a previous employee of the Department of National Defence (DND)
Vocational Rehabilitation or Functional Rehabilitation experience and industry knowledge (preferred), Long Term Disability experience is an asset
Previous leadership experience an asset
Ability to proactively coach employees about rehabilitation case management and customer interactions, as well as promote employee training opportunities & career advancement
Ability to prioritize work effectively under tight deadlines
Experience and knowledge in fair rehabilitation case assessment and management practices
Ability to influence and negotiate with both internal & external partners
Excellent interpersonal skills & team building skills
Ability to influence, mediate and negotiate
Excellent communication skills (oral, verbal, written, listening)
Understanding of medical terminology and group disability (asset)

If you are ready to unleash your potential, it’s time to start your career with Manulife/John Hancock.

About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2018, we had more than 34,000 employees, over 82,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 28 million customers. As of June 30, 2019, we had over $1.1 trillion (US$877 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $29.4 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States are where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.

Manulife is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention and advancement and we administer all of our practices and programs based on qualification and performance and without discrimination on any protected ground. It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request any accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.