Using disability management principles the return to work facilitator is responsible for working with injured/ill workers to facilitate recovery and accommodations to assist client’s to remain at work with physical, cognitive and mental health impairments.
Focuses on a function to assist client to remain at work/return to work in a timely manner
Assists in facilitating and promoting a safe return-to-work for client’s through the completion of job suitability reviews, recommendations for ergonomic or accommodations
Job coaching as required
Able to identify perceived and real barriers to return to work and develop action plans to target the barriers
Responsible to communicate effectively with clients and all key stakeholders in the return to work/accommodation process including health care providers
Facilitates return to work meetings and ensures all parties are in agreement with the accommodation plan, graduated RTW schedule, etc.;
Monitors accommodation/return to work plans and provides regular updates to all stakeholders;
Works with external disability insurance providers, internal occupational health team (physiotherapy, occupational therapists, kinesiologists, nurses and physicians and external health care providers) to develop and manage an accommodation/return to work plan.
Facilitates return to work meetings and ensure clear communication between all parties with respect to job modifications, graduated RTW schedule, etc.;
Provides expertise on the Attendance Support programs, ensuring appropriate improvements are acknowledged and continued absenteeism is addressed;
Understands related government legislation and regulations [e.g. Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB), Ontario Human Rights code, etc.], in terms of Return to Work, Workplace Accommodations, and AODA;
Track key trends/KPIs related to stay at work/accommodation program
Attend management meetings to report on biweekly accommodation and return to work plans.
Strong problem solving skills and ability in exercising sound judgment
Strong interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills
Detailed orientated and good organizational skills
Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
Able to work under time pressures/deadlines Performs other duties as assigned, which are related to the major responsibilities of the job.
Ideally suited for a Registered Kinesiologist or Occupational Therapist
Job Type: Full-time
return work/disability management: 1 year (Preferred)