Return to Work Facilitator

onTrack Therapy Services - Cambridge, ON (4 months ago)

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  • 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)