Duty to Accommodate Advisor - Northern Region

Government of the Northwest Territories - Inuvik, NT (30+ days ago)

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Department Information

The Department of Finance has the mandate to provide leadership and direction to the public service in all areas of finance and human resource management. This mandate includes negotiating major financial arrangements with the federal government, providing analysis and advice to the Financial Management Board, and ensuring that financial and information resources are managed effectively, efficiently and economically. This mandate also includes the recruitment and retention of a competent public service that is representative of the people it serves and the development of programs and services that effectively serve the human resource needs of the public service.

Job Information

Reporting to the Manager, Accommodations, Bargaining and Investigations (ABI), the Duty to Accommodate Advisor is a case manager responsible for tracking and reporting on employees requiting accommodations, tracking and reporting accommodation measures, supporting ongoing meaningful employer contact with employee and support Return to Work Plans.

This position assists employees and managers in the Northern Region can be located either in Inuvik or Norman Wells. The Northern Region covers all the communities north of Great Slave Lake.

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

Re-integration of employees on extended leave due to health reasons, into the work place in a fair, safe, respectful, legal and appropriate manner
Educating managers on duty to accommodate and other re-integration issues
Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of Return to Work plans and accommodation measures to ensure best practices are followed and GNWT legal obligations are met

The following knowledge, skills and abilities are beneficial to this position:

Advanced level knowledge of duty to accommodate
Comprehensive knowledge, and ability to apply, best practices in complex files/issues
Sound knowledge of and ability to accurately interpret collective agreements, policies, legislation and case law
Working knowledge of disability insurance plans, pensions and Workers Safety & Compensation Commission process and benefits
Ability to work independently in a self-directed manner and collaboratively
Ability to effectively manage time and remain organized
Knowledge of human behaviour to deal with employees in a respectful and sensitive manner
Effective communication skills – both written and verbal
Ability to work effectively with individuals who may feel vulnerable and may manifest these feelings in an aggressive fashion

Typically the above qualifications would be attained by:
A relevant Bachelor’s degree and at least three (3) years progressive experience in the human resources profession. Experience must include at least one year working specifically with labour law issues
GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:
Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 876