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Disability Specialist

September 17 2021
Industries Public administration
Categories HR, Training, Health, Security, Disability
Mississauga, ON

One (1) permanent, full-time position

If your background in Disability Management includes knowledge of Return-to-Work practices and applicable HR and disability legislation, bring your expertise and multi-tasking skills to Peel Regional Police – one of Canada's most progressive police services.

As a Specialist – Disability within our HR Health and Safety department, you'll perform a variety of duties to ensure that disability management services are provided in a timely manner for ill and injured employees, with a focus on facilitating their early and safe return to work.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a Disability Specialist, you'll:

  • Liaise with, and provide guidance to, employees, supervisors and managers on WSIB, Short Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD), regarding health issues; co-ordinate the return-to-work and stay-at-work processes; monitor employee follow-up medical assessments, request medical information, review functional limitations regarding return-to-work capabilities and required accommodations, and arrange suitable accommodation placements based on medical restrictions.
  • Process WSIB, STD and LTD claims and correspondence, as required, ensuring timely submission to WSIB and insurer. Liaise with WSIB and insurer regarding claims status, payments, return to work and time lost.
  • Create and maintain case management files, using the Parklane Disability Management System.  Enter appropriate data into the Human Resources Management System (HRMS).
  • Compile and maintain reports related to STD, LTD and WSIB claims, employee accommodations, and ergonomic assessments. Liaise with employees and Payroll regarding OMERS pension contributions and benefits while on disability. Monitor dates, calculate payroll advances and liaise with Timekeeping and Payroll to ensure pay is processed correctly.
  • Generate and review reports, and assess employee sick time for entry into the Attendance Support Program. Participate in Attendance Support Program employee meetings and provide guidance to employees, supervisors and managers regarding the program.
  • Conduct ergonomic assessments on employee workstations, which includes an evaluation and correction of employee postures and workstation adjustability. Conduct training for correct ergonomic adjustment of workstation and prepare reports and recommendations; provide guidance on the purchase of equipment service-wide; develop and maintain Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) information for all positions, as required for WSIB, STD, and LTD purposes.
  • Review and process WSIB invoices, ensuring timely submission to Accounts Payable; maintain records of financial statements of costs billed; process reimbursement for employees and/or doctors for requested medical information.
  • Maintain an up-to-date, accurate filing system and answer telephone and in-person inquiries.

QUALIFICATIONS

In the role of Specialist – Disability, you'll leverage the following education, experience and skills:

  • A community college diploma in Human Resources or Disability Management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) designation, preferred.
  • Ergonomics certification.
  • A minimum of two (2) years' related experience working with Disability Management and WSIB claims.
  • MS Word-Intermediate skills.
  • MS Excel-Intermediate skills.
  • MS Outlook skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Disability and Return-to-Work practices and processes.
  • Effective oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated written communication, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Working knowledge of Human Resources Management Systems (HRMS) and Parklane Disability Management System, preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of related disability and human resources legislation pertinent to the function, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, Employment Standards Act, Ontario Human Rights Code and Police Services Act.

NOTE:

  • You must have received, or be scheduled to receive the approved full dosage of COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire, in accordance with the recommendations of Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health

The salary range for this permanent, full-time position is $54,199 to $85,010 per annum and is complemented by a comprehensive benefit program, including employer-paid Health/Dental and Life Insurance after six (6) months; and the OMERS Pension Plan.

Peel Regional Police is committed to ensuring the health and wellness of its employees and offers many programs and services in support of work-life balance and both personal and professional wellness. From wellness protection for you and your family, to state-of-the-art fitness facilities available to you free of charge, to structured programs to nurture your intellectual, physical and emotional wellness, we've got you covered.

Our Vision: A Safer Community Together

Peel Regional Police, the second largest municipal police service in Ontario, polices the cities of Mississauga and Brampton, with a population of almost 1.4 million residents, and Pearson International Airport, which saw an estimated 13.3 million people pass through in 2020.

Peel Regional Police is acknowledged as one of Canada's most progressive police services. A proactive approach to problem-solving, a dedication to professional excellence and a reputation for making the community a better place in which to live and work – these are the hallmarks of Peel Regional Police.

Qualified persons should apply online at www.peelpolice.ca, referencing Job ID #303242, by Monday, October 11, 2021. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted via email. No agency contact and/or referrals, please.

Applicants in consideration for hire shall be subject to a thorough background investigation that includes, but is not limited to, police checks with local, provincial and out-of-country law enforcement agencies, if required, education credentials, credit and financial inquiries, and personal and work references.

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