Rehabilitation Specialist

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Rehabilitation Specialist

Occupational Health and Wellness, Human Resources

Temporary full-time from December 1, 2020 to October 1, 2022
Temporary absence of the regular incumbent
Hiring #: 2020-0385

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Reporting to the Manager, Occupational Health and Wellness, you will provide direction and service to employees and management regarding staff entering or remaining in the workforce following an illness or injury. This will include developing, implementing, and monitoring return-to-work and accommodation plans for a caseload of injured/ill employees. As an excellent communicator, you will liaise with various stakeholders including internal and external personnel. The Rehabilitation Specialist will be expected to provide expertise in the management of complex disability cases with respect to cost containment and legislative requirements in a multi-unionized environment.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in ergonomics and have the ability to conduct various types of assessments including ergonomic, physical/cognitive demands analysis, job matching, and worksite assessments. The incumbent will provide support and ongoing training to supervisors, and as requested, assist with the adjudication of short-term disability and WSIB case management.

Requirements of this position include: An undergraduate degree in Human Kinetics, Kinesiology, Health Sciences, or a related field along with five (5) years’ related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An undergraduate Degree in Occupational Therapy and Registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario would be strongly preferred. Certification in Disability Management preferred. Additional requirements include: training in ergonomics, experience with disability management practices and procedures, and demonstrated knowledge and practical understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. The successful candidate will: possess excellent facilitation and mediation skills; have the ability to work with situations that are sensitive and require tact and diplomacy; be able to problem-solve and multi-task; excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.

This appointment is regularly performed on-campus but will be initially fulfilled both remotely (off-campus) and on-campus until the University resumes its regular operations.

(Covering) Position Number 060-060
Classification P05

Professional/Managerial Salary Bands

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2020 11 16
Closing Date: 2020 11 30