York Region District School Board is the third largest school district in Ontario, with over 123,000 students in 174 elementary schools and 32 secondary schools. York Region students consistently perform above average in provincial testing and the Board is one of the top achievers in Ontario. We believe this is due to a unique combination of students who are prepared and motivated to succeed; teachers who are skilled at helping students learn; strong educational leaders who subscribe to a common vision of excellence; and a supportive community that understands the importance of quality public education.
We are seeking applications from highly motivated, professionally qualified educational leaders for the permanent position of Case Manager - Disability Management (Human Resource Services). This position is responsible for facilitating and coordinating the return to work of ill and/or injured employees in compliance with Board policies, procedures and related legislation. This position serves as a resource for employees, supervisors, unions/federations by providing information and supporting all parties with respect to the disability management process.
- To maintain regular contact with ill and/or injured employees.
- To assess return to work capabilities of ill and/or injured by liaising with the employee, physician, insurers, supervisors, unions/federations and others.
- To identify cases requiring further medical management and, where appropriate, arrange or facilitate referrals to specialists.
- To provide employees with wellness, preventative medical information and other related educational information.
- To arrange and facilitate meetings with employees, supervisors, union/federation representatives and external interested parties to develop appropriate return to work plans.
- To establish and document formal return to work plans for ill and/or injured employees.
- To monitor and revise the return to work plans as required based on input from medical professionals, the supervisor and the federation/ union.
- To update case management activities on the appropriate software program and produce required reports.
- To research and remain current on best practices and effective strategies/resources to assist ill and/or injured employees.
- To work as part of the Disability Management team to ensure coordination of all employee absences and possible subsequent benefits, including WSIB, LTD, Sick Leave and EI Benefits.
- To review existing procedures and make recommended changes to further improve the disability management program.
- To research, prepare and present information to employee groups regarding the disability process or wellness initiatives.
- To participate on and serve as a resource to the Joint Disability Management Committee.
- To participate as a witness/resource at hearings (WSIB, Human Rights).
- To carry out other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- A four-year university degree in health care services, psychology, social work or a related discipline with accreditation in the appropriate health related field, or equivalent, as approved by the Board, is required.
- Minimum five years of progressive disability management dealing with both psychological and physical disabilities in a unionized environment is required.
- Knowledge of applicable legislation is required (i.e. Human Rights, WSIB, Health and Safety).
- Effective verbal and written communication, interpersonal, strong problem-solving, negotiation, mediation and computer skills are required.
- Ability to deal effectively with a variety of individuals and groups both within and outside the Board is required.
- Must possess a valid Ontario Driver's License and have access to own transportation.
For more information and to apply, please visit our website, and click on Careers or contact Human Resource Services at 905-727-0022 or 416-969-7170, ext. 2878. The deadline for applications is Thursday August 2, 2018.
We strive for equity, inclusiveness, and diversity in all our programs, practices, facilities, and people.
Corrie McBain Louise Sirisko
Chair of the Board Director of Education