Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant
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As a Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant (VRC), you will be responsible for vocational-related assessments for employees with disabilities to determine accommodation requirements. This includes performing analysis, testing, evaluation, and assessment of the employee medical, vocational, educational, and rehabilitative needs. Primary duties will include:
• Assess the employee’s accommodation needs by reviewing information related to the employee’s medical, educational, and vocational background.
• Provide consultation and/or referral services regarding the needs of the employee such as functional and medical interventions.
• Develop rehabilitation and accommodation strategies.
• Coordinate rehabilitation efforts with the employee and their treatment team (for example: doctors, specialists, psychiatrists, psychologists, kinesiologists and/or occupational therapists).
• Negotiate, implement, and evaluate suitable accommodation strategies and permanent placement options with hiring supervisor, unions, Labour Relations, and Human Resources Business Partners as required.
• Prepare detailed reports, recommendations, and progress updates.
• Recommend improvements and enhancements to the priority placement process based on changes to legislation, industry standards, and best practices.
• Track all key metrics related to rehabilitation and priority placement activities.
• One of the following combinations of education and experience is required:
o A completed 2 year diploma in a field related to Occupational Health such as Disability Management, Human Services, Vocational Rehabilitation (or health discipline such as Employment Counselling, Career Development, Social Services) and at least 7 years of experience in disability management, vocational rehabilitation, occupational health, or related field; OR
o A degree in any of the disciplines listed above and at least 5 years of experience as outlined above.
• A designation such as a College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals (CVRP), Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP), Certified Vocational Professional (CVP), Master’s Certificate, Vocational Professional (MCVP), or Canadian Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CCRC) is required.
• Expert analysis, consultation, and collaboration skills to develop strategies and provide guidance to internal/external clients and providers is essential.
• Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.
Union: CUPE Local 38
Position Type: 1 Temporary (up to 18 months)
Compensation: Pay Grade 12 $44.20 – 59.09 per hour
Hours of work: Standard 35 hour work week
Business Unit: Human Resources
Location: 800 Macleod Trail SE
Days of Work: This position works a 5 day work
week with 1 day off in a 3 week cycle.
Apply By: June 9, 2023
Job ID #: 307742
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