• Workplace Abilities Coordinator

  • Job Description

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    Faculty/Department: Human Resources
    Employee Group: Administrative
    Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan Campus)
    Payband: NK
    Reference Number: 18/A/97

    Hiring Range: $76,235.00 - $81,000.00

    Salary Range: $76,235.00 - $95,294.00
    Application Deadline: November 5, 2018

    Reporting to the Director, HR Services, the Workplace Abilities Coordinator plans, coordinates all activities related to short term disability (STD), long term disability (LTD) and Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). In addition, the incumbent will be involved in all activities/interventions related to accommodation and return to work functions leading to the safe and timely return to work for all employees. This position works collaboratively with employees, leaders, union representatives, HR Business Partners, Occupational Health and Safety, Pension and Benefits, Disability Management (DM) service provider, and insurance carrier.


    Specific Responsibilities Include:


    • Administering activities related to STD, LTD, WSIB, RTW and workplace accommodation (e.g. scheduling meetings, collecting and completing documentation, preparing documentation for changes in pay, tracking and monitoring absences and status of claims with insurance carrier)
    • Ensuring safe and timely return to work of employees who have incurred an illness or injury, in the most efficient and cost-effective manner
    • Scheduling meetings with parties such as DM service provider, Health and Safety, HRBP, managers, employees and union representatives
    • Supporting DM service provider and stakeholders in planning for accommodation and return to work
    • Working in conjunction with other Sheridan staff (e.g. Centre for Equity and Inclusion, HRBPs, OHS) to facilitate employee access to appropriate options (e.g. modified workload, ergonomic assessments, LTD application)
    • Collaborating with HRBP to improve attendance of employees e.g. monitoring/reporting absences
    • Serving as main point of contact for the employee who is away e.g. after definition change, contacts employee for status updates or to provide information, facilitates exchange of medical information with DM service provider
    • Providing case management for LTD claim files including corresponding with LTD carrier representatives, following up with LTD carrier, medical practitioners and employee throughout absence to ensure that return to work opportunities are maximized and documentation is completed
    • Providing disability claims management advice, education and training to a variety of stakeholders
    • Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, collective agreements, terms and conditions of employment, College policies and directives, benefits and industry practice.




    • 3-year diploma/degree in Business, Human Resources, Nursing, Occupational Health or a related field is required
    • 5 years demonstrated in-depth experience in disability management and accommodation (occupational and non-occupational) including coordinating early and safe return to work plans is required
    • Designation in disability management, e.g. Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP), Certified Return to Work Coordinator (CRWC) preferred
    • Experience in a complex unionized environment, including experience interpreting collective agreements
    • Ability to interpret legislation and working knowledge of related provincial legislation (i.e. Employment Standards Act, Ontario Human Rights Code, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act)
    • Strong research and analytical skills for data collection and analysis
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with all levels of the organization
    • Good judgement, diplomacy discretion and sensitivity to confidentiality, privacy and human rights
    • Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet time sensitive deadlines


    Please apply online: https://careers-sheridancollege.icims.com


    Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


    Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.


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