Abilities Management (Disability Management) Advisor

Closing Date

Our Community:
People who visit and live in Okotoks often comment on how beautiful the scenery is – the mountain views are majestic and the Sheep River valley is at the heart of where we play. They love that Okotoks is just 15 minutes south of Calgary and a short drive to Kananaskis Country. Okotoks has gained a reputation as an award-winning community, recognized nationally for our commitment to sustainability and to organizational excellence. With annexation complete, the community will grow substantially over the next 60 years. These are exciting times for Okotoks as we envision and plan for our future, while we remain committed to maintaining the enviable lifestyle our residents enjoy

We Are:
The Town of Okotoks is a progressive organization; offering a challenging and dynamic work environment where collaboration, open communication, frequent exchange of ideas and teamwork across different business centres assists us in providing exceptional customer service.

The Town of Okotoks fosters a culture of shared accountability through our collaboratively developed “Habits of Execution” which empowers employees to focus on organizational outcomes and supports a high performance culture. We have a strong focus on health and safety, and strive for a culture of wellness, inclusion and organizational effectiveness.

The Opportunity:

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Ability Management (Disability Management) Advisor to join our Human Resources team. This position is responsible for creating, implementing, maintaining, reviewing, improving upon and administering ability management, attendance management, and wellness programs. The Ability Management Advisor will also act as the backup subject matter expert for the organization on Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S). 

Reporting to the People & Organizational Effectiveness (POE) Manager, the Ability Management (AM) Advisor is responsible for:

  • Design, build and oversee an effective Ability Management program for the organization;
  • Act as the AM subject matter expert, build program awareness, provide training and guidance, and investigate and facilitate resolutions to issues;
  • Act as liaison between all parties to ensure processes run efficiently;
  • Work collaboratively with employees, leaders, suppliers and the POE team to facilitate AM processes;
  • Convene AM/DM Team and case review meetings as required;
  • Maintain extensive knowledge of ability management and industry best practices;
  • Collaborate with stakeholders in problem solving, concern resolution and investigation;
  • Design and implement an attendance management program;
  • Support attendance management initiatives;
  • Plan, design, implement, administer, evaluate and promote a comprehensive wellness program for employees;
  • Provide backup and support for the OH&S Advisor;
  • Review key performance indicators;
  •  Conduct research as required and participate in ad hoc POE or cross-functional projects;
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You Bring:

  • Degree in health or related field;
  •  5 or more years related work experience representing continuous learning and career progression, including 1 year experience in indirect supervision and/or leadership/mentorship;
  • Licensing and designations such as CDMP or CRTWC are an asset;
  • Additional course work in occupational health, rehabilitation, legislation related to disability management, helping relationship skills, mediation, human resources management, disability insurance, psychological and workplace factors in disability would be an asset;
  • Equivalency of education and experience may be considered;
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to develop and maintain a high level of trust and confidentiality.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive benefit and pension plans
  • Career development
  • So much more!

Pre-employment Requirements:
Candidates who progress to final stages of the recruitment process will be required to provide proof of education and designation along with a favorable criminal record check and possibly a driver’s abstract depending on the position.

The Town of Okotoks is an inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Business Centre: People & Organizational Effectiveness

  • Position Type: Full-time permanent
  • Compensation: $91,951-101,338 annually
  • Hours of Work:  37.5 hours per week
  • Number of Openings: 1
  • Police Record Check Required: Yes
  • Deadline to Apply: February 26, 2023
How to apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume online through the Apply Now option by the closing date listed. We will not be able to accept late applications.

The Town of Okotoks is an inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those receiving an interview will be contacted.

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