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September 16, 2016

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) represents 54 unions and one million workers and is Canada’s largest provincial labour federation. The OFL’s Prevention Project is seeking two (2) Return-To-Work Regional Co-ordinators to lead the Prevention Project’s disability prevention services efforts. The Return-To-Work Regional Co-ordinator will oversee the delivery of training services to workers and groups of workers; prevention services to workers, unions, employers and workplaces; carry out participatory research and prevention tool development; and engages in knowledge transfer and exchange with workplace parties and the community.   
The Prevention Project is designated to carry out this role under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and other applicable legislation. It works in partnership with the provincial government, the WSIB, other health and prevention organizations and various stakeholder groups. 
Job Summary
As a team member of the Prevention Project, the Return-To-Work Regional Co-ordinator shall report through the Executive Director to the Officers of the Ontario Federation of Labour. The primary responsibility is to co-ordinate and execute the service delivery objectives of the project and to assist in the development and delivery of the project’s strategic goals. 
 
The qualified candidate must have:
  • 3-5 years of experience and demonstrated knowledge of the Workplace Safety and Insurance ActOccupational Health & Safety Act, and related legislation
  • Knowledge of alternative dispute resolution and negotiation techniques;
  • Knowledge of medical and legal terminology as it relates to occupational health & safety and workplace insurance matters;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills; 
  • The ability to provide strategic advice to organizations in its many forms;
  • Project management and strategic communications experience;
  • The ability to be a self-starter and work independently; 
  • Experience managing completing priorities;
  • A solid understanding of the principles and dynamics of effective Return-to-Work and Disability Prevention strategies;
  •  Knowledge of research, analysis and evaluation techniques;
  • Leadership, relationship management, client service, and problem-solving skills to ensure quality service and bring about successful health & safety outcomes;
  • Proficient knowledge in the use of common office software (eg. spreadsheet, word processing, presentations, graphics, project management);
  • A deep commitment to social justice, workers’ rights and the trade union movement;
  • A drivers’ license and car, and
  • Previous experience working in a trade union or not-for-profit environment.
*French language skills will be considered an asset. 
 
The successful candidate will oversee a variety of areas related to the Prevention Project’s deliverables, including:
 
Member Relations:
  • Executing the Prevention Project’s member engagement strategy;
  • Drafting/assisting with the production of curriculum and course materials, project reports, program literature, resources and key messages.
 
Vulnerable Workers Outreach:
  • Working with the Prevention Project’s community partners to ensure access to our target audience that will drive program deliverables;
  • Assisting with the creation of the prevention projects vulnerable worker outreach components, including the creation of an orientation guide;
  • Working with affiliates and community partners to lead and execute the vulnerable worker outreach program, and
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
Disability Prevention Services:
  • Advise and consult organizations, injured workers, survivors, their families and community partners regarding issues and evidence required for a successful and comprehensive disability prevention program and best practices; 
  • Provide input in health & safety processes and develop improved procedures;
  • Give advice and educate employers, workers and worker organizations;
  • Co-ordinate multiple RTW projects, using a case management system, and internal communications strategies, including the creation and maintenance of project websites, and
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
The Return-To-Work Regional Co-ordinator is a full-time limited term contract position, working out of the Ontario Federation of Labour office, or remotely as required. The successful candidate would report to the OFL President, Secretary-Treasurer, or designate, and is covered under the collective agreement, with a salary of $85,000/yr + benefits. The position of Return-To-Work Regional Co-ordinator would begin no later than the end of October.
 
The Ontario Federation of Labour is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it encourages groups who have been historically disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply for positions in the Federation. Workers of colour, Aboriginal workers, workers with disabilities, and gay, lesbian and transgendered are encouraged to self-identify.
 
Applications can be sent to Judy Chow jchow@ofl.ca by Friday, September 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm.
 
 
DATE POSTED:       September 16, 2016                                        PATTY COATES
REMOVAL DATE:    September 23, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.    

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