Under the general direction of the Director of Human Resources and the immediate supervision of the Coordinator of Employee Relations, the Employee Attendance and Benefits Officer provides advice and support to the employer, managers and employees to ensure compliance with occupational health and safety related legislation and in the administration of short term and long term disability claims and work accommodation issues to facilitate early and safe return to work. She/he provide expert advice and guidance to managers and employees (civilian and non-civilian) regarding disability support, accommodation and return to work cases.
Provide expert advice to managers and employees concerning leave management (e.g. maternity, paternity and parental leave, educational leave, leave of absence without pay, etc.).
Act as a liaison between the employer, employees, insurer, health care providers, and service providers to adjudicate and manage claims and facilitate safe and timely return to work and accommodation, for complex short term absences, long term disability, and CSST claims.
Leave Management Responsibilities
Provide case management of short term and long term absences, ensure required medical documentation is received; review and assess the medical information to substantiate payment of sick leave benefits; ensure required documentation is received by the relevant third party; monitor and communicate claims status and benefits information.
Monitor and revise accommodation/return-to-work plans in cooperation with the employee to respond to changing employee and operational needs.
Health and Safety Responsibilities
In collaboration with the Coordination of Employee Relations, determine health and safety goals and strategies for CNG ensuring that we meet all fiscal, strategic and legislative requirements.
Develop and facilitate an understanding of policy, procedure and statutory obligations in regards to health and safety.
Research, Analysis and Reporting Responsibilities
Produce occupational health and safety reports analyzing compiled data to determine areas of improvement.
Develop and provide training sessions on health and safety, occupational safety issues, return to work and accommodation, Sun Life and CSST claims, including related policies and procedures.
Provide expertise to special projects as necessary.
Lead the implementation of an effective Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and healthy workplace strategies