Human Resources Consultant, Wellness & Disability Management (5079)

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Human Resources Consultant, Wellness & Disability Management
Organization:  Workers' Compensation Board of Manitoba
Province:  Manitoba
Location:  Winnipeg

Human Resources Consultant, Wellness & Disability Management

Position ID: J0819-1068
Competition No.: 19-57
Job Title: Human Resources Consultant, Wellness & Disability Management
Job Type: Permanent, Full-time
Open Positions: 1
Job Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Job Summary:

The Human Resource Consultant, Wellness & Disability Management, provides leadership and expertise on organizational health and wellness and supports all disability management activities. The incumbent provides advice and consultation to staff, leadership and Executive Management on human resource matters, specifically related to the development and maintenance of organizational wellness and the administration of disability management activities.

Job Duties:

  • Identifies and develops organizational wellness strategies where wellness can have a direct impact on organizational effectiveness such as employee engagement, productivity and overall health. Includes aligning programs and services to assist in promoting individual and organizational health. Identifies, develops and maintains mental health activities to assist achieving the CSA National Standards for Psychological Health and Safety.
  • Coordinates and administers the Disability Management Program including but not limited to, working with various stakeholders to identify reasonable accommodations, develop, implement and monitor safe and timely return to work plans, evaluate outcomes and revise plans as required, maintain pertinent documentation for each case, monitor activities of external service providers and reviewing and approving all external disability management plans.
  • Ensures compliance with the collective agreement, applicable legislation and case law pertaining to health and disability management.
  • Acts as a representative for the WCB on wellness issues; liaises and collaborates with various external organizations. Establishes and maintains working relationships with external organizations and experts in the HR field to ensure ongoing awareness of the latest trends and developments in the areas of organizational wellness and disability management.
  • Collects, maintains and evaluates statistics on wellness and disability management programs and services. Makes recommendations on ways to improve or enhance associated services by analyzing data and identifying trends. Includes the analysis for benefit utilization to target wellness programs and services.
  • Develops and maintains standard measures and metrics to track wellness and disability management performance.
  • Leads the Wellness Committee to plan, implement and coordinate wellness activities.
  • Recommends appropriate updates and adjustments to policies, procedures and programs to support employee and organizational wellness.
  • Manages third party service providers, vendor contracts as well as Wellness and Disability Management budgets.
  • Pursues professional and personal development through continuing education and training, literature reviews, workshops, seminars, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

About WCB:
The Workers Compensation Board promotes safety and health in Manitoba workplaces and aims to help prevent and reduce the occurrence of workplace injuries and disease. Working with its partners, the WCB promotes safe and healthy workplaces, facilitates recovery and return to work, provides compassionate and supportive compensation services for workers and employers, and ensures responsible financial stewardship.

WCBdoes encompasses what it means to work at the WCB. The WCB is proud to have employee benefits and programs that support financial and personal security, foster health and well-being, encourage involvement and support growth as an individual and member of the WCB community. The four categories of WCBdoes include: Security, Wellness, Engagement and Growth.

During the WCB's assessment, interview, or hiring process, accommodations are available upon request.



  • University Degree in Commerce or Business with a focus in Human Resource Management or a related discipline
  • Five (5) years recent and related human resource experience with a focus in organizational wellness and disability management, preferably in a unionized environment
  • Knowledge of vocational rehabilitation or case management or disability management programs, policies, procedures and principles
  • Knowledge of Manitoba Labour Law, Employment Standards, Human Rights legislation and collective agreement administration
  • Proficiency in the use of a personal computer and software in a Windows environment
  • Research, initiative, planning and organizing, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, including facilitation, presentation and public speaking skills
  • Advanced analytical and problem solving skills to develop creative approaches and solutions for resolving complex issues
  • Ability to display tact, diplomacy and good judgement and to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with all levels of internal and external stakeholders including the ability to collaborate and influence effectively
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple demands and adapt to organizational change
  • Ability to generate innovative solutions to work situations
  • Ability to work independently and make a positive contribution within a team environment
  • Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) or Certified Return to Work Coordinator (CRWC) accreditation or Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) would be considered an asset

Additional Information:
Ability to communicate proficiently in both official languages (English & French) is an asset.
A satisfactory criminal record check and verification of education will be required for the successful candidate.

The WCB is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce with equitable representation of Indigenous persons, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, women, LGBTTSQ+ persons and members of other equity-seeking groups. Applicants are encouraged to indicate in their covering letter or resumé if they are a member of these groups.

The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.