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The Regional Municipality of York

Abilities Management Specialist



Job Description

Progressive. Collaborative. Accountable.

Draw on your passion. Shape our community.


Progressive and collaborative, with a clear, long-term vision.  We value employees’ contributions and inspire excellence.  We are driven by a desire to help shape and serve the growing community in which we live and work.


Abilities Management Specialist #21338

Corporate Services Department

Human Resource Services Branch

Location: Newmarket, Ontario. This is a Non-Union position.

Temporary Full-Time, Approx. 12 months, Salary $85,611 - $97,010 annually


Reporting to the  Lead, Abilities Management, is responsible for providing proactive disability and rehabilitation case management services to employees with short  or long term disabilities and workplace injuries, including facilitating employee re-integration to the workplace through planning, implementing and co-ordinating timely modified work programs; liaising, coordinating and collaborating with diverse groups, including: health care providers, disability insurance carriers, supervisors and employees for successful outcomes; and co-ordinating employee health surveillance programs.



  • Bachelor’s Degree Human Resources Management, Health Sciences, Social Sciences or related field, or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Designation as either a Certified Return to Work Coordinator/Certified Disability Management or Canadian Vocational Rehabilitation Professional (CVRP), or Canadian Certified Occupational Health Nurse, or applicable designation associated with the education stream.

  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in rehabilitation or case management, including implementing and monitoring modified work programs and other workplace accommodations in a unionized environment.

  • Experience in providing health surveillance programs such as pre-placement assessments.

  • Experience in interpreting medical functional information and demonstrated experience communicating this information, within policy/legal bounds, in order that appropriate administrative decisions can be reached.

  • Proven knowledge of disability management, theory and practice.

  • Comprehensive working knowledge of relevant legislation, policies and processes with the ability to communicate its significance and relevancy to each situation.

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative/self-management and accountability, and flexibility/adaptability.

  • Valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s licence and reliable vehicle for use on corporate business.

  • Computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications, and familiarity with HRIS and Parklane.

  • Demonstrated sound decision making skills to resolve complex issues.

  • Ability to exercise good judgement in handling situations of a complex and sensitive nature with tact and discernment while protecting confidentiality of medical information.

  • Ability to take direction from policies, functional precedents, company procedures, legislation and professional disciplines pertaining to occupational health and disability management. 

  • Ability to work independently, with individuals, with groups and as part of a team.

  • Proven ability in presentation skills.

  • Ability to interpret statistical data and recommend procedures to formalize a course of action.

  • Ability to work outside regular business hours, as required.


Please apply on-line by clicking here by October 19, 2017, quoting competition #21338. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email or by telephone. For additional information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit the above-mentioned website.

Contact Information

The Regional Municipality of York
905 830 4444
Posting Date: 05-Oct-2017Medical/Healthcare Contract, Full-Time 12 months$85,611 - $97,010/yr 1 ASAP
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