Full-Time Deputy Workers’ Advisor
Workers’ Advisory Office
DEPUTY WORKERS’ ADVISOR
The Workers Advisory Office (WAO) helps clients with their Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) claims. The WAO is separate and independent from the WSCC and provides a range of supports and assistance to workers injured in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. These services include obtaining information from the WSCC on behalf of clients; helping clients communicate with the WSCC; explaining the WSCC process and decisions; reviewing file evidence and obtaining further evidence that may be necessary to support the client’s case; assisting clients to prepare and present submissions to all WSCC decision-making levels; and referring clients to other community services.
We are seeking an energetic and highly organized individual to advance the interests of injured workers and their dependants by providing advice, assistance and advocacy with respect to WSCC decisions. The Workers’ Advisors Office has a significant responsibility to provide the best assistance possible and meet the highest professional standards.
The Deputy Workers’ Advisor (DWA), under the direction of the Workers’ Advisor, will provide a range of supports and assistance to WSCC claimants and their families. The DWA will be responsible for obtaining information from the WSCC on behalf of clients; helping clients communicate with the WSCC; explaining the WSCC processes and decisions; reviewing file evidence and obtaining further evidence that may be necessary to support a client case; assisting to prepare and present submissions to all WSCC decision-making levels; and referring clients to other community services. This position works within a legislative and policy framework and carries out its responsibilities in accordance with the Acts, Workers’ Compensation General Regulations, policies and procedures. Under the direction of the Workers’ Advisor, the DWA identifies the proper policies, procedures and sections of the Acts and Regulations to ensure correct application. The DWA is also responsible for the management and administration of their allocated budget and reporting monthly to the Workers’ Advisor.
Successful applicants must have completed post-secondary education, have five or more years of experience working with administrative justice, have five or more years of experience with policy and legislation, experience working with medical and legal terminology and psychological first aid training. An equivalent combination of education and professional experience will be considered. A certificate in administrative justice would be considered an asset. Familiarity with working in a cross-cultural environment will also be considered an asset.
The starting salary for this position ranges from $113,120 to $135,135 per year. The position will be based in Iqaluit, NT and the successful candidate will be responsible to establish the office in Iqaluit.
How to Apply
If you have the required experience and are interested in joining our team, we encourage you to apply. In the submission package, the candidate should demonstrate that they have the education and experience required for the job. The position is expected to start in July 2023. Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume by Friday May 5, 2023, to:
Attn: Janet Toner at Janet Toner Consulting Ltd.
RE: Workers Advisor Office Hiring Competition
Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. A job description is available upon request.
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