Manager of Ability Management

Durham District School Board
Durham Region
May 21, 2019
May 31, 2019
Job Level
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred

Permanent, full-time position

Through its “Ignite Learning” campaign, the Durham District School Board (DDSB) has outlined its strategic priorities, which include Success, Well-Being, Leadership, Equity, Engagement and Innovation. This is an exciting opportunity for a Manager of Ability Management to contribute meaningfully to these priorities.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Human Resource Services, you will lead, mentor and guide the Ability Management team in the delivery of an effective Ability Management Program for all Board staff, including case management of occupational claims, non-occupational, short- term claims, and transition to long-term disability claims. As you ensure the implementation of appropriate accommodations, your focus will be on the timely and safe return to work of staff and, simultaneously, on minimizing absenteeism and supporting consistency for students. Principals, Supervisors and employees alike will turn to you, as Manager, for functional advice regarding ability management and Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) processes, to ensure compliance with all Board policies and legislation.

A champion of best practices in disability management, you will also oversee more complex case management issues, manage complex employee-related issues, act on union and labour relations issues, as well as prepare for, and represent the Board at, grievances, arbitrations, Human Rights Tribunal Hearings, WSIB Appeals, and Workplace Safety & Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT) Hearings. Analyzing data, preparing reports to the management team, and making recommendations in line with best practices will be other key areas of accountability.

Your profile as a qualified Manager of Ability Management will include:

  • Completion of an undergraduate university degree in Health Field (nursing, occupational health nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, kinesiology, chiropractic) or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in case management for both psychological and physical illnesses/injuries, with an emphasis on complex case management.
  • At least 5 years’ experience with WSIB legislation and policy application.
  • At least 2 years’ management experience.
  • Ability to analyze complex medical recommendations.
  • Sound judgement, and analytical, problem-solving, administrative and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of WSIB legislation, policies and procedures, WSIAT decisions and procedures, Human Rights legislation and related practices.
  • Knowledge of Disability Management best practices.
  • Case management experience within a complex unionized environment.
  • Knowledge of the Personal Health Information Protection Act (receiving and housing medical documentation) and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Knowledge of standards governed by the Ministry of Labour to ensure compliance.
  • Computer literacy and use of specialized equipment/technology.

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is responsible for public education in the rural settings of Uxbridge, Brock and Scugog Townships and the urban settings of Ajax, Whitby, Pickering and Oshawa. The DDSB accommodates a school population of nearly 70,000 regular day students, through 132 elementary and secondary schools and learning centres, and thousands more who take advantage of a wide variety of continuing education and adult credit courses.

To apply online for Posting #2689959, by 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2019, please go to

The DDSB is committed to equity and inclusion in the recruitment and hiring of qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our region. We encourage submissions from candidates who represent the various dimensions of diversity. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.

While we appreciate all applications received, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

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