School District No. 41 (Burnaby) – Disability & Return to Work Coordinator

School District No. 41 (Burnaby)

Disability & Return to Work Coordinator

Burnaby, BC


To prepare and support an inclusive, caring community of learners for the challenges of a changing tomorrow.



The Burnaby School District is one of the largest, most progressive and diverse urban districts in the province.  The District operates 41 elementary and 8 secondary schools, plus a number of additional facilities.  The District enrolls 24,000 students (K-12) and employs 4,000 dedicated employees who are committed to providing all students with a wide variety of innovative, high-quality programs to ensure student achievement in areas that include academics, athletics, trades training, visual and performing arts, social responsibility and leadership. The District also provides lifelong learning opportunities to more than 16,000 adult learners through an established Community & Continuing Education Program.



Burnaby Schools is seeking an experienced Disability & Return to Work Coordinator to join its team.



As a Disability & Return to Work Coordinator, you will report to Health and Safety Manager and work closely with stakeholders to ensure compliance with Human Rights legislation and optimization of Stay at Work and Return to Work outcomes.   You will also be responsible for Disability Management and Return to Work services for employees experiencing occupational and non-occupational illnesses or injuries, within a unionized environment.



The ideal candidate will:

  • Collect and interpret medical and functional information in keeping with relevant collective agreement and awards
  • Provide subject matter expertise and guidance regarding benefits, entitlements, support programs, Disability Management best practices and responsibilities of stakeholders
  • Liaise regularly with stakeholders such as Administrators, Managers, Union Executives and their service providers and other District staff to identify and address barriers to Stay at Work and Return to Work, and to facilitate access to benefits and entitlements
  • Administer Return to Work program initiatives, communicate regularly with stakeholder groups, attend meetings as required, and escalate inquiries to the Manager of Health & Safety.
  • Maintain a comprehensive database and HRIS system ensuring accuracy and reliability of data
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the District’s Case Management, Accommodation and Employee Wellness policies and practices
  • Foster and maintain supportive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide back up support for other employee groups in Health & Safety and Human Resources.



The successful candidate will possess a relevant post-secondary program such as a diploma or certificate in Rehabilitation and/or Disability Management with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in Disability management, preferably in a unionized setting. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Return to Work principles and Privacy legislation. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Duty to accommodate principles and jurisprudence. Excellent computer skills with demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook. Working knowledge of HR systems and databases is an asset. Exemplary and proven interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal). Proven critical thinking and creative problem solving abilities. Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills. Flexible, with a strong orientation for customer service and teamwork, and a self-starter with excellent organizational and planning skills.



Application Details:
This position works in an office environment, requiring some travel to various work locations within Burnaby.   Normal work hours are 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.  Additional hours or time outside of the normal work hours may be necessary based on operational requirements.



The successful applicant will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package.



Interested and qualified applicants should apply online at with their cover letter, a resume with supporting documentation, and a minimum of three 3 current references, by May 15th, 2019



Successful applicants will be required to consent to a Criminal Record Search prior to employment.  Only those persons selected for interviews will be contacted.