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Disability Specialist

Date: Sep 15, 2022

Location: Cambridge, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

BWXT Canada Ltd. is a world leader in design, engineering, manufacture, construction and service of nuclear power generation equipment.  As a supplier of innovative, high-quality nuclear components and services we cater to a worldwide customer base.  We take great pride in supplying highly engineered solutions that allow our customers to compete within the complex nuclear power generation industry.


We are recruiting for a Disability Specialist to manage BWXT Canada's disability-related programs with a focus on disability prevention and health promotion in Cambridge, ON.




This position reports to the Manager, Human Resources and works closely with the Health & Safety team, Labour Relations, the company Benefits Specialist, company Occupational Health Nurses, company supervisors/managers, employees, union executive, and third party stakeholders.




  • Facilitates all aspects of disability management processes including weekly indemnity, short-term disability, long-term disability, worker accommodations, worker compensation accidents or injuries and return to work programs.
  • Develops disability-related policies and programs independently and, at times, in conjunction with outside consultants.
  • Provides coaching and consultation to managers, employees, union and third-party stakeholders.
  • Supports employees through all stages of occupational and non-occupational illness and injury ensuring that relevant and appropriate medical documentation is collected.
  • Facilitates employee reintegration to the workplace and collaborates with appropriate third parties and internal partners through planning, implementation, removing barriers and coordinating timely modified work programs.
  • Liaise with other health care professionals, third party consultants, disability insurance carriers and the WSIB.
  • Acts as the in-house WSIB expert.
  • Ensures timely completion of required documentation for WSIB, LTD and private insurances.
  • Oversees the incidental and short-term sick leaves and maintains appropriate contact with staff on leave.
  • Manages occupational health vendor and medical surveillance.
  • In conjunction with occupational health, promotes employee wellness by conducting on-site health promotion programs to help reduce costs associated with chronic illnesses such as, but not limited to, depression, diabetes and high blood pressure.
  • Ensures protection of confidential and sensitive employee information.
  • Collaborates with managers regarding disability management and absence prevention.
  • Works closely with Labour Relations in relation to attendance management by meeting with employees, reporting of innocent and culpable absenteeism and monitoring the effectiveness and identifying trends.
  • Manages third party vendor providing ad hoc Occupational Health (RN) services such as hearing conservation and fit testing medical questionnaires.
  • Provides backup treatment/First Aid for work and non-work related injuries and illnesses.
  • Assists with ergonomic requirements for staff which includes arranging assessments as required.
  • Maintains the BWXT WSIB Safety Group program.
  • Assists with special projects as required.




  • University Degree in a related field such as Nursing, Human Resources, Rehabilitation Counselling, Health Sciences or Social Sciences.
  • Disability management certification.
  • Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) designation is an asset.
  • 5 years of progressive experience in a related field such as disability/WSIB management, health & safety, human resources or occupational health, including experience with complex claims management, preferably in a unionized setting.
  • Experience with workplace health programs is preferred as well as a working knowledge of external insurance providers.
  • Thorough working knowledge of, and understanding of, related legislation and regulations, including Workers' Compensation Act, Human Rights Legislation, and AODA.
  • Effective case management skills.
  • Trained First Aider.
  • Ability to respond in a timely manner and prioritize a timely response to situations that are urgent or require immediate attention.
  • Ability to mediate conflicts and exert positive influence over others.
  • A level of assertiveness is required when working with third party stakeholders (insurance company, etc.) to ensure acceptable customer service levels are maintained for both the company and employees.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail, excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team, as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Comfortable with dynamic, ever-changing environment and applying sound judgement and flexibility to determine solutions appropriate for the circumstance.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet tight deadlines, and effectively manage internal/external relations.


We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.


BWXT Canada is committed to fostering an accessible, fair, and inclusive environment where all employees are able to access goods and services while being respected and supported. If you require accommodations during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made. If you require information in a format that is accessible to you, please contact Human Resources.


BWXT Canada Ltd. embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability, or any other category protected by provincial law.


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