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Injury Management Coordinator (Return to Work)

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Geelong - Waurn Ponds, Melbourne - Burwood
Categories: Human / People Services

  • Permanent role based either at Burwood or Waurn Ponds location
  • Experience in managing work or non-work related injuries and medical conditions
  • HEW 7 $87,673 + 17% Superannuation 

This role is a great opportunity to join a strong, pragmatic team of Health, Wellbeing and Safety professionals working together effectively in a dynamic team environment.

This exciting role is based within our Human Resources division. It will be responsible for the coordination of injury management services for staff members with work-related and non-work related injuries to achieve a timely, effective and sustainable return to work and primarily support and promote early intervention and health and wellbeing programs.

As a successful candidate, you will demonstrate experience working in a collaborative team culture and able to advise the contemporary HR management practices emphasising on health case management, health and wellbeing promotion, behavioural and cultural change, workplace reasonable adjustments and workplace relations.

If you have proven experience in case management expertise in injury management and provide proper advice and solutions on health and wellbeing combined with sound communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to exercise judgement, then we would like to hear from you.

Your key responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • manage and provide specialist advice and case management services to support work-related and non-work related injuries and medical conditions
  • utilising best practice early intervention and case management strategies to support staff and managers in dealing with and resolving staff health and wellbeing matters
  • the development and implementation of return to work plans and assisting managers to understand their responsibilities and obligations under the relevant legislation
  • facilitation of case management meetings with HR colleagues to enable effective sharing of information for holistic case management
  • management of workers compensation claims, including compliance with legislative requirements and undertaking regular strategic claim reviews to ensure cases are being managed appropriately and in the most cost-effective way
  • proactively manage internal and external relationships and contribute to the development and maintenance of staff wellbeing, injury, illness and disability management policies, procedures and associated documentation
  • develop and implement systems and initiatives that promote and support workplace health and wellbeing

“To be successful”, you’ll have

  • tertiary qualifications with substantial relevant experience; or extensive experience and case management expertise in injury management; or an equivalent combination of related experience and/or education/training
  • experience in providing health and wellbeing advice and consultancy services within a complex organisation
  • experience in negotiating and facilitating successful outcomes in the management of employee return to work and rehabilitation
  • experience in mediation and other means of conflict and dispute resolution
  • sound knowledge and understanding of contemporary HR management practices, with a particular emphasis on some or all of the following: work health case management; health and wellbeing promotion; workplace reasonable adjustments; management of change; behavioural and cultural change; workplace relations
  • well-developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills together with proven negotiation skills
  • ability to exercise judgement, manage sensitive and confidential issues, deal discreetly with other staff and demonstrate respect for cultural diversity combined with organisational and stakeholder management skills

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File Injury Management Coordinator PD.pdf

Applications for this position close on 24th November 2019

Are You Ready?

Deakin is one of the new breeds of global universities – agile, dynamic and innovative. We are committed to making a genuine difference in people’s lives through excellence in education and research. As a Victorian university with a global impact, join us and let’s see what we can achieve together.

Our people are important to us, and we understand the significance of providing them with a dynamic and diverse working environment, with opportunities to grow and develop their careers.

At Deakin, we offer a variety of benefits, including a flexible and sustainable working environment, lifestyle benefits and various discounts with our third-party suppliers.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

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