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Organisation : St Vincent de Paul Society NSW

Location : Sydney (Lewisham)

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development, Health – General, Mental Health

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 15 Nov, 2018

About the Role

  • Permanent, full-time
  • Based in Lewisham, NSW
  • Involves travel to locations within Sydney Metro and regional areas
  • Close to Railway Station and on-street parking is available
  • Generous salary packaging benefits where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free; plus super

About the Service

People & Culture Division supports the 4,000 members, 15,000 volunteers and 2,000 employees of the Society in NSW in the areas of Organisational Development, HR Partners, WHS and Industrial Relations, Recruitment, HR Operations and Payroll, Conference and Member Support and Policies, Child Safe and Complaint Handling, and promotes best practice and empowers our people to live the Society’s Mission and Vision through their work.

The Role

The Rehabilitation and Wellbeing Officer will manage the Society’s workers insurance obligations and broader rehabilitation and wellbeing initiatives across NSW. The role will work closely with the WHS Manager, WHS Coordinator, HR Partners and other key internal stakeholders; as well as regular contact with injured workers and insurance agent/broker, case managers and rehabilitation providers.

The key responsibilities of the role will include but are not limited to:

  • acting as the central contact for the Society’s workers insurance agent and broker during claim and service reviews; 
  • coordinating general injury management and acting as the Return To Work Coordinator for all Central Councils, State Support Office and Support Service claims;
  • managing the premium renewal process and advising managers and key stakeholders around the state on outcomes and appropriate actions;
  •  assisting with the development and implementation of a Society wide health and wellbeing program;
  • assisting with RTW and injury management training for workers, supervisors/ managers and executives.

This role will report to the WHS Manager.  Please click here for a copy of the Position Description.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Relevant qualifications in Workplace Health and Safety (Minimum Certificate IV or equivalent)
  • Completion of (or working towards) SIRA accredited Advanced RTW Coordinator training
  • Demonstrated senior level and up to date experience in injury management and return to work programs, including the management of complex claims (involving physical and/or psychological conditions)
  • Sound knowledge of workers compensation legislation (NSW), related WHS Acts and Regulations and relevant codes of practice
  • Ability to assess and manage claims with a balanced, empathetic approach
  • Ability to work with managers and staff at all levels of the Society and impart significant workers insurance and wellbeing information in a readily understood manner
  • Current experience in negotiating strategies and outcomes with workers compensation insurers and brokers
  • Ability to engage and multitask in a timely manner across multiple workplaces and organisational service channels
  • Knowledge and practical understanding of health & wellbeing concepts, frameworks, best practices and strategies
  • Minimum intermediate level Microsoft Office skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel intrastate to attend meetings or deliver training at metropolitan or regional locations
  • Commitment and ability to work and add value within a team environment
  • Willingness to work within the philosophy and ethos of the Society

Come and join our team!

We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:

  • Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people’s lives in an organisation that cares about people. 
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
  • In addition to excellent learning and development programs, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide opportunities to grow your career across a range of teams and services.
  • Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including reference checks, a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, Right to work in Australia check. The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People.

If you have questions about this role, please email to Mike Michau (Workplace Health and Safety Coordinator) mike.michau@vinnies.org.au quoting: Rehabilitation and Wellbeing Officer NSW / VIN1237.

 Applications close at 11:30 pm on 15 November 2018


About the Organisation

Organisation Name : St Vincent de Paul Society NSW

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society’s mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a ‘hands up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Mike Michau

Email : mike.michau@vinnies.org.au

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Rehabilitation and Wellbeing Officer NSW via Pro Bono Australia.


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