Workers Compensation Generalist - The Municipal Group of Companies

Bedford , Nova Scotia

The Municipal Group of Companies, based in Bedford Nova Scotia, is a large, diversified organization engaged in all major aspects of the heavy civil construction, mining, and environmental services within the Atlantic Provinces.  We are currently seeking the expertise of a Workers’ Compensation Generalist to join our team from our head office based in Bedford, NS.

Job Summary:
The Workers’ Compensation Generalist performs administrative and complex work involved in the management of Workers’ Compensation claims. Work involves considerable interaction with both internal and external contacts, difficult non-routine tasks, and access to confidential information. Judgment and initiative are exercised frequently in response to verbal and written communications and in interpreting and applying company-wide policies and procedures.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Completion and submission of Workers’ Compensation forms
  • Maintain records, statistics, prepares reports and make recommendations for improvements
  • Participate in the review and evaluation of company policies and procedures with regards to workers’ compensation and return to work
  • Make early contact with injured employee/s and provide support and understanding when a workplace injury or illness occurs- this will help maintain a sound relationship between the company and the injured employee
  • Maintain communication with supervisors throughout the duration of the claim and in return-to-work planning
  • Assist injured employees to remain at, or return to work, as soon and as safely possible after injuries occur
  • Assist in the preparation and implementation of rehabilitation and return to work plans for injured employees in collaboration with Workers’ Compensation & Treatment Providers
  • Maintain communication with all persons involved in rehabilitation or providing medical services to injured employees (i.e. physiotherapists, occupational therapists, physicians)
  • Monitor the progress of an injured employees’ capacity to return to work
  • Ensure that injured employees modify their work practices to include regular positional changes, required rest breaks, and other recommendations provided by treatment providers
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, and Experience:

  • College or university diploma or certificate in Disability Management; and three to five years’ experience in a workers’ compensation position; or an equivalent combination sufficient to perform essential functions of this position
  • Ability to interpret and apply the relevant Provincial Workers’ Compensation Acts
  • Experience working with the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia
  • Understanding of medical terminology
  • Familiarity with and ability to interpret Functional Abilities Reports and/or Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Strong management, planning, and leadership skills
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent time management and project management skills
  • Able to deal with people tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times
  • Working safely is a condition of employment.

Working Conditions:
The Workers’ compensation role will include some field work with a wide variety of other job groups where the work environment changes consistently.

A comprehensive pension and benefits package are offered with this position along with opportunities for advancement and training and development.

Application Process:
Completed applications should be submitted to:

Human Resources
Attn: Taylor Blake
Via Email:
Please reference “Workers’ Compensation Generalist” in the subject line.

We are an equal opportunity employer that encourages all interested candidates to submit a detailed resume, quoting the position title.

We would like to thank all those who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be notified.