Applicants must possess the ability to reference, interpret and apply WCB policy and legislation as well as the ability to assess for appropriate grounds of appeal. Applicants will also possess the ability to investigate the factual, legal, medical and policy basis of workers' compensation claims and develop and implement a plan to assist clients to obtain the benefits they are legally entitled to receive. In addition, applicants are required to review and analyze The Workers' Compensation Act, board policies and board decisions in order to recommend legislative, policy and program changes to the board, government and Workers' Compensation Act Committees of Review.
Typically the knowledge and abilities required for this position will be obtained by the completion of a post-secondary degree or advanced training in law, disability management, or another relevant degree. The Office will also consider an equivalent combination of training and experience. You will have demonstrated superior ability to interpret and apply legislation and have a working knowledge of the Saskatchewan WCB Act, Policies and Procedures legislation. You will have experience working with individuals in conflict and you will demonstrate knowledge, proficiency and understanding about the underlying principles for problem solving based on administrative law concepts. There is a requirement for some travel.
Knowledge of medical terminology; occupational disease processes; the relationship between traumatic injury and work activities; working conditions in various occupations; vocational rehabilitation and disability management principles are assets.
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