Location: All of Ontario
Position: Earnings Capacity Assessor, Canadian Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation Services (CVVRS) – Full time (35 hours per week)
March of Dimes Canada (MODC) is a federally registered national charity that offers a wide variety of programs and services to Canadians living with disabilities. Since 1951, March of Dimes Canada has been on the forefront of the disability movement with a mission that is dedicated to maximizing the independence, personal empowerment and community participation of people with disabilities. Our 2018-2023 Strategic plan is focuses on a bold vision of enhancing services to an expanding constituency, financing the vision, building stakeholder partnerships and creating an appropriate and sustainable infrastructure. Through our Culture Code we live the values of: We Are One Team, We Are Accountable to Ourselves and Each Other, and We Adapt and Grow Together.
Canadian Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation Services (CVVRS) is a joint venture comprised of two well-respected vocational rehabilitation providers. With more than 40 years experience providing comprehensive vocational rehabilitation services, Canadian Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation Services brings together a national network of service providers and vocational rehabilitation experts to ensure the best support for Veterans and their families.
The Earnings Capacity Assessor (ECA) is responsible for assisting modern-day Veterans adjust to civilian life by through assessment of the Participant’s physical and mental capacities in relation to obtaining suitable, gainful employment. The ECA is responsible for gathering the necessary information from various health care providers and assessors to assist in evaluating, analysing and making recommendations on Participant’s employment capacities.
The ECA is responsible for providing a well-grounded recommendation based on objective findings and preparing reports to support the recommendation.
The ideal candidate will show an in-depth understanding of vocational, medical and psycho-social rehabilitation and have a client centred approach to their work. The candidate will show great initiative, analytical and problem-solving abilities. They must be able to deal with Participant information in a confidential and professional manner. The ECA will be expected to have excellent team and interpersonal skills and be able to work comfortably under pressure
while delivering quality services to veterans.
- Accept referral and review client documentation as provided by the referral source
- Determine and coordinate required assessments/research, complete necessary referrals in conjunction with Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
- Analyze, interpret and synthesize complex medical reports and specialized assessments
- Provide written reports outlining individual’s capacity to return to gainful employment
- As required, provide direct client service work which may include the following: case management work, employment and motivational counselling
- Case management services to ensure timely and cost-effective service delivery
- Complete required service reports
- Achieve quality service standards within program allotted timelines
- Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or related field. Master’s Degree in Psychology Counselling preferred
- Eligible to receive Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator (CCVE) or Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional (CVRP) designation
- Background in psychometry/vocational assessment
- Minimum of three years’ experience working in Vocational Rehabilitation with people with disabilities
- Experience in evaluating an individual’s current capacity and functioning relating to work-re-entry/retraining
- Sensitivity to issues/barriers that people with disabilities experience
- Excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills
- Well-developed time management, organization and teamwork skills
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize, work well under pressure and meet deadlines;
- Ability to document, maintain records and write reports
- Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
- Ability to communicate in French and English languages considered an asset
Compensation is $ 67,999.93 per year with three weeks of vacation. March of Dimes Canada offers a comprehensive benefits package, to meet individual and family needs.
- This full-time position with extended benefits that ends on December 31, 2022.
March of Dimes Canada is committed to a workforce that is reflective of the diverse populations that we serve. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and accessibility standards across Canada, March of Dimes Canada will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require any accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive, equitable and accessible.