Health and Wellness Specialist - The Limestone Disctrict School Board

Job Details

Health and Wellness Specialist

  • City City: Kingston
  • Rate of Pay Rate of Pay: Salary
  • Rate of Pay Amount / Range Rate of Pay Amount / Range: $75, 731 - $84,137
  • Positions Available Positions Available: 1
  • Type Type: Full Time
  • Duration Duration: Contract
  • Avg. Hours/Week Avg. Hours/Week: 35
  • Schedule Schedule: Days
  • Education Education: College

See yourself in Limestone!  Together, our Health & Wellness Specialists support employee health and wellness, working collaboratively with a variety of staff to administer the Board’s Short-term Sick Leave Program as well as the Employee Accommodation and Return to Work Program. As a central point of contact for the employee, their supervisor, health care providers and union/federation representatives, you will coordinate case management planning, communication and meetings for employees who are absent from work for longer than 11 days or absent from work on a habitual or regular basis for short periods of time due to illness, injury, or reduced work capacity. You will also provide support with Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) claims, and Long-Term disability return to work cases.

The Limestone District School Board’s strategic vision centres on inspiring hearts and minds to cultivate a future of hope and success for every student, in every classroom, in every school. Situated in historic Kingston, on the shores of scenic Lake Ontario, the Limestone District School Board serves more than 19,000 students in 55 schools and 5 alternative education centres, covering a geographic area of 7,719 square kilometres across the City of Kingston, the Townships of Central Frontenac, North Frontenac, South Frontenac, Addington Highlands, Loyalist, Stone Mills, the Frontenac Islands and the Town of Greater Napanee.

View the full job description on our Careers webpage.

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Post-secondary degree in a related field, such as Human Resource Management, Health Science, Social Sciences and/or an equivalent level of education/training and at least 3 years of relevant, related experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years directly related experience
  • Current certification in one of, or eligibility for and willingness to obtain, Certified Return to Work Coordinator Designation, Certified Disability Management Designation and/or Canadian Vocational Rehabilitation Professional (CVRP) Designation from an accredited association, organization and/or institution
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applicable legislation, including Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act
  • Knowledge and experience in the areas of human resources, staff wellness, rehabilitation, return to work, accommodation, WSIB claims management, and occupational health and safety.
  • Awareness and understanding of labour relations issues relevant to health and wellness, workplace safety and disability management
  • A client focused philosophy
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work both independently as well as a contributing member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent facilitation, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Proficient with a variety of computer applications
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Access to a vehicle to attend meetings off-site, as required


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If this exciting and dynamic opportunity aligns with your vision and values, and you can see yourself in Limestone, please submit your resume package, including proof of qualifications, outlining how your qualifications, skills and experience will facilitate your success in this role.

Deadline to Apply: Packages must be submitted by 4:00p.m. Thursday, July 4, 2024, to the attention of Susan McWilliams, Superintendent of Human Resources through Apply to Education.

Internationally trained professionals/applicants with equivalent international experience are encouraged and invited to apply.

Accommodation will be provided to applicants to enable equitable participation in the recruitment process. Applicants can request accommodation at any time during the recruitment process. Please submit your accommodations requests to the Superintendent of Human Resources by phoning 613-544-6925, extension 31230.

Applicants who are transgender may provide records in a different name than their current legal name or name of common usage. This will not prejudice prospective employees in any way, and such information will remain confidential.

The Greater Kingston Area promotes and supports the diversity that continues to grow within our communities. For more information about Kingston and/or the Limestone District School Board, including equitable recruitment, retention & promotion practices, please visit


Candidates will be advised at the time of contact, the date, location, and format for interviews.

Thank you for your interest in working and leading in Limestone. Only those applicants who have been selected for an interview will be contacted and invited to participate in the interview process.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Across Limestone District School Board, we are committed to removing systemic barriers not only in recruitment but in retention and promotion as well so that you can see yourself in Limestone. The Limestone District School Board is dedicated to promoting fair and equitable hiring practices that will move us forward in hiring staff who reflect the full diversity and lived experiences within the communities we serve.

We invite and welcome you, through your application, to self-identify as someone who has lived experiences as a member of one or more of these groups and who can bring valuable, diverse knowledge and perspective to our District and the students and communities we serve.  

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