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Advertised Position Details

Posted Date: 07/20/2016
Agency Title: Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT)
Position Title:
Member, Representative of Employers - Part-time
Description:
The Government of Ontario offers a challenging opportunity for a proven workplace safety and insurance professional to serve as a Member Representative of Employers of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT).
WSIAT is a highly specialized adjudicative tribunal, which hears appeals from final decisions of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and applications to decide whether a worker has the right to sue for personal injury in Courts.

As a Member, you will sit on three person panels (a Vice Chair, a member representative of employers and a member representative of workers) and adjudicate appeals brought by parties to the Tribunal pursuant to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 (WSIA). 

Member representatives prepare for and assist in conducting hearings and in making rulings and/or reaching decisions.  Members make determinations from the evidence and arguments presented at the hearing, comment on draft decisions taking into consideration such factors as evidence presented, existing legislation, WSIB policy, and tribunal case law. Where the Member disagrees with the majority decision, he/she will prepare written reasons for dissent.
Qualifications:

  • Expert knowledge of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, the workplace safety and insurance system and related law;
  • Understanding of the justice system, administrative law and the concepts of fairness / natural justice;
  • Demonstrated analytical, conceptual, problem-solving and writing skills;
  • Ability to listen and communicate clearly and effectively;
  • Good organization skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Tact, sensitivity to nature of issues on appeals;
  • Well-developed dispute resolution skills;
  • Ability to objectively and fairly assess cases involving difficult issues regarding conflicting verbal/written evidence and the assessment of credibility;
  • self-confidence;
  • Understanding of the professional, institutional and community context within which WSIAT operates;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Knowledge of medical issues and terminology;
  • Commitment to respect diversity, and to maintain fair, transparent processes that meet high professional standards;
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Terms:
    Part-time appointments are by Order-In-Council for an initial two-year term, subject to renewal for a maximum of ten years. Part-time hours are flexible in consultation with the appointee.

    Location: 505 University Ave, Toronto – some travel across the province is required.

    Members will be participating in tribunal meetings, training and mentoring sessions.

    The per diem rate for part-time Members is $398.

    To learn more about the WSIAT please go to http://www.wsiat.on.ca.

    Government appointees reflect the diversity of the people of Ontario and deliver services and decisions in a professional, ethical and competent manner with a commitment to the principles and values of public service.

    If appointed you will be subject to the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006 and Conflict of Interest rules. Information is available on the Conflict of Interest Commissioner’s website: http://www.coicommissioner.gov.on.ca. You may also be subject to other statutes, regulations, rules or directives that currently exist or may be established which are applicable to agencies, boards or commissions.

    The Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal is an equal opportunity organization. We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

     
    All applications must quote the file number PAS-16100 and be received by the closing date. If not applying online, applications must be signed and received by email, fax, mail or hand delivery no later than August 30, 2016.

    Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. All application forms quoting file number must be addressed to:
    Public Appointments Secretariat
    Room 2440, Whitney Block
    99 Wellesley St. West
    Toronto, Ontario M7A 1W4


    Fax: 416 327-2633

    Downloadable application form is available at www.pas.gov.on.ca

    Alternatively you can apply online