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Health and Wellness Program Advisor
Full-time, Temporary
Starting as soon as possible to June 27, 2025
$85,316.86 to $102.208.14 per annum

The British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) is located on the unceded ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səlil̓w̓ətaɬ nations since 1917, the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF), is the union of professionals representing 50,000 public school teachers in the province of British Columbia, Canada.  

As an organization, we are dedicated to advancing learning conditions for students concurrently with advocating for BC's public school teachers and the teaching profession. We are also deeply committed to democratic decision-making and supporting the engagement of the teachers who make up our member base. Equally, we act on our belief in social justice in schools and the broader community, and actively support our members in striving to achieve equity, inclusion, and a more just society for their students today and into the future. 

The BCTF office building is situated in close proximity to the Canada Line and other major transit routes in a central Vancouver location. The BCTF provides an exceptional working environment for approximately 180 employees where respect, diversity, and professional growth are championed and valued. 

We welcome applications from individuals who prioritize and share the same values of social justice, activism, and learning.  

This is an in-person position based out of Vancouver. 

Under the general direction of the Health and Wellness Program Co-ordinator/Income Security Division Supervisor and as a member of the Health and Wellness Advisory Team, monitors and provides administrative clinical and program oversight of the External Rehab Provider network for quality assurance purposes. Provides incidental training as well as advice to Income Security Division staff on the Health and Wellness Program practices and procedures.     

Required experience
More than five (5) years recent experience as a vocational rehabilitation practitioner demonstrating the following:

  • Ability to develop, direct, and implement client rehabilitation plans.
  • Ability to co-ordinate and interpret full client assessments including physical, mental, psycho-social, academic, and vocational.
  • Ability to analyse information from interviews, educational and medical records, diagnostic evaluations, and consultations with other professionals in order to assess clients’ abilities, needs and eligibility for services.
  • Ability to work with clients to identify and overcome barriers to employment.
  • Ability to manage rehabilitation based projects.
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental disabilities.
  • Knowledge of occupational health and claims management processes.
  • Ability to synthesize, analyse, and summarize complex medical, psychological, and physiological information.
  • Thorough and accurate record keeping.
  • Proficiency using office computer software programs and databases.
  • Ability to explain and clarify complex procedures and issues.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to apply tact, judgment, and discretion in decision making.
  • Ability to perform effectively with only general direction.
  • Ability to function well as a member of a team.

Required education/training

  • Bachelor's degree supplemented by a Master’s Degree in an area related to the vocational rehabilitation profession.
  • Professional designation provided by the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada or equivalent.

Benefits include

  • a competitive salary and total compensation package
  • optional flexible schedule including nine (9) day fortnight and four (4) day workweek during July and August
  • employer-paid extended health and dental
  • generous paid annual leave (20 days) and other entitlements
  • opportunities for growth and access to professional development
  • Municipal Pension Plan (employer and employee joint contributions)
  • on-site parking/subsidized transit
  • long-term disability
  • life insurance
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • a supportive team environment.

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and references, not later than 5:00 p.m., March 15, 2024, via the link JP0470-2024-01.

Diversity and Accessibility Statement
The BC Teachers’ Federation is committed to furthering social justice, diversity, decolonization, equity, and inclusion within our community. Applicants are encouraged to disclose, on a voluntary basis, whether they self-identify as a member of an equity-deserving group, which includes female, 2SLGBTQIA+ person, a person of colour, a person who has experienced racism, Aboriginal (Indigenous) person, and/or a person with a disability.  

The BCTF strives for compliance with the Accessible British Columbia Act and ensuring our communities are as barrier-free as possible. Applicants requiring an accommodation are encouraged to contact the hiring manager at 604-871-2200. 


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