The Office of the Employer Advisor, Nova Scotia (OEA NS) is a not-for-profit society that assists employers and business associations with advice, advocacy and education in four main service areas including: workers’ compensation, workplace health and safety, human resources, and employment legislation. The Society is governed by an independent Board of Directors and funded primarily by the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia and fee-for-service revenue.
They are now seeking an individual with wide knowledge of workers’ compensation and occupational health and safety issues to work closely with employers and business associations throughout Nova Scotia.
What qualities are needed in this role?
As the ideal candidate, you have a background in occupational health and safety, law or human resources along with in-depth knowledge of workers’ compensation and OH&S legislation, workplace practices, case management, and overall labour and employment issues.
You understand best practices and emerging trends in this sector and in business, in general. As you will be in regular contact with key stakeholders such as government, business, and worker representatives, your interpersonal and communication skills must be top-notch. You are able to prioritize and organize your work efficiently, and exhibit good judgment, tact, and patience at all times. Experience in the development and delivery of training programs would be an asset.
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