Bilingual Coordinator, Human Resources (Health and Safety, Workers’ Compensation, Disability)**

**Overview:**
We are seeking a skilled Bilingual Coordinator to join our Human Resources team, focusing on managing health and safety, workers’ compensation, and disability programs. The ideal candidate will be fluent in both English and French, possess a strong understanding of HR functions, and have expertise in ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations and worker’s compensation board procedures. This role requires meticulous attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and the ability to navigate diverse cultural contexts.

**Responsibilities:**

1. **Health and Safety Management:**
   – Develop and implement health and safety policies and procedures in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.
   – Conduct regular inspections of facilities to identify potential hazards and ensure adherence to safety protocols.
   – Coordinate safety training sessions for employees, including new hire orientation and ongoing refresher courses.
   – Investigate accidents, incidents, and near-misses, and recommend corrective actions to prevent recurrence.

2. **Workers’ Compensation Administration:**
   – Serve as the primary point of contact for workers’ compensation claims, guiding employees through the claims process and facilitating communication with insurance providers.
   – Collaborate with supervisors and managers to complete incident reports and gather necessary documentation for claims submission.
   – Monitor and track the progress of workers’ compensation cases, ensuring timely resolution and compliance with legal requirements.
   – Work closely with medical providers to manage injured employees’ treatment plans and return-to-work initiatives.

3. **Disability Accommodation Support:**
   – Assist employees in navigating the disability accommodation process, including requesting accommodations, obtaining medical certifications, and coordinating with relevant stakeholders.
   – Work with managers and HR partners to explore reasonable accommodations that enable employees to perform essential job functions effectively.
   – Maintain confidential records related to disability accommodations and ensure compliance with applicable laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

4. **Bilingual Communication and Support:**
   – Provide bilingual support to employees, ensuring effective communication and understanding of HR policies and procedures.
   – Translate written materials, such as safety manuals, training materials, and forms, into the designated second language.
   – Serve as an interpreter during meetings, interviews, and other HR-related interactions as needed.

**Qualifications:**

– Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Occupational Health and Safety, or related field preferred.
– Fluency in both English and French (written and verbal) is required.
– Minimum of 2 years of experience in HR, with a focus on health and safety, workers’ compensation, or disability management.
– In-depth knowledge of relevant federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to health and safety, workers’ compensation, and disability accommodation.
– Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with individuals at all levels of the organization.
– Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and HRIS software.
– Certification in HR, safety management, or related field is a plus.

**Note:** The responsibilities and qualifications outlined above are intended to provide a general overview of the role. Other duties may be assigned as needed to meet the evolving needs of the organization.

 

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