Human Resource Officer

$67,017 - $72,020 yearly
  • Moree Plains Shire Council
  • 30 Heber Street, Moree NSW 2400, Australia
  • Dec 28, 2020
Full time Human Resources and Recruitment

Job Description

Job No: 130406
Location: Moree

  • Bring your HR experience to a friendly and diverse local council!
  • Attractive remuneration package circa $67,017 - $72,020 plus super (pro-rata)
  • Enjoy additional benefits including salary sacrificing options, uniform allowance and regular RDOs

About the Opportunity

Moree Plains Shire Council now has an exciting opportunity for a HR Officer (Return to Work/ Health and Wellbeing) to join their team in Moree, Northern NSW, approximately 1.5 hours drive from the Queensland border. This is a full-time role, working approx. 35 hours a week.

Reporting to the HR Manager, this is a highly varied role that will see you providing general HR support and advice, with a focus on return to work and health/wellbeing activities, such as assisting with the development of systems that promote a healthy work environment. You will also be facilitating the effective rehabilitation of ill or injured workers of Moree Plains Shire Council in order to minimise the impact of injuries on the Workers Compensation Insurance premium.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Reviewing health screen information to manage intake risk equitably and without discrimination, guiding managers with strategies to reasonably accommodate presenting health risks;
  • Liaising with health professionals, the HR Manager, insurers, internal managers and other professionals, to facilitate return-to-work outcomes and identify any liability issues;
  • Facilitating the delivery of health and wellbeing programs such as immunisation, hearing assessments or mental health awareness, in accordance with Council’s requirements and budgets;
  • Completing quarterly claims reviews with StateCover and relevant stakeholders to discuss strategy and requirements of the claim’s management;
  • Presenting regular reports to the WHS Committee and Risk Management Group (RMG), in relation to rehabilitation and return to work targets; and
  • Developing employee resources, knowledge, training and education in relation to the requirements of the Workers Compensation Act and rehabilitation processes.

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About You

To be considered for this position you will need demonstrated experience in a fast-paced and diverse Human Resources environment, with a relevant qualification Human Resources, Work Health and Safety, Industrial Relations or similar. You will also need to hold a Work Cover Return to Work and Advanced Return to Work Co-ordinator Certificate, or be able and willing to obtain this within your initial 6 months of employment.

A patient and empathetic communicator, you will be able to work with and support staff at all levels, and be committed to confidentiality and sensitivity.

You'll have the emotional intelligence needed to build and maintain positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, building trust and acting with compassion, particularly when dealing with people who are injured, in chronic pain or dealing with mental health issues.

Highly organised, you'll be well-versed at juggling multiple priorities at once, with great time management and exceptional attention to detail.

A certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, and experience in the delivery of internal training and induction, would be highly regarded, however applicants who do not hold this qualification may be considered. A lower salary may be applicable in such instance, in line with the provisions of Council’s Salary System.

Please Note: A current, manual 'C' Class Driver's License is a requirement of this position.

About the Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who has a genuine interest in government legislation and is looking to make their mark within a regional Council.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration circa $67,017 - $72,020 (pro-rata) plus super, negotiable based on your skills and experience.

You will also have access to a range of additional benefits including salary sacrificing options, uniform allowance and a 3-weekly RDO.

About the Organisation

Moree Plains Shire Council’s mission is to lead the way in fostering a healthy, positive and well-resourced community. Council is recognised as an Employer Of Choice and is committed to providing employees with a happy and healthy working life experience in order to foster a productive workforce.

Ideally nestled on the New South Wales and Queensland border, Moree is a town rich in culture, heritage, agriculture and natural assets with each component intertwining to define the characteristics of both the town and the community. With an old-world ambience, it offers a fantastic family-friendly lifestyle, affordable housing and plenty of infrastructure including cafes, restaurants, art galleries and more.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to take your career to the next level - Apply Now!

Applications close Wednesday 13 of January 2021, with shortlisting to commence at the end of January 2021.

Job Closing Date

Jan 13, 2021