A return to work coordinator is the key person in a workplace that assists injured workers to remain at or return to work as soon as safely possible after injury.
The coordinator is also responsible for ensuring their employer meets their return to work obligations under the Victorian Workers Compensation Legislation.
What are the responsibilities of a return to work coordinator?
A coordinator is the point of contact for the injured worker and supports them throughout their recovery.
This role involves
- Assisting injured workers to remain at or return to work while they recover from a work-related injury.
- Planning the worker's return to work if they require time away from work to recover and make decisions to progress their return.
- Consulting with the injured worker, their treating health practitioner, occupational rehabilitation provider, WorkSafe Agent or worker's representative if they have one.
- Monitoring the progress of an injured worker's recovery.
- Taking steps to prevent a recurrence or aggravation of the injury.
- Acting as a point of contact for a WorkSafe return to work inspector.
- Helping to resolve any issues or disputes related to return to work.