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Specialist Abilities - Alberta or British Columbia

157448 Requisition ID:  157448 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  HR Integrated Health Management 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Alberta; British Columbia  

City: Calgary

Location: Calgary Office 

Postal Code: T2E 7V8 


Our family of 127,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.  


A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1500 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawton’s Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family. 


All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.



Sobeys is full of exciting opportunities and we are always looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team! We currently have an opportunity for an Abilities Specialist to join our Integrated Health Management team. This position can be based out of British Columbia or Alberta, depending on the location of the successful candidate.

Job Description

  • Responsible for the overall claim management and administration of occupational and non-occupational disability claims for corporate retail locations, RSC’s and offices
  • Manage claim files from beginning to end, while providing exceptional customer service to our internal stakeholders 
  • Ability to meet timelines, while focusing on safe and early return to work goals
  • Review claims for completeness and assist store/RSC locations to ensure all required information is provided
  • Support our employees through the disability process as required
  • Build and maintain positive and collaborative relationships with business leaders to jointly make return to work planning decisions based on business objectives and individual needs
  • Forward occupational and non-occupational claims to appropriate jurisdictions and stakeholders as per relevant legislation and reporting requirement
  • Provide input in the development of programs and tools for the Integrated Health Management team
  • Participate in meetings with internal and external personnel to review and discuss case management
  • Prepare objection letters and appeals for disputed occupational claims as required
  • Responsible for accurate inputting into Cority in order to prepare statistical data, perform claims analysis, and provide appropriate recommendations based on trending
  • Conduct claim management training sessions for retail locations, RSCs and offices as required
  • Promote and ensure the health & safety and disability management program are implemented effectively and within company guidelines and legal parameters

Job Requirements

  • Post-secondary education in disability managemnt or degree in related or supporting field
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written
  • Ability to problem solve and analyze data
  • Detail oriented and highly organized with outstanding administrative ability 
  • Ability to build relationships and coordinate interactions with internal/external resources 
  • Ability to handle situations with judgment, tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to be self directed and manage multiple priorities to meet deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Cority, Tableau and other internal database applications
  • Knowledge of Disability Management processes, provincial workers’ compensation, and human rights legislations
  • 3-5 years case management experience in a unionized environment related to retail and/or logistics preferred; experience in a large organization with multiple operations




If you feel that this describes the kind of work you want to do, and you are excited about what Sobeys has to offer, then we look forward to reviewing your application.  Please ensure that you take the time to ensure your profile shows us why you’re the most qualified applicant for the role.
This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading Canadian company with a clear vision and focus.  We are only accepting online applications and welcome applications from all qualified people interested in this challenge.  We will be contacting only those who will be selected to interview.

Sobeys offers our employees many valuable benefits such as:

•    Growing organization
•    Competitive salary
•    Profit Sharing Plan (based on company performance)
•    Pension plan
•    Flexible health and dental benefits plan 
•    Flexible Working Arrangements
•    Ongoing Training & Development
•    Opportunity for internal mobility to other departments and/or promotions (for employees who are strong performers)


Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.

Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.



While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.


We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.