Legal Assistant

The team at WorkSafeNB is passionate about promoting health and safety in New Brunswick workplaces. When a workplace injury does occur, we provide caring recovery and return to work services, benefits, and compensation to injured workers and their families. We are focused on driving a safety-first culture, providing excellent service to our clients and maintaining a sustainable system that ensures New Brunswickers are protected for generations to come. 

Reporting to the General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, you will assist the members of the General Counsel's Office with legal-related administrative matters and provide support by organizing and expediting the flow of work and undertaking specific tasks assigned. This position is in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Your key areas of responsibility will include:

  • Preparing a broad range of legal documents, general and confidential correspondence, including e-mail and faxes from, rough drafts, notes or verbal instructions, supporting both litigation and commercial files.
  • Proofreading all work for completeness, correct grammar, spelling, typographical and format errors.
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date calendar of activities, meetings and various events for assigned lawyer to ensure no scheduling conflicts.
  • Scheduling appointments, arranges meetings, coordinates travel arrangements, and processing invoices.
  • Assisting with right-to-information requests, including triaging and evaluating requests filed for completeness, and obtaining additional information if necessary; opening files and maintaining the internal filing system; drafting correspondence, as required.
  • Investigating and responding to WorkSafeNB client inquiries promptly and accurately.
  • Acting as liaison between members of the General Counsel's Office and external contacts including government officials, lawyers, auditors, consultants and others.
  • Providing client centered services through continued improvement in policies, procedures and programs.

You embrace the following competencies:

  • Client Focused Service
  • Ensuring Accountability
  • Adaptability
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Attention to Detail
  • Problem Solving
  • Resilience 

You, as a successful candidate, possess:

  • Related post-secondary education.
  • Six years of experience working as a Legal Assistant. 
  • Strong time management skills. 
  • Excellent work ethic functioning in a high-paced, dynamic environment 
  • Have strong computer skills, including ability to function easily in an advanced Microsoft Word environment using styles and other software. 
  • Experience providing support to both litigation and commercial lawyers would be considered an asset. 
  • Familiarity with Service New Brunswick's online registry and mapping service and the Corporate Registry of New Brunswick would be an asset.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 

Proficiency in English, written and spoken, is required. Bilingualism is an asset.

WorkSafeNB offers a competitive annual salary with excellent benefits, including:

  • Comprehensive benefits package (health, dental, life insurance and LTD insurance)
  • Pension plan (New Brunswick Public Service Pension Plan)
  • Competitive vacation and leave benefits

If you are interested in an exciting and rewarding career with WorkSafeNB, please apply online at www.worksafenb.ca by November 30, 2020.

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

For more information about WorkSafeNB, or this and other employment opportunities, please visit our website at worksafenb.ca.

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About WorkSafeNB

Organization

WorkSafeNB administers no-fault workplace accident and disability insurance for employers and their workers, funded solely through assessments on employers. All employers having three or more workers are obligated to obtain compensation coverage.

WorkSafeNB is committed to preventing workplace injuries and illness through education and enforcement of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

WorkSafeNB is administered by a board of directors consisting of the chairperson, a vice-chairperson, the president and CEO (non-voting member), the chairperson of the Appeals Tribunal (non-voting member), five members representing workers, and five members representing employers. Other than the president & CEO and the chairperson of the Appeals Tribunal, members of the board of directors serve part-time.

WorkSafeNB's mandate is to:

  • Promote the creation of a workplace safety culture in which all employees and employers view all occupational diseases and accidents as being preventable.
  • Promote an understanding, acceptance, and compliance with all legislation for which WorkSafeNB is responsible, including the enforcement of the OHS Act and regulations.
  • Provide timely compensation benefits, medical aid, rehabilitation, and safe return-to-work services to injured workers.
  • Provide sustainable insurance and insurance-related services to the employer community.
  • Represent stakeholders and provide recommendations and advice to government with respect to legislation, and publish such reports, studies, and recommendations WorkSafeNB considers advisable.

Assessments are affected by the level of activities in the province's workplaces, as are the resulting claims. There are also substantial assets that ensure WorkSafeNB will be able to provide the ongoing benefits promised to injured workers through a wage loss recovery insurance system. These funds are invested in the financial markets and investment returns are subject to the ups and downs of the marketplace.

Regional Services

WorkSafeNB's head office is located in Saint John. The WorkSafeNB Rehabilitation Centre is located in Grand Bay-Westfield. We also have offices in Grand Falls and Dieppe.

More Info

For more information, please visit www.worksafenb.ca

Toll Free: 1-800-999-9775

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