Office Manager - 1 year Maternity Leave Replacement

Office Manager - 1 year Maternity Leave Replacement

Choices for Youth Inc. (“Choices”) is a dynamic, progressive organization that empowers homeless and at-risk youth with innovative options and tools to move from street-life to more stable, healthy living situations.

Senior HR Specialist

Senior HR Specialist

Choices for Youth (CFY) is seeking a Senior Human Resources Specialist to join our team of committed individuals who collectively work to support high risk youth in recognizing that they are their own greatest opportunity for change! Our CFY team is here to offer youth the supportive infrastructure of access to essential services, skills building, employment, and psychosocial programs, through a housing first, and harm reduction philosophy to facilitate in youth’s transition towards healthy life change, stability, and growth.

At the core of CFY is our emphatic belief in young people and their potential. The key responsibility of the Choices for Youth ‘Senior HR Specialist’ is to keep this mission statement alive through our employees, and to enhance it through the policies that frame and guide the work we do here at CFY.

The ‘Senior HR Specialists’ role necessitates that the candidate has capacity to prioritize multiple high level projects, while ensuring the continuation of HR related day-to-day operational integrity (i.e. development and/or analysis of HR policies, while fielding employee needs, and time sensitive senior management requests). Demonstrated ability of this capacity will be required of you at the interview, should you be selected to proceed.

The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of the HR council of Canada, particularly as it relates to diversity in the work place, and utilizing this resource and others to continue fostering cultural sensitivity and inclusivity across CFY.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Choices For Youth ‘Senior HR Specialist’ will be responsible for the operations of Human Resources within CFY including (but not limited to):

  •   Fielding resumes and all recruitment (posting job advertisements, schedule interviews, complete reference checks, keep job descriptions current)
  •   Daily HR related telephone and email correspondence with employees, and external resources as necessary
  •  Navigating/prioritizing interdepartmental requests made to HR such as; employee relations, training, attendance, supporting senior leadership in development/action plan related conversations with employees, support and scheduling of exit interviews, and new hire orientation
  •  Commit to helping CFY achieve the goals of its strategic plan
  •  Help foster a social justice approach among employees
  • Workforce planning and employment
  • Risk Management
  •  HR Development
  •  Employee and labor relations
  • Occupational Health and Compensation
  • Other various assigned projects

Required Skills and Specifications

  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word
  • Able to exhibit a high level of confidentiality and flexibility towards change
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • A clear certificate of conduct and must be bondable

Qualifications and Experience

  • 3-5 years previous progressive experience in HR
  • While Experience in a nonprofit environment is considered an asset, the ability to highlight transferability of pertinent skills and knowledge from HR experience in the for-profit sector will be considered as well.
  • Human Resources (or related) degree/diploma from an accredited University or College
  • Experience with electronic HRMS is required
  • Organizational development/implementation of HRMS is an asset

Work Hours

The position will work 35 hours per week 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday. Some flexibility in work hours will be required to accommodate higher work volumes and organizational requirements.

Compensation

The salary for this position will be $58,000.00 to $62,000.00 annually. Choices offers a competitive compensation package, including: a health and dental program, employer-matched RRSP and four weeks’ vacation to qualifying employees.

How to Apply

Send your cover letter and resume explaining how you meet the requirements and include Job Reference # SHRS-07-2018 in the subject line via email or fax to:
 

Director of Programs and Operations
Choices for Youth
Email: employment@choicesforyouth.ca

Fax: (709) 726-3125

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Relief Workers (Call-In)

Choices for Youth is a dynamic, progressive organization that empowers homeless and at-risk youth with innovative options and tools to move from street-life to more stable, healthy living situations. Currently, The Choice’s Shelter and the Lilly Program are looking for Relief Workers. This is a call in, as needed, position. Relief workers will be trained to work at both programs and will require shift work including weekends, overnights, evenings, and holidays.  

The Lilly is a non-traditional safe and affordable housing program with in-house supports for homeless and at risk youth. Youth who live at the Lilly develop and engage in an individual support plan to identify employment and/or educational goals and actively engage in programming. As a relief worker at the Lilly, you will work as part of a team to ensure these goals are being met.  

Choices for Youth Shelter provides emergency, short-term housing for male and non-gender conforming youth between 16 and 29 years of age. As a relief counselor you will work as part of a staff team to ensure quality service to the youth that use the shelter services. This will include intake/assessments, providing supportive and crisis counseling, community liaising, advocacy and referrals to programs and services as required. Relief workers are also responsible for daily shelter operations including cleaning, meal preparation and other general duties. 

Qualifications and Experience: 
•    Post-Secondary education in Social Work, Social Sciences or related accredited program
•    Experience working with homeless and at risk youth
•    A sound knowledge of the issues facing homeless and marginalized youth
•    Experience in supportive counselling
•    Experience working with diverse populations
•    Demonstrated ability to work independently or as part of a team
•    Strong documentation and administrative skills
•    Demonstrated conflict resolution and de-escalation skills
•    First Aid and CPR, ASSIST, and a clear Certificate of Conduct

The following Skills are considered an asset: 
•    Knowledge or experience with substance misuse and mental health
•    Life skills and Employment counselling
•    Knowledge of community services and programs
•    Knowledge in DBT  

Rate of pay: $20.49 per hour + 4% vacation pay

Please submit resumes by Friday July 13th, 2018 to:
       Email: employment@choicesforyouth.ca
 

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