HR Generalist

Covenant House Toronto

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Update day: 13-02-2024

Location: Toronto Ontario

Category: Human Resources


Job type: Fixed term contract

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People & Culture Senior Generalist 1 Year Contract, Full time Hybrid, Downtown Toronto For forty years, we have maintained a steadfast dedication to our mission: supporting the vulnerable youth who come through our doors. To this day, we remain committed to this duty. Covenant House helps youth ignite their potential and reclaim their lives. As Canada’s largest agency serving youth who are homeless, trafficked or at risk, we offer the widest range of services to hundreds of young people every day.

More than a place to stay, we provide 24/7 crisis shelter and transitional housing on-site and in the community, along with comprehensive services including education, counselling, health care, employment assistance, job training and after-care. Since 1982, Covenant House has supported more than 100,000 young people. As a national leader, we educate and advocate for long-term change to improve the lives of vulnerable youth. This includes influencing public policy, leading awareness and prevention programs and continually building and sharing our knowledge.

As a learning organization, we strive for excellence and programs with impact. We provide life-changing care with unconditional love and respect. We meet youth’s immediate needs and then we work together to achieve their future goals. Thanks to our donors, who contribute 80 per cent of our $44.2-million annual operating budget, we are able to deliver these comprehensive programs and services.

Overview: You have a positive attitude and bring a passion for People and Culture. You strive for continuous improvement and enjoy researching and keeping up to date on the latest human resources practices and technologies. In this position, you will be called upon to apply your organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills to coordinate and administer all functions for assigned Business units. The People and Culture Senior Generalist will provide knowledge and support including but not limited to employee relations, new hire interactions, People and Culture policies and procedures, advisement to managers on employee matters, recruitment and selection.

To excel in the role, you must be someone who is able to handle a variety of responsibilities in an accurate, detail-oriented way while keeping organized multiple assignments and maintaining deadlines. Responsibilities: Proactively partners with leaders to identify and understand the strategic people issues specific to the business unit and provides advice and expertise, through new and innovative HR ideas, to develop short-term and long-term business strategies, solutions and action plans that support the achievement of current and changing needs and objectives of the business and organization.Acts as an advisor by providing guidance and/or coaching on sensitive confidential and complex HR issues, ensuring compliance with Covenant House Toronto’s policies, Employment Standards and other regulatory employment and human rights requirements.Maintains an awareness of emerging trends and best practices in People and Culture and liaisons with People and Culture peers to ensure policies and procedures stay current and market competitive.Partners in the execution and management of a variety of programs in the areas of Talent Acquisition, Organization Effectiveness and Design etc.Supports recruitment needs, events and functions as required.Supports supervisors and managers with investigations and resolves sensitive employee issues and complaints.Champions change by partnering with business leaders and other internal departments to develop timely and appropriate communication and action plans.Effectively manage employee relations practices to facilitate communication between managers and employees through standardized performance management and effective coaching.Participate in various health and safety activities, including the Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee, to ensure a high awareness of employee safety.Leads and/or participates in key projects that support business goals and objectives.Other miscellaneous duties and projects as assigned Qualifications: Graduate of a relevant postsecondary or postgraduate program with a focus on HR ManagementMinimum 5-7 years’ experience as a Human Resources Generalist preferably in a not-for-profit environment preferredCHRP or working towards it an assetAttention to detail for grammar, format and numeracy Experience working with HRIS, ATS, Microsoft Suite of ProductsKnowledge of labour laws, ESA, Human Rights Code, etc.Eager to learn and take initiative and ability to influence Demonstrated ability to learn and use technology in the workplace to automate processesExceptional interpersonal skills, tact and professionalismStrong written and verbal communication skillsAbility to manage multiple assignmentsExcellent planning, organization, and prioritizing skillsPositive, friendly, and helpful approach to work Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resume and cover letter directly to this posting on or by August 4, 2023. Please note, only candidates selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted. No agencies or phone calls, please.

As an employer, Covenant House is committed to building an organization that reflects the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. We encourage applications from qualified individuals who represent diverse communities. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Covenant House Policies on Accommodation, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of Covenant House recruitment process. To ensure the safety of our staff, youth and volunteers, Covenant House Toronto has implemented a mandatory COVID 19 Vaccination Policy in compliance with the City of Toronto.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, exemptions will only be granted to individuals based on applicable medical/religious grounds.
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Deadline: 29-03-2024

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