Human Resources Associate

  • Southwestern Public Health
  • 1230 Talbot St., St. Thomas, ON, Canada
  • Apr 27, 2021
Temporary Human Resources

Job Description

Southwestern Public Health prides itself on the flexible work environment that employees have come to appreciate and value. SWPH is a workplace where employees are integral to the research, planning, collaborative efforts and delivery of programs and services.

This position is anticipated for a period of one year, subject to availability of work and funding.

Southwestern Public Health is looking to recruit a temporary full-time Human Resources Associate to help support our COVID-19 response and human resource needs.   Reporting to the Manager, Human Resources, Southwestern Public Health is looking for a highly motivated, self-directed and innovative professional who is able to hit the ground running.  As an exciting opportunity to be part of the Human Resources portfolio, this position will look to provide recruitment, orientation, volunteer management and administrative support to assist in achieving the objectives of the health unit.  This position will play a key role in the work associated with the coordination and support to volunteer management as it relates to Southwestern Public Health’s mass vaccination program.

As a successful candidate, you will be an energetic individual who wants to learn and welcomes challenges. You must be well organized and have an elevated level of multi-tasking, precision, accuracy, adherence to timeliness, and providing superior customer service with a high degree of confidentiality.

Essential Qualifications

  • Successful completion of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent as recognized by the Province of Ontario
  • Graduate of a recognized post-secondary program in Human Resources Management.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of recent and relevant professional administrative support; in a human resource setting would be highly regarded
  • Judgment in setting priorities, identifying issues and determining action required.
  • Advanced computer skills, particularly Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel and Access
  • Self-directed individual who is flexible, adaptable and able to operate in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as excellent grammar, spelling, proofreading and composition skills
  • Proven ability to multi-task, problem-solve, work under pressure, deal with multiple requests, know how to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Sensitive in recognizing and dealing with confidential issues
  • Required to travel between health unit sites on a regular basis to provide administrative support.
  • A criminal reference check completed within the last six (6) months from a Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC), inclusive of vulnerable sector screening, will be required of the successful candidate.
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Southwestern Public Health strives to meet the standards set out in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Customer Service Regulation, and will support candidates to modify our recruitment and selection process, should there be a need to modify or remove barriers in order to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should a candidate be contacted and require accommodation at any point throughout the recruitment and selection processes, please notify the Human Resources representative who has contacted you.