• SERVICE AREA: Human Resources
  • LOCATION: Kerry’s Place Head Office Region – Aurora
  • POSITION STATUS: Permanent Full-time
  • HOURS OF WORK: 40 hours per week
  • HOURLY PAY RATE:  $76,980.80 – $97,988.80 per year

CLOSING DATE: 4:30pm, September 30, 2022

Are you looking for a meaningful career full of lifelong learning and everyday adventures? 

At Kerry’s Place, we help enhance the quality of life for more than 8000 people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) each year! Our dedicated team of professionals have become experts in the field through our continuous training and development programs. Get ready for a fun and vibrant career because every day is an adventure at Kerry’s Place!

Why Join our Team? 

We offer an amazing compensation package with a strong focus on health and wellness. We`re proud to offer our employees:

  • 4 Weeks of Paid Vacation per year to start
  • Additional 2 Paid Flex Days annually
  • Employer Paid Group Benefits Program
  • Employer Matched Pension Program (3% employer match)
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plan (optional)
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Employer-Paid Training Programs
  • Corporate Membership discount for Goodlife Fitness
  • Career Development & Internal Growth Opportunities Available

About the Role: 

The incumbent is an integral contributor of the Employee and Labour Relations team by building positive relationships with Unions and our client groups by being able to achieve solutions aligned to the organizational strategy. Reporting to the VP Human Resources this position is accountable for negotiating and implementing collective agreements between Kerry’s Place and four unionized groups, and leading a team of HR Managers. The Director implements programs and oversees compliance with the collective agreements, and provides advice, expertise and guidance to multiple stakeholders. The Director is responsible for managing the grievance process to resolution through communication, education and/or investigation and preparing and presenting cases for arbitration.

  • Leads and support all labour relations issue to provide effective and responsive support to our Management team and HR Management team. These include, but not limited to the following:
    1. Lead collective bargaining and negotiations with various bargaining unions
    2. Lead and support the interpretation and application of the collective agreements and/or labour implications of organizational decisions; including the grievance process.
    3. Builds and maintains professional and productive relationship with senior members of the bargaining unions.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree business/industrial relations/human resources
  • Human Resource designation i.e. CHRL preferred
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate preferred
  • 7 or more years’ experience in a human resources or labour relations role in a unionized environment
  • Develop and review HR related policies
  • Proven success in client relationship management with an ability to develop credibility and influence decisions
  • Experience in leading union negotiations, chairing grievance meetings, and preparing complex cases for Arbitration
  • Experience in conducting complex workplace investigations and supporting and defending Human Rights Claims
  • Ability to lead and manage effectively in a large, multi-site, matrixed, fluid, and fast-paced environment
  • Solid knowledge of Human Resources policies and procedures, and employment-related legislation (Labour Relations Act, Pay Equity Act, Human Rights Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, Employment Standards Act, etc.)
  • Superior knowledge of legal principles and framework associated with all aspects of Labour Relations (including collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, discipline and discharge, performance management, attendance management, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct data analysis (cost/benefit), interpret information, resolve complex issues and prepare recommendations and proposals that support business objectives
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel including advanced working knowledge of creating and managing complex spreadsheets and/or other technical programs e.g. HRIS
  • Excellent communication skills to enable collaboration with all levels of the organization and the ability to synthesize technical material into easily understood language
  • Must be able to travel between all sites as required.
  • As a condition of employment, all employees must have and provide proof of full Covid-19 Immunization. Where a person is unable to vaccinate for human rights protected reasons, an accommodation may be provided.

Kerry’s Place is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from all qualified persons. Kerry’s Place is also committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

To apply:

  • Internal applicants – Please apply through ADP. Log in and go to Myself > Talent > Career Centre
  • External applicants – Click here to apply

This position is open to Internal and External applicants. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We thank all applicants for your interest in Kerry’s Place Autism Services.

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