Human Resources Advisor

by Southwestern Public Health

Date Posted: Apr 13, 2022
Education: University Degree
Southwestern Public Health

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 contract is expected to extend for a period of 12 months, subject to availability of work and funding. 

Southwestern Public Health is looking to recruit a Human Resources Advisor to help support our COVID-19 response and human resource needs.  Reporting to the Manager, Human Resources, the Human Resources Advisor will support day-to-day activities involving the planning, management, and evaluation of the human resource functions at the Health Unit, including: recruitment and selection, orientation and onboarding, health and safety (including WSIB), employee wellness.

This position provides consultation and guidance regarding employee and labour relation issues and ensures that leaders and staff are aware of health unit policies, procedures and legislative requirements pertaining to employee and labour relation matters in conjunction with the Manager, Human Resources.


  • Successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a related human resource management field of study from a post-secondary education institution that is recognized by the province of Ontario
  • Maintenance of a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation in good standing
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience working in human resource management and preferably in a multi-union environment
  • Thorough knowledge of labour relation principles and working knowledge of employment related legislation, regulations and practices
  • Experience in providing effective consultation towards labour and employee relations, including conflict and performance management
  • Effective leadership attributes to motivate and develop a relationship with peers and individuals reporting to the position
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a wide range of professionals
  • Proven ability to be a team player while leading and providing guidance and consultation to health unit leadership and staff
  • Ability to promote the values of shared leadership and team collaboration
  • 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.
The compensation for this role has a starting rate of $34.21 per hour along with a comprehensive compensation package.

To apply to this position, please visit, select "Apply Now" and submit your resume and cover letter in one document file.

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Immunization Requirements: Provide documentation you have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine or proof of one dose and a signed commitment to receive a second dose within the designed timeframe, and acknowledgement to follow Southwestern Public Health's policies and processes related to COVID-19 management in the workplace.
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 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.