In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority), patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Reporting to the Manager, HR Client Services, the HR Consultant provides HR consulting and coaching to Managers to develop and implement human resource strategies to improve service, achieve goals, and resolve issues. As part of the consulting process, the HR Consultant provides knowledge and expertise on all aspects of the employment relationship including recruitment and retention, work design, job development and classification, team development, performance management, employee engagement, and change and transition. The HR Consultant also provides interpretation and advice related to collective agreements, non-contract terms and conditions, legal statutes and organizational policy and collaborates with Managers to negotiate resolution to labour relations issues.
The HR Consultant promotes and fosters a consultative and problem-solving approach that contributes to the achievement of the goals and objectives of the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) and works closely with Labour Relations Leaders and HR Strategic People Leadership for program direction, professional guidance, and expertise.
Education, Training And Experience
A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in a related area such as Human Resource or Business Administration and five (5) years' recent related experience in a large, complex, multi-union organization.
Skills And Abilities
Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines and labour law
Demonstrated consulting, coaching, and facilitation skills
Ability to build and maintain relationships and communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
Process-oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Influencing and negotiation skills
Commitment to client service, teamwork, and collaboration
Ability to organize work and manage competing and shifting priorities
Ability to manage self in a variety of situations, maintaining a high level of professionalism