The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
Human Resources Consultant
The Workplace Consultant, Human Resources, Workplace Experience Network (WEN) reports to Team Leader, works in a matrixed human resources (HR) team, and is accountable for providing a full range of HR services to operational partners including management staff and line employees for an assigned Agency/Program area(s). The Workplace Consultant is the first point of contact for operational partners within their assigned portfolio, consults on a wide variety of issues including organizational development, recruitment and selection, labour relations (LR) including collective agreement and policy interpretation and staff training and development, works closely with WEN team and centralized HR partners. The Workplace Consultant is a strategic partner to an operational group, promoting and fostering a consultative and proactive problem solving employee relations/labour relations approach and contributing to the overall strategic design and implementation of work processes that enable client groups to achieve their business outcomes. The Workplace Consultant also participates on leadership teams and in HR special assignments, projects and events that have PHSA and Agency wide application.
The Workplace Consultant provides leadership to others by providing advice and guidance in situations requiring interpretation and judgment. Represents the organization at labour management meetings, negotiates resolutions both locally and provincially to labour relations issues independently and/or in conjunction with centralized HR partners. Works collaboratively with the team to ensure consistent application of relevant policies, collective agreements and terms and conditions of employment. Decisions are made through creative problem solving and independent judgment while keeping the organizational goals of both Agency level and PHSA wide in mind. Contacts involve negotiating and facilitating consensus to guide and lead others in making sound human resource decisions and to bring closure and/or resolution to outstanding issues.
A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources plus seven (7) to ten (10) years of progressively more senior experience in a unionized setting and in dealing with conflict resolution.
Working knowledge of standard human resource policies and practices and related employment legislation. Models a commitment to service and being a strategic HR business partner within a complex organization. An accomplished communicator and active listener with a demonstrated ability to negotiate and influence within a collaborative framework. Demonstrated ability to work as an effective member of a team and to work independently. Demonstrated initiative to analyze and resolve problems quickly and efficiently. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to mentor and engage others to ensure success in the workplace. Demonstrated ability to build strong, positive relationships and effectively work with various stakeholders and colleagues/staff in a consultative manner. Ability to communicate ideas and concepts and to prepare correspondence, reports, minutes and summaries. Comprehension of the importance of the balance of confidentiality and disclosure necessary for effective communications and requirements of collective agreements. Commitment to the value of continuous learning and an open curiosity for new ideas and innovation. Ability to make formal presentations. Ability to use related equipment including HR information systems, word processing, spreadsheet, database and internet tools.
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PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.