HR Generalist

Wychwood Tigers Daycare
6 mos contract, working approximately 20 hours/wk with flexibility on times and day.
May 30, 2019
July 29, 2019
Employment Type
Designations Required/Preferred



The Opportunity


An ideal opportunity to make a meaningful impact, leave a lasting legacy, build trust and differentiate the organization as a employer.   In this newly created role you will be expected to champion and implement HR best practices and play an integral role in a cultural transformation.  You will work closely with our team to understand their needs and be a trusted advisor. There will be day to day HR administration, and your primary role will be to set up the organization with HR practices that can be maintained after your contract has concluded.


The candidate will provide the daycare Supervisor with HR expertise / strategy and guidance, and work together as a team to create a meaningful, progressive and innovative work culture.


This role is an ideal opportunity for a dynamic individual who is people-oriented, possesses excellent influencing skills and loves project work.  Working independently, this role does have access to a Senior Strategic HR advisor and legal expertise to help craft policy and procedures.


The Reward


The contract is for 6 months, working between 20-24 hours per week.  There is flexibility on the work dates and times, as well as the flexibility for dual work locations - daycare center and home.  


Who are you?


You’re someone who is eager to share their expertise and experience. You love the autonomy and flexibility of HR project work.  You are comfortable working on your own, and can easily dictate the work outcomes and deliverables. You don’t need a “boss” or a team to get your job done.  You are a professional, that understands the fundamental and pivotal role HR can play to strengthen an organization.


What will you do?


Below are some of the primary responsibilities you will be taking on in this newly created  role:


  • Reporting directly to the Supervisor, this role will provide advice, guidance and support to the entire daycare team in all HR-related areas (employee relations, performance management, training and development, disability management, etc.);


    Research, and coordinate training opportunities for team members


    Support Supervisor and Team Members with the interpretation and refinement of policies and procedures;


    Review and make recommendations for leave programs - Parental Leave, Family Emergency leave, Sick leave etc.  


    Provide support in the implementation, communication and administration of recruitment, onboarding, training and the performance management program


What type of experience  do you have?


  • Post-secondary Degree or Diploma in Human Resources                                     


    5+ years human resources experience with a focus on Employee Relations - ideally a Generalist or Business Partner role


    CHRP designation considered a definite asset.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


    Strong computer skills-Microsoft Office products and HRIS system experience


    In-depth knowledge of human resources policy and practice.  Proven ability to quickly interpret and explain relevant employee legislation.


What skill set would you bring to the table?


  • Self- motivated, ambitious and entrepreneurial – with excellent organizational and  multi-tasking skills.


    Flexible, well-organized, able to work independently without daily direction


    A proven ability to develop trust and relationships quickly


    Strong coaching, facilitation skills, problem solving, written and verbal communication skills


    Professional in maintaining a high level of confidentiality and discretion  


    Collaborative approach, confident communicator, flexible and solution focussed


    A true passion for People, HR and building organizations


Who are we?


Located in the Casa Loma neighborhood of Toronto, the employer provides a quality child care in a warm, nurturing environment for children ages 2½ to 12. Summer camp programming is available for the community.  Located near Wells Hill Park, Wychwood Barns, Hillcrest Park and Sir Winston Churchill Park. Just a 5 minute walk from the St. Clair West subway station. The daycare continues to evolve and is looking for an experience HR Generalist to provide recommendations and support.


Excited?  Sound like you?  Next steps, read carefully:



Please provide a cover letter outlining how you feel you could make a lasting impact to help implement HR best practices. We want to hear why a contract role would be ideal for you and what you think some of the challenges might be with this newly created role.   Tell us about your work experience, your salary expectations and how you feel this role could fit into your schedule.



We thank everyone for their interest, however only the successful candidates will be contacted.   The ideal candidate would be in place by Summer, however there is some flexibility for the start date.



Please email your cover letter and resume in one .pdf document to



We are committed to workplace diversity and provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process.


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