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HR Business Partner

Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities
Scarborough, Ontario
Competitive salary, benefits and HOOPP pension plan
Closing date
May 13, 2023

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Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC) is dedicated to meeting the diverse, holistic health needs of the people of Scarborough by addressing the physical, mental, social, financial and environmental aspects of their health.  Through the promotion of healthy lifestyles and delivery of a comprehensive range of culturally competent health and social services, we cultivate vital and connected communities.


We are currently looking to hire a:


Human Resources Business Partner

1-Full Time (35 hrs/wk)






As the Human Resources Business Partner in a progressive organization which believes in continuous improvement, you will play a key role in helping employees and managers achieve outstanding results.


Key areas of responsibility:


You will be involved in projects and other organization initiatives in addition to providing direct support in areas such as: departmental development, Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), employee/labour relations, training and development, benefits, compensation, organizational development, recruitment monitoring compliance within the agency and through legislation and employment.


General Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for updating and maintaining all human resources based inventory, design of the system, and workflow to ensure documents are updated timely and appropriately.
  • Performs in depth evaluation and monitoring of current HR procedures to identify ways to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of HR processes more efficient and eliminate aspects that are not valuable.
  • Develops and documents supporting business process information for purposes of decision making, consistency, and alignment, including developing process flow maps for current and future state process improvement efforts.
  • Assess HR processes to identify and design the most efficient means necessary for process improvement as well as support the communication and implementation of identified changes.
  • Conducts and utilizes research regarding best practices to develop recommendations for internal HR policy and procedure updates.
  • Partners with HR Manager to modify or create HR policies and procedures to ensure compliance and/or support process changes.
  • Ensures all processes are in compliance with legislation, organizational policies, and regulatory standards.
  • Develops a wide variety of written materials (e. g. forms, procedures, reports, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference and/or conveying information.
  • Monitors changes in environment and legislation and regulatory standards which may affect HR policies and procedures, to ensure continued compliance.
  • Serves as a business partner to HR policies and procedures by responding to inquiries requesting policy clarification.
  • Supports Human Resources Manager by assisting with policy and process harmonization.
  • Identifies trends, next practices and recommend opportunities (e. g., training and other tools) that will improve understanding and interpretation of HR policies and procedures.
  • Writes, rewrites and ensures publication of HR policies and procedures once approved.
  • Prepares and maintains company salary structure, job documentation, and job evaluation systems.
  • Initiates and supports the execution and integration of special projects as required.
  • Advises program managers and directors on a wide range of employee relations issues.
  • Assists HR Manager with labour relations issues and initiatives.
  • Leads execution of employee town halls and staff recognition events.
  • Leads the exit interview process in the organization.
  • Preforms as a fully versed back-up to the HR Administrator role, including validation of payroll process, preparing and distributing payroll, HRIS and Ministry reporting, administration group health & dental benefits, group RRSP and HOOPP pension plan 


  • Supports program managers and directors with recruitment tasks including but not limited to job description development, job postings, applicant screening, interview guide development, interviews, offer letters and new employee onboarding and orientation.
  • Takes a lead role in recruitment related outreach initiatives, including internal and external career fairs, partnerships with educational institutions and professional associations, etc.
  • Assists hiring managers with reference checks as required.

Leave of Absence and Claims Management 


  • Responsible to ensure all STD/LTD/ WSIB /Life claims are processed and managed efficiently.
  • Administer and explain benefits to employees, serve as liaison between employees and insurance carriers.
  • Assists program managers and directors with the employee early and safe return to work process, including gradual return to work plans and modified work agreements.
  • Advises program managers and directors on employee leave management, including pregnancy and parental leave, as well as other ESA legislated leaves.

Scope and Accountability


  • Regularly consults with program Managers/Directors on direction required for recruitment processes, new hires, new staff orientations & required H.R. outstanding records items Coordinates implementation of services, policies, and programs; report to the Manager of Human Resources , assists and advises the Executive Director about Human Resources issues. The Human Resources Generalist will work in consultation with Managers and Directors for process development and will keep all of the above and staff updated on policy compliance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned that are reasonable within the scope of the job.

Educational and/or Professional Qualifications:


  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities either attained from a degree or diploma from an accredited university or college program with a major in Human Resources or through an equivalent level of experience.
  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) is considered an asset.

Level of Experience:


  • Minimum of three years of experience in a Human Resources Generalist or Business Partner capacity.
  • Experience in a broad scope of H.R. functions including but not limited to benefits administration, HRIS, recruitment and training.

Skills and Attributes


  • Strong knowledge and commitment to legislation including Employment Standards, Ministry of Labour, Canadian Employment Law.
  • Dedication to continuous learning and self-development.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to prioritize needs of HR functions to problem solve effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative to perform daily work as well as be an active and contributing member of a team.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers, and various software applications including Microsoft Office, accounting software.
  • Thorough knowledge of HRIS systems.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience with conflict resolution techniques is considered an asset.
  • Capacity to strongly develop and maintain partnerships with Professional Colleges/Associations and external networks.
  • Sensitivity and awareness of cultural, racial, economic, and socially diverse communities.
  • Valid Driver’s License to drive in Ontario and access to a vehicle.

Significant Working Conditions


Flexibility of hours – occasional evenings or weekend work may be required

Some travel will be required to travel to multiple organization locations

Please reply in confidence to HR: By email:  

Note: Please quote HRBP Position in the subject line.

SCHC values equity, inclusion and accessibility. We welcome those who have a demonstrated commitment to upholding these values and who will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit  peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, newcomers, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or LGBTQ2S+

Please note that all qualified candidates, eligible to be employed in Canada, are encouraged to apply.

As an employer, we strive for excellence as a workplace and are committed to building a workforce that enhances our capacity to meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve. SCHC is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all stakeholders including our clients, employees, job applicants, suppliers and any visitors who may enter our premises, access our information or use our services. We respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and its associated regulations.

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