Human Rights & Inclusion Lead

Human Resources is dedicated to cultivating the optimal environment and culture to achieve organizational goals. This is achieved through the highest quality of Human Resources service, delivered to maximize the potential and contribution of our greatest asset - our people. Our vision is to inspire HR excellence and enable optimal organization performance making it possible for exceptional people to achieve exceptional results. 
 
Position Summary
 
The Department of Human Rights and Inclusion strives to create an equitable environment where people’s diverse perspectives are valued and inclusion is cultivated to engage, enable, and empower our people to deliver on HHS’ mission of Best Care for All.  The Human Rights and Inclusion Department offers confidential advice, guidance, consultation and training related to human rights, discrimination, harassment or workplace violence for those working or providing care at HHS.
 
Under the leadership of the Director of HR Operations & Labour Relations, the Human Rights & Inclusion Lead drives the implementation of human rights and inclusion initiatives to promote a culture of inclusion. The Lead will provide guidance and support to the Human Rights & Inclusion team and will work in collaboration with the HRBP team to provide information to leadership at HHS and key stakeholders. The Human Rights & Inclusion Lead will play a role in action planning, human rights and inclusion compliance, and ensuring that HHS policies and programs are designed to eliminate systemic discrimination. They lead the Department in providing independent and confidential service, including consultation for discrimination or workplace violence complaints and ensuring procedurally fair complaint resolution.
 
In addition, the Human Rights & Inclusion Lead will, 
• Provide professional knowledge and consultation in the area of Human Rights & Inclusion to all members of HHS
• Lead, promote, and implement human rights & inclusion projects/initiatives ensuring compliance to legislation, collective agreements and policies to enhance departmental outcomes with a positive impact to HHS
• Serve as a subject matter expert providing coaching, education and consultancy regarding Human Rights & Inclusion strategies to leadership at HHS, key stakeholders and HRBPs, enabling them to implement the Human Rights & Inclusion strategy
• Subject matter expert in Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC), the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and the Ontario Occupational and Safety Act (OHSA), in addition to individual concerns; and conducting related investigations as appropriate
• Apply comprehensive knowledge of employment legislation, collective agreements, jurisprudence, and current legal cases to ensure best possible outcomes minimizing risk and liability to HHS
• Administer HHS’ policies to promote accountability at all sites
• Build strategic relationships across the organization to promote the use of Human Rights & Inclusion for key transformational initiatives
• Serve as trainer or facilitator for Human Rights & Inclusion related curriculum and conduct New Employee, Physician & Resident Experience & Orientations 
• Responsible for the supervision of the Human Rights and Inclusion Team
 
Schedule Work Hours Mondays-Fridays, Days 
 
Qualifications
 

1. Undergraduate Degree in  Public Policy & Administration, Social Sciences, Humanities, Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Law or equivalent related experience, Master’s degree is an asset
2. Minimum of 7-10 years of experience of leading and successfully executing large scale, complex, enterprise-wide projects, including preparation and maintenance
3. Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in Hospital or related healthcare environment preferred
4. Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation is an asset 
5. Demonstrated leadership skills, including the ability to act as an informal leader, influencing performance driven teams while aligning with organization values, setting priorities and undertaking multiple tasks with tight deadlines
6. Demonstrated emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills; ability to influence an outcome across all levels through a consultative methodology
7. Ability to work independently and effectively as leader or member in teams, on task-forces, and committees
8. Understanding of effectiveness methodologies, change management, project management and process improvement skills.
9. Comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation, including the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health & Safety Act, Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act, the Employment Equity Act the Pay Equity Act and other relevant human rights legislation
10. Strong knowledge of diversity and inclusion principles, trends, research methods, ability to analyze and summarize qualitative and quantitative data, reporting
11. Strong ability to conduct research, design, develop plans/procedures/write reports
12. Ability to be creative and proactive in offering new approaches to problem solve

 
 
Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Services at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.
 
This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset 

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