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Human Resource Assistant

Ocean View Continuing Care Centre in Eastern Passage, NS, Canada

Facility: Ocean View Continuing Care Centre
Location: Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia
Job Category: Healthcare, Human Resource Management, Business Administration
Position Available: Full-Time (1.0 FTE)

Facility Description:

Ocean View is part of a larger social enterprise that consists of 2 long term care homes (Ocean View Continuing Care Center and The Birches) and an array of community offerings. In total we serve about 500 clients per year. Our workplace is second home to about 400 employees. Ocean View is a registered Charity and is governed by a Board of Directors.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Senior Director and working in partnership/collaboration with Directors and other members of the Ocean View and The Birches management teams, this position provides support to all managers related to key human resource functions of the enterprise.  The HR Assistant supports the recruitment and onboarding of new staff, document creation, maintenance of postings and vacancies, supports decision makers by providing relevant HR related data for organizational monitoring processes (e.g., Dashboard).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Responsibility for the recruitment and onboarding of new employees (including hire authorization process, job postings, resume organization, interview coordination, reference checks, vulnerable sector, and criminal record checks, creating job offers and related documents, HR aspects of the new hire orientation, and onboarding process, etc.). 
  • Maintains an accurate list of employees, position vacancies, and postings.
  • Creation and maintenance of all employee files.
  • Contributes to the collection and distribution of HR data.
  • Coordinates exit interviews to gain a more in depth understanding of turnover.
  • Facilitates monthly corporate orientation sessions.
  • Posts and maintains all internal/external job postings.
  • Provides administrative support (minutes, scheduling, agenda, etc.) for various teams and committees.

We are searching for candidates with the following:

  • 2 years of successful completion of post-secondary education (Office Administration, Business Administration, Human Resources).
  • 2 years’ experience in a Human Resources environment (preferably unionized), with experience in recruitment.
  • Experience in a unionized Long-term Care environment an asset.
  • Strong organizational skills, and advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and HR Information System (HRIS) programs.
  • Effective attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to respond appropriately in pressure situation with a calm and steady demeanour.
  • Access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license

We are actively encouraging applicants who wish to self-identify from a diverse community to please do so as diversity is important as we build our team.  Qualified candidates only please apply with a cover letter clearly outlining how you meet the requirements for this position.

Applications will be accepted until this position is filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.  Only those applicant chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Ocean View Continuing Care Centre Offers:

  • Free Parking & on Bus Route
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Comprehensive Orientation
  • A supportive work environment

Benefits: Ocean View offers a competitive compensation package including a comprehensive benefits package.

The successful candidate will be required to submit a criminal record and vulnerable sector check on offer of employment.  Please be aware that OVCCC is a pet friendly environment that is home to several animals including cats, birds, and rabbits.

Please apply in confidence to:

our Senior Director of Engagement and Accountability: