Human Resources Advisor – Employee Wellness

School District No. 39 (Vancouver)

School District No. 39 (Vancouver)

Human Resources Advisor – Employee Wellness

The Vancouver School District is an exciting and dynamic school district which offers a wide range of opportunities for more than 50,000 learners from Kindergarten to adult.  Our diverse School District employs almost 8,000 employees which are represented by 14 bargaining units as well as exempt management staff.

We are looking for a Human Resources Advisor to join our Employee Wellness Team within our Employee Services Division.  In this role you will be responsible for ensuring our Wellness and Attendance Support program follows district guidelines to provide a caring, supportive inquiry about absences that significantly exceed peer group averages.  Your empathetic and knowledgeable approach will provide employees with programs and resources available to them in each of the 14 collective bargaining unions and community resources to support employee wellbeing.  Your coaching skills will assist supervisors, managers and principals/vice-principals with the tools they need to have supportive conversations with employees struggling to attend work.  Your organization and attention to detail skills will assist you in planning and preparing wellness programs and initiative as well as professional development opportunities and leadership training sessions.  Your day to day work will involve conducting attendance support conversations, meeting with union representatives and employees and liaising with our Employee Family Assistance Program and other resource providers to ensure our district has the appropriate resources to support employees to attend work regularly and bring their best to work each day.

Your strong communication and business writing skills are imperative for conveying information clearly both internally and externally in occasionally emotionally charged situations.  As well you will possess the ability to deal with sensitive issues objectively and to use your problem-solving skills to apply to complex circumstances. Your organizational ability allows you to effectively manage your time, prioritize demand and juggle administrative tasks.  You hold a university degree in a related field such as human resources, public health/ health sciences or psychology. Your experience will ideally have been gained in a multi-union public sector environment with 5 years of progressively responsible human resources or health promotion.

Core Responsibilities:
Reports to the Manager – Employee Wellness, the Employee Wellness Advisor is responsible for the implementation and coordination of programs and practices related to the well-being of employees and attendance support. Provides support to the Principals, Managers and supervisory staff in the case management of employees in the Wellness and Attendance Support program.

Specific Responsibilities:

Wellness and Attendance Support
  • Administers the employee wellness and attendance support program
  • Oversees the Wellness Assistant, responsible for business systems for the collection of electronic employee attendance records for all employee groups
  • Follows guidelines for identifying and supporting workplace attendance through informal and formal conversations that bring awareness and resources for the employee to consider
  • Coaches supervisors on how to have a supportive conversation

Employee Wellness
  • Administers and promotes employee wellness resources and programs to engage employees and promote health and wellbeing within the district
  • Plans and leads wellness initiatives that builds employee resilience, mental wellbeing and health by planning and deploying a range of health promotion initiatives
  • Develops and implements wellness workshops for professional development days

  • Facilitates training sessions as needed to ensure the Wellness and Attendance Support program is understood and followed by all newly hired exempt supervisors.
  • Facilitates Mental Health Workshops for staff and Leadership team

Internal Relationships
  • Works closely with Employee Services staff and exempt supervisors
  • Interacts on a case by case basis with individual site managers/administrators
  • Regular interaction with all union groups. Supervises direct report: Wellness Assistant

Other related duties as assigned

Apply via  by July 19 at 4:30 p.m.  and include a cover letter and resume.
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Organization: School District No. 39 (Vancouver)
Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Human Resources
Posted: July 5, 2019, 10:29 am
Expires: July 19, 2019, 4:30 pm

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