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Job Category: Human Resources

Division & Section: People & Equity, Occupational Health, Safety & Wellness

Work Location: CITY HALL, 100 Queen Street West

Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $83,228.60 - $97,770.40 TM1067 and Wage Grade 6.0.

Shift Information: Mon-Fri, 35 Hours Per Week

Affiliation: Non-Union

Number of Positions Open: 1

Posting Period: 07-JUN-2022 to 21-JUN-2022

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America and home to a diverse population of approximately 2.8 million individuals. Consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities, the City of Toronto is a global center for business, finance, arts and culture. People and Equity is a critical function within the City's complex multi-site, multi-division, multi- stakeholder and union and non-unionized environment. A team of approximately 33,500 employees are the driving force behind the City's ability to provide programs and services to residents, business and visitors to this community.

In the face of rising challenges associated with mental health and well-being in work environments, the City is dedicated to creating a healthy, safe and engaged workplace. We aspire to be an employer that integrates proactive mental health promotion and wellness strategies into all aspects of its operations.

Our Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness team is looking for a knowledgeable HR Consultant, Health and Wellness (Indigenous Health & Well-Being) to join our People and Equity Division on permanent basis. Reporting to Manager of Employee Health and Wellness/Employee Assistance Program (EAP), you will play an important role in Indigenous employee health and wellness initiatives at the City of Toronto.

You will provide ongoing support, consultation, and guidance to the Employee Health and Wellness section of People and Equity Division on the needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis staff.

In this permanent full-time role, you will participate in development and implementation of a comprehensive, multidisciplinary Indigenous Health and Well-being Strategy for the City of Toronto. The HR Consultant, Indigenous Health and Well-Being will provide expert advice and consultation to City divisions, key decision-makers and partners, aiming to foster cross-team awareness, collaboration and engagement in matters related to a proactive wellness strategy. By applying your knowledge of the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace and knowledge in Indigenous health and wellness initiatives, you will provide ongoing support to the Employee Health and Wellness section on the needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis staff. You will be instrumental in delivery of high-quality, comprehensive mental health and wellness programs, training and communications. The HR Consultant, Indigenous Health and Well-Being will provide Indigenous staff with ongoing health and wellness support that is culturally relevant and addresses the impacts of colonization.

What will you do?

  • Provide support and advice in the research, design, development, implementation and evaluation of health and wellness strategy for Indigenous employees.
  • Provide consultation and expertise in the area of Indigenous health and wellbeing, developing knowledge on best practices, contributing to the development and enhancement of new and existing tools and resources.
  • Engage and work collaboratively with senior management, managers, supervisors, unions, Joint Health and Safety Committees on best practices for emotional wellbeing, mental health and psychological health and safety in the workplace to improve conditions for employee well-being through the development of corporate strategies, policies, programs and services.
  • Participate in the divisional wellness committee and participate as a member in various work groups, committees and project groups as required, to successfully implement employee wellness initiatives and programs for the division.
  • Build strong working relationships and collaborate effectively on cross functional teams with colleagues, clients, client teams, vendors and carriers.
  • Contribute to organizational excellence by providing expertise on wellness programs and best practices from an Indigenous perspective.
  • Act as an advocate for mental health promotion activities.

What do you bring to the role?

  • Post-secondary degree in Health and Wellness studies (Psychology, Health Promotion, Public Health etc.) is a strong asset, but will not be required for a candidate with extensive relevant experience delivering results in a similar role. Lived experience as a member of Indigenous and/or other equity deserving community is an asset. Certification in Psychological Safety/Workplace and/or Mental Health is an asset.
  • Considerable experience developing and implementing mental health strategies, services, supports and wellness programs, preferably in a public service environment, supported by excellent project management skills.
  • Considerable experience consulting and delivery of adult education on corporate-wide initiatives and programs, utilizing excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Experience facilitating working groups and managing multiple high-priority concurrent tasks.
  • Considerable knowledge of mental health promotion theory and principles, and its application on employees and workplaces.
  • High level of accountability, motivation, customer service focus and team orientation.
  • Excellent qualitative and quantitative research and analytical skills (e.g. survey development, data analysis, report writing).
  • Ability to exercise good judgement and decision-making in handling complex sensitive situations, using tact and discernment, while upholding confidentiality.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as with multi-disciplinary teams. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with all levels of staff and union representatives.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • MS Office suite proficiency (Excel, MS Access, MS Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant standards and legislation (e.g., National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, Ontario Human Rights Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act) and initiatives, such as Canada's Mental Health at Work Essentials Certification program, with the ability to provide consultation on their significance and relevancy.

Note: All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's Mandatory Vaccination Policy. Candidates will be required to show proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City's commitment to employment equity.

Accommodation

The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Learn more about the City's Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process.

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