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Thunder Bay, Canada, North America
Career Level:
Post secondary education in related field
Job type:
Full time
$20/hr for 36 hrs/week
Apply before:
28 Feb, 2017

Human Resources Internship

About this job

HAGI Community Services for Independence is a not-for-profit, charitable organization serving persons with a disability and seniors in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario.

Our mandate is to, “improve the quality of life for persons with a disability including seniors by providing services that enable persons with physical disabilities to play an active role in their community", with the goal to provide services which allow persons with a disability the freedom to make independent choices about their lifestyle. We provide the following core services: Barrier-Free Housing, Support Care Services, Recreational Programs for People with Disabilities and Seniors

POSITION: Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, it is the responsibility of the Human Resources Coordinator to lead the development of fair and equitable policies and practices that promote a positive work environment where employees feel valued for their contributions.  This includes the responsibility of ensuring that relevant information is always communicated and to stay informed and have knowledge of the processes and regulations. All functions of this position will be done in conjunction to the organizations mandate:   "to improve the quality of life for seniors and persons with a disability."


Oversee the staff recruitment process including assist the Executive Director and Managers in personnel management, including compensation, promotions and disciplinary actions. Ensure employees have clear goals and expectations and an up to date job description. Lead union negotiations for Collective Agreement and provide guidance with grievance resolution and interpretation of the agreements.

Handle employee complaints and incidents, including conflict resolution, accidents, health and safety concerns, work refusals, and investigations recruiting, screening and setting up of interviews. Assist Department Managers to formally evaluate employee performance and provide feedback, coaching, and direction on improving employee performance.



University or college graduate who has graduated within the last three years from an accredited college or university.

Degree in Human Resources or General Business with a Human Resources background or Diploma in Human Resources or General Business with a Human Resources background. This position must provide the intern with a first full-time employment in their field of study. Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Excellent organizational, coordination and time management skills to determine priorities, meet timelines and manage several assignments simultaneously.  

Advanced knowledge of all employment legislation and Government Acts. Use of sound judgment and tact to implement practical options/solutions while anticipating future problems. Excellent communication skills; demonstrated ability to produce well written and researched documents.

Intermediate skill level and experience in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Work independently, or as part of the team, and effectively and proactively manage inter-personal conflict. Upon hire, submission of a current Criminal Records Check satisfactory to Employer  


Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to: info@hagi.ca.  

Individuals may also submit an application directly to: Hiring Committee, HAGI Community Services for Independence, Thunder Bay, 1201 Jasper Drive, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6R2.   The HAGI CSI is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations during the recruitment process will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants may make accommodation requests when contacted for an interview. We thank all applicants; however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.


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