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Job Number:  37970
Human Resources Assistant
Job Posted: Friday, 8 September 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 29 September 2017
(53 days ago)
Canuck Place Children's Hospice
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is looking for a Human Resources Assistant to join our  team. This position supports the Director, Human Resources, the Human Resources Officer and the organization in all aspects of Human Resources (HR) related functions, as well as providing backup support to the Payroll and Benefits Coordinator with respect to staff benefits inquiries, employee information and changes.  They work closely with staff, volunteers, candidates, families, agencies and the general public and act as an ambassador for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH).



  • Supporting the recruitment process by posting jobs, screening resumes, preparing interview questions and packages, arranging interviews, conducting references, preparing offer of employment letters, contacting unsuccessful candidates, etc.
  • Ensures a smooth on-boarding process for new hires through proper orientation and completion of required documentation.
  • Drafts or updates job descriptions as required.
  • Supports the compensation process as required.
  • Conducts research with other organizations regarding coverage and eligibility under various benefit plans.
  • Coordinates HR and Hospice-wide surveys and questionnaires by inputting data, gathering results, summarizing data, and communicating findings to Director, Human Resources or HR Officer.
  • Completes external surveys for governmental bodies.
  • Prepares correspondence and reports as required.
  • Coordinates and assists with various activities, events, meetings and projects as required.
  • Coordinates and supports the performance management program as required.
  • Participates in the annual review of HR policies and drafts new or updates existing policies as required, for approval by the Director, Human Resources or HR Officer.
  • Maintains employee files/information both manually and via an HRIS.



A diploma in a Human Resources focused program coupled with a minimum of two (2) years directly related experience in a Human Resources role performing a variety of administrative functions, or an equivalent combination of relevant education & experience.  Experience working in a non-profit or health care organization is preferred.  Knowledge of health sector union contracts as well as payroll experience is an asset.



  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals at all levels.
  • Strong business correspondence writing skills.
  • Demonstrated accuracy and a keen eye for details.
  • Collaborative team player with a high level of initiative and common sense thinking.
  • Ability to work independently, make things happen and recommend changes to improve processes.
  • Demonstrated tact, diplomacy, professionalism and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Sound knowledge of Human Resources principles and practices as well as Employment Standards and Human Rights legislation.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to plan and prioritize workload and multi-task.
  • Demonstrated flexibility with respect to juggling and meeting priorities, work schedule, etc.
  • Good research skills and the ability to compile and summarize information received.
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Adept with Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS).
  • Easy access to a vehicle and a clear and valid Class 5 BC driver’s license is an asset.


Note: Flexibility is necessary, as this position may require occasional weekend and evening work and travel within and outside the Lower Mainland.


Due to the unique nature of our organization, please visit www.canuckplace.org for more information on who we are and what we do. For more detailed information on the position and how to apply, visit our Careers page. This posting closes September 29, 2017


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted. Previous applicants need not re-apply.


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please visit www.canuckplace.org for more information on who we are and what we do. For more detailed information on the position and how to apply, visit our Careers page. This posting closes September 29, 2017
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