Job Posting 64715

Human Resources Assistant
MPA Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 4 days ago (Sun, 20 Sep)
full time - term / contract


POSTING NUMBER:         2020-51

CLOSING DATE:                September 20, 2020

POSITION:                         Temporary Full-Time Human Resources Assistant

                                            Until Return of Incumbent (Approximately December 2021)

UNION:                              Non-Contract / Excluded

START DATE:                     October 7, 2020


All candidates subject to a Criminal Records Check.

Please see qualifications and job description below.


Please indicate posting number 2020-51 when sending applications and resumes to


MPA Society is an accredited non-profit and registered charitable organization that has supported people living with mental illness for over 49 years. Created on the principle of self-empowerment, our programs promote the dignity and well-being of people with mental illness by inspiring hope and supporting their recovery. MPA Society operates over 30 social, vocational, recreational, advocacy and housing programs that support people in their own communities.

We are looking for a Temporary Full-Time HR Assistant preferably with experience in multi-unionized environments. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting and supporting a variety of HR functions across the organization. We have a dynamic working environment that supports professional development and growth, we offer competitive wages and benefits, and a team environment that encourages innovation and continuous improvement. If you are looking for an opportunity to develop both breadth and depth in your HR knowledge and competencies, apply for this position today!

*Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest and we encourage you to continue checking the MPA Society website for future postings. 

At MPA Society, the unique capabilities and talents of our employees are our greatest asset. We believe that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhance our ability to work in partnership with the diverse communities and people we serve. MPA Society hires on the basis of merit, and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals.


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TITLE:                    Human Resources Assistant

REPORTS TO:       Director, Human Resources



The Human Resources Assistant performs a range of HR administrative and clerical duties to support day-to-day operations of the Human Resources department including recruitment, benefits, HR information systems (HRIS), employee wellness and safety. This position is a key contact for employees within the organization, and requires a highly motivated, organized HR professional.



  • Provides administrative and clerical support to the Human Resources department
  • Assists in recruitment including administration of job postings, intake and screening of resumes and applications, preparing downboards, primary source verification, Criminal Record Checks, and onboarding
  • Responds to inquiries from employees and operation managers on a variety of issues regarding policies and procedures, collective agreements and employment standards
  • Maintains the HRIS database through data input and audits. Keeps all employee electronic and paper records up-to-date and in compliance with applicable accreditation standards and legal requirements
  • Assists in the development and updating of the Human Resources section of the company website
  • Assists in the administration of staff training, licensing, and accreditation requirements
  • Determines eligibility and processes benefit enrollments, changes, and terminations
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Human Resources Coordinator



A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to a Certificate or Diploma in Human Resource Management plus one year of experience in HR, preferably in a unionized environment.

  • General knowledge of employment laws and practices
  • Experience in recruiting and administration of benefits and other HR programs
  • Knowledge of working in a unionized setting is an asset
  • Highly organized, accurate, thorough, and able to monitor work for quality and errors
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Skills in database management and record keeping
  • Ability to maintain and exercise a high degree of discretion and confidentiality

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