Job Posting 69686

Canadian Mental Health Association - York Region
York / Durham area, Newmarket, Ontario
closes in 45 days (Fri, 28 May)
full time - term / contract

Internal/External Posting

Posting Date: March 26, 2021

Closing Date: Until Filled

Message about our hiring and operating practices during the COVID-19 pandemic


The Canadian Mental Health York Region and South Simcoe branch (CMHA-YRSS) is continuing to provide much-needed mental health services. As an organization, we are protecting our staff through supporting either working from home, or physical distancing, and other public health directives for essential services staff working on-site. Rest assured that your well-being is our top priority and we have appropriate health and safety measures in place at each stage of the recruiting process and throughout our operations.


We are looking for a Recruiter on our People & Culture Team!


As we continue to grow our team, we are looking for a Recruiter to join our passionate, dedicated, and “BRAVE” team! We are looking for a Recruiter to help manage the high volume, day-to-day recruitment efforts and strategies in support of our continued growth.  We are seeking a resourceful, self-motivated individual with an energizing personality who will work alongside other human resource professionals within the People and Culture team!


Closing Date: Until Filled


1 Year Contract: Full-time, 35 Hours per Week, Evening Hours and Weekends may be required


Comprehensive Health Benefits: Extended Health & Dental Benefits. Generous paid time off including vacation, sick, personal days.


Competition #: 2021-020


Location: In accordance with current public health directives, training will be available both remotely (i.e., via teleconference and videoconferencing technologies) as well as onsite while respecting physical distancing. During the current COVID-19 outbreak, work can be completed primarily from home with equipment provided by CMHA.


Once public health directives are lifted, the Recruiter will be working primarily in our Newmarket Office (1101 Nicholson Rd, Unit 5, Newmarket, ON L3Y 9C3) and may be required to travel within York Region & South Simcoe.


Job Profile:


The Recruiter is responsible for executing the entire recruitment process and carrying out applicable administrative duties. The incumbent must prepare internal and external recruitment advertisements in accordance with agency procedures, post to relevant websites, monitor postings, review all resumes for mandatory requirements, select candidates for consideration, update recruitment software and forward selection to the hiring manager.


The incumbent must prepare interview packages and coordinate and schedule interviews for the interview team. They may also set up candidates for required testing. The Recruiter will be responsible for collecting and submitting the final interview packages for the offer phase. The incumbent will also review for completion and close all competition files, and may conduct HR orientations with new hire employees as required.


The Recruiter must maintain a current knowledge of HR related legislation, employment standards, WSIB, Human Rights, and health and safety etc. The incumbent will operationalize the organization’s Vision, Mission, and Values and its goals as outlined in its strategic plan as well as adhere to organizational policies and procedures, especially as they relate to human resources. The Recruiter will support other HR initiatives and Projects on an as-needed basis


In addition to compliance with all organizational policies and procedures, the incumbent is also expected to behave ethically, demonstrate competence in effective communication and team building, demonstrate effectiveness in working in a collaborative environment, and demonstrate confidence in decision-making and in building relationships. 



  • Degree/diploma in Human Resources or a related discipline.
  • Preference is given to CHRP completed or in progress
  • One year experience as recruiter or Human Resources generalist, preferably in a non-profit agency environment is an asset
  • Knowledge of employment related legislation including but not limited to:
    • Ontario Employment Standards Act
    • Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act
    • Ontario Human Rights Act
    • Personal Information Protection Act
  • Experience with online recruitment tools and databases is an asset
  • Excellent computer skills required, including Microsoft Office, and excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills, with attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to interact with employees and managers at all levels.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Ability to co-ordinate own workload and work effectively under monthly deadline pressure
  • Strong process, detail, and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, meet multiple deadlines and changing priorities.
  • A second language reflecting the local community is preferred
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an individual assigned to the job. This information is not constructed to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in the job.


This position reports to and is supervised by the Manager, People and Culture.


Working Conditions: Works extensively at a desk using a computer up to 7 hours a day, standard office setting, occasional weekend/evening hours may be required, occasional lifting of up to 15 pounds




In keeping with mental health reform, best practices, funding and direction this position may later require knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions not noted here.


Why work for CMHA York Region?


We are a team committed to our vision of mental health support for all. That means we respect that our clients are the experts in their recovery journey and that our role is to provide support, resources and opportunities based on their hopes and dreams.

It means that we foster and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit to create, implement, and sustain innovative, evidence-based and transformational impact. We seek out and build partnerships, collaborate and share knowledge to be the most culturally competent team and fully integrated service delivery partner.


Our team cares for each other.  We have our own team values of trust, respect, teamwork and communication.  We have been a National Non-Profit Employer of Choice for six consecutive years as well as a recipient of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures & Forbes “Canada’s Best Employers 2021”.


To request this posting in an alternate format or to request accommodation in the application process, email


Application Procedures: (For our website)


If you are interested in this opportunity, click on the “Apply Now” button above and proceed to upload your cover letter and resume.


Complete the application form and submit the following:

1) Resume (PDF or Word)

2) Cover letter with 300 words or less and tell us why you would want this role and why you should be considered for the position (PDF or Word)


Application Procedures: (For 3rd Party websites)


If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at and click on Current Opportunities, and click on Apply Now and proceed to upload your cover letter and resume.


CMHA-YRSS supports the recovery of people with mental illness and promotes diversity in the workplace. We welcome all applicants including persons with lived experience, women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities, and members of the 2SLGBTQ+, visible minority and immigrant communities to apply.


While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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