Job Posting 85771

Pay Equity Repesentative
SEIU Healthcare
York / Durham area
Richmond Hill
closes in 22 days (Wed, 31 Aug)
full time  •  86,000 per annum

SEIU Healthcare is a union of more than 60,000 members who are frontline healthcare workers in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and homecare agencies in communities throughout Ontario.  We advocate with our members by launching progressive member driven programs, adapting best practices, and encouraging new and innovative ideas. We strive to create a society where workers are valued and rewarded for their work. As a result, thriving workers have a greater opportunity to participate and lead in building healthy communities. We provide a strong voice through collective bargaining, labour relations, and political action to ensure frontline workers are heard and respected when decisions about healthcare are being made.

 

If you have a desire to amplify the voice of workers and you are passionate about labour and social justice, share our values, and want to work toward changing the lives of workers, then a career with SEIU Healthcare is for you! For more information, visit www.seiuhealthcare.ca.     

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Pay Equity Representative promotes the values, principles, and services of the SEIU and is responsible for performing a variety of pay equity functions for the Local, including collecting and analyzing wage data, negotiating with employers regarding the pay equity process, facilitating the job evaluation process, and acting as a member of all job evaluation committees.   

 

The position holder will report to the Director, Research, and work in close coordination with Union Reps, Clerical Staff, Researchers, and their assigned sector managers. This position will communicate with SEIU leadership on an as needed basis to respond to research requests.

 

This position is full-time working at our Head Office in Richmond Hill, Ontario. 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Act as a member of all job evaluation committees (including overseeing data collection, ratings jobs, negotiating ratings with Employer representatives, reviewing ratings to ensure that they are appropriate, and preparing and facilitating pay equity reconsideration process). 
  • Negotiate with Employer Committees regarding issues such as Terms of Reference, the use of SEIU GNCS, and committee processes. 
  • Negotiate and sign off on pay equity plans (including negotiating retroactivity, banding, proportional value calculations, and male comparators, etc) with approval of Pay Equity Counsel
  • Create pay equity training materials. Selecting and training members for job evaluation committees
  • Collect wage and pay equity data, building and populating excel spreadsheets to calculate wage gaps
  • Review existing pay equity plans to ensure completeness and compliance with Pay Equity Act 
  • Maintain the internal pay equity library and database including documenting all meeting notes, rating for all jobs, rating rationales, records and source material
  • Establish and oversee ongoing pay equity maintenance processes
  • Develop expert knowledge of job evaluation principles, pay equity law, gender bias, and the SEIU Gender Neutral Comparison System (GNCS)
  • Provide information to Sector Service Managers regarding the Pay Equity implications of new positions, and new or newly organized workplaces when requested. Providing information and assistance to the Union regarding novel Pay Equity issues 
  • Request information from Part II Employers about Pay Equity Act compliance and related issues
  • Work with Pay Equity Counsel to develop generic questionnaires and ratings
  • Provide assistance to external counsel where necessary
  • Attend regular sector and staff meetings, as needed.
  • Maintain knowledge of all relevant labour and healthcare legislation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

EDUCATION:

At SEIU Healthcare, we understand that the best people do not always have the same access and opportunities to education, and while post-secondary education is always preferred, we want to make sure nothing stands in the way of finding the right person.  

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum of 3-year experience working with a union as a union representative, business agent or steward
  • Experience with pay equity plans, practices, and legislation.
  • Experience dealing with union members, hospital representatives, HR consultants, pay equity consultants, legal counsel, other unions, government representatives, Equal Pay Coalition, Pay Equity Commission, Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal. 
  • Experience conducting negotiations with employer representatives and external consultants and communicating with/litigating before the Pay Equity Commission and Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal. 

 

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • Knowledge of the Pay Equity Act and the impact of legislative changes in the area of labor law and human rights is an asset.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn concepts of gender neutrality and gender bias 
  • Understanding of equitable compensation practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge of labour principles and the Canadian labour movement
  • Proficiency in languages other than English is an asset. 
  • IT skills is an asset
  • Understands legal implications of language.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of ethical conduct.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent writing, and verbal skills
  • Strong conflict resolution skills and the ability to deal with tense situations.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Time management skills.
  • Building and maintaining trust relationships with all stakeholders.

 

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED

  • Maintain a valid Driver’s license and car

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORKING CONDITIONS / ENVIRONMENT

  • Office work can include prolonged periods of sitting at a workstation and certain repetitive movements associated with such work.
  • Using a computer for long periods of time.
  • Frequent use of telephone. 
  • Driving, travelling by air, across borders, and attending off-site meetings 
  • Must be able to lift and transport boxes of various materials to various meetings
  • Work evenings and weekends. Work hours will vary to meet the needs of the operation.
  • Motor vehicle travel for long distances and on a frequent basis.
  • Travel by air and across borders.
  • Exposure to medical, healthcare and office facilities.

Written applications that detail your qualifications and experience should be submitted via our career portal.

Salary and other terms and conditions are in accordance with the field staff collective agreement. Please note that the Employer reserves the right to transfer or assign staff anywhere within the SEIU Local 1 Canada jurisdiction.

 

WHY SEIU HEALTHCARE?

At SEIU Healthcare, you will find a dynamic and inclusive environment where employees are valued and rewarded for their work. Here are a few things that set us apart:

  • Inclusive workplace culture
  • Excellent health, dental and insurance benefits to meet the diverse needs of our employees
  • Generous vacation and sick leave benefits, inclusive supplemental unemployment benefits
  • Fully sponsored employer pension plan
  • Investment in employee growth — personal and professional development options 
  • Working towards a common goal by making a real difference in the lives of people

 

SEIU Healthcare thanks all applicants for their interest. We are committed to diversity in our workplace and encourage applications from all visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities among other self-identified diverse groups. We also provide accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodation for a disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources. Please note that only individuals who are selected for interviews will be contacted. 

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