Vice President Human Resources

Kerry's Place Autism Services - York, ON (30+ days ago)

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SERVICE AREA: Administration – Human Resources
LOCATION: Kerry’s Place Head Office – Aurora
HOURS OF WORK: 40 hours per week
ANNUAL SALARY: $97,968.00 – $128,585.60 annually
CLOSING DATE: 4:30pm, February 27, 2020

Are you looking for a meaningful career full of lifelong learning and everyday adventures?

At Kerry’s Place, we help enhance the quality of life for more than 8000 people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) each year! Our dedicated team of professionals have become experts in the field through our continuous training and development programs. Get ready for a fun and vibrant career because every day is an adventure at Kerry’s Place!

Why Join our Team?

We offer an amazing compensation package with a strong focus on health and wellness. We`re proud to offer our employees:

4 Weeks of Paid Vacation per year to start
Additional 2 Paid Flex Days annually
Employer Paid Group Benefits Program
Employer Matched Pension Program (3% employer match)
Registered Retirement Savings Plan (optional)
Employee and Family Assistance Program
Employer-Paid Training Programs
Corporate Membership discount for Goodlife Fitness
Career Development & Internal Growth Opportunities Available

About the Role:
As part of the Kerry’s Place Autism Services management team, the Vice President Human Resources is responsible for the strategy and performance, leadership and supervision and the resource management of the Human Resources department to support our mission and overall strategy.

Strategy and Performance

Collaborate with the Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors, and management team to continuously advance the strategic direction of Kerry’s Place to becoming an employer of choice.
Lead or participate as a member of Provincial and Regional Working Groups and Committees to develop, implement and maintain new legislation, regulations, guidelines and requirements.
Support the attraction, development and retention of diverse and talented employee teams.
Plan, develop and evaluate HR programs and services to increase employee engagement.
Establish and regularly assess risk control programs to enhance an internal safety culture.
Create a strategic learning environment which fosters and supports continuous improvement.
Evaluate procedures and technology solutions to improve human resources data management.
Develop, implement and lead organizational change.

Leadership and Supervision

Provide inspirational leadership through a passion for excellence, a commitment to employee development and success through teamwork.
Lead the human resources team to ensure that the practices meet organizational needs now and for the future, using data.
Develop effective labour relationships and oversee collective bargaining negotiations.
Contribute to an internal communications strategy keeping employees informed.

Resource Management

Oversee the benefits and total rewards plans ensuring compensation programs align with the strategic direction and develop appropriate financial proposals.
Identify resource needs relative to regional and strategic plans; negotiate funding to meet these needs with the operations team.
Maintain each operation within budget (includes authorization of expenditures).
Analyze and report on variances for each operational budget under your purview with support from the Finance Department.

Quality Outcomes for the Persons we Support

Develop and maintain positive relationships with families, partner agencies, volunteers, government employees and the community.
Collaborate with community resources, including funded services and informal supports available.
Participate in both internal and external committees and task forces.

Quality Assurance Measures

Ensure the health and safety of persons supported and employees in accordance to Ontario Regulation 299/10 Quality Assurance Measures, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Provincial and Municipal regulations and by-laws.
Execute continuous quality improvement programs to enhance employee experience.
Ensure security, integrity and confidentiality of all employment related data.

University degree
Master’s degree in Business, Human Resources or Industrial Relations is preferred.

Knowledge and Experience:
7 years of experience in human resources at a senior level.
CHRE designation.
Proven experience with collective agreement negotiations, mediation, arbitration and dispute resolution.
Executive leadership for management including mentoring, coaching, training and development.
Enhanced use of database and enterprise systems.
Extensive knowledge of related legislation and regulations such as: Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Labour Relations Act, Pay Equity Act, Privacy legislation and Human Rights Code, etc.
Advanced knowledge of budgeting and scheduling of employees.
Knowledge of the Developmental Services sector of Autism Spectrum Disorder and evidence-based treatment models and approaches is an asset.
French language is an asset.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Position requires flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.
A valid driver’s license, minimum G2 and a reliable vehicle required for frequent business travel.

Kerry’s Place is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from all qualified persons. Kerry’s Place is also committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

To Apply:
Internal applicants – Please apply directly to

This position is open to internal and external applicants. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We thank all applicants for your interest in Kerry’s Place Autism Services.