Careers with MYS

Human Resources Consultant

Application deadline: 16-06-2021

SUMMARY: Macdonald Youth Services requires an experienced Human Resources (HR) Consultant that is responsible for delivering HR best practices and HR solutions that support MYS.

Reporting to the Human Resources Manager, the Human Resources Consultant supports and advises the Agency on operational Human Resources related issues. This position is responsible for the day-to-day requirements of all components of Human Resources including recruitment and selection, employee relations, labour relations, compliance, policy administration, performance management, disability management and training. Provides comprehensive full-cycle Human Resource support to employees, MYS programs, management and external stakeholders. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  of the HR Consultant include, but are not limited to:

• Coach and council managers by addressing issues related to HR challenges, employment standards and labour relations;
• Coordinate and manage the processing of employee leave of absence cases, which includes administering Short Term (paid, unpaid sick leave), Long Term Disability claims, Worker’s Compensation claims, MPI, Service Canada Sick Leave Benefit. Educational and Personal Leaves on a case by case;
• Maintain up-to-date knowledge of and adherence to all applicable legislation, standards and guidelines;
• Works with program areas, managers and Human Resources to develop new positions and position descriptions to meet program and organizational needs;
• Full-cycle recruitment for the assigned service provisions;
• Maintains HRIS system, trackers and other reports as needed;
• Works with the HR Manager to obtain and maintain up to date information on wages and benefits available at comparable organizations;
• Conducts workplace investigations and provides advice on appropriate outcomes and recommendations, while ensuring the completeness of the investigation file;
• Develops and revises HR policies and procedures;
• Participates in the implementation of the Agency and HR operating plans, goals and objectives;
• Promotes and ensures that Human Resources are managed in a manner that is consistent with the mission, vision, values, and policies of the Agency; 
• Actively participates in Human Resources initiatives and projects as time and resources permit;
• May perform other HR functions as required.


The successful candidate should demonstrate the following competencies, which incorporate the Seven Sacred Teachings;

Bravery/Courage – Bear
• Continuously seek opportunities by taking initiative and championing new ideas that benefit youth
• Consistently persist in the face of obstacles, takes action to reach high personal goals and standards
• Monitor the progress of work to meet deadlines even under stress and pressure through planning and prioritizing
• Initiate creative planning and advocate for change 
• Lead by example

Respect – Buffalo

• Build relationships with staff and volunteers, focusing on their needs, responding quickly and understanding roles and responsibilities 
• Acknowledge and advocate other teachings and/or spiritual practices and beliefs and incorporate them into day-to-day operations

Honesty – Saabe 
• Demonstrate effective communication by sharing information, asking questions and active listening
• Perform with good intention, take responsibility and follow through on commitments 
• Role model positive practices and ethics with an ability to represent the organization in a positive manner

Love – Eagle 
• Show an understanding of love in the form of appropriate and effective self-care strategies
• Recognize the gifts that all people bring and allow people to share those gifts, even if different from our own understanding

Wisdom – Beaver 
• Demonstrate a good understanding or an openness to learn of Indigenous communities and the impacts of inter-generational and historical trauma 
• Knowledge, awareness and respect of Indigenous cultures, languages, traditions, and practices 

Humility – Wolf
• Create or support an environment of collaboration while still contributing and sharing credit freely with various teams across MYS and service partners 
• Ability to adapt to changing circumstances or conditions with flexibility and compassion   
• Ability to reflect or seek guidance to ensure support given is representative of the organization’s mission and values 

Truth – Turtle 
• Gather relevant information, recognize patterns and themes in the data, generate and consider multiple alternatives and make decisions in a timely manner
• Analytical and critical thinker


• Degree or Certificate in Human Resources Management; 
• 5 years experience in a Human Resources environment performing broad range of Human Resources functions
• Knowledge of current employment practices, human rights legislation, employment standards code and collective agreements
• Ability to balance and prioritize multiple responsibilities while maintaining a keen sense of accuracy and attention to detail
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to professionally communicate both verbally and written with employees and external partners
• Superior organizational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and work accurately with detailed information
• Functions effectively as a team member, demonstrating emotional stability and objectivity when dealing with challenging/changing work environments;
• Process facilitation and project management skills and experience
• Experience working within a unionized environment is an asset
• Prior experience in a not-for-profit human service and/or shift-staffed organization

SALARY RANGE: Dependent on qualifications. MYS offers a competitive benefit package and pension plan.

HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours per week – Monday-Friday

Please forward a cover letter and resume (in word or PDF format) by June 16, 2021 to

MYS is an equal opportunity employer, Indigenous people, women, visible minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

MYS is committed to developing and retaining a diverse workforce.  All job offers are conditional upon providing the following satisfactory, and current (within 3 months) background checks: Child/Adult Abuse Registry Check; Prior Contact Check; and Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  For further information about our other employment and volunteer opportunities, please visit our website