Employee Relations Assistant (WORKSITE LOCATION IS FLEXIBLE)

Position Summary

Interior Health is looking for an experienced, highly efficient and self -directed permanent full time Employee Relations Assistant.

The location of this position is flexible within the Interior Health region.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone with superior computer skills, able to handle high volumes and changing priorities in a professional and customer focused manner to join the Human Resources, Employee Relations Team. The location for this position is flexible with the Interior Health region.

What will you work on?

The Employee Relations Assistant provides confidential administrative, research, reporting, and technical support to the Employee Relations staff. The Employee Relations Assistant provides advice and guidance on basic Collective Agreement and policy issues and directs client-managers and employees to the appropriate departmental personnel within the organization at who can address their identified needs.


• Advises managers/supervisors on basic Collective Agreement or HR policy issues with an emphasis on employee relations.

• Responds to routine enquiries, answers telephone, take messages, and re-directs calls as required. Records and takes minutes or notes for various meetings, such as investigations.

• Processes, coordinates, and/or conducts displacement and essential service meetings in partnership with Employee Relations Advisors and/or Employee Relations Consultants. Provides first point of contact for displaced employees, responding to queries/requests for information such as job descriptions and rotations.

• Maintains tracking system for relevant HR metrics such as grievances. Accesses data for various HR initiatives, as directed. Maintains reports and statistics and conducts research for informed recommendations to the Employee Relations staff as required.

• Assists Employee Relations Consultants and/or Employee Relations Advisors Partners to maintain grievance and various investigative files; provides support in preparing grievance files for escalation to the Labour and Employee Relations Centre.

• Prepares and distributes correspondence of a confidential nature such as grievance information, discipline letters, LTD closures/denial letters, and performance appraisals.

• Provides support to the Duty to Accommodate process, such as coordinating and facilitating the job search process for DTAs and LTD Alternate Comparable Positions. Tracks information and acts as a liaison between Disability Management Advisors, EDMP Representatives, Managers, Employees, Employee Relations Consultants and Employee Relations Advisors as required.

• Prepares and designs a variety of presentation material; may assist with the delivery or deliver presentations. Organizes logistics of presentations including communication, booking of facilities, and setting up rooms and equipment.

• Other related duties as may be assigned.

How will you create an impact?

Joining our IH team will allow you to challenge yourself professionally while enjoying all the personal pursuits available to you within this fantastic community.

Reasons to Apply at Interior Health... What we can do for you

We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package, competitive wages and generous vacation entitlement after your first year of employment.

Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place you work, and the people around you. As a member of the Interior Health (IH) team, you will have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work while maintaining a balanced lifestyle. Our focus is on giving people room to grow, to make an impact in the lives of others.

Come live, work and play where others only vacation. Make a difference. Love your work. Apply today!


Education, Training, and Experience:

• A Diploma of Technology in Business Administration or Human Resource Systems.
• A minimum of three years of related experience in Human Resources.
• An appropriate combination of education and experience may be considered.

Skills and Abilities:

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
• Experience with SharePoint/WebEx type software.
• A basic understanding of Canadian/Provincial labour and employment law.
• Ability to model professionalism and integrity.
• Capability to organize and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced and often hectic working environment.
• Capacity to maintain strict confidentiality.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
• Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


Starting salary is approximately from 50K to 56K and will be based on education, training and experience.

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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OCTOBER 02, 2022

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