New Job Consultant Human Rights Edhr In Ontario



Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $86,500–$108,459 a year
Location : Ontario

Full Description

    Job ID: 36107
    Job Category: Human Resources
    Division & Section: People & Equity, Equity & Human Rights
    Work Location: CITY HALL, City Hall, 100 Queen St, Toronto
    Job Type & Duration: Full-time, 2 Permanent vacancies
    Salary: $86,500.00 - $108,459.00, TM1066, WG6.0
    Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week
    Affiliation: Non-Union
    Number of Positions Open: 2
    Posting Period: 24-FEB-2023 to 10-MAR-2023
Job Description

The Division of People & Equity plays a critical role within the City of Toronto, Canada's largest and most culturally diverse city, in promoting policies, practices and programs conducive to fostering and creating an equitable environment where employees, visitors and residents feel heard and welcome.

As a Human Rights Consultant, you will play a key role in this regard. Demonstrating your ability to exercise sound judgment and remain impartial, you will resolve employee and resident complaints of discrimination and harassment through the intake process by conducting various forms of alternative dispute resolution, through early intervention including coaching, negotiation, mediation and investigation. Undertaking research as well as keeping up to date on human rights trends, legislation and case law, you will support the development of resources and communications to support the organizations commitment and growth to enhancing human rights, equity, inclusion, and reconciliation.

This is an exciting opportunity for a subject matter expert to support City and Division human rights goals and initiatives by assisting in the development and implementation of human rights related policies and programming. You will use your human rights knowledge and supportive approach to provide consultative advice to all levels of City staff, elected officials and service recipients related to harassment, discrimination, accommodation, and inclusion.

Along with providing confidential, impartial advice and information on related policies, legislation, Acts, Agreements, etc., you will conduct human rights harassment and discrimination investigations, consistent with City policy, collective agreements and legislated obligations. This will see you interviewing parties, gathering evidence, conducting research, analyzing and preparing investigation reports determining findings, and making recommendations to resolve and remedy complaints.

What you will do:

  • Support the City's work in advancing human rights, accessibility, equity, and reconciliation
  • Provide expert advice to employees, managers, and residents on the City's human rights related policies and processes and accommodations.
  • Support the resolution of human rights related complaints (mediation, facilitation, early intervention, and investigations) and conduct complex human rights related investigations
  • Provide neutral advice on human rights related policies and programs to City staff and residents who use City services or facilities
  • Provide guidance on accommodation requests to residents, employees, and management staff
  • Work cross-functionally with other People and Equity staff to embed human rights
  • Develop resources, tools, and communications to support human rights related initiatives
  • Research and stay informed of trends, legislations, policies, strategies and tactics across other cities, levels of government and corporations to identify leading practices
  • Prepare and/or processes confidential information, records, reports, forms, presentations, guides and correspondence;
  • Provide effective, confidential, and impartial consultation/issue resolution services, interpretation and guidance to all levels of management, employees, and external organizations, requiring an integrated knowledge of human rights, equity, and interpretation of legislation, collective agreements, policies, programs and processes related to human rights, accessibility, and equity.

Key Qualifications:
  • Considerable experience in human rights within a major unionized public or private sector organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in alternative dispute resolution processes, and in undertaking harassment/discrimination investigations, drafting investigation reports, and recommending appropriate human rights interventions and remedies.
  • Knowledge and experience in applying relevant provisions of the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, collective agreements, human rights case law, and related legislation (e.g. Employment Standards Act)
  • Experience in researching, developing and implementing anti-racism, equity, diversity and human rights-related projects, policy and/or education is also a vital requirement of this role.
  • Highly developed communication, presentation and human relations skills with the ability to communicate persuasively and effectively at all organizational levels.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and remain impartial.
  • Excellent analytical, mediation, negotiation and problem-solving skills and ability to work in a fast pace and high pressure environment.
  • Post-secondary education in a professional discipline pertinent to the job function, and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Law degree (LLB or JD) would be considered an asset.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity.

The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Learn more about the City’s Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process.