Human Resources Advisor (Reposted) – #2021-057

Full time Permanent Position
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1031 Portage Avenue

This is an exciting time for Manitoba health care. Manitoba’s health system is currently in transition with planning and changes aimed at improving the quality, accessibility and efficiency of health care services throughout Manitoba. AFM contributes to the health and resilience of Manitobans across the province by providing addictions services and supporting healthy behaviours. If you would like to be part of a foundation of excellence in addictions services and support and build a new vision of integrated health services in Manitoba, consider a career with us.

Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer, the Human Resources (HR) Advisor assists in the provision of comprehensive Human Resources services throughout the province including the provision of employee/labour relations, performance management, attendance management, and respectful workplace investigations. This position assists with the development and implementation of HR policies and programs to meet the needs of the organization. This position also assists with the interpretation of collective agreements and workplace policies and procedures. This position involves working with leadership, front line staff and union representatives and supports the execution of key strategic HR initiatives.   Building and maintaining effective working relationships with leadership roles to support the completion of day to day HR processes and procedure is integral to this position.  The Human Resources Advisor is responsible for travelling to various site locations throughout Manitoba and providing on-site HR support as required. The Human Resources Advisor functions in a manner consistent with, and supports the Mission, Vision and Values of the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba.

The incumbent will demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to communicate respectfully and positively with staff and presents self in an approachable and friendly manner.
  • Ability to provide a welcoming, safe and supportive atmosphere to all individuals inquiring about our services.
  • Exhibits the ability to respond to requests in a responsible, timely and flexible manner.
  • Ability to take initiative in handling routine matters and inquiries, demonstrating diplomacy and experience to develop potential solutions, understanding when to seek direction.
  • Ensures that the privacy and confidentiality of all matters and relationships are maintained.
  • Is coachable and adaptable – adjusts priorities and work goals as necessary while, maintaining a calm demeanor, when working under changing or unclear conditions.
  • Is able to manage multiple duties and tasks effectively and efficiently.
  • Demonstrates active listening abilities and responds positively to supervision.
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to personal and professional ethics, integrity and responsibility.
  • Works collaboratively in the context of a provincial organization, with numerous colleagues, to ensure a consistent AFM approach.


  • Provides coaching, support and guidance to supervisors and directors to ensure best HR practices are followed, the collective agreement is correctly interpreted and applied and federal and provincial legislation pertaining to labour and employee relations is followed.
  • Provides guidance, support and consultation to supervisors and directors to ensure progressive discipline, performance management and attendance management issues are properly administered.
  • Conducts workplace investigations, drafts investigation outcome reports in consultation with CHRO and makes related recommendations.
  • Responsible for the return to work process (RTW) associated with disability and medical leaves of absence.
  • Responsible for accommodation requests and providing education and training to management on the accommodations and relevant legislation.
  • Assists with the full range of functions for recruitment, selection and appointment ensuring that AFM’s adopted standards for recruitment practices and processes are followed.
  • In consultation with CHRO, develops and drafts letters of agreement, responses to issues, grievances, disciplinary and termination letters.
  • Participates in reclassification reviews.
  • Provides friendly, professional, knowledgeable and prompt information and advice on HR issues to staff.
  • Participates in the creation and delivery of education and training workshops.
  • Supports and assists the CHRO in collective bargaining and essential services planning as required.
  • Undertakes and participates in special projects and assignments as directed by the CHRO.
  • Develops/Revises job descriptions to ascertain compliance with established content requirements and other completeness and quality standards.
  • Assists with revision/development of applicable HR policies, procedures and processes.
  • Assists with the research, development, implementation and management of Human Resources initiatives.
  • Identifies areas where the efficiency and effectiveness of HR processes and procedures can be improved.
  • Participates in developing relevant human resource metrics and reporting.
  • Works as a team member with the staff of Human Resources in fulfilling the goal of the department and providing additional support to the Human Resources department as required
  • Participates on provincial committees as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of 3-5 years of progressive human resources/generalist experience required. Post-secondary degree (a major in Human Resources is preferred). A combination of related education and experience will be considered. Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation is an asset. Experience with the application/interpretation and administration of a collective agreement in an environment with unionized/non-unionized employees is required. Experience with an HRIS would be an asset. Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint and virtual platforms (i.e.: zoom) required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Exceptional organizational and analytical skills. Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships both internally and externally and to prioritize multiple demands while maintaining strict confidentiality. Ability to meet deadlines under stress and interruptions and respond appropriately to pressure situations. Excellent problem solving skills and a strong sense of accountability, dependability, ethics and integrity. High standards of customer service. A professional approach to managing sensitive information. Working knowledge and experience with provincial and federal legislation. Demonstrated understanding of, and sensitivity to, working with culturally diverse populations. Knowledge of addictions and mental health an asset.  Must have a valid driver’s license and the ability and desire to travel to sites within Manitoba as required. Fluency in English (French verbal and written an asset).

The Competencies for the Human Resources Advisor opportunity are:

  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Analytical Thinking and Decision Making
  • Continuous Learning
  • Effective Communication
  • Ethical Conduct and Professionalism
  • Interpersonal Rapport/Savvy
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Teamwork and Cooperation

It is AFM practice to conduct a criminal and child abuse registry check prior to finalizing the appointment of successful candidates.

From this competition a 6 month eligibility list will be established for term positions
within the same program, work location and job classification.

Competition No.:  2021-057

Salary Range: “Out of Scope” Position, salary to commensurate with qualifications and experience

Closing Date:  Open until a suitable candidate is selected.

Apply in writing to:
CHRO, Human Resources Department
Addictions Foundation of Manitoba
3 – 1031 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0R8 Fax: (204) 944-7082

E-mail:  execoff@afm.mb.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba values diversity and lived experience





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