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Employee Relation Specialist

Arc Mercer Inc.
Trenton, NJ
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Employee Relation Specialist

Up to $60,000/year

Full Time, Mercer County NJ

Who We Need:

This role is to assess the employee experience from onboarding through training and beyond. The ideal candidate has experience in Human Resources or Employee Relations, and has experience promoting a team environment to ensure that there are open channels of communication. You'll serve as a liaison between staff, program management, and administration, visiting multiple program locations throughout Mercer County.

What We Need:

    • Actively communicate with Agency leadership to drive awareness, commitment and accountability for the employee experience, to foster an engaging workplace for frontline employees.
    • Collaborate with Agency leadership to implement programs that support and show appreciation for inclusion and diversity in the workplace.

    • Oversee the tracking and collection of all probationary and annual evaluations.
      • Obtain feedback from both the evaluator and employee, and make recommendations to address needs.
      • Track and analyze responses to determine trends within each department.
      • Complete and submit weekly summary reports to include feedback from staff
    • Provide and/or coordinate training needs with all new staff during the probationary period.
    • Follow up with each staff member for all training or disciplinary issues.
      • Coordinate the support and training needed to include but not limited to: behavior support plans, medication training, adaptive devices, medical needs, and modified diets.
    • Work with the Training & Compliance Manager to develop and implement plans of action to meet the support and training needs of staff as needed.
    • Present monthly reports for review to the Training & Compliance Manager to reflect areas of strengths of training, job satisfaction and areas where additional training and support are needed.

    • Conduct training classes, including but not limited to: New Hire Orientation, Emergency Procedures, Medication Administration, Leadership Training, CPR & First-Aid, and other classes as directed.
    • Analyze training situations and make recommendations for change.
    • Attend Administration meetings, Managers' meetings, and location-specific staff meetings as directed.
    • Abide by DDD licensing regulations.
    • Act as an Administrator for College of Direct Support eLearning courses as needed.

What You Need:

  • Strong ability to record and analyze data required.
  • Bachelor's Degree and 2 years experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities or 4 years experience in lieu of degree.
  • At least 2 years managing/supervising staff in a DDD Fee for Service setting preferred.
    • Managing union staff is a plus.
  • Must possess and maintain a driver's license valid in the state of New Jersey and meet Agency minimum guidelines for insurability under the agency plan.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suites required.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends.
  • Ability to communicate well in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain an American Red Cross CPR, First-Aid, and AED certification and become a certified Instructor.

What We Offer:

  • Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Life Insurance
  • Generous 401K Employer Match
    • Employer Contribution: 6% of salary at year end plus 100% match of the first 2.5% of Employee contribution
  • Holiday, Personal, Sick, and Vacation pay

Who We Are:

The Arc Mercer is a leading nonprofit agency serving people with developmental disabilities throughout Mercer County. We provide comprehensive community-based services that help people with special needs thrive while realizing and choosing their goals. Through education and advocacy, we provide opportunities, support and integration within our community. Among the programs and services we provide, we are the only agency to offer premier transportation and health care services in Mercer County.

Please visit our website to complete an online application:

Questions? Email us @ or call 609-643-4571

Your employment by the Agency is contingent upon the successful completion of all Agency mandated training.

Arc Mercer Inc.


Trenton, NJ
08638 USA



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