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Human Resources Assistant

Methodist Children's Home Society
Redford, MI
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

MCHS offers a wealth of benefits for our employees including: generous paid holidays & time off, full benefits (100% of premiums covered by the employer; no cost to you), a wonderful 80 acre campus, tuition reimbursement and a dedication to growth & promotion from within.


The Human Resources (HR) Assistant is responsible for supporting all services and activities within the HR Department. He/she reports directly to the Director of Administrative Services and assists in the development, coordination, and implementation of various services within the HR Department, while working to develop a high performance culture which emphasizes empowerment and productivity. The HR Assistant assists the Director in ongoing recruitment efforts and the development of a quality workforce; ensures legal and regulatory compliance related to human resource management and assists and advises employees about HR issues.


  • Assist in the development and implementation of HR policies and procedures; monitors and analyzes operations and results as directed; develops and prepare reports as directed; and provides support to employees throughout the agency.
  • Provides technical assistance to employees in the interpretation and application of personnel rules, the collective bargaining agreement (AFSCME), EEO, ADA regulations and practices, FMLA, and other HR policies and procedures.
  • Prepares and/or generates routine departmental correspondence, records and reports.
  • Provides technical assistance regarding position management and career development to employees.
  • Provides guidance and support in updating job descriptions and recommending changes.
  • Participate in investigations as assigned related, but not limited to, workforce issues and concerns, disciplinary issues, allegations of discrimination, harassment, or other unlawful employment practices.
  • Investigate and respond to third party complaints or employment discrimination (i.e., DOL or EEOC complaints; Notices of Tort Claims, etc.) as assigned by the Director.
  • Assist in writing formal disciplinary actions and performance improvement plans for management teams;
  • Attends disciplinary and termination meetings as assigned.
  • Facilitates the workers’ compensation and the return-to-work program and represent MCHS at hearings.
  • Monitor unemployment claims by reviewing claims, substantiating documentation, requesting legal counsel review when necessary, and attending hearings.
  • Responsible for compiling, organizing and preparing written reports and other documents as assigned.
  • Assist with department projects, quality improvement, and other activities as assigned.
  • Effectively and professionally represents the agency to the general public, visitors, guests, volunteers, media representatives, managers, employees, union and applicants.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Administrative Services.


Education and Experience

The HR Assistant will have broad generalist experience and knowledge and able to advise the Director on key HR and personnel issues. S/he will ideally have experience in a number of different HR functions, including but not limited to employee recruitment, employee retention, unemployment, worker’s compensation, state and federal regulations, etc. operations of an organization.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior or Development, Business or Public Administration, Industrial Relations, nonprofit management, or a job related field.
  • A minimum of two years as professional Human Resource experience, preferably in the non-profit field;
  • Must meet the State’s Moral Character standard.

Some Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of HR management.
  • Dynamics of employee professional development.
  • Computer and software applications (MS Office).
  • State and federal labor laws and regulations.
  • Principles and practices of financial operations and management.
  • Tactical planning.

The Skills and Ability to:

  • Communicate verbally and in writing with agency staff and volunteers and government officials.
  • Demonstrate integrity.
  • Motivate, develop, and direct people as they work, identify the best people for the job.
  • Manage time and multiple priorities; meet deadlines.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.
  • Handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation.
  • Be collaborative and flexible, with a strong service mentality.
  • Attend training and travel to offsite for meetings and seminars.
  • Possess a high degree of personal accountability, responsibility and independent decision making abilities with the skills to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures of the organization.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the social sector with a passion for MCHS’s mission and vision.
  • Work flexible hours, when needed, which may include some evenings and weekends.

A current resume and cover letter must be included as part of your online application.

Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/D/V

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Methodist Children's Home Society


Redford, MI
48240 USA



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