26 Nov 2020

Indigenous Advisor, Talent Acquisition

  • Provincial Health Services Authority
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Job ID : 15463
  • Category : Human Resources
  • Job Type : Full-Time
  • Salary : $ Annually
  • Anticipated Start Date : As soon as possible
  • Posting Date : 26 Nov 2020
  • Expiry Date : 25 May 2021


Are you a seasoned recruitment professional who brings existing relationships with Indigenous communities, partners and agencies at the local, provincial and national levels? The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is seeking an Advisor, Talent Acquisition to help strengthen Indigenous-specific recruitment and retention strategies across the organization.

Reporting to the Director, Talent Acquisition, the Advisor will work in partnership with PHSA’s Talent Acquisition and Indigenous Health departments to advance our targeted attraction and retention strategy for Indigenous Peoples, ensuring hiring practices, policies, and campaigns support and promote cultural safety and embrace Indigenous community connections. The Advisor will support PHSA’s goal to better reflect the communities we serve across the province – ultimately helping to deliver a more sustainable health care system in British Columbia.

What you’ll do

  • Working as part of the Talent Acquisition team, identify, target, and hire qualified candidates, with the goal to increase PHSA’s Indigenous workforce.
  • Partner with Indigenous communities and team members to design career opportunities, training, and development – both internally and externally.
  • Offer full service support to Indigenous job seekers, including resume building, job and interview coaching, HR navigation, employee experience and expectations, change management and job-seeker resources.
  • Partner with PHSA’s Candidate Experience team, in consultation with Indigenous Health, to develop targeted attraction strategies for Indigenous Peoples, including website development, career fairs, employment videos and mentorship opportunities.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners – including communities, districts, and secondary schools – to support Indigenous student participation in health sciences. Create engagement opportunities such as presentations, demonstrations, hospital tours and job shadowing.
  • Alongside team members, establish genuine trust and partnership with Indigenous communities, leaders, and organizations.
  • Provide guidance on inclusive hiring and onboarding practices. Identify and address underlying barriers where possible.
  • Develop and maintain a network of contacts to help identify and source qualified candidates locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Represent PHSA at a variety of forums, advocating for the interests of the organization.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance on a variety of recruitment and retention issues for both unionized and non-contract roles.
  • Act as a business partner, promoting and fostering services that enable client groups to achieve their business outcomes.

What you bring

  • Level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources.
  • Five to seven years of recruitment experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) communities and organizations.
  • Extensive demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the impacts of the social and economic determinants of health of Indigenous Peoples.
  • Clear understanding of Indigenous perspectives on health care combined with knowledge, comprehension and application of cultural safety within health care.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of recruitment processes and applicable legislation, relevant collective agreements and principles of union/management relationships.
  • Knowledge of human resource planning and principles, and demonstrated ability to source qualified candidates.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to facilitate, negotiate and persuade others while working effectively with all levels of staff.
  • Superior organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines.

What’s in it for you

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Flexible work options including flextime, work locations and job sharing (eligibility will vary)
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Job Type: Regular Full-Time

Location: 1333 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Closing Date: Applicant review begins December 1st, 2020 with the posting open until filled.

Reference number: IATA111720

What we do

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

How to Apply

Apply online!

Job Categories: Human Resources. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Healthcare, HR, Recruitment, and TalentAcquisition. Job expires in 123 days.

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