Human Resources Manager

Full time

Reports to: Director of Human Resources and Operational Support

Location: Mulmur, Ontario

Starting salary: $60000+ commensurate with experience

Pine River Institute is a live-in treatment centre for youth 13 to 19 years of age struggling with substance abuse and addictive behaviours. Our program includes; a therapeutic wilderness program phase near Algonquin Park, followed by a live-in phase at our campus located on a 200-acre site 100 kms northwest of Toronto. Our program uses a progressive discharge approach that is complemented by an aftercare program. Our family-centred program is innovative and highly structured, and creates opportunities for adolescents to engage in a focused transformation process through a fusion of education, therapy, recreation, and life skills. The majority of our students are from Ontario. We receive funding support from the Ministry of Health and academic support through the Ministry of Education.

Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Attract and retain highly motivated, engaged, and talented staff including developing and supporting a recruitment pipeline for various disciplines
  • Manage the planning, development, implementation and administration of the following HR functions: recruitment, staffing, resume database management, employee relations, performance management administration, employee development, HR elements of orientation, policies and procedures, compensation and benefits
  • Provide direction and guidance to managers and employees regarding all HR-related functions such as performance management, career and competence development, employee relations, compensation
  • Ensure that human resources policies are current and develop policies in response to gaps or emerging issues
  • Monitor the legislative and regulatory environment in order to proactively advise the organization on changes that such initiatives will have on legal requirements
  • Oversee or conduct relevant human resource investigations
  • Monitor how PRI compensation approaches compare to industry indicators

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a minimum of 3-5 years of related HR experience; HR  certification preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in an HR Manager role
  • High level of knowledge of  HR-related principles, best practices and procedures, employment standards legislation and other regulatory requirements
  • Strong customer service and ability to function in dynamic fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Professional manner and ability to act with tact, diplomacy and discretion
  • Proactive and ability to work independently
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Keen interest in the not-for-profit sector and comfort working in a treatment centre for adolescents and their families

We offer competitive compensation and the opportunity to be part of an exciting and innovative program. For more information please see our website

Interested candidates should email their resumes to Jennifer Rutledge, at by December 31st 2021. We thank all candidates who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA}, Pine River Institute strives to ensure that all recruiting processes are non­discriminatory and barrier-free. If you require an accommodation, please advise in advance of attending the interview.

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