Human Resources Specialist – West Virginia division

Belington, West Virginia   |     Regular Full Time    |     Job ID:19096

SUMMARY

Wexford Health

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POSITION: Human Resources Specialist 
SCHEDULE: Full-Time, Monday-Friday business hours
LOCATION: N/A, Work From Home + Travel *Must live in West Virginia
**Heavy travel to correctional facilities throughout West Virginia required

 
Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest correctional health care providers.  Over the past 30 years, our team of dedicated clinical professionals has helped millions of justice-involved patients receive life-changing medical and mental health services.

BENEFITS
•    Annual review with performance increase
•    Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
•    Paid holidays
•    Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield
•    Dental and Vision insurance
•    401(k) retirement saving plans
•    Company-paid short-term disability
•    Healthcare and dependent care spending account

POSITION SUMMARY
The incumbent will be responsible for providing full Human Resources support for managers, supervisors, and front-line employees of assigned facilities including employee relations counseling; create, review, update and enforce HR policies and procedures; conduct investigations; represent WHS in unemployment compensation hearings and civil rights actions; and advise management on corrective action. 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
1.    Human Resources point of contact and consultation for WHS management and personnel on employee relations policy, disciplinary proceedings, and procedural issues for designated WHS facilities. 
2.    Plans, develops and administers Company-wide employee relations programs.
3.    Insures that all human resources actions are in compliance with Wexford Health policies and applicable federal and state laws.  Prepares Company position statements and filings to employee appeals, EEOC, ADA and other civil rights actions.
4.    Participates in training and informational programs that inform employees and/or management about the Company’s policies/position to provide positive employee relations.  Participates in the revision of the employee handbook and policy manuals to effect cooperation and coordination in employee-management relations. 
5.    Understands applicable NCCHC, ACA and JCAHO standards that affect Human Resources at the site.  Develops and enforces policies/programs that ensure compliance with applicable standards.
6.    Exercises a high degree of expertise and judgment based on professional knowledge in assessing situations, anticipating issues, identifying and exploring alternatives, outlining opinions, and recommending approaches to the Director, Human Resources.   Assumes responsibility with full accountability for consequences and decisions having broad based impact on the organization and individuals.
7.    Provides information and prepares comprehensive recommendations to ensure the development and implementation of the employee relations program.  Develops approaches, proposals, and plans to handle a variety of issues with controversial, sensitive, and political implications.
8.    Conducts workshops for managers and supervisors on the human resources topics and laws such as FMLA, ADA; progressive discipline and other aspects of management relations. 
9.    Conducts employee relations activities, employee services, and related activities including adverse actions, reprimands, involuntary separations, and disciplinary actions.
10.    Keeps abreast of civil rights, discrimination, ADA and arbitration and labor law decisions.
11.    Provide continual review of current HR practices for validity and bottom-line efficiency in order to make recommendations for improvement.
12.    Motivates and coaches supervisors and managers to ensure consistent, equal, and fair treatment of employees.
13.    Oversees, investigates and monitors complex employee-related issues
14.    Mediates and encourages open lines of communication during disputes between employees and their supervisors; promotes effective conflict resolution
15.    Participates in developing departmental goals, objectives and systems
16.    Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvement in the department
17.    Attend seminars to enhance skills, keep updated on relevant laws, developments, and HR practices.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
TRAVEL: Vehicle travel throughout West Virginia
CERTIFICATION: None required
EDUCATION:
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management; Employee/Labor Relations or related field required
 

EOE/M/F/D/V

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