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Human Resources Officer

  • Are you someone who enjoys providing generalist HR support and contributing to the long term development and continuous improvement of the Human Resources function?
  • Do you want to contribute to an evolving and inclusive organisation?
  • Are you a self-starter who delights in working autonomously as well as with teams?

The Infants’ Home Child and Family Services is a not-for-profit organisation that provides early childhood education and care, early intervention and allied health services to over 2,500 children and their families each year.

Since 1874, we have supported more than 180,000 children and their families to build new futures. Our award-winning service offering is unique in New South Wales and we are the largest integrated service of our kind in Australia.

Set on four acres in Ashfield the organisation offers a unique work environment and rich heritage with cultural commitment to innovation, diversity, integrity and collaboration.  This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Administration Officer to join our team.

About the role

The Human Resources Officer provides effective human resource management advice, information, support and administration in alignment with the organisation’s goals and strategies. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Recruitment and Onboarding: Co-ordinate and work with managers to facilitate, end-to-end recruitment (internal and external campaigns) including revision of position descriptions, advertising, candidate application management, tracking, selection, onboarding and induction programs
  • Work Health and Safety: Develop and coordinate WHS activities to raise awareness including procedures, communications and consultation
  • Performance Management Systems: Advise staff and managers on current processes, policies, forms etc required for the Performance Review and Development Program
  • General HR Support: Provide advice to staff and managers regarding HR policies, procedures, guidelines and documentation, including timely advice in relation to HR issues/activities
  • HR and Payroll Administration: Work together with Payroll and Finance team to streamline transactional HR activities and payroll and provide timely, accurate assistance and liaison as required
  • Training and Development: Assist in identifying and coordinating staff training requirements, as required

Essential Criteria

  • Tertiary qualification in Human Resource Management or a related field
  • High level of IT competency including MS Office Suite and preferably HRIS systems experience
  • Knowledge of HR legislation and regulations
  • Experience in a similar role for at least 12 months is highly desirable

Knowledge, Skills and Attitude

  • Ability to develop strong, professional relationships with all internal/external stakeholders
  • Project management skills
  • Well-developed organisational, communication and time management skills and the ability to proactively identify, prioritise and meet role expectations
  • High level of attention to detail with a focus on accurate preparation of documentation
  • Ability to exercise discretion/confidentiality/sensitivity at all times (including data privacy)
  • Empathic listening skills and the capacity to identify issues and provide advice and guidance
  • Understanding of payroll systems as related to HR/employee documentation and records
  • Capacity to bring a systematic and structured approach to HR functions and activities
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and driven professional who can work towards long term HR goals, whilst effectively managing daily tasks

The Infants’ Home offers a supportive environment and attractive salary packaging options that reward commitment, enthusiasm and positive impacts on the organisation. This is a full-time role where the successful applicant may need to work outside normal business hours on occasions. 

For further details or to obtain a position description please contact The Infants' Home Careers Team on 9799 4844 or email careers@theinfantshome.org.au.

To apply please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your interest in the role and how your skills and experience align with this opportunity.

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