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Human Resource Officer

  • NSW State Peak organisation representing people living with mental health issues.
  • 2 days per week (Contract to June 2021 with possible extension).
  • Woolloomoolloo location close to transport.

About us

Being is the NSW peak representative organisation for people living with mental health issues and emotional distress. We have a strong focus on human rights, and as such advocate for the rights of people with mental health issues to live and participate in the communities they choose, free of stigma and discrimination.

Our guiding principles are:

  • Creating space for people with lived/living experience of mental health issues to have their voices heard;
  • Ensuring that recovery-oriented and trauma-informed practice underpins all aspects of Being’s operation;
  • The belief that a life free of stigma and discrimination are human rights for every person;
  • Providing capacity-building opportunities for all people with lived/living experience to grow;
  • Ensuring that everything Being does is consumer led.

Our operational and governance structures have a majority of people living with mental health issues, including our staff and Board, who draw on their unique skills and experiences as consumers and survivors of services. Our membership base is made up predominantly of people who identify as personally living with mental health issues.

About your new role

We are seeking a Human Resource Officer who has hands-on experience, is passionate about eliminating stigma for people living with mental health issues, and enjoys working in the not-for-profit sector.

Your role will be coordinating and delivering effective and responsive Human Resource services. Areas include maintenance of HR records, recruitment and selection processes, HR policies and procedures, induction and training of staff, supporting the CEO with performance management processes, and development of a staff wellbeing program.

Essential Criteria:

  1. Personal experience of living with mental health issues, or experience working with people living with mental health issues.
  2. Demonstrated experience and understanding of Human Resources practices and procedures, including recruitment, within a small not-for-profit environment.
  3. Tertiary qualification in Human Resources with related generalist experience, and ability to keep currency with compliance.
  4. Demonstrated attention to detail and problem solving abilities.
  5. Ability to take initiative and achieve results with minimal supervision
  6. Highly organised with good time management capability.
  7. Ability to work in a team environment and resolve conflicts
  8. High level of verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  9. Demonstrated experience in training and development
  10. Ability to present innovative solutions to complex and varied problems

Desirable Criteria

  1. Prior experience in community based human resources will be highly regarded.
  2. Current Cert VI – TAE or working towards completion before June 2020.
  3. Ability to commence immediately.

BEING is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. This means we apply affirmative action strategies to the employment of people with personal lived/living experience of mental health issues.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please include a Cover Letter addressing both the Essential and Desirable Criteria together with you CV and send to jobs@being.org.au, using the subject line: Human Resource Officer application via EthicalJobs.

Unfortunately applications not addressing the Essential and Desirable Criteria will not be considered.

Due to the immediate start required, selection of candidates will be on a first in basis.

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