At SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, we are committed to providing safe, stable, loving homes for children in the foster care system with a focus on keeping siblings together. We do this by keeping brothers and sisters together in an individual home in the care of a full-time, Professional Foster Parent. In doing so, we lay the foundation for rebuilding trust, confidence, and hope for each child in our care.
For over 25 years, SOS Children’s Villages Illinois has provided the highest quality of care for Illinois’ most vulnerable children and families. We are the first self-funded SOS organization in the United States. Since our beginning, we have carried on the successful track record of SOS-Kinderdorf International in transforming children with a broken childhood into caring, productive, self-reliant adults. In addition, we have pioneered a number of successful programs such as providing SOS Children continued support as they enter young adulthood, and empowering parents to pursue successful reunification of their families.
The Human Resources (HR) Generalist will be responsible for carrying out a variety of tasks as part of the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources department. The HR Generalist will coordinate and administer the policies, procedures and programs in the functions of recruiting and hiring, onboarding, training, benefits administration, performance management, and employee relations. This position acts as a liaison between staff and the administrative office for payroll, benefits, compliance and finance. In addition, the role is responsible for reporting on HR metrics and maintaining and overseeing statistical data entry and reporting.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES of the HR GENERALIST:
Manages life cycle of employee onboarding for all exempt and nonexempt personnel, students, and temporary employees and works to ensure the retention of employees;
Assist with the recruitment process, communications and employment paperwork.
Ensure the completion of all applicable requisite clearances for positions including background checks, education requirements, employment references, criminal history, drug tests, etc. per DCFS requirements with the HR Assistant.
Conduct new hire orientation and oversee the new employee onboarding process across all positions including orientation and training.
Writes and distributes Company announcements for new hires, promotions, reorganizations, wellness information, and other communications as assigned.
Maintain employment records (personnel files) and other records according to federal/state and DCFS laws. Respond to audit, reporting, and government required requests for information. Ensure EEO-1 and 5500’s are filed each year if necessary.
Administer employment changes/additions in the HRIS database (ADP) and coordinate with finance department on payroll functions with the HR Assistant.
Ensure data integrity of all HR systems.
Provide employee relations and performance support with guidance and assistance from the Director of Recruitment.
Handles issues such as employee complaints, harassment allegations, and performs complete investigations.
Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partner with legal department as needed/required.
Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention.
Provides HR Policy guidance and interpretation. Advocate for and support all levels of employees, provide proactive and timely counsel aimed at resolving conflicts and upholding a harmonious work environment.
Administer corrective actions and work with attorney as needed to resolve issues.
Maintains and updates assigned personnel policies, ensuring all employee practices are consistently interpreted and applied in accordance with state and federal law and organizational practices.
Authors new policies as needed for approval. Recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed.
Ensures all employees are informed, in a timely manner, of all changes in personnel policies.
Remains up-to-date on employment law changes.
Reviews reports, decisions, and results of department in relation to established goals;
Recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed.
Monitors performance evaluation process, and administers compensation program and annual increases.
Utilizes HRIS system for performance management and compensation administration;
Manages annual performance management cycle including setup and roll-out of annual reviews.
Communicates proactively with management to support adherence to annual performance management cycle and tracks review completion.
Trains incoming and current employees on the performance management process, cycle, and expectations.
Oversees benefit and rewards programs for employees with oversight and direction from the Director of Finance, Director of Recruitment and other department heads.
Conduct benefits orientation for new employees prior to eligibility date to ensure understanding of benefits and distribute vendor contact information.
Responsible for benefits administration functions, including health insurance enrollments, pension, workers compensation and unemployment issues.
Ensure HRIS system is maintained to enable reporting of 1095-C’s. Maintain ACA records and track benefit eligibility for all plans including the retirement program.
Manages employee recognition activities. Coordinates meetings and events to promote a healthy social workforce climate including holiday events, recognition program, appreciation initiatives, employee roundtables, etc.
Manages projects and provides administrative support to achieve HR Department objectives as assigned.
Directly supervises the HR Assistant.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding, developing, and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Education and Experience
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