Labour Relations Officer (Long Term Care Specialist)

Vacancy ID#: 2019-07

Location: Toronto, ON Canada

Type: Permanent Full-time

Group/Grade: Bargaining Unit 1/Officer

Rate: $94,798.84 (start) - $113,625.97

Date: May 24, 2019

Founded in 1973, the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is a leading health-care union representing more than 65,000 registered nurses and health-care professionals and 18,000 nursing student affiliates working in Ontario hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, community, clinics and industry. ONA is committed to the advancement of the social, economic and general welfare of its members providing labour relations services that include representation of members to ensure their rights under the collective agreement are protected and negotiating the best possible terms and conditions of employment. ONA advocates for the highest standards of health care for all Ontarians. Looking to the future, ONA will continue to provide proactive strategies to raise the awareness of the value (including economic and patient benefits) of RNs with all stakeholders.

ONA is seeking to hire a Labour Relations Officer (Long-Term Care Specialist) to join our Provincial Services/Professional Practice Team and work out of our Toronto office.

The successful candidate will act as an organizational resource on professional practice, advocacy and regulatory matters pertaining to the long-term care (LTC) practice environment. In addition to carrying a LTC home practice caseload, the successful candidate will provide direct support to the provincial professional practice and health & safety teams, and act as a resource to other teams by providing expert advice and opinion on matters in the long term care sector. In this role, you will work closely with ONA staff and elected leadership supporting the preparation of professional responsibility cases, identifying resolutions to the practice issues, identifying supporting evidence, and discussing them at agency meetings, as required.

In addition to providing ONA with advice and opinion, you will also be accountable for drafting submissions and position statements to the government, College of Nurses and other agencies, as well as participating in oral presentations of these submissions and statements.

This is what else you can expect from this dynamic role:

  • Providing service to members and staff across the province as an expert in LTC.
  • Preparing and presenting submissions to Independent Assessment Committees, government and other external bodies.
  • Acting as a resource to the individuals on our district service teams, provincial teams and other service teams on LTC matters.
  • Representing ONA on external committees relevant to the role.
  • Providing education to our membership and orientation to new staff.
  • Opportunities to travel and meet staff and members in their workplaces, supporting them on professional practice and other matters pertaining to the LTC sector.

What we are looking for:

  • Baccalaureate in Nursing is required; a Master’s degree in a related area is preferred.
  • Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse (RN); general or extended class.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of leadership experience in the long-term care sector.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of labour relations experience and/or Labour Relations/Industrial Relations Certificate is preferred.
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of the long term home sector and LTC Home Act and regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Experience with teaching/coaching/mentoring is preferred.
  • Flexible, adaptable and able to work well with others in a rapidly changing work environment.
  • Adept in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, Windows and have a basic knowledge of database application.
  • Bilingualism (written and verbal French) would be a further asset.
  • Must have demonstrated advocacy and an "activist's heart."

The candidate must be able to travel, possess a valid driver’s license and have access to an automobile for business use.

If you are seeking an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others as well as your own, visit our website and apply today!

Please submit your resume to by end of day June 6, 2019. Please include the vacancy ID#2019-07 in the subject line.

The Ontario Nurses’ Association is committed to employment and pay equity within its staff.  Applications are encouraged from equity groups including individuals of Indigenous descent, racialized individuals, individuals with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ persons.  We also provide accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodation for a disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources.

Thank you for your interest in joining us. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing date: 

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 17:00


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