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Hiring for New HR Manager!

Please view the posting on Idealist.org to apply

Summary:

The HR Manager is the liaison between departments and the HR Department, ensuring that the personnel needs of each department are met through appropriate communication of Center policies and procedures and by maintaining an open door availability that focuses on the HR needs and management of the Center. Duties also include managing the HRMS database and HR Department special projects

Necessary Equipment and Access:

Personal computer (Microsoft Office Suite), telephone, photocopier, fax machine, desk, chair and file cabinet

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

Work is performed primarily in an office setting, but Employee may be asked to attend meetings outside of the office. This position has physical requirements which may include but are not limited to:
•The operation of basic office equipment such as a copier, fax machine, computer, keyboard, calculator, telephone;
•The ability to frequently sit, stand, bend, lift, carry, push and pull (20 lbs.) with or without reasonable accommodations to perform the essential responsibilities of the position;
• Some local and national travel may be requested or required.

Essential Responsibilities:
•Oversee all aspects of the HR department/function including recruiting and retention, employee relations and benefits administration, being sure to continually support the Center’s strategic business and advocacy objectives.
•Oversee the development, implementation, and monitoring of all processes and actions including hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations and disciplinary actions. Ensure consistency with internal policy and in compliance with all external regulatory laws and principles including but not limited to Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Employment-at-will, Federal, State and local legislation.
•Evaluate established salary plan guidelines to identify Center competitiveness and recommend and implement changes to maintain internal equity and LRI’s competitive position in relevant labor market.
•Complete all assigned documentation, reports and assignments in a timely manner.
•Oversee integrity of data and records and maintenance of HRMS in compliance with Center and regulatory standards by organizing periodic file audits and following-up as needed.
•Closely monitor staffing trends/patterns and develop strategies for improvement.
•Visit departments (including Allentown) and attend meetings regularly to monitor employee related issues and unit/section development needs.
•Participate in annual processes including review of policies and procedures for all departments as necessary and staff performance evaluation process. Recommend changes as needed.
•Manage site Workers’ Compensation program to ensure compliance with applicable legal requirements. Identify trends in claims and implement necessary changes to decrease company risk exposure.
•Supervise site responses to unemployment claims. Coordinate and ensure employee preparedness and appropriate agency representation at unemployment hearings. Complete questionnaires and other forms related to unemployment compensation claims as needed. Attend hearings as appropriate.
•Responsible to be knowledgeable of Center programs, policies and procedures. Keep abreast of current trends in human resources management.
•Responsible to write original correspondence as necessary. Includes preparation of confidential unit correspondence.
•Develop, maintain and analyze HR and other applicable reports and data as appropriate.
•Provide back-up support for HR Benefits and Recruitment Specialist answering staff questions regarding benefits coverage and general HR assistance. Conduct research of issues as necessary.
•Assist with the negotiation, exploration, recommendation and implementation of new or revised benefits programs, options and policies in conjunction with agency broker, carriers and Executives. Participate in applicable meetings as necessary.
•Analyze new and existing benefit policies, services, coverage and options of organization and prevailing practices among similar organizations, to establish competitive benefits program and determine program that best meets the needs of the organization. Ensure continued compliance with legal requirements.
•Work directly with supervisors in understanding and implementing policies and procedures including performance appraisal, disciplinary actions, grievances, terminations, and affirmative action. Ensure communication processes and collaborative working relations are maintained between HR and other departments, supervisory staff and Allentown office as appropriate.
•Responsible for assuring sound employee relations policies and practices through appropriate communication of agency policies and procedures.
•Responsible to be knowledgeable of agency programs, policies and procedures. Keep abreast of current trends in human resources management.
•Develop professional skills through participation/coordination of assigned projects, special interests, and learning activities as requested and available.
•Attend assigned trainings and meetings.
•Provide appropriate supervision of subordinate staff including training, monitoring, performance feedback and discipline. Encourages and initiates regular discussions with subordinates; compliments good performance; takes appropriate and timely action with marginal or failing performers. Promotes staff development by recommending training appropriate for employees’ growth and improvement needs.
•Represent the organization and the Human Resources Department as requested and as appropriate.
•Identify, recommend and coordinate employee recognition and HR training events as requested/needed. Participate in both design and implementation.
•Maintain relationships with all internal and external business partners.
•Other work-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Management or related field required and at least 4 years relevant experience; or any combination of experience, education or training that would provide the level of knowledge, skill and ability required. Knowledge of HRIS related data systems experience required. Prior administration or supervisory experience required. Must have knowledge and ability to learn employment laws and regulations and be highly organized. Ability to analyze data and identify needed systems or process improvements. Flexibility to work with people, rules and program needs. Must have excellent communication skills (written and oral) and strong organizational skills and computer literacy is a must.

Skill Requirements:
•Must have exceptional interpersonal skills and be able to deal with differing personalities on a daily basis. Must have ability to interact with people on all levels of the organization in a professional manner.
•Must have effective and professional communication skills (verbal and written).
•Must have proven organizational skills. Must be able to independently prioritize.
•Consumer and Employee Interactions: must be able to maintain positive interactions with staff, consumers, their families and Attendants as necessary. Must uphold the Independent Living Philosophy.
•Appropriate confidentiality of employee and consumer information is required at all times.

Position Competencies:
•Demonstrates personal integrity, credibility and flexibility within the scope of the job responsibilities.
•Demonstrates understanding and endorsement of Independent Living Philosophy and support of Liberty Resources, Inc. mission, vision and goals.
•Demonstrates the ability to utilize a wide range of appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities to achieve desired outcomes within the scope of the job responsibilities.
•Demonstrates the ability to understand, interpret, and uphold Center policies.
•Demonstrates the ability to accept diversity in others and to treat all individuals with respect.
•Demonstrates the ability to evaluate options, make decisions and accept accountability within the scope of job responsibilities.
•Demonstrates the ability and initiative to resolve potential or actual problems effectively and diplomatically.
•Demonstrates the ability to participate as an active member of a work team.
•Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
•Demonstrates the ability to learn through the supervisory process.
•Demonstrates the ability to incorporate new knowledge and skills into work performance within the scope of the job responsibilities.
•Demonstrates the ability to organize and manage own workloads and priorities.
•Demonstrates the ability to collect, retrieve and manipulate computerized data.
•Demonstrates the ability to provide supervisory leadership and support for direct reports.
•Demonstrates the ability to perform the responsibilities and functions of the position.

Liberty Resources, Inc. is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and makes reasonable accommodations for Persons with Disabilities.

How To Apply
HR@libertyresources.org

http://www.libertyresources.org
People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should e-mail cover letter, resume AND salary requirements to: hr@libertyresources.org

Failure to include salary requirements may result in missed opportunity.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
Benefits
Medical, Dental and Vision: 1st of the month following 60 days of employment.

Company Paid Basic Life, STD, LTD: After One year of employment

Level of Language Proficiency
English, Spanish, ASL

Professional Level

Managerial

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

 

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LRI awarded NHT Grant

LRI is proud to announce that it was awarded a grant for $40,000 from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to assist with Nursing Home Transition expenses!

View a Press Release written by Liam Doughtery, Special Projects Coordinator, by clicking here.

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Video about ADAPT

“While they may have lost that battle, they’re winning the war. Year by year, they’re making life better for those with disabilities. They’re providing them with independence, pride and self-worth. I definitely think that’s something worth smiling about.”

Check out this blog post by Michael Cavacini about ADAPT and LRI’s involvement with their historic march to Washington in 2003:
https://michaelcavacini.com/…/what-do-we-know-adapts-free-…/

What Do We Know? – ADAPT’s Free Our People March

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Apartments Available

Bucks County Apts
Country Commons Apartments
3338 Richlieu Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
215-639-2800

Applications will be accepted for 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. You can pick up or call the Management office for application between the hours of 1:00pm and 4:00pm on July 10th through July 14th to receive an application and rent is based on income. Applicants must be income eligible and application must be returned to the office before July 21st. Application received after July 21st will not be accepted and waiting list will be closed.

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Senator Casey to Hold Healthcare Press Conference at City Hall

ATTENTION: Senator Casey will host a Healthcare Press Conference at City Hall tomorrow (7/7) at 10am. It will be in the Mayor’s Reception Room due to the weather. You must RSVP by contacting: to jacklin_rhoads@casey.senate.gov or call 202-228-6367.

Casey On GOP Scheme: “Health Care Protections Are A Matter of Life And Death, I Will Fight At All Costs”

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ADAPT Members Featured in Inquirer

Adrianne Gunter has Multiple Sclerosis and relies on PA’s Medicaid expansion signed by Governor Tom Wolf under the Affordable Care Act. She attends TuesdayswithToomey, where she shares her story to encourage people to continue the fight to #ProtectOurCare!

Liam Dougherty of Liberty Resources and ADAPT is also quoted in the article, as well as Cassie Holdsworth, who is a Liberty Resources board member and PA Adapt leader.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/congressional/for-healthcare-activists-senate-bills-tabling-is-no-excuse-to-rest-20170702.html

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Enjoy the 4th, but keep this in mind!

Liberty Resources wishes everyone a happy Fourth of July. To ensure we ALL have a happy celebration, please be mindful of any combat veterans or anyone else with sensitivities to sudden loud noises. If you know someone in your community with PTSD, autism, or any variety of noise sensitivity, please be mindful of setting off fireworks.

http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/national/reminder-4th-of-july-fireworks-can-be-fun-but-not-for-veterans-with-ptsd

That way we can ALL have a happy holiday weekend!

 

 

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Taste of Independence 2017

The 7th Annual Taste of Independence will be held in October, the date we are aiming for is October 26th. This date is tentative as we are waiting on confirmation from our honorary public figure. Please keep this in mind!

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June and July Events

Liberty Resources, Inc. offers Consumers a variety of programs and events each month.  All events take place at LRI, 801 Arch Street, Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19107.  For more information about any activity listed, call LRI’s main number (215-634-2000) and the extension at the end of the listing.

Liberty Home Choices: To enroll in LRI’s attendant agency, call Ext. 617

Every Wednesday:  Legal Advocacy – Temple University’s Law School provides free advice and representation for Consumers on general legal problems. To schedule an appointment, call 215-204-1800.

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: Nicole’s Place, open 10:00 AM-3:00 PM, 112 N. 8th Street, Second Floor, across from elevators/behind receptionist’s desk. Shop in LRI’s thrift store and support LRI’s programs. Donations for the store are also welcome.  Call Christine, Ext. 217.

ReTreads: By appointment only. Consumers may obtain free clean, inspected, recycled wheelchairs and other devices.  ReTreads also accepts used wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment. Call Ext. 272, leave a message and someone will call you back to set up an appointment.

Peer Support: Connect with other disabled people one-on-one or in group settings. Call Bill ext. 197 or Morgan ext. 124.

Every Thursday: Philadelphia City Council, City Hall, Room 400, 10:00 AM to Noon. Please attend to let Council members know people with disabilities are concerned about issues affecting the city and our Community. Call Harry, 215-600-1536 (VP).

Every Thursday: Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (PILCOP) 12:30-4:30, Oliver Jordan Room.  Attorney Lee Awbrey will lend her legal services to LRI on a weekly basis. She is available to discuss issues consumers may be facing as it relates to employment discrimination and to provide discreet representation, such as assisting with accommodation requests and to preparing pro se complaints with EEOC or PCHR. Call Lee 267-546-1313.

Every Wednesday: Chair Yoga, Level 1 at 8:30am; Circuit Training #1 at 3:30pm, both classes in the Wade Blank Suite. All classes are inclusive to all abilities. Contact Natalie Hicks Ext. 382, Pascale Vallee Ext. 498, or Liam Dougherty Ext. 195 for info. You must RSVP if you plan to attend.

Every Thursday: Circuit Training #2 at 8:30am; Yoga Level 2 at 3:30pm, both classes in the Wade Blank Suite. All classes are inclusive to all abilities. Contact Natalie Hicks Ext. 382, Pascale Vallee Ext. 498, or Liam Dougherty Ext. 195 for info. You must RSVP if you plan to attend.

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 6: Math Class in ASL, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM, Ed Roberts Room. Learn How to Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Create a budget and Write a check. Call Igor, 267-507-1178.

June 2 & 16:  Young Adults Club, 1:00-3:00 PM, Oliver Jordan Room.  Anyone 18-29 years is welcome to attend. Call Mary Beth, Ext. 335.

June 6: Consumer Advisory Coalition, 1:00-2:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A, 2nd Floor. Do you have any questions or issues with your home and community based services?  Would you simply like to be a part of a group that meets to discuss these services?  Would you be interested in learning the history of Liberty?  Join us!

June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11 and 18: Basic Sign Language Class, 1:00-3:00 PM, Ed Roberts Room. (Deaf and Hard of Hearing ONLY). Call Igor, 267-507-1178.

June 7, 14, 21 & 28: Social Group, 12:00-2:00 PM. Bacal Room. Call Lisa, Ext. 252.

June 7: Consumer Connections, Implementation of Managed Care, We will discuss the impact of Managed Care. Call Latoya Maddox, Ext. 114.

June 9 & 23:  Deaf Matters, 1:00-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A. Socialize with old friends and meet new people. Discuss what is happening in the world. Learn about Deaf rights. This is a group for people who wish to interact through American Sign Language. No interpreters are provided.  Call Harry, 215-600-1536.

June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, and 25: MYPA (Managing Your Personal Assistant), 1:00-3:00 PM. Wade Blank Room A. Working with an attendant can pose some challenging situations. Learn how to direct your own care effectively by understanding your attendant care service (your role and responsibilities). Learn the communication tools and techniques proven to maintain a respectful and professional working relationship between you and your attendant(s). Register Now! Please call Bianca Ext. 391.

June 14: ADAPT Fundraising, 12:00 PM until sold out!  Just $7.  Skills Training Kitchen, Second Floor. Support the fight for civil rights for people with disabilities! To guarantee your lunch, pre-pay your order with Nancy, Ext. 116 or Rodney, Ext. 299.

June 15:  Webinar, 1:30-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A. Update on the Implementation of Managed Care Long-Term Services and Supports presented by the Department of Human Services.

June 16:  Getting to Know You & You & You, 1:00-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room B.  LRI’s newest social group. The group will meet every 3rd Friday. Call Bill, Ext. 197.

June 17: Disability Pride, Celebrate your difference! Celebrate the lives and contributions that disabled people make to the city of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. Location Dilworth Plaza City Hall, 10:00 AM-3:45 PM. Call Alan 267-608-0913 or email him at adaptdan@yahoo.com.

June 20LRI’s Food Pantry, 11:00 AM until food supplies are exhausted. The Food Pantry is open on the third Tuesday of every month! Please bring a bag.

June 21:  Support Group for Consumers with Psychiatric Disabilities, 3:30-5:00 PM, Skills Training Room. Call Morgan, Ext. 124.

June 28:  SciFi Connections, 2:00-4:00 PM, Justin Dart Room. View a science fiction television pilot followed by discussion.  Refreshments! Call Patrick, Ext. 695.

July 4: Independence Day, Liberty Closed.

July 5, 12, 19 & 26: Social Group, 12:00-2:00 PM. Bacal Room. Call Lisa, Ext. 252.

July 7: Consumer Connections, Implementation of Managed Care, We will discuss the impact of Managed Care. Call Latoya Maddox, Ext. 114.

July 7 & 21:  Young Adults Club, 1:00-3:00 PM, Oliver Jordan Room.  Anyone 18-29 years is welcome to attend. Call Mary Beth, Ext. 335.

July 12:  ADAPT Fundraising, 12:00 PM until sold out!  Just $7.  Skills Training Kitchen, Second Floor. Support the fight for civil rights for people with disabilities! To guarantee your lunch, pre-pay your order with Nancy, Ext. 116 or Rodney, Ext. 299.

July 18:  LRI’s Food Pantry, 11:00 AM until food supplies are exhausted. The Food Pantry is open on the third Tuesday of every month! Please bring a bag.

July 19:  Support Group for Consumers with Psychiatric Disabilities, 3:30-5:00 PM, Skills Training Room. Call Morgan, Ext. 124.

July 20:  Webinar, 1:30-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A. Update on the Implementation of Managed Care Long-Term Services and Supports presented by the Department of Human Services.

July 20:  LRI Board of Directors meeting, 4:00-6:00 PM, Wade Blank A & B Rooms.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

July 21:  Getting to Know You & You & You, 1:00-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room B.  LRI’s newest social group. The group will meet every 3rd Friday. Call Bill, Ext. 197.

July 25: Consumer Advisory Coalition, 1:00-2:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A, 2nd Floor.  Do you have a question for PPL?  A PPL Representative will be joining our meeting.  If you would like to submit your question ahead of time please email it to adminsupportstaff@lcconnections.org

July 26:  SciFi Connections, 2:00-4:00 PM, Justin Dart Room. View a science fiction television pilot followed by discussion.  Refreshments! Call Patrick, Ext. 695.

July 28: Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Program, 1:00-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Rooms. Call Nancy, Ext. 116.

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Save Our Medicaid!

The GOP has released its revised American Healthcare Act, which will replace the ACA (Obamacare) and cause huge cuts to Medicaid. LRI and ADAPT protested in Washington, D.C. at the Capitol on June 22nd, and in Philadelphia, they had a vigil at Senator Toomey’s office (R) who helped write this bill that will leave millions without healthcare.

Call Senator Toomey today and tell him to save your healthcare: 202-224-4254 OR 215-241-1090

Here are some links to articles, videos, and pictures which feature the protesters in action, both in DC and in Philadelphia:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBBb997LlDU

https://psmag.com/social-justice/medicaid-is-worth-dying-for

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/22/politics/protests-mitch-mcconnell-office-health-care-bill/index.html

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/national-international/Disabled-Protesters-Carried-Away-From-McConnells-Office-430156893.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_PHBrand

http://local21news.com/news/local/people-protesting-outside-mitch-mcconnells-office-some-in-wheelchairs-removed-by-police

https://twitter.com/i/moments/877918232597807105

https://twitter.com/JordanUhl/status/877913795988930560

https://twitter.com/HelenGymAtLarge/status/878234455328120832

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/gop-threat-to-medicaid-threatens-liberty-of-millions-of-americans-974159427845

http://local21news.com/news/local/people-protesting-outside-mitch-mcconnells-office-some-in-wheelchairs-removed-by-police

https://psmag.com/social-justice/medicaid-is-worth-dying-for

https://www.facebook.com/NBCNews/videos/1870561196297235/?pnref=story

https://twitter.com/SenBobCasey/status/877966934935040000

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/congressional/for-healthcare-activists-senate-bills-tabling-is-no-excuse-to-rest-20170702.html

 

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