WellPower, formerly Mental Health Center of Denver, provides you with the support you need to help you develop a career in helping others succeed. We innovate, adapt, and leverage the diverse perspectives of the people on our team and the people we serve in everything we do.

WellPower values and is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to ending bias and discrimination in our community and ensuring equity within all aspects of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, transfer, or promotion opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 

The Human Resources Business Partner role contributes to company performance by providing tactical and strategic consulting on people and organization development strategies in support of the business objectives. Performs HR related duties at the professional level while supporting more than one business unit(s). Will carry out responsibilities in the following areas: talent acquisition; employee relations consultation; policy interpretation and application, union contract consultation, performance and compensation management consultation; and talent management consultation. May carry out additional responsibilities to include organizational design; employee development initiatives and training.

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Pay Range & Benefits:

  • $76,600 - $91,100/year                

WellPower is committed to fair and equitable hiring with salaries based on relevant factors, such as work experience, education, and certification/licensure (rather than wage history). Toward the principle of equal pay for equal work, we post and hire within defined hiring salary ranges.  We ask all applicants to carefully review the hiring salary range for each posted job opportunity, as we will not hire outside the predetermined range.

All full-time, benefits eligible employees will be eligible for WellPower’s benefits plan. For a full description of benefit offerings, please visit: https://wellpower.org/workplace-of-choice/.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Conducts weekly meetings with respective business units.
  • Provides influence and guidance to business units through developing partnerships to support achieving business objectives within the assigned employee populations.
  • Consults with line management, providing HR guidance and provides appropriate consultation and recommendations.
  • Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the HR team to develop solutions, programs, and policies.
  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough, and objective investigations. Maintains accurate and complete documentation of employee counseling/investigations.
  • Coaches managers within respective business units, and coordinates and attends with unemployment hearings. Provides the unemployment hearing officer with appropriate documentation to represent MHCD’s interests at the initial and appeal hearings.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Appropriately interprets and provides guidance to line managers on HR policies, procedures, and contracts.
  • Ensures appropriate credentialing for new hires, promotions, and transfers and offers.
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Assists employees in HR related matters.
  • Delivers key HR initiatives across the HR spectrum, including workforce planning, restructuring, resourcing, talent management, pay and reward, employee relations, employee engagement and performance management, succession planning.
  • Ensures key stakeholders are informed / consulted on relevant changes such as staff changes, restructures, and reorganizations, etc.
  • Plans and oversees projects or activity that supports the delivery of HR and departmental strategies and objectives; working with third party providers to ensure that services meet business needs and are delivered to agreed standards and timescales.
  • Develops and maintain good relations (informal and formal) with the recognized union and support negotiations where necessary.
  • Directs and support the HR Director and Vice President in their duties to support the delivery of the HR strategy.
  • Monitors and supports HR activity to ensure the terms of the collective bargaining agreement are being met. Addressing HR related business continuity issues.
  • Identifies training needs for business units and individual coaching needs.
  • Participates in evaluation and monitoring of training programs to ensure success. Follows up to ensure training objectives are met.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Maintains a trauma informed environment of wellbeing.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, management, business, project management, or related field.
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential or Professional in Human Resources (PHR)/Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), or ability to obtain certification within one year of employment.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience resolving complex employee relations issues.
  • Proficiency with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), preferably Greenhouse.
  • Proficiency with HRIS systems preferably UltiPro or UKG.
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, full-cycle talent acquisition, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws.

Why else might you want to consider working at WellPower?

  • Named Top Workplace - we have been named a Top Workplace by the Denver Post for ten consecutive years
  • Champion Social Justice Causes - we are committed to ending anti-Black racism in our community
  • 9 Paid Holidays – including Juneteenth, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and more
  • Robust Benefits Package – our benefits start at 30 hours per week and include medical, dental, and vision insurance, and a retirement match
  • Employee Resource Groups – our ERG’s offer a chance to connect, address workplace challenges and get support from individuals who share similar characteristics or life experiences
  • Gainsharing – we offer a bonus to employees if the organization meets certain requirements for the year
  • $50,000/year minimum wage for all employees – we believe that our employees should earn a livable wage conducive to the cost of living in Denver, Colorado
  • Free Licensure Supervision – for LCSWs/LPCs/LMFTs
  • Sports Leagues – we offer a variety of activities for our employees, including bowling, dragon boat racing, volleyball leagues, and more

COVID-19 VACCINATION NOTICE: Covid19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption is required for employment with WellPower. Applicants who are not vaccinated at the time of offer acceptance can ask for instructions on where to go to obtain vaccination or on how to request an exemption. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated (that is, at least two weeks past their final does of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen) and provide proof, or have an approved medical or religious exemption, on or before their start date.

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