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Employee Relations Specialist (5668)  (Regular Full-Time, Hourly)
Program/Location: Central Office (Mission Bay Park)

Employee Relations Specialist – Central Office Operations

Hours: 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Pay Rate:  $28.00 to $32.00 per hour





CRF inspires and mentors the next generation of mental health professionals!

We are constantly evolving and developing fresh approaches to meet the needs of San Diego County’s residents who are experiencing mental/behavioral health challenges. We offer a diverse, inclusive work place that fosters personal growth and development. You will work within a collaborative, supportive team structure, learn new ways to provide optimal supports to your clients and help people change their lives for the better!


Program Overview:

Located at our Central office in the Mission Bay area, our Human Resources department provides comprehensive HR supports and guidance to CRF locations throughout San Diego. Our full-service team’s functions include employee relations, performance management, policy education, benefits, recruiting, leave management, accommodations, and HRIS management and metrics.

Typical Duties of the Employee Relations Specialist

  • Collaboratively work with employees and managers to address and resolve employment related issues; assist with dispute resolution.
  • Jointly responsible for performing routine investigations and analyze resultant data to resolve employee relation matters.
  • Jointly communicate and explain the rights and responsibilities of leaves of absence and worker’s compensation benefits to employees and managers; jointly process leaves and report worker’s complementation claims.
  • Jointly provide human resources training to employees and managers on various Human Resources subjects, including employment law, performance management, performance development, and disciplinary actions.
  • Assist with dispute resolution and reconciliation
  • Provide performance management training and education, as well as assist with writing performance improvement plans
  • Works collaboratively with other members of the team to facilitate timely processing of documentation and reporting of worker’s compensation and leave of absence requests
  • Assist employees and management with interpreting employee handbook and company policies; assist employees and managers with routine employment related issues and questions.

Qualifications/Skills Requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR-related field, HR Certification with additional experience required, or equivalent education/experience
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of significant employee relations experience required, preferably with multi-site organization and over 500 employees
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, problem solving, and organizational skills required
  • Professional-level verbal and written communication abilities required
  • Previous experience managing leaves of absence and worker’s compensation in CA preferred
  • HRIS experience is a plus
  • Ability to pass criminal/background clearance


Benefits: CRF provides benefits to help you balance your work life and your personal life. For full-time staff (30 hours or more), we offer...

  • 19 days of PTO per year
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • “Platinum +” medical plans, with minimal employee cost/expenses for you and excellent coverage
  • Several dental plan options
  • Vision benefits
  • Company-paid life insurance and Long-Term Disability
  • Tax-Free Flexible Spending for medical/dental/childcare expenses
  • Generous retirement plan contributions
  • Employee Assistance Plan for you and your family
  • Employee discount program, including pet insurance plans
  • Opportunities for advancement and growth
  • We also provide access to student loan repayment/forgiveness programs for graduates.





All new hires are required to show proof of completed vaccination and booster before their first date of work, unless legally exempted



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Equal Employment Opportunity
CRF is an equal opportunity employer, and we make employment decisions based on merit. Our policy prohibits unlawful discrimination and/or harassment of any individual because of that individual's sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, physical handicap, disability, sexual orientation, protected military status, or medical condition, as well as other categories protected by federal, state and local law. All such discrimination is unlawful and prohibited and will not be tolerated by CRF.

Diversity at CRF
CRF is committed to cultural competence, and we have established the Cultural Diversity Resource Team (CDRT) whose mission and tasks include ensuring that all our corporate practices are culturally sensitive to both our consumers and employees. The CDRT has developed a company-wide Cultural Diversity Plan and is responsible for creating and offering cultural and ethnic awareness, knowledge, and skills trainings throughout the year.
Cultural Competency training is required of all of our staff, not just those providing clinical services, on an annual basis. It is our pledge to provide behavioral health and psychosocial rehabilitative services that are culturally sensitive to those we serve.