Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (Tribunals Ontario) - Full-time Member
Roles & Responsibilities:
The Social Justice Division (the Division) is one of three divisions of the Tribunals Ontario adjudicative tribunal cluster. The Division has a mandate to resolve applications and appeals brought under a number of statutes relating to child and family services oversight, youth justice, human rights, residential tenancies, income support, compensation for victims of violent crime, and special education. To learn more about the Division and its constituent tribunals, please visit: http://www.sjto.gov.on.ca/.
The Government of Ontario is seeking full-time members for the Droits de l'homme Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO), one of eight constituent tribunals of the Division. HRTO resolves claims of discrimination and harassment brought under the Droits de l'homme Code by way of mediation or hearing.
As a full-time member, the successful applicant will work under the general direction and mentorship of the Executive Chair, or delegate. Members are responsible for adjudicating and mediating disputes under the Droits de l'homme Code, and other applicable legislation, policies and rules, using a variety of dispute resolution methods. Members may be assigned to carry out their adjudicative responsibilities alone or as part of a panel. Services are delivered across the province and are of a high quality resulting in a fair and accessible experience for parties and stakeholders. As such, members will be required to travel throughout the province.
The successful applicant will work within a challenging, fast-paced and demanding environment that requires confidence, critical thinking and strong interpersonal and communications skills. Among the skills the successful applicant will bring, they recognize and respect the diversity of the people of Ontario and the requirements of procedural fairness in hearings, where parties are frequently self-represented. The successful applicant will also work within a collegial environment that is committed to the core values of accessibility, fairness, transparency, timeliness, integrity, professionalism and independence.
Successful applicants may be considered for cross-appointments to other constituent tribunals of the cluster.
The Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009 provides that all appointments shall be made through a competitive, merit-based process, with criteria for appointments that include:
- · Experience, knowledge or training in the subject matter and legal issues dealt with by the tribunal; Aptitude for impartial adjudication; and
- Aptitude for applying alternative adjudicative practices and procedures that may be set out in the tribunal’s rules.
Additional qualifications required under the Member position description include:
- Computer literacy; and
- Ability and willingness to travel (with accommodation as required).
In addition, members are required to possess the following core competencies:
- Professional judgement;
- Professional awareness; and
- Conflict management.
Bilingualism (English and French) is an asset.
A full description of the qualifications and responsibilities of this position are set out in the Member position description found on the Social Justice Division website.
We thank all interested applicants, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Appointment is by Order-in-Council for an initial term of up to one year, and is subject to renewal for a maximum of 10 years in a given position, upon the recommendation of the Executive Chair.
Meet as required. Full-time.
Remuneration and Expenses:
Annual remuneration is $110,482 plus benefits in accordance with benefit entitlements of the Senior Management Group of the Ontario Public Service. Appointees shall be reimbursed for reasonable work-related expenses while engaged in the business of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in accordance with the Travel, Meal and Hospitality Expenses Directive and any other Treasury Board and Management Board of Cabinet directives.