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Human Resources Assistant, Full Time - Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Samaritas, one of the state's largest faith-based nonprofits, has been sending ripples of positive change into Michigan communities since 1934. Prior to 2016, Samaritas operated as Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.


Samaritas provides a continuum of care to all in need with approximately 70 different programs in 40 different locations in Michigan. We believe in diversity and inclusion, for the people we serve and the people we employ. Employing nearly 2,000 employees in opportunities ranging from direct service to management in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, we hope that you will consider joining the Samaritas team and help work in making a difference in communities across Michigan.


We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us.


Job Summary


Performs Human Resource (HR) related duties and works closely with the HR Business Partner in supporting designated service area.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform customer service functions by answering employee requests and questions.
  • Process new hire, onboarding, and background check information. Assist individual new hires as necessary to ensure all required forms are completed accurately and data is accurately entered into appropriate systems. Complete New Hire Checklist to ensure all records are complete prior to a new employee starting work.
  • Assist with recruitment efforts. Schedule interviews and interact with job applicants as directed.
  • Respond to employment verification and reference requests.
  • Maintain human resource information system records for staff in assigned service area.
  • Assist with the annual performance appraisal process by ensuring appraisals and merit data are complete and entered into the Human Resource Information System (HRIS).
  • Monitor timekeeping records as assigned to ensure accuracy of payroll information.
  • Perform general clerical work including photocopying, faxing, data entry, correspondences and organizing department mail.
  • Perform additional HR administrative duties that include assisting with benefit enrollment, ensuring accurate and complete documentation for Family Medical Leaves (FML), Worker's Compensation and American Disabilities Act (ADA). Conducts periodic employee file audits.
  • Prepare new employee files and maintain current and terminated employee files.
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    Job Qualifications


    Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

    • High school diploma or equivalent required.
    • Some business or Human Resource related courses preferred.



    • One year experience in a HR related administrative role required.

    Knowledge Skills and Abilities

    • Excellent verbal, written and active listening skills with proper use of spelling, grammar and diction. Excellent phone etiquette skills. 
    • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to convey information professionally and courteously.
    • Ability to read, write and speak fluent English language.
    • Strong computer skills with working knowledge Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel and Word. Ability to use standard office equipment including fax machines, copiers.
    • Knowledge of Human Resource principles and best practices to ensure complaint personnel administration.
    • Ability to organize, prioritize and multi-task.


    Additional Work Requirements

    • Intermittent state-wide travel required.


    Physical and Mental Requirements

    • Strong visual acuity with attention to detail.
    • Ability to spend extended periods of time working on a computer.
    • Hand and finger dexterity.
    • Hand-eye coordination.


    Posted: 2019-08-06 Expires: 2019-09-05

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