Human Resources Generalist
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Human Resources
Specialty Human Resources Assistant
Location 19126, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 1/07/23
$1,000.00 Hiring Bonus

Wedge Recovery Centers is seeking a Human Resources Specialist to support HR Director with credentialing, onboarding, and various personnel-related tasks for an organization that provides outpatient behavioral health services. Position is Full Time with benefits. Please see below for more detail about the position, qualifications, duties, and the organization.

Wedge provides an excellent work environment, with opportunities for advancement.

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Wedge Recovery Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Title:

Human Resources Specialist

Reports To:

Human Resources Director

FLSA Classification:

Exempt Non-Exempt

Primary Work Location:

On-Site, Corporate



Job Summary:

The Human Resources Specialist is responsible for a variety of tasks regarding hiring, compliance, orientation/training, benefits, and credentialing needs of the organization. The Human Resources Specialist is supervised by the Manager of Human Resources.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

· None

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Maintains employee records, ensuring completion and accuracy of details such as employee contact information, job classification, pay rates, organizational structure, and other key details.

· Assists with the administration of employee benefits, which may include collecting and submitting employee information and notice of change in status to health, dental, life, disability, and other insurance carriers or insurance brokers.

· Performs administrative and recordkeeping tasks related to staffing changes, which may include new hires, layoffs, resignations, terminations, and extended leaves of absence, this includes updating the appropriate HR and Training database(s).

· Conducts or assists with record audits, spreadsheet creation, and mandatory reports, which may include audits, report filings, and other compliance reviews.

· Answers frequently asked questions from employees and managers relative to standard policies; refers more complex questions to appropriate HR staff or management.

· Runs background and clearance checks and completes employment and academic verifications.

· Coaches managers and employees on Return to Work Certifications, FMLA, and short-term disability processes

· Creates, distributes, and processes Return to Work Certifications, FMLA, and short-term disability paperwork as needed.

· Process unemployment paperwork and attends hearings as needed.

· Participates in employee investigations and prepares disciplinary memos as needed.

· Maintains knowledge of DDAP, OMHSAS, and CBH regulations as they apply to staff/intern credentialing.

· Maintains the integrity and confidentiality of human resource files and records.

· Provides support to the HR department as needed

· Completes continuing education annually as required by State and CBH regulations.

· Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

· Bachelors Degree from a four-year college or university in HR, Business Administration, or related field

· Prior work experience in Human Resources is required

· Masters Degree in HR, Business Administration, or related field preferred

· Certifications for Human Resource Professionals (PHR, SHRM-CP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP) preferred

· Prior Human Resources experience in at a health care facility is preferred

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· Self-motivated and results-driven, with a sense of urgency.

· Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

· Strong verbal and written communication skills

· Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

· Ability to work full-time and additional hours as needed

· Strong knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations

· Maintains an excellent grasp of issues relating to the behavioral health field

· Maintains strict confidentiality

· Proficient with or the ability to quickly learn human resource information system (HRIS), and similar computer applications.

· Proficient in use the personal computer and relevant software

Work Conditions

This job is performed in a professional office environment
This role requires routine use of standard office equipment such as computers, printers, scanners, phones, and photocopiers
This position requires working occasional nights and weekends to meet company demands

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for at least one hour at a time
Must be able to ascend/descend two flights of stairs 3.
Must be able to move up to 20 pounds
Must be able to travel independently between Wedge locations and required external locations
Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with clientele who have severe disabilities and challenging behaviors


This is a representative description of the job and is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, demands, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

The safety and well-being of our employees during the pandemic has been and continues to be a top priority. Toward that end and based on the latest recommendations of scientists and health officials that the COVID-19 vaccine provides the best protection against severe infection; we require employees and successful applicants for open positions be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment per government mandate. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.


Wedge Recovery Centers has been providing mental health and substance use treatment since 1994, offering services to individuals in the Community Behavioral Health (CBH) system at our seven locations in Philadelphia. The Wedge continuum of services encompasses adult outpatient and intensive outpatient substance use treatment, an opioid treatment program (including medication-assisted treatment), early intervention for adolescents at risk for substance use, outpatient mental health services for adults, adolescents and children, and community-integrated recovery centers (CIRC; a hybrid psychiatric rehabilitation program) for adults and older adults. In 2016, Wedge was designated as an Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In 2018, Wedge was designated an Evidence-Based Practice Provider by CBH. Wedge is also widely-recognized as a provider of services to underserved communities, with staff who represent diverse cultures and speak at least seven languages in addition to English.

The mission statement of Wedge Recovery Centers is Changing Lives Through Recovery. In order to meet this mission, Wedge is committed to offering resilience and recovery-based services that are culturally appropriate and help individuals use their personal strengths to maximize their potential. This philosophy underlies service development and implementation of all behavioral health services at Wedge. Wedge values embracing diversity and cultural sensitivity and a strong commitment to respect, compassion and positive customer service in all interactions with those who participate in services and with the greater community. Wedge seeks to instill hope and promote well-being for individuals and families who are impacted by substance use, mental health challenges, trauma, and the various complications that result from these challenges. In partnership with the individuals and families served by Wedge, it is essential to provide a sense of empowerment and responsibility in both overcoming these obstacles and obtaining a fulfilling life in the community. To further this goal, Wedge seeks to continually build mutually supportive and informative relationships with community stakeholders. It is this philosophy that supports our healthcare collaborations, education and employment efforts, community outreach and education, and development of natural supports, promoting wellness for those we serve and the community as-a-whole.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $24.00 per hour


Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance


8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

Signing bonus

COVID-19 considerations:
All staff and clients are masked at all times, some modifications to client schedules have been made, and staff are subject to the vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.

Ability to commute/relocate:

Philadelphia, PA 19126: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: One location