The role of the Human Resources Team at St. Paul’s is to help ensure the required policies, procedures and processes are in place for support staff and volunteers. This team is the liaison between the employees\contractors and the management groups (Board of Managers and Session) of St. Paul’s, looking out for the rights and concerns of the support staff. We recruit new employees/contractors, and negotiate contracts for the positions of office administrator, custodian and music leader.
Currently our team is comprised of two church members - Brian Hawkins (Team Lead) and Wanda Taras. We meet as required to discuss any concerns, which are then presented to Session.
In recent months, our team has overseen the implementation of the “Leading with Care” program as mandated by the Presbyterian Church in Canada. We will continue to monitor this program going forward, ensuring that St. Paul’s is always in compliance with the essential policies of our national church. This program includes police checks for all individuals working and in contact with vulnerable persons in the church (i.e. children and the elderly). Several safety issues have been addressed, including the installation of windows in the doors of the nursery, minister’s office and all meeting rooms. Fire and safety checks have also been updated. We now have a secure area with a locked box for confidential personnel information.
Our team continues to meet, address concerns and research policies and procedures as they continue to evolve in the life of our church.