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Employee Relations Specialist

Tennyson Center for Children
Denver, Colorado 80212
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Tennyson has transformed the lives of children wrestling with mental illness as well as abused, neglected, abandoned, and traumatized kids for over 100 years. We have helped these children heal and reintegrate back into safe families, schools, and broader Colorado society.

We are proud of our impact and history, but we are not satisfied. As such, Tennyson is pivoting to not only continue to deliver tremendous care to Colorado kids but to also lead the way to a total reimagining of how the child welfare sector operates so that we, collectively, can help all Colorado kids thrive and heal in ways not imagined until now.

To succeed, we need the best and most ambitious staff who are willing to stand with children in profoundly new ways so that all kids in Colorado have a real chance to succeed.

Summary of Position:

The Employee Relations Specialist is responsible for serving as the initial point of contact for activities related to employee/management relations regarding performance concerns, disciplinary actions, conflict, workers’ compensation, leaves of absence including FMLA, reasonable accommodation, job classification, compensation, performance management, exit interviews and terminations.

This person in this position manages a high volume and variety of work, develops and evaluates procedures and systems to improve quality, efficiency and responsiveness, demonstrates initiative, has outstanding communication skills, the ability to work independently with a sense of urgency and be comfortable interacting with all levels of the organization.


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field.

  • PHR or SPHR strongly preferred.

  • Minimum five (5) years human resources in a position of similar responsibilities.


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.

  • Knowledge of federal and state employment laws and regulations.

  • Knowledge of Department of Human Services (DHS) licensing and Council on Accreditation (COA) requirements a plus.

  • Knowledge of compensation administration principles and procedures.

  • Ability to analyze complex information, and to define and solve problems.

  • Knowledge of FMLA policies, procedures and practices.

  • Knowledge of ADA, FLSA and other employment legislation and regulations.

  • Intermediate to advanced skills using an HRIS system and the ability to create and run reports.

  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

  • Ability to exercise sound and prudent judgment.

  • Ability to effectively deal with sensitive issues, often involving interpersonal conflict and maintain confidentiality.


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Denver, Colorado 80212

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