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People Advocate - Full TimeWest Covina, California

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Job # 435382 Date posted 06/03/2022


What makes Kindred Healthcare a great place to work? Our people, of course! Our employees answer this special calling because they have a fundamental, internal drive to directly help people. In return, we serve, develop and respect our employees in environments created to optimize their job effectiveness, experience, and satisfaction. This is who we are.

Who are you? Our vision is to be the premier healthcare company in the world, which we will achieve through trusted, innovative, and compassionate partnerships. We have jobs available for approximately 23,900 employees in 34 states.

At Kindred Healthcare we provide care and support in the most appropriate care setting for those recovering from illness or injury. Whether a patient receives care in our hospitals or in one of our rehabilitation facilities, our purpose is to ensure they recover to the fullest extent possible.

As a People Advocate you will:

  • Conducts daily rounds on employees to proactively resolve issues and to ensure their experience meets or exceeds expectations.  Advises management and employees on questions or problems relating to human resources.
  • Periodically conducts stay interviews with employees within the first six months of employment with Kindred Healthcare. Make recommendations for improvement based on employee feedback.
  • Conducts staff exit interviews to determine trends and develop appropriate retention initiatives. Provides recommendations to Hospital leadership and Human Resources based on identifiable trends.
  • Attends the staff huddles and department meetings and actively participates by bringing issues forward for resolution.
  • Plans, organizes and facilitates quarterly Listening Sessions at assigned hospitals.  Reports Listening Session feedback to Hospital leadership and Human Resources timely.
  • Serves as Hospital champion for Employee Engagement Survey activities.  Ensures department leaders complete action plans timely and continues action plans throughout the year.
  • Act as a liaison to leadership and employees during conflict resolution and appropriately escalates issues to the District/Area Director, Human Resources as needed. May participate in the grievance resolution process. Conducts management training in identified HR areas of development.
  • Serves as the Employee Safety Champion and partners with the facility Workers Comp Champion to reduce and mitigate work related injuries and illnesses.  Leads interactive process meetings for employees with disabilities and/or limitations who may need reasonable accommodations.
  • Actively participates in the Leave of Absence and attendance management process.  Assists employees with new LOA requests and periodically follows up with employees on leave and when returning to work.
  • Assists new employee assimilation into the organization.  Helps employees navigate benefits enrollment and Kindred for Me, self-service, portal. 
  • May assist with administrative functions such as managing the Employee Newsletter, updating Hospital communications board(s), and scheduling regular Town Hall meetings.


As a People Advocate you will have:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required
  • College degree in organizational development, human resources or other related field, preferred
  • SHRM and/or HRCI certification, preferred
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in customer service required
  • 1 -2 years’ Human Resources experience, strongly preferred but not required
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    • Benefits and Recognition

      Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

    • Healthcare

      Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

    • 401(k) Plan

      401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

    • Paid Time Off

      Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

    • Wellness Program

      Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

    • Community

      Community Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

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    You have high standards. So do we. Find your future with Kindred, the nation’s largest specialty hospital company. A career here will allow you to learn, thrive and grow in a positive and supportive environment where your input matters. Join us and see all that you can accomplish when you combine your talent, skills and dedication with a highly successful and compassionate healthcare leader.

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    Nursing excellence practiced here. Kindred is the nation’s largest specialty hospital company, and our nurses are a big reason why. Here, you’ll engage our patients and their families by providing the skill, comfort and compassionate care needed for the best possible outcomes and reducing lengths of stay and unnecessary re-hospitalizations. Join our dedicated staff and gain valuable experience as you learn, grow and thrive in a positive and empowering environment.

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    Rehabilitation is the key to everything we do. And our caring, compassionate therapists are proud to lead the way. As one of the largest providers of rehabilitation therapy in the country, we’ve been managing rehab for more than 30 years. Whether you are a physical, occupational or speech-language therapist, we have opportunities that allow you to provide exceptional care in an environment committed to career growth and continual learning and support.

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