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COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR / FUND DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT

JOB POSTING
Penticton
COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR / FUND DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT
Regular Part-time 16 hours
Internal / External Posting Date: February 19 to March 05, 2018

This position averages 16 hours per week, worked at the Administration office of SOWINS in Penticton.
Wage rate per Grid Level 10 Collective Agreement (starting at $17.71)
Start Date: March 12, 2018.

Provides a variety of administrative assistance in the areas of events and fundraising.

Manages communications with internal and external stakeholders including all social media platforms, newsletters, website updates and Canada Helps.

Provides Fund Development event support including our annual Walk to End Abuse, SOWINS Live Open House event, Share the Spirit of Giving campaign and all donor stewardship events.

Provides Fund Development support on donor stewardship activities including:
• Thanking
• Maintaining Records and spreadsheets
• Giftworks
• Canada Helps
• Grant writing and research

Qualifications Required
• Diploma in a related field

Experience
Two years recent related experience including social media and digital marketing
Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities:
• Must have excellent writing skills and ability to produce and edit documents
• Proven skills in Microsoft Office including Publisher and programs such as Corel or Illustrator
• Proven skills in data base management, spreadsheets
• Proven skills in managing Social Media
• Superior telephone manner and strong interpersonal skills
• Understanding of various methods of fundraising campaigns and strategies
• Excellent time management, multi-tasking skills and the ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision
• Grant writing experience an asset

How to apply:
Please send an email stating your desire to fill this position and describe any relevant training, experience or special skills that you have to: execassistant@sowins.com

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:
12:00 noon on March 05, 2018

ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WELCOME TO APPLY. ONLY THOSE SHORT-LISTED WILL BE CONTACTED.
INTERNAL CANDIDATES MUST INFORM PROGRAM COORDINATOR THAT THEY ARE APPLYING.
EXTERNAL APPLICANTS WILL BE REVIEWED AFTER INTERNAL.

Mobile Outreach Worker - Casual / Relief

Closing Date: None – This is a continuous posting

The Mobile Outreach Worker Position
SOWINS is looking for casual / relief Mobile Outreach Workers who will offer early intervention, support and harm reduction to individuals involved in street-based sex work and to persons engaging in survival sex through empathic first response street level engagement outreach services. The Mobile Outreach Workers work directly with people who experience barriers to overall health and well-being such as: chronic homelessness, intergenerational trauma, problematic substance use, systemic abuse, lack of safety, loneliness and stigma. These are Casual positions with NO set hours.

Who We are Looking For
You are a compassionate, energetic person who has a strong understanding of how to support safety in lives combined with substance use, sex work, mental health, diseases such as HIV/AIDS and Hep C, homelessness, etc. You are aware of issues faced by diverse communities and have a strong understanding of harm reduction, trauma informed practice and how cultural diversity influences the participant service plan. You have the ability to function effectively in difficult or crisis situations. You are able and willing to negotiate and/or mediate conflict and have a good understanding of how to use de-escalation techniques. You are able to work flexible hours – shifts will be scheduled in advance whenever possible, but as relief this will not always be possible. Must be available for Day, Evening and Weekend shifts.

Qualifications Required
• A full Class 5 BC Drivers License with good driving record as those filling the Mobile Outreach position will be required to drive the agency-owned vehicle on a regular basis.
• Diploma in a related human service / social service field
• Standard First Aid Level 1 including CPR/AED and Naloxone training
• At least one year recent related experience, including street outreach work
• Must pass a criminal record check and agency screening
• street outreach/OPS experience an asset

General Services Collective Agreement Wage Grid 11
This is an H.S.A. Union Position

Please send your cover letter and resume to:
Debbie Scarborough, Executive Director / South Okanagan Women in Need Society execdirector@sowins.com

Casual / Relief Worker - Transition House

CASUAL / RELIEF WORKERS FOR TRANSITION HOUSE
Casual / Relief with no set hours

This is an on-going posting

(H.S.A. POSITION)

Transition House requires Casual / Relief staff to fill Women’s Support Worker (Grid 11) positions.

The Transition House is a residential setting for women and their children who have experienced or are at risk of abuse.

Women’s Support Workers provide crisis intervention, safety planning, and emotional support for women and their children.

Using a trauma informed practice approach, the Workers provide information about the nature of abuse, support in recognizing, understanding and overcoming the effects of abuse, and assist women to assess and prioritize their needs, and develop short-term plans with the ultimate goal of self-sufficiency and community connectedness.

Workers provide transportation and accompaniment to appointments (using SOWINS vehicle) as required.

Services are provided at the Transition House, or at other public locations in the community.

Women’s Support Workers develop and implement short-term, issue-specific intervention plans within program guidelines, plan and conduct individual and/or group counselling sessions using basic supportive counselling techniques, advocate and provide information and referrals to other community agencies.

Qualifications:

    • Diploma in a related human / social service field
    • One year recent experience in the area of violence against women
      Other requirements:

    • Ability to provide supportive counselling
    • Valid full BC Drivers License with good driving record.
    • Acceptable criminal record check
    • Valid First Aid certificate
    • Must be physically able to do general household chores; and be able to deal with ongoing crisis situations.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Second Language and / or good working knowledge of cultural diversity an asset

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a resume and a letter telling us why you are interested in supporting women who have experienced violence or abuse.

Send your application to: wswadmin@sowins.com

This is an H.S.A. Union position