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Current Opportunities

Payroll & Benefits Administrator

Regular Part-Time Position

Posting Number: HSA21-19

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The South Okanagan Women in Need Society (SOWINS) is seeking a regular part-time Payroll & Benefits Administrator to join our team at the Administration Office.

Located in Penticton, BC, SOWINS is a registered charitable Society that provides a wide range of services in residential and non-residential settings to individuals who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing abuse.  Most services focus on serving women and children.

SOWINS serves a diverse group of people and we aim to maintain a staff group that reflects the diversity. People of diverse backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply.

ABOUT THE ROLE:

The Payroll & Benefits Administrator is a highly confidential and specialized role responsible for the administration of accounting and payroll systems for SOWINS. Under the direction of the Human Resources Advisor, the Payroll & Benefits Administrator is responsible to process full-cycle payroll, performs periodic and year end activities for accounting, payroll, and benefits administration in a timely and accurate manner. This position exercises considerable independence of judgment within the established guidelines set out by policies and procedures.

 SCHEDULE: 21 hours per week – working 3 days per week.

UNION: This position requires union membership, under Health Sciences Association (HSA).

WAGE: $21.63 – $25.19 depending on length of service (HSA Grid 10). Please note this position is currently under review.

BENEFITS: We offer an excellent benefit package! SOWINS covers 100% of extended health plan, dental plan, and life insurance premiums.

START DATE:  July 5, 2021

QUALIFICATIONS:

Diploma in Accounting or Business Administration or a related field from a recognized post-secondary institution, supplemented by additional courses in benefits administration.

Two (2) years of recent related experience with accounting, payroll and benefits administration; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

The successful candidate may be required to work flexible hours and where required, extended hours to meet operational requirements.

Please note the successful applicant will undergo a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check.

For a full job description please review the Payroll & Benefits Administrator – UNDER REVIEW job description.         

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit expressions of interest quoting posting number HSA21-19, including updated Cover Letter and Resume by email to: careers@sowins.com

Victim Support Worker

Regular Full-Time: Posting Number: HSA21-03

Regular Part-Time: Posting Number HSA21-04

Located in Penticton, BC, the South Okanagan Women in Need Society (SOWINS) is a registered charitable Society that provides a wide range of services in residential and non-residential settings to individuals who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing abuse. Most services focus on serving women and children.

SOWINS serves a diverse group of people and we aim to maintain a staff group that reflects the diversity. People of diverse backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply.

ABOUT THE ROLE:

As part of the Community Support Services team, the Victim Support Worker will provide client centred and non-judgmental services to victims of crime and their families. They will assist clients with information, referrals and emotional support around the dynamics and impacts of relationship violence, sexual, assault, childhood abuse, elder abuse, and family violence. The program assists with navigating the Criminal Court System, providing documentation to crown, court, accompaniment to lawyers and MCFD, while providing resource information and crisis intervention. The Victim Service Worker will receive clinical supervision to support them in their position. Collaboration with community partners is an important aspect of the position in order to provide seamless services to clients who are needing support in navigating the Criminal Justice System.

 SCHEDULE:  We are looking to have two individuals to join the Community Support Services Team. We have a regular full-time position and averages 35 hours per week, and a regular part-time averaging 21 hours per week. Some flexibility may be needed to meet client’s needs.

ANTICIPATED START DATE: July 12, 2021

UNION: This position requires union membership, under Health Sciences Association (HSA).

WAGE: $23.10 – $26.91 depending on hours of work in HSA grid 11.

BENEFITS: We offer an excellent benefit package! SOWINS covers 100% of premiums for extended health plan, dental plan, and life insurance as well as contributions to the Municipal Pension Plan.

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:

  • Two years recent related experience in a community-based victim support setting, including experience working with individuals who have experienced violence or abuse.
  • Diploma in a related Human/Social Services field.
  • Satisfactory vulnerable sector criminal record check.
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license and acceptable current drivers abstract as the successful candidate may be required to use their personal vehicle.
  • Strong crisis intervention skill considered an asset

For further information about the Victim Support Worker position please review the Victim Support Worker Job Description.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit expressions of interest, including updated Cover Letter and Resume quoting either job posting HSA21-03 or HSA21-04 by email to: careers@sowins.com , Applications will be reviewed starting June 28, 2021

 

You Can Help

SOWINS relies in part on the generosity of people like you to help end the cycle of violence and abuse in the South Okanagan. Your contribution will make a difference in the life of a woman or child who has experienced or is at risk of violence and abuse.  Please give.

Need support?
Contact us

Counselling & Administration Office:
250-493-4366
24 Hour Crisis Line & Emergency Shelter:
250-493-7233
1-800-814-2033

You Can help!

Become a Member

You can help by becoming a member of SOWINS. Members support us as we work to prevent abuse and increase awareness about the impacts of abuse, and strive to make our community a safer and healthier place for all. Membership is only $10 per year.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteering with SOWINS is a rewarding opportunity to make a direct, positive impact on the lives of women and children in the South Okanagan. We are on the lookout for community members in good standing who respect the confidential and sensitive nature of the work we do.

Host an Event

You can help SOWINS by hosting a fundraising event at your home, work, school or in the community. We call it third-party fundraising but you’ll feel like part of the SOWINS family. We have lots of ideas and some guidelines. Get inspired and check it out…

Get in touch

Hours

Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 4:30

Location

SOWINS (South Okanagan Women in Need Society) #102-1027 Westminster Avenue West,
Penticton, B.C. V2A 1L4

Contact

Office: 250-493-4366
Crisis (24h): 1-800-814-2033
E-mail: info@sowins.com

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