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Looking for a rewarding career in the non-profit sector? SOS is an award-winning organization that has been making life better for residents in the Parksville Qualicum Beach region since 1968. 

What you'll love about SOS: 

  •  Great company culture.  We value each member of our team and what they bring to our organization. Our staff are passionate about their work and together we strive to maintain a positive, supportive and respectful work environment.  
  • Work-life balance. We know that people need their personal time in order to be efficient at work. Our staff leave at the end of the workday, and they leave their work at work.
  • Rest and relaxation. At SOS we are serious about self-care and know that happy, healthy staff make great employees. Full time employees start at 2-week vacation, and that goes up to 3 weeks after 2 years. Plus they get to take off their birthdays, Boxing Day and two extra SOS days around Christmas and Easter.
  • Competitive salary and health benefits. SOS provides extended health and dental plans for permanent employees as well life insurance plans and the option to participate in an RRSP program.

Have a look at some of our available opportunities below:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SOS is only able to offer essential services. This includes: Meals on Wheels, Emergency Assistance & Advocacy (by phone),  Seniors Advocacy (by phone), Counselling Referral (online), Seniors grocery shopping and Friendly Phone Visiting (through Oceanside Better at Home and BC211), the Homeless Prevention Program and the Income Tax program (by phone). SOS Thrift Shop is open as of June 15, 2020 with limited hours and new procedures to keep you safe. Please visit the Thrift Shop page for more information. SOS Community Services Centres are closed, and volunteer activities are suspended with the exception of a few areas. For more information or for assistance, call 250-248-2093. Monetary donations are critical at this time to keep our services available. If you are able, please consider donating. We wish you good health and hope to reconnect again soon.

Articles in Category: Postings

Child, Youth and Family Programs Manager

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the day-to-day operations of the Child, Youth & Family Centre programs, and ensures the goals and objectives of the programs are met. 
  • Provides planning, coordination, and administration of the CYF programs.
  • Fosters and encourages strong community relationships.
  • Provides leadership, supervision, and support to CYF program staff, volunteers and contractors. 

Qualifications: 

  • At least five years previous related program delivery experience in social work, counselling or a related field, or the equivalent in education and experience.
  • A Masters Degree in one of the aforementioned fields would be preferred; minimum three years supervisory experience.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, and ability to work flexible hours, as required.

Hours of Work:       35 hours/week

Rate of Pay:               Dependent on qualifications/experience (+ Benefits)

Start Date:                  ASAP

Submit your resume, with references, and salary requirements,
in confidence to:

Executive Director,
Society of Organized Services (SOS),
PO Box 898, 245 West Hirst Avenue,
Parksville  BC  V9P 2G9.

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline:  July 8, 2020

Note: RCMP Criminal Record Check required.

 We are an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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  • Thank you for arranging a drive for my medical appointment... I really appreciate your cheerfulness...

    ~ a safely transported client

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    ~ a delighted diner

  • The program was most helpful, empowering, and valuable.

    ~ a self-help participant

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    ~ a community member enriched

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    ~ a child's first picnic

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    ~ a family helped