Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?
Since 1968, District 69 Society of Organized Services (SOS) has provided a range of programs supporting children, youth, adults, families, and seniors. SOS has established a well-respected, community-based, social service agency with strong relationships within the community, including other service providers, Ministries, businesses, and local municipalities. SOS Thrift Shop provides the funding base for SOS programs and services. SOS is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of serving and supporting community this year!
SOS offers a variety of employment opportunities, i.e. Child, Youth & Family Centre Worker positions, Program Coordinators, and Thrift Shop Merchandisers and Shipper/Receivers. These positions are permanent, long-term employment opportunities and full-time employees are offered a benefit package.
How many employees do you have?
SOS staff of 70 employees is supported by 335 active volunteers who help deliver the programs and assist in the Thrift Shop.
What do you look for in a new employee?
Previous work experience related to the position is important, as well as relevant qualifications such as Child & Youth Care for positions in the Child, Youth & Family Centre. Also, sometimes we hire volunteers, who may have shown interest in a particular area.
What advice would you give someone who wants to work for your organization?
Get to know SOS and the area you are interested in working. Often the best way to achieve this is through volunteering. If you are interested in learning more about current volunteering opportunities at SOS, please contact Renee Caulder, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources at 250-248-2093 ext 230 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?
At this point, we anticipate hiring in the next 6 months for Merchandiser and Shipper/Receiver positions at our Thrift Shop. As staff turnover does happen, other positions may also become available. All job positions will be posted with the Career Centre.
What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?
Resumes can be forwarded to email@example.com; however, it is best to apply in response to a specific job posting. Resumes can also be dropped off at our Administration Office, located on the second floor of the SOS Community Services Centre, 245 West Hirst Avenue, Parksville.