We thank you for your interest in joining our team
In alignment with Provincial Health orders for community health facilities and in alignment with the values of OSNS, all employees  and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  By applying, you are confirming that you are or will be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved vaccine and agree to provide evidence of your vaccination status as part of your on boarding process and during the course of your employment at OSNS 

OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre is a vibrant, not-for-profit organization with a long history of providing clinical habilitation/rehabilitation and support services to children and their families. We work in a family-centered, child-focused environment with a strong sense of team at all levels. We are continuously evolving to incorporate best practices and provide excellence in care.

We currently have the following opportunities.

Seeking an Executive Director 

OSNS Child & Youth Development Centre exists to lift up children in need of developmental care. We are passionate about this mission and it binds our team of about 50 amazing people into a determined collective.

Our organization currently seeks an Executive Director to lead us in our efforts. 

The role of Executive Director at OSNS is impactful. It gives the opportunity to steer initiatives that change lives and focus us on doing what matters.

In collaboration with the dedicated Directors of our Board and the OSNS Legacy Foundation Board, the Executive Director provides overall leadership for our organization - advancing our strategic priorities while maintaining our excellence in care and strong relationships with community partners. 

Our official mission is to optimize the health and well-being of every child, youth and family we serve. But really – it’s more than that. We want OSNS to be a place of goodness for all those who enter. We want involvement in our centre – for our team, our donors, our volunteers and most of all – our children and families.  

Position Description

The Executive Director provides overall leadership for the organization.  This includes quality programming, relationships with community partners, funding procurement, human resources and business operations. This role reports to The OSNS Board of Directors.
 

Key Accountabilities

  • Facilitate the development of strategic priorities

  • Promote the services of OSNS and serve as spokesperson for the organization

  • Build strong relationships and reporting practices with the Board of Directors

  • Oversee business operations and ensure ongoing funding sources

  • Ensure quality programming that is in line with our mission, vision and values

  • Lead and inspire staff to excellence

 

Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage multiple initiatives with diverse teams

  • Experience leading program operations and program growth

  • Proven ability to work with Government and community stakeholders and experience with government funding in a non-profit organization

  • Experience executing financial plans including grant writing

  • Knowledge of intervention service delivery to children and families

  • Excellent communication, both in writing for publication and verbally to groups

  • Ability to identify underlying issues, analyze problems, and resolve conflicts in a sound, decisive manner 

  • Experience in change and improvement management

  • Ability to align team culture with organizational values and principles

  • 5 years Leadership Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a related field

  • Media experience preferred

  • Proven ability to work with community stakeholders

  • Experience with government funding preferred

 

Operations and Finance

Accountable for the execution of operational plans included in the budget

Ensure adherence to the terms of funding contracts

Oversight of fundraising campaigns

Provide leadership for contract negotiations and new projects

Oversee day-to-day administration and financial management of the centre

Service Delivery

Accountable for the delivery of quality services that adhere to contract requirements and accreditation standards

Support program managers (team leaders) in the development of innovative practices

Ensure operational plans are aligned with the mission of the centre

Advocate for families in partnership with team leaders

Ensure parent concerns are dealt with fairly and promptly

 

Community Partners

Develop and maintain excellent relationships with service delivery partners and Ministry contacts

Manage media inquiries

Present on programs and initiatives to a variety of audiences

Maintain the credibility and profile of OSNS with key stakeholders

Ensure key relationships are developed to improve services and increase positive awareness of OSNS

 

Team Management

Oversee human resources, including professional development, recruitment, conflict resolution and performance evaluation

Act as the management representative in Union communication

Coordinate meetings and ensure effective communication with team leaders and with all staff

Support team leaders in management of front-line staff

Monitor and update organizational policies as required

 

Leadership

Accountable for the development and execution of OSNS’ strategic plan

Provide leadership for setting goals, targets and measures for the organization

Foster an atmosphere that promotes collaboration, growth, learning and joy in the workplace

 

The OSNS is located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. Salary is competitive. Start date is December 2022 or a mutually agreed upon date.

 

If you share our vision, please respond with a cover letter and resume to janet.glowa@osns.org.

The OSNS values diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.  Our hiring practices aspire to ensure all individuals are treated in an inclusive, equitable, and culturally safe manner.

 

Seeking a Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist

The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre is a vibrant, non-for-profit organization providing clinical intervention and support services to children with a variety of developmental conditions.  

We work in a family centered, child-focused environment and enjoy close community partnerships. We are continuously evolving to reflect best practices of intervention. This SLP role functions as part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team and will require that our Centre’s vision and values be represented with spirit and professionalism.  

We are seeking a team member who believes in clinical collaboration and knowledge sharing.  Effective partnerships with families require strong communication skills and clinical experience. 

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & ABILITIES 

  • Membership in the College of Speech and Hearing Health Care Professionals of BC 

  • Registered or eligible for the RASP 

  • Two years pediatric experience preferred 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 

  • Strong organizational and time management skills 

  • Clinical judgment and competence (i.e.: implementing functional and measurable goals towards meaningful outcomes) 

  • Acceptable Criminal Record Check 

  • Valid Driver’s License 

  • Professional References

 

We’d love to hear from you and invite qualified candidates to submit a resume and cover letter to hr@osns.org  

 

 

Seeking an Administrative Assistant

 

The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre is seeking an Administrative Assistant for our welcoming front desk and for our treatment programs. We are a dynamic Centre that works with passion and purpose to provide excellence in care to children and youth of the South Okanagan/Similkameen.

 

Our Front Desk is the first contact for many of our families. We seek a collaborative individual who will join our mission to provide high-quality care at every point of the process. This role reports to our Operations Lead and works as part of an 8-member administrative team.

 

Duties include:

  • First point of contact for families and visitors. Help with direction in the facility, sign in process, answering questions about programming

  • Organization and distribution of supplies and mail

  • Scheduling, room bookings, operational coverage of phone lines

  • Working with families and clinical staff to understand and implement effective schedules

  • Compile, record and report weekly service delivery data relative to funding obligations

  • Accepting payments in cooperation with the finance team

  • Completion, distribution and organization of progress notes and reports

  • Tech savvy and well versed in Microsoft and other software applications

Strong verbal and written interpersonal skills and a desire to be part of a close-knit team culture are essential for this role. There are many children in this Centre every day - liking children is a must. We operate quickly and efficiently - excellent time management skills, attention to detail and initiative are highly valued.

 

This position is 30 hours per week.

 

OSNS is an equal opportunity employer. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for a position with OSNS however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

Please send your resume and cover letter to hr@osns.org 

 

Seeking Permanent Full-Time Early Childhood Educator 

At OSNS we are innovative, inventive and always looking for ways to inspire the curiosity of children. We are an integrated, multidisciplinary team. We like to have fun. We use play-based models. We are lifelong learners. We want to help every child reach their next developmental milestone.

The children we get to spend our days with are fast-paced, so we are too. Children deserve people who are passionate about their development; we are.

We seek collaborative team members who are willing to grow, learn and share for our Penticton Early Childhood Education programs.

Qualifications, Abilities and Attributes

  • Early Childhood Educator License to Practice (with preference for Infant Toddler and/or Special Needs License to Practice)

  • Current First Aid certificate

  • Experience working in a childcare/preschool setting

  • Professional references

  • Demonstrated personal and professional attributes that align with OSNS Mission, Vision and Values

  • Able to attend staff meetings and other training as scheduled

  • Available for shifts between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

  • Ability to provide an acceptable criminal record check

All Associates are required to wear masks and regular sanitizing must be conducted.

We’d love to hear from you and invite qualified candidates to submit a resume and cover letter with the attention to:

          Ginnie Weston, Early Childhood Development Manager

          OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre

          ginnie.weston@osns.org 

We wish you every success.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

COVID-19 considerations:
To protect the health and safety of our employees and the children we care for, candidates must confirm to be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved vaccine and agree to provide evidence of your vaccination status as part of the OSNS on-boarding

 

Seeking Casual Early Childhood Educator, ECE Assistants and Responsible Adults 

At OSNS we are innovative, inventive and always looking for ways to inspire the curiosity of children. We are an integrated, multidisciplinary team. We like to have fun. We use play-based models. We are lifelong learners. We want to help every child reach their next developmental milestone. 

 

The children we get to spend our days with are fast-paced, so we are too. Children deserve people who are passionate about their development; we are. 

 

We seek collaborative team members who are willing to grow, learn and share for our Penticton Early Childhood Education programs.

 

Qualifications, Abilities, and Attributes

  • In the absence of ECE or ECEA license, candidates must have diplomas, certificates or other evidence of recent training related to child growth/development, health and safety or nutrition. 

  • Current First Aid certificate

  • Experience working in a childcare/preschool setting

  • Professional references

  • Demonstrated personal and professional attributes that align with OSNS Mission, Vision and Values

  • Able to attend staff meetings and other training as scheduled

  • Available for shifts between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

  • Ability to provide an acceptable criminal record check

  • All associates are required to wear a mask

 

We’d love to hear from you and invite qualified candidates to submit a resume and cover letter with the attention to:

          Ginnie Weston, Early Childhood Development Manager

          OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre

          ginnie.weston@osns.org 

OSNS is an equal opportunity employer. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for a position with OSNS however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

Seeking a Handy-Person

We are currently looking to hire a part time handy person on a casual / on call basis to help support our Centre. This position would suit many lifestyles, especially those looking to stay active, while maintaining a flexible schedule and working with a great team. Our facility is subject to the wear and tear that a daycare and treatment facility must endure at the hands of our tiny clientele. We are looking for someone to help us keep our space hazard free and safe for the children and families that visit us.

 

Basic handy-person duties include:

• General property care and maintenance

• Seasonal basic landscaping (mowing lawns, garden care, raking, snow removal)

• General maintenance including minor electrical and plumbing repairs as needed

• Assembly and installation of new furniture, equipment and toys

• Repair toys and / or play equipment

• Upkeep of sandpits, outdoor play structure and wooden picnic tables

 

What you bring:

• Well-rounded person that has a great personality, is proactive, accountable, courteous, dependable         and enjoys being around children

• Experience 5-10+ years of home maintenance / repair

• Experience in electrical and plumbing is a plus

• A "can do" attitude able to complete work in a timely manner

• Team player who can work independently

• Follows Health and Safety measures as determined by OSNS, Childcare Licensing and WorkSafe BC

 

Requirements:

• Must have current Driver's License and submit to a background check

• All employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

 

Interested? We’d love to hear from you and invite qualified candidates to submit a resume to: hr@osns.org

          

OSNS is an equal opportunity employer. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for a position with OSNS however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

Seeking a Behaviour Interventionist

OSNS is looking for casual staff with strong attention to detail, great communication and interpersonal skills, and data collection abilities. Interventionists in our Autism Interventionist Program implement individualized therapy programs in a one-on-one setting with children who have received a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Full training and ongoing mentoring are provided.

 

This role provides the opportunity to work as part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary group including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, interventionists, early childhood educators, and family support workers. Children are busy and fast-paced – so are we. Every week of work will be different and you will navigate your way with enthusiasm, problem-solving skills, and humour. Flexibility, curiosity, creativity, and multi-tasking are key given the ever-evolving nature of our work with children.

 

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in a health-related field is preferred

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills

  • Physical capability to perform the duties of the position

  • Able to represent our Centre’s vision and values with spirit and professionalism

  • Use of personal vehicle may be required

  • All associates are required to wear a mask

We’d love to hear from you and invite qualified candidates to submit a resume and cover letter to hr@osns.org with the attention to "Hiring Manager" 

OSNS is an equal opportunity employer. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for a position with OSNS however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Job Types: Part-time, Casual

Salary: $23.29 per hour

 

COVID-19 considerations:
To protect the health and safety of our employees and the children we care for, candidates must confirm to be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved vaccine and agree to provide evidence of your vaccination status as part of the OSNS on-boarding