Housing Outreach Worker
South Okanagan Women In Need Society (SOWINS)

The South Okanagan Women in Need Society (SOWINS) respectfully acknowledges that they work on the traditional unceded territories of the Sylix Okanagan peoples.

Located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, SOWINS is a non-profit society providing safe refuge and community-based resources for women and children in the South Okanagan. SOWINS operates a transitional and second stage housing facilities, as well as counselling and outreach services. At SOWINS we work from an intersectional feminist philosophy and support trauma-informed practice and harm reduction models.

The South Okanagan Women in Need Society (SOWINS) is seeking a Housing Outreach Worker to support the day-to-day operations of the Tamarack, Second Stage Housing and the Homeless Prevention Program (HPP).



The Housing Outreach Worker will be assisting women who have experienced violence and abuse or are at risk of abuse, by providing services that focus on breaking the cycle of violence and preventing homelessness. Working collaboratively with SOWINS program staff and community organizations in dealing with homeless or at risk of being homeless women, the Housing Outreach Worker will assist women by providing individualized support as needed to achieve their housing goals which may include how to be a successful tenant and how to live independently. Referrals and advocacy, liaising with community agencies is also a responsibility of this position.


SCHEDULE: Three shifts a week (7 hours a day).


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


WAGE: $26.74 – $30.69 per hour depending on length of service (HSA Grid 11) UNDER REVIEW.


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





  • Diploma in either Business Administration, Human/Social Sciences or a related field from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Two (2) years of combined experience working in an administrative capacity, as well as recent front line work supporting individuals who are at risk of gender-based violence and abuse, homelessness, poverty, and additions.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle with appropriate 3rd party insurance.


HOW TO APPLY: Please submit expressions of interest, including an updated Resume by email to

Kelsey English
Human Resources Manager
1027 Westminster Ave
V2A 5K3
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