Empower Simcoe
  • 08-Jan-2021 to 22-Jan-2021 (EST)
  • Accommodations/Group Living
  • Barrie, ON, CAN
  • Full Time

Would you like to... work with an enthusiastic and committed team; share new and creative ideas?  If so, Empower Simcoe may be just the place for you!

We are one of the largest accredited community living organizations in Ontario with over 525 employees and an annual operating budget of over $45 million. We provide services through a variety of programs in the Barrie, Orillia and surrounding areas. As an organization, we look for individuals who demonstrate initiative, collaboration, resilience and creative problem-solving skills. 

You can expect a respectful, caring and inclusive workplace. You can expect a competitive compensation package, comprehensive extended benefits, participation in group RRSP with 100% matching contributions up to 5% of gross earnings and support to succeed through our extensive training and development program. If you have the qualifications, attributes and skills we are seeking, then we would like you to join our team of dedicated employees.

We are recruiting for a permanent full-time Program Associate to provide administrative duties and support to the Supports & Services and Quality & Innovations programs in accordance with the stated policies and procedures of the agency in order to ensure effective and efficient operation of the department.   

The rate of pay for this position is $22.27 per hour working up to 37.5 hours per week.

Minimum requirements of this position include:

  • Community College Diploma in Office Administration, or acceptable equivalency as determined by the employer;
  • Minimum of three (3) years recent full-time work experience in an administrative/program support position, preferably in the social services field;
  • Detail oriented with exceptional organizational and time management abilities;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with excellent written and verbal communication;
  • Proven ability to work both independently and in a team environment;
  • Proficient computer skills and experience working with Microsoft Office applications, with intermediate level Excel knowledge.

Duties and responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Typing, formatting, distributing, filing and maintaining program/department documentation both electronically and hard copy;
  • Liaison with different departments in providing appropriate distribution of documentation;
  • Prepare and maintain purchase orders and purchase order log;
  • Prepare reports for summaries and trending as needed;
  • Receive and direct all incoming calls; receive and direct all inquiries and appointments, book meeting rooms and equipment; sort and distribute incoming mail;
  • Assist the program in the use of electronic database systems, data entry and produce reports as required;
  • Assist the program with reporting information and statistics to funders as required;
  • Create operational guidelines on PolicyTech regarding job related duties and assist Manager(s) as required;
  • Assist with special projects and assume responsibility for the development, administration and promotion of specific projects, as required.

Special factors of this position:

  • Must be prepared to work flexible hours as required;
  • Must have a valid Class G driver's License and own reliable transportation;
  • Must be able to do some lifting of supplies and materials from time to time;
  • Must have the ability to work under pressure of deadlines associated with the department.

Empower Simcoe is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection and appointment processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to this position, please advise the Agency's representative of your need for accommodation measures to be taken in order that you may be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

Posting #21-01



Internal 4:00 p.m. January 15, 2021

External 4:00 p.m. January 22, 2021


We thank all those who apply for this position. However, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have any issues with the application process, please contact Human Resources at 705-726-9082 ext. 2255 or rjacobs@empowersimcoe.ca.

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