Kat Dimitriadis has worked at BGC Okanagan for the last nine years, but the organization has been a part of her life for much longer than that.
Life wasn’t always easy for Dimitriadis growing up, which is why the club became her home away from home.
“The club was my safe place, and I relied on the staff people to help me grow,” Dimitriadis says. “I wanted to be that for children as well. I am that now. As soon as I graduated high school I enrolled in the early childhood education program with big goals and dreams.”
BGC Okanagan is currently seeking people who want to a career that makes an impact with children, youth and families. Individuals who want to build positive relationships with Club participants to ensure they grow up to be healthy and active participants in society, leaving the same type of impact that resonated with Dimitriadis when she was young and inspired her to work with the organization.
In fact, BGC Okanagan will be hosting a job fair in Kelowna this Saturday (Sept. 24) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Martin Avenue location, which can be found at 1434 Graham St.
Hopefuls are encouraged to bring their resume, as interviews will take place on the spot. Those who attend can also enter for a chance to win a $100 gift card. BGC Okanagan is hiring for numerous positions in the North, Central and South Okanagan at many of its 41 locations throughout the valley.
“What I have learnt most from this journey is that we are a community, a strong community of teams that works together,” she says. “We each have a piece we bring to the table and we have to share that. Share our strengths to compensate for our weakness. Share our stories so we can learn about each other. Share resources and get creative. We are stronger together, and the club is a place where we can belong.”
Dimitriadis, who works as a senior early childhood educator, says the organization is looking for employees who are “outgoing, reliable, people driven, caregivers and like children.”
BGC Okanagan offers leadership programs, paid professional development and recertification, benefits, and flexibility, variety and stability.
The mission for everyone who works at BGC Okanagan is simple.
“We support families,” Dimitriadis says. “So if a family is struggling, we’re there to give them the support that they need.
“It’s a great place to work, and once you work here for a while it feels like home.”
More information about BGC Okanagan can be found on its website or on its social media channels @BGCOkanagan.
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