Employment: North Island Regional Educator

The British Columbia Schizophrenia Society has a vision where those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis receive excellent treatment and services and are accepted and included in their communities. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support, public policy and research. Founded in 1982, BCSS is a charitable society with a head office in Vancouver, BC.

Summary 

Works with a multi-person team within the Island Health region and reports to the BCSS Vancouver Island Regional Manager. Provides information and resources for family members dealing with serious mental illness. Acts as a liaison between families and the mental health system. Organizes workshops and education programs for families and the public, including Aboriginal communities. This position is a part-time position at 18 hours per week.

Qualifications 

  • Post-secondary education in a relevant discipline, or degree equivalent
  •  Experience with delivering programs, teaching/facilitating, working with families
  • Experience in outreach work
  • Knowledge and experience in writing reports and trauma-informed practice
  • Knowledge of BC mental health system, and importance of building positive working relationships within systems
  • Ability to work within a team, and show leadership amongst your peers
  • Ability to work in a community/outreach capacity in North Island area, including First Nations bands, Metis organizations, and Friendship centers
  • Demonstration of cultural and spiritual sensitivity
  • Knowledge of the importance of anti-psychotic medications
  • Knowledge of the importance of family members being part of the care team
  • Competent in computer programs; internet, Skype, monthly reporting, Dropbox

Requirements 

  • Valid BC Drivers license and reliable vehicle
  • Current criminal record check

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume in PDF 

Attention: Danita Senf to vimanager@nullbcss.org 

Closing date: Friday, January 26, 2018, at 4:30 pm 

*We will contact those selected for an interview


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