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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.

Community Presentations Coordinator

Part-Time (18 Hours/week)

Starting June 1, 2022

 

The British Columbia Schizophrenia Society (BCSS) has a vision where those affected by schizophrenia and other serious mental illness receive effective treatment and support, and family members are an essential partner within the mental health system. Our mission is to support families affected by schizophrenia and other serious mental illness in British Columbia through education, advocacy and research. BCSS was founded in 1982, and is a charitable society with a provincial office located in Vancouver, BC.

Community Presentation Coordinator

 The Community Presentation Coordinator will be the provincial lead for all community presentations for BCSS. They will support each regional outreach team in creating and implementing all types of BCSS presentations and events. With a goal of reducing stigma, these presentations and events will serve to increase awareness of schizophrenia, psychosis, severe and persistent mental illness, and BCSS throughout the province. This role will work alongside with BCSS Regional Managers, and the Director, Operations and Programs to standardize and engage families, volunteers, staff, and medical experts across the province.

Position reports to: Director, Operations and Programs

Responsibilities
  • Develop and create a provincial strategy to increase the number of presentations delivered across BC
  • Standardize the delivery of Partnership Education Presentations, general BCSS presentations, awareness presentations, and education presentations across BC
  • Support and collaborate with Regional Outreach Teams in their delivery of community presentations, duties may include:
    • Developing templates for community presentations
    • Updating or creating new resource materials and handouts for participants
    • Updating or creating new videos
    • Developing guides and presentation manuals to assist with creating consistent presentation types
    • Training staff to use virtual tools and platforms
    • Training volunteers in public speaking
    • Deliver presentations as necessary
    • other materials as required
  • Promote BCSS presentations to new and existing audiences (i.e. community groups, clinicians, universities, colleges, educational institutions, professional organizations, etc.)
  • Monitor and track presentation delivery, includes developing a system to review audience evaluation and implement changes as necessary
  • Create a central database of BCSS presentations, resources, and volunteers for Regional Outreach Teams
  • With support from the BCSS Communications team, create marketing materials for all community presentations throughout BC
  • Provide overview of all BCSS presentations for promotion through the BCSS website and newsletters, and for reports
  • Other applicable duties as requested by the Director, Operations and Programs or CEO
Education and Experience
  • Post-secondary degree, diploma, or equivalent work experience in community health
  • 3-5 years of community engagement experience
  • 3-5 years of public speaking and presentation experience, preferably with a non-profit organization
  • Strong skills in presentation design (i.e., assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating)
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office
  • Familiar with best practices for in-person and virtual presentations
  • Experience with virtual platforms, such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams ,etc.
  • Experience with training staff and volunteers to use presentation tools and resources, including virtual platforms and in-person tactics
  • Experience building and maintaining stakeholder relationships within the community
  • Willingness to think ‘outside the box’ and share creative ideas to increase community engagement
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Experience working collaboratively with a diverse remote teams across BC is an asset
  • Experience with mental health and mental illness is an asset

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume as a PDF.

Attention: Andrew Stewart at operations@bcss.org

Closing Date: ongoing until filled

 

Thank you for your interest in BCSS and for taking the time to apply. BCSS will only contact those selected for an interview.

Kids and Teens in Control Program Manager

(Full Time 37.5 Hours)

The British Columbia Schizophrenia Society (BCSS) has a vision where those affected by
schizophrenia and other serious mental illness receive effective treatment and support, and
family members are an essential partner within the mental health system. Our mission is to
support families affected by schizophrenia and other serious mental illness in British Columbia
through education advocacy and research. The society was founded in 1982, and is a charitable
society with a provincial office located in Vancouver, BC.

BC Schizophrenia Society’s Kids and Teens in Control (KIC/TIC) programs provide education
and support for children and youth ages 8 to 18 years old who have a family member with
serious mental illness (e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression etc.). The programs
are prevention-focused and aim to foster resilience. They provide children and youth with
opportunities to practice healthy coping strategies, learn about mental illness, and connect with
peers who share similar experiences.

Kids and Teens in Control Manager Position

The Kids and Teens in Control Manager is responsible for the oversight, development and
province-wide delivery of the Kids and Teens in Control programs. They work closely with the
Director, Operations and Programs to support the growth and evolution of the programs by
building and maintaining a cohesive team of Coordinators, Facilitators, and volunteers to deliver
the programs across BC.

Position reports to: Director, Operations and Programs

Responsibilities:

Leadership

  • Provides leadership to ensure the delivery of high quality programs that meet the needs of
    children and youth
  • Trains, mentors, and oversees the KIC/TIC team in a way that builds cohesion and
    encourages innovation
  • Identifies staffing needs and works with the Director, Operations and Programs to hire
    and train new KIC/TIC staff
  • Supports and oversees the work of contract facilitators delivering KIC/TIC programs
    Program Development
  • Extends the scope and impact of the KIC/TIC programs throughout the province
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with stakeholders and community partners
  • Develops and revises program measures and evaluation processesReviews program curriculum and policies and procedures regularly, and makes updates
    as needed
  • Identifies areas of growth for the programs (e.g., expansion into new communities, new
    audiences or new program content)

Budgeting and Grants

  • Works with the Director, Operations and Programs and the Financial Manager to create,
    manage, and maintain program budgets
  • Writes funding proposals, and works with the fundraising team to complete grant
    applications
  •  Collects program evaluation data, writes program reports, and ensures reports are
    submitted on time to meet applicable deadlines

Communications

  • Works with the KIC/TIC Communications Coordinator to promote the programs through
    promotional materials, website, newsletter, and other channels
  • Responds to inquiries about the programs in a timely manner
  • Delivers presentations about the programs for funders and other stakeholders as required
    Program Delivery
  • Provides support and resources to children, youth, and families through phone and email
  • Facilitates Kids and Teens in Control programs online or in-person when possible
  • Supports KIC/TIC Coordinators with program logistics including scheduling, booking
    venues, and purchasing program supplies

Other

  • Follows all BCSS policies and procedures to ensure safety and risk management
  • Other applicable duties as requested by the Director, Operations and Programs or CEO
  • Expected to attend the AGM and any other Societal or staff meetings as required

Education and Experience:

  • 2-4 years’ experience in a relevant management position
  • Minimum education: Degree in child and youth care, clinical or counselling psychology, social work, education, or a related field
  • Experience facilitating group programs for children and youth aged 8-18
  • Experience training, supervising, and mentoring staff and volunteers
  • Experience developing and implementing curriculum, policies and procedures, and evaluation measures for child and youth programs
  • Experience in project management and managing multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Experience managing multiple budgets at once
  • Experience engaging stakeholders and building community partnerships
  • Knowledge of mental illness and its impact on family members
  • Knowledge of the BC mental health system and resources for children and youth
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom
  • Mental Health First Aid, and/or suicide alertness training are assets

Core Competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish rapport with staff, volunteers, and
    families
  • Strong initiative skills
  • Ability to work with diverse populations with sensitivity and awareness of different needs
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated critical thinking/problem solving skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Requirements:

  • Current vulnerable sector Criminal Record Check
  • Standard First Aid and CPR-C Certification
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Must be able to work flexible hours when required, including some evenings and
    weekends

Salary Range for this position is $55,000 -$60,000 and includes a generous benefits package.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume together in a PDF.
Attention: Andrew Stewart
Email:
operations@bcss.org
Closing date: Open until the position is filled

Thank you for your interest in BCSS and for taking the time to apply. BCSS will contact those
selected for an interview.

West Kootenay Regional Educator

20 hours per week

The British Columbia Schizophrenia Society (BCSS) has a vision where those affected by schizophrenia and other serious mental illness receive effective treatment and support, and family members are an essential partner within the mental health system. Our mission is to support families affected by schizophrenia and other serious mental illness in British Columbia through education advocacy and research. The society was founded in 1982, and is a charitable society with a provincial office located in Vancouver, BC.

Summary

The Educator position works with a multi-person team within the Interior region and reports to the BCSS Regional Manager, Bonnie Spence-Vinge. The tasks of the educator are the following:

  • Provide resources and support for family members with a loved one dealing with schizophrenia or a serious mental illness.
  • Acts as a liaison between families and the mental health systems.
  • Organizes and facilitates family support groups, education programs for families, and public education to eliminate stigma.

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in a relevant discipline, degree equivalent or relevant experience
  • Experience with delivering programs, teaching/facilitating, working with families
  • Experience in community services 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 the East Kootenay area
  • Demonstration of cultural 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; Microsoft Office, Teams, Zoom and Dropbox

Requirements

  • Valid BC Driver’s license and reliable vehicle
  • Current criminal record check

To Apply

Attention: Bonnie Spence-Vinge,  Interior Regional Manager: intmanager@bcss.org

Please send cover letter and resume in PDF

Closing date: May 18, 2022

*Thank you for your interest in BCSS and for taking the time to apply. BCSS will contact those selected for an interview


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