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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.

Regional Educators (Vancouver Island -- Cowichan Valley)

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Regional Educators (Vancouver Island — Cowichan Valley)
From 15 to 22 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

BCSS is seeking Regional Educators from regions across Vancouver Island (Cowichan Valley Regional District). Regional Educators are required to work individually and as part of a multi-person team, reporting to the BCSS Vancouver Island Regional Manager. The tasks of each Regional Educator are the following:

  • Provides resources and support for families who have a loved one dealing with schizophrenia or another serious mental illness.
  • Acts as a liaison between families and the mental health system.
  • Organizes and facilitates family support group meetings, 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 independently, setting realistic goals and strategies for implementation.
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Ability to work in a community/outreach capacity
  • 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

  • Availability on evenings or weekends when necessary
  • A secure space in your home for an office with a desk for office equipment
  • Valid BC Driver’s license and reliable vehicle
  • Current criminal record check

To Apply

  • Please submit your cover letter and resume in a PDF 
  • Attention: Danita at vimanager@bcss.org
  • Closing date: Open 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

Regional Educator (East Kootenay)

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East Kootenay Regional Educator
10 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

BCSS is seeking a Regional Educator to work within BC’s East Kootenay Region. The East Kootenay Regional Educator will be part of a multi-person team providing services within the Interior Region, and reports to the BCSS Interior Regional Manager, Bonnie Spence-Vinge. The tasks of the East Kootenay Regional Educator are the following:

  • Provides resources and support for families who have a loved one dealing with schizophrenia or another serious mental illness.
  • Acts as a liaison between families and the mental health system.
  • Organizes and facilitates family support group meetings, 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

  • Please submit your cover letter and résumé in a PDF 
  • Attention: Bonnie Spence-Vinge at cranbrook@bcss.org
  • Closing date: Open 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

Regional Educator (Prince Rupert)

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Regional Educator, Prince Rupert
Maximum 15 hours per week

The British Columbia Schizophrenia Society vision is a province where those affected by schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses 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 illnesses in British Columbia through education, advocacy and research. Founded in 1982, BCSS is a charitable society with a head office in Vancouver, BC.

Summary

The Regional Educator works within a multi-person team, which includes Bulkley Valley, Haida Gwaii, and the North Coast Region, and reports to the Northwest Regional Manager. This position provides information and resources for family members dealing with serious mental illness. In addition to acting as a liaison between families and the mental health system, the Regional Educator organizes workshops and education programs for families and the public, including Aboriginal communities.

Qualifications

  • Post secondary education in a social services discipline, or degree equivalent;
  • Experience with delivering programs, teaching/facilitating, working with families;
  • Knowledge and experience in writing reports;
  • Knowledge of 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 independently;
  • Experience in community/outreach capacity in Prince Rupert area, including First Nations bands, Metis organizations, and Friendship centres;
  • 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.

Requirements

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

To Apply

Attention:  nwmanager@bcss.org
Please send cover letter and resume in PDF
Closing date:  Friday, July 30, 2021 at 4:00pm         

*We will contact those selected for an interview

Regional Educator (Terrace)

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Regional Educator, Terrace
Maximum 28 hours per week

The British Columbia Schizophrenia Society vision is a province where those affected by schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses 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 illnesses in British Columbia through education, advocacy and research. Founded in 1982, BCSS is a charitable society with a head office in Vancouver, BC.

Summary

The Regional Educator works within a multi-person team, which includes Bulkley Valley, Haida Gwaii, and the North Coast Region, and reports to the Northwest Regional Manager. This position provides information and resources for family members dealing with serious mental illness. In addition to acting as a liaison between families and the mental health system, the Regional Educator organizes workshops and education programs for families and the public, including Aboriginal communities.

Qualifications

  • Post secondary education in a social services discipline, or degree equivalent;
  • Experience with delivering programs, teaching/facilitating, working with families;
  • Knowledge and experience in writing reports;
  • Knowledge of 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 independently;
  • Experience in community/outreach capacity in Terrace area, including First Nations bands, Metis organizations, and Friendship centres;
  • 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.

Requirements

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

To Apply

Attention:  nwmanager@bcss.org
Please send cover letter and resume in PDF
Closing date:  Friday, July 30, 2021 at 4:00pm       

*We will contact those selected for an interview

 

Digital Communications Coordinator

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Digital Communications Coordinator
(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. BCSS was founded in 1982, and is a charitable society with a provincial office located in Vancouver, BC.

Digital Communications Coordinator Position

The Digital Communications Coordinator is responsible for the management and implementation of BCSS digital assets. They will work closely with the Marketing and Communications Manager and with the Director, Operations and Programs to support the growth and evolution of BCSS social media and other digital platforms through engaging BCSS stakeholders (i.e. families, volunteers, board members, staff, health authorities, and government officials etc.) and ensuring BCSS messaging reaches new audiences.

Position reports to: Director, Operations and Programs

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and support a digital communications plan to assist BCSS in meeting its strategic and communication goals
  • Manage, develop, and deploy content (including blog posts) across various digital platforms (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, website, newsletter, etc.)
  • Work with the BCSS team and community partners to plan and produce content for social media channels and other digital platforms
  • Use digital platforms to promote and engage people with BCSS’ programs, fundraising, advocacy, research, and mental health literacy initiatives
  • Extends the scope, reach, and impact of BCSS’ digital platforms
  • Manage, update, and maintain bcss.org, www.bcssfoundation.org, and other websites managed by BC Schizophrenia Society
  • Review and evaluate digital platforms to grow the reach of each platform
  • Responds to inquiries through digital media channels (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Website) in a timely manner
  • Ensures brand standards and BCSS identity are maintained across all digital platforms
  • Trains and provides support on BCSS social media to staff, volunteers etc.
  • Other applicable duties as requested by the Director, Operations and Programs or CEO

Education and Experience

  • 3-5 years of experience in digital marketing, including social media management and website management or related experience
  • Experience in coordinating an organization’s online presence, including email campaigns, social media and website
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma required in a related field (Marketing, Communications, Digital Marketing, etc.)
  • Experience with social media management tools
  • Experience writing content for various audiences through social media posts, blogs, newsletters, and other channels
  • Knowledge of best practices with social media and other digital platforms
  • Familiarity with Hootsuite, WordPress, Adobe CS, HTML, CSS, SQL etc.
  • Experience engaging and building community partnerships through digital platforms

Core Competencies

  • A creative thinker
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated critical thinking/problem solving skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure with multiple deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Compensation

  • Salary: $50,000 – $57,000 (depending on experience)
  • Benefits: BCSS offers 4 weeks of vacation annually, and after a three month probation, BCSS employees are entitled to extended medical benefits.

To Apply

  • Please send a cover letter and résumé together in a PDF.
  • Attention: Andrew Stewart at operations@bcss.org
  • Closing date: Monday, August 9, 2021 at 4:00 pm

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

 


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