Current Openings

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 Educator (East Kootenay)

JOB POSTING
East Kootenay Regional Educator
15 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 facilitate 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, Regional Manager, tcmanager@bcss.org
  • Please send cover letter and resume in PDF
  • Closing date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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

Communications Coordinator, Kids and Teens in Control

JOB POSTING

Communications Coordinator, Kids and Teens in Control

Part Time (15 – 20 Hours/week)

BC Schizophrenia Society (BCSS) has a vision for 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 its provincial office in Vancouver, BC.

BC Schizophrenia Society’s Kids and Teens in Control programs provide education and support for children and youth ages 8 to 18 years old who have a family member with 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.

Summary

The Kids & Teens in Control Communications Coordinator works closely with the Kids and Teens in Control Program Manager, Communications & Marketing Manager, and Digital Communications Coordinator to support the growth and evolution of the Kids and Teens in Control programs by engaging with current program participants and contacts, and ensuring Kids and Teens in Control messaging reaches new audiences. This role will primarily be developing and sharing marketing and communications materials for the KIC/TIC program. This includes coordinating with team members to publishing content through a variety of outlets (including online forums, social media platforms, web, emails, newsletters, and the BCSS website). This role will also be responsible for the monitoring, engaging, and growing its audiences on through program specific social media channels.

Position reports to: Kids and Teens in Control Program Manager

Responsibilities:

Communications: 

  • Plan, produce, and publish content for social media channels, blog posts, webpages and newsletters
  • Coordinate and publish website content updates for the Kids and Teens in Control pages
  • Edit web content for clarity and accuracy
  • Translate research on mental illness and related topics into plain language for youth and their families
  • Source graphics for multiple audiences
  • Develop and update website directory listings, as needed

Social Media and Community Engagement: 

  • Plan and produce Kids and Teens in Control content for social media with a goal of engaging youth and youth organizations
  • Coordinate publishing schedule on social media channels
  • Boost posts, coordinate, and track engagement as needed
  • Monitor social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), like and comment on community contributions, respond to Inbox
  • Respond to incoming questions and notify managers of issues
  • Engage with community members to ask for stories, collect and edit story submissions and photos, and collect permissions to share and distribute stories across all channels

Marketing & Administration: 

  • Update and assist with distribution of Kids and Teens in Control materials (i.e. booklets, posters, fact sheets, etc.)
  • Create a distribution list for youth organizations for program promotions
  • Handle general inquiries and admin requests for the programs
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • 1-2 years experience in communications or related experience
  • Experience creating content for children, youth and child & youth organizations
  • Experience and knowledge in copywriting, proofreading, and editing
  • Experience with social media in a professional setting
  • Experience translating information and research into language that is accessible by children and youth
  • Experience with WordPress platform
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, or other graphics editing tools an asset

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated critical thinking/problem solving skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Works well independently and collaboratively
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to work on different projects and tasks simultaneously

Requirements:

  • This position may require a vulnerable sector Criminal Record Check.

Job Type:

  • Part-time (15-20 hours per week), until March 31, 2022 with possibility of extension

Salary:   

  •  $23 per hour

To Apply:

  • Please send a cover letter and resume together in a PDF.
  • Attention: Marla Gonzalez Plasencia
  • Email: kicmanager@bcss.org

Closing date: Friday October 29, 2021 at 4:30 pm

*Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Related Posts

Read More
+ +