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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)

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Regional Educators (Vancouver Island)
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 (Capital Regional District, Cowichan Valley Regional District, Nanaimo Regional District, Comox 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: Monday, May 25, 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

Kids and Teens in Control Manager

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Kids and Teens in Control 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.

Summary

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 processes
  • Reviews 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 Finance Manager to create, manage, and maintain program budgets
  • Writes funding proposals, and works with the Director of Development 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 BCSS Marketing & Communications Manager 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 and 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 $50,000-$60,000 and includes extended healthcare benefits

To Apply

  • Please send a cover letter and resume together in a PDF.
  • Attention: Andrew Stewart at operations@bcss.org
  • Closing date: Tuesday, May 25, 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

 

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: Monday, May 31, 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

Regional Educator (Okanagan)

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Okanagan 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

BCSS is seeking a Regional Educator to work within BC’s Okanagan Region. The Okanagan 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 Okanagan 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 Okanagan 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: Monday, May 31, 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

Digital Communications Specialist

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Digital Communications Specialist
(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.

Digital Communications Specialist Position

The Digital Communications Specialist is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of BCSS social media. 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

Digital Development

  • Coordinating and supporting a digital communications plan to assist BCSS in meeting its strategic and communication goals
  • Manage, develop, and deploy content across various digital platforms (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.)
  • Utilize social media to promote and engage people with BCSS’ programs, fundraising, advocacy, research, and mental health literacy initiatives.
  • Extends the scope and impact of the BCSS digital platforms within the mental health community, including BCSS boards, Health Authorities, and Government Ministries
  • Manage, update, and maintain all websites related to BC Schizophrenia Society and BC Schizophrenia Society Foundation
  • Create and implement a social media strategy, including an evaluation process
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with provincial team and community partners
  • Develops and revises data collections to best show BCSS impact through our social media and digital platforms
  • Identifies areas of growth for the website and social media (e.g., engaging new people or education)
  • Utilizing BCSS digital platforms to promote and engage people with BCSS programs, fundraising, advocacy, research, and mental health literacy

Communications

  • Works with the BCSS Marketing & Communications Manager to promote the programs through promotional materials, website, newsletter, and other channels
  • Responds to inquiries through social media channels in a timely manner
  • Ensure brand standards and BCSS identity are maintained across all digital platforms
  • Trains and provides support on BCSS social media to staff, volunteers etc.

Other

  • Work with the BCSS team and community partners to plan, produce, publish content for social media channels and other digital platforms
  • 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

  • 3-5 years of experience in digital marketing, including social media management and website management or related experience
  • Experience in increasing an organization’s online presence, including deploying email campaigns, social media management and website management
  • 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 social media, blog posts, 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 and ability to meet deadlines is imperative
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated critical thinking/problem solving skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure with deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

To Apply

  • Please send a cover letter and résumé together in a PDF.
  • Attention: Andrew Stewart at operations@bcss.org
  • Closing date: Monday, May 31, 2021 at 4 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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