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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.

Kids and Teens In Coordinator/Facilitator

JOB POSTING

Greater Vancouver

Kids & Teens In Control Coordinator/Facilitator  

18 hours per week

British Columbia Schizophrenia Society (BCSS) 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.

B.C. Schizophrenia Society’s Kids in Control and Teens in Control programs provide education and support for children and youth ages 8 to18 years old who have a family member with mental illness (e.g., bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, 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. A key goal of the groups is for children and youth to know they are not alone in their experiences.

Summary

The Coordinator/Facilitator is responsible for scheduling, promoting and facilitating BCSS Kids and Teens in Control programs in the Greater Vancouver area. This position reports to the Kids/Teens in Control  Manager. The majority of the work for this position is done in the community and remotely, with occasional meetings at the Provincial Office in Vancouver. Some evening and weekend work is required.

Duties

  • Organize and schedule programs
  • Connect with other service providers to build referral networks and increase awareness of the programs
  • Make presentations about the programs
  • Communicate with families to answer questions about the programs, respond to inquires and take referrals
  • Conduct intake meet and greets with families
  • Facilitate Kids and Teens in Control groups
  • Maintain accurate paperwork and write reports

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in a social services discipline, such as social work, counseling, clinical psychology, child and youth care or equivalent preferred
  • Experience of at least two years working with families and children/youth
  • Experience delivering programs, teaching and/or facilitating
  • Knowledge of BC mental health system especially resources for youth
  • Ability to build relationships with community partners, families and children/youth
  • Ability to work within a team environment and independently
  • Knowledge of the importance of anti-psychotic medications
  • Knowledge of the importance of family members as a support system
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Detail oriented and organized

Requirements

  • Valid BC Drivers License and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Current Criminal Record Check
  • First Aid Certificate

To Apply

Attention: Rachel Phillips

Email: kidsincontrol@bcss.org


Please send cover letter and resume in PDF

Closing date: May 6, 2019, at 4 pm

*We will contact those selected for an interview

 

Vancouver Region Educator

JOB POSTING

Vancouver Region Educator

18 hours per week

The British Columbia Schizophrenia Society (BCSS) 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 head office in Vancouver, BC.

Summary

Works within a multi-person team, from the Vancouver Coastal Health region and reports to the Regional Manager. Provides information and resources for family members dealing with serious mental illness, including Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Depression. Acts as a liaison between families and the mental health system. Organizes and facilitates workshop sand education programs for families and the public, including Aboriginal communities.

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in a relevant discipline (i.e. Social Work), or degree equivalent
  • Experience with delivering programs, teaching or facilitating, working with families in a professional support role (i.e. social work, counseling, community education)
  • Experience with community outreach work (i.e. meeting clients/colleagues in approved community settings)
  • Knowledge and experience in writing reports
  • Excellent professional oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience with Trauma Informed Practice
  • Knowledge of the BC mental health system, and the importance of building positive working relationships within systems
  • Ability to work within a team, and leadership amongst your peers
  • Ability to work in a community or outreach capacity for Vancouver, Richmond and Sunshine Coast families, including FirstNations bands, Metis organizations and Friendship Centres
  • Demonstration of cultural and spiritual sensitivity
  • Knowledge of the importance of anti-psychotic mediations
  • Knowledge of the importance of family members being a part of the care team

Requirements:

Valid BC Drivers license and reliable vehicle with insurance

A current criminal record check

Proof of completion of post-secondary relevant education

To Apply:

Attention: Ki Speer Regional Manager  vcmanager@bcss.org Please send cover letter and resume in PDF

Closing date: May 6th at 4 pm *We will contact those selected for an interview

 

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