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.

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 educationina relevant discipline (i.e. Social Work),or degre eequivalent
  • Experience with delivering programs, teaching or facilitating, working with families in professional support role (i.e. social work, counselling, 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 importance of building positive working relationships within systems
  • Abilityto workwithin a team, and leadership amongst your peers
  • Abilityto workin 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

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: November 15th at 4:30pm  *We will contact those selected for an interview

 

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