Job Posting 70717

Regional Educator - Vancouver Island
British Columbia Schizophrenia Society
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
closes in 6 days (Mon, 17 May)
part time - term / contract

JOB POSTING

Regional Educators Vancouver Island Region

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

Educators from regions across Vancouver Island (Capital Regional District, Cowichan Valley Regional District, Nanaimo Regional District, Comox Valley Regional District) 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 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 send cover letter and resume in PDF

Closing date: May 17, 2021

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

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