Job Posting 76296

East Kootenay Regional Educator
British Columbia Schizophrenia Society
East Kootenay
closed 8 days ago (Mon, 18 Oct)
part time - term / contract


East Kootenay Region

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.



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.


  • 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


  • Valid BC Driver’s license and reliable vehicle
  • Current criminal record check


To Apply

Attention: Bonnie Spence-Vinge, Interior Regional Manager  

Please send cover letter and resume in PDF

Closing date: Monday, October 18, 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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