Who we are
For over 20 years, FamilySmart has been working in B.C. and Alberta to enhance the quality and experiences of services, support and information families receive when seeking help for their child, youth or young adult with mental health challenges. We help children and young people by helping their family and other caring adults. We know children and young people do better when the adults who care about them are supported.
Help for the Hard Times Online Workshop
Help for the Hard Times is an online workshop for parents and caregivers whose child/youth is or has been a patient in a psychiatric unit or had an ER visit due to their mental health. The workshop series provides a framework for parents/caregivers to consider as they support their child after a crisis. Each workshop series includes 4 sessions and offers practical strategies, tips and tools that support caring, connected relationships. The workshop was created by parents with lived experience, working in a clinical setting on the multidisciplinary team at Surrey Memorial Hospital’s Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Stabilization Unit (CAPSU).
The Workshop Facilitator is a parent and/or caring adult living in BC’s Interior who has their own lived experience parenting a child/youth with a mental health challenge. As well as, skill and experience facilitating online groups and/or workshops. The Facilitator position includes: promotion, pre-screening participants, registration, facilitating, 1-1 meetings with participants and fidelity to the workshop content and program. In the first few months after being hired, the facilitator will also help to develop the tools and content for Session 4: Finding the Resources You Need, as there will be community/region specific information that will need to be incorporated as the workshop expands into BC’s Interior region.
Things we’ll love about you: Knowledge, skills, abilities
Compensation and Hours
Hourly rate: $27/hour
Hours: Part-time approximately an average of 28 Hours per month
FamilySmart provides excellent support, supervision and training and will help you learn and develop the skills that we have discovered to help families and service providers work well together.
We invite you to apply, and to learn more about this unique role. Please send a cover letter and resume to Robin Brown, Director, HR at
Subject line: Workshop Facilitator BC Interior
Please note that the assessment of applicants will be made on an ongoing basis and continue until a hire is made.
We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. FamilySmart is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to age, ancestry, colour, family status, marital status, physical or mental disability, place of origin, political belief, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and criminal conviction unrelated to employment.
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