Recent BCSS Victoria News

Employment Opportunity: Administrative Coordinator

JOB POSTING: BCSS Victoria seeks Administrative Coordinator: 4 days per week (28 hours)

Closing Date: Monday, December 1st, 2017

BCSS VICTORIA MANDATE: TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY SCHIZOPHRENIA AND PSYCHOSIS THROUGH EDUCATION, SUPPORT PROGRAMS, PUBLIC POLICY AND RESEARCH.

BCSS Victoria is a recovery-oriented, non-profit charitable organization with a kind and warm office environment!

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Administrative Coordinator is responsible for managing an efficient, well-organized and welcoming office.

Hours: 4 business days per week, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, with some flexibility for special events. Pay:  $16.40/hr

  1. Administrative/Program Duties:

Arrange meetings, prepare materials for Committee/Board meetings. Arrange travel and accommodation and coordinate the logistical requirements for meetings etc.  Coordinate public/educational presentations.  Review and respond to Society’s email and phone calls on a daily basis.  Troubleshoot computer related problems i.e. hardware, software installations and networking. Maintain, update & troubleshoot the BCSS Victoria Branch Website.

  1. Volunteer Management Duties:

Recruit, interview, screen, orient, train and supervise volunteers.  Coordinate and schedule volunteer workload/duties

Ensure information flow is maintained and well-coordinated amongst volunteers, staff and Board in conjunction with the Executive Director, coordinate all aspects of volunteer training. Work with special events committees to coordinate special events.

  1. General Office Support:

Communicates effectively and assists the Executive Director, Board, staff, family members, people with lived experience of a mental illness, volunteers, community partners and the general public.  In conjunction with the ED develop/revise program intake, evaluation, letters, invitations/cards, posters, public awareness information, etc. Provide resourcing and referral information upon request.  Updates and manages databases and maintain central filing system. Prepare and produce all in-house brochures and program information material.  Manage office petty cash, donations, etc.  Review all correspondence and respond to general/routine enquiries either by phone, fax, email or letter; refer specific items to the Executive Director with relevant documentation.   Track inventory and order supplies as needed. Monitors office equipment and arranges for servicing as needed. Other duties as designated by the Executive Director

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proven organizational skills and ability with 1-2 yrs of previous related experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills & computer proficiency; fundraising skills a definite asset
  • Ability to set/maintain priorities and work to meet deadlines
  • Work under pressure to problem-solve complex situations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in working with people with lived experience of mental illness, family members, board, staff, volunteers, professionals and the public regarding sensitive mental health and substance use issues
  • Capable of being proactive and self-directed while still committed to a teamwork model
  • Thorough, punctual, creative, personable, flexible, accountable and able to maintain confidentiality
  • Criminal Record Check required

TO APPLY:  Please provide covering letter and resume to the attention of Hazel Meredith, Executive Director by mail or email: 941 Kings Road, Victoria BC V8T 1W7  or admin.bcss@shaw.ca   

Download the PDF Job Posting here.

Fall/Winter WRAP Programs Launching!

WRAP For Youth 2017 Children Jumping

We are thrilled to be launching our 2017 Fall/Winter Wellness Recovery Action Plan® (WRAP) programs!

These free programs will enable participants to develop their own unique Wellness Recovery Action Plan®, an evidence-based self-management and recovery system designed to:

  • Learn tools that support your well-being.
  • Gain skills to live the life you want, and manage the difficult times when they arise.
  • Decrease and prevent intrusive or troubling feelings and behaviors
  • Increase personal empowerment
  • Improve quality of life
  • Assist people in achieving their own life goals and dreams
  • Increase wellness for workplace or education

WRAP for Youth (ages 17-30) will launch on Friday, October 27th from 1:00 – 3:30 and run for 8 weeks.

WRAP for Adults will launch on Thursday, October 26th from 1:00 – 3:30 and run for 6 weeks.

WRAP for Alumni has launched and a few spaces remain for those who have taken a WRAP program before.

WRAP for Kids (ages 8-12): Starting October 29th, Sundays from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. for 8 weeks.

For more information, please write to peersupport.bcss@shaw.ca. To register, please write to admin.bcss@shaw.ca.

 

WRAP For Youth 2017 Children Jumping

New W.R.A.P. Promo Videos

We are truly delighted to announce the publication of our WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) promotional videos for the program facilitated by BCSS Victoria! Please view below for information on the WRAP for Adults, WRAP for Youth and Teens, and WRAP for Kids programs.

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For more information please see the program page: Wellness Recovery Action Plan.

Seeking Board Members

BCSS Victoria is an innovative and dynamic organization that makes a difference to those affected by mental illnesses in the CRD.

Our Board is a working board and seeks dedicated individuals to serve with accounting, fundraising, communications and/or business experience as well as those who have a wide network in the community.

We encourage applications from interested candidates, with a soft deadline of August 18th, 2017. Contact Hazel Meredith, Executive Director, at 250-384-4225 or execdir.bcss@shaw.ca.

New Family Counsellor

We are delighted to announce that Rebecca Biffard is our new Family Counsellor! If you are a family member of someone experiencing mental illness and would like to learn more about our services, please visit our Family Counselling page to learn more.

EPI Support Group Cancelled for May 20th

The monthly early psychosis intervention support group will not be held on May 20th due to the long weekend. Please call BCSS Victoria for more information 250-384-4225

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