formally known as Campbell River & North Island Schizophrenia Society

Campbell River Branch

We're here to help!

When a friend or family member is diagnosed with a mental illness, you may feel overhelmed, isolated and confused about what happens following the diagnosis. You may ask

  • Who can I talk to about this?
  • Where do I find information?
  • Where do I find help?
  • What programs and services are available?

We can help you find answers to these questions. You can drop into our office or phone or email us to talk to our staff and volunteers. We also have a free lending library, including books, brochures and videos.

We also offer Strengthening Families Together, Hearing Voices, a monthly support group for families and the Nutritional Learning Program. Please see the Programs page for more information.   

Office Address: 850E - 12th Avenue, Campbell River, BC

Open Tuesdays, 1-5 p.m. and Fridays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

P 250-914-3059      F 250-914-3061

e-mail: [email protected]

Mailing address: Box 651, Campbell River, BC, V9W 6J3 

Thank you to our funders 

Campbell River Community Foundation

City of Campbell River

The Hamber Foundation

Island Health 

The Lohn Foundation

Strathcona Regional District, Area D 

 We acknowledge the financial support of the

Province of British Columbia

(through the Community Gaming Grant)

JOB OPENING
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Contracted position. Work out of our Campbell River office, with some travel to Nanaimo and Victoria throughout the year. Average of 13 hours/week, $25/ hr, 2 weeks vacation. Tuesdays 1-5 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., with some evenings and other daytime hours.


Qualifications

2-5 years previous experience working in a social service, non-profit setting as an ED, Program Coordinator and/or Office Manager.

Post-secondary degree or diploma.

Experience writing grant applications, including the annual Community Gaming Grant.

Some prior knowledge of mental illnesses and substance use, and local mental health and social service resources, as a staff member, volunteer or PWLE.

Experience in facilitating groups and workshops, and presenting to the public.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, Zoom and other video meeting/chat apps, WordPress, social media, etc.

BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Criminal Record Check

Ability to be self-motivated, work independently, be super organized, meet deadlines and multitask throughout the day.

Be empathetic, friendly and have a good sense of humour.


Duties

Communicate with public about local (and sometimes other Island communities’) mental health, substance use and social service resources via phone, email and in person. Your role is not to be a counsellor, but to help people find the resources they need for themselves or their loved one. Or sometimes for a school project. You can be an empathetic ear.

Write annual grants, including Community Gaming Grant. Ensure grants protocols are met, stay within budget and submit reports on time. Write proposal every two years for funding from CR Mental Health and Substance Use.

Co-facilitate Strengthening Families Together (SFT) when needed.

Prepare package, with the help of the bookkeeper, for monthly board meeting and Annual General Meeting. Send out reminders to board and society members.

Participate in Hope awards committee meetings (August-October) and the event itself (first week of October).

Participate in health fairs and similar events in the community to support public education and reduce stigma.

Facilitate Hearing Voices workshops with the help of volunteers.

Coordinate/recruit volunteers (board members, SFT, Hearing Voices, Support Group, Friendly Calls, Mental Health 1st Aid, etc.)

Participate in the MHRP Island wide Alliance – quarterly meetings.

Attend annual Island Psychosis Conference in Victoria each fall, as well as other pertinent workshops.

Liaise with contract manager and other staff at CR MHSU, Beacon Club staff, MHRP EDs in Central (Nanaimo) and South (Victoria), Family Smart Parent in Residence, Foundry, etc., as needed.

Keep up to date on what is happening with local mental health resources from above network, news, social media, etc.

Attend monthly CR MHSU Advisory Committee Meetings and update them on what MRHPNI is doing.

Work with bookkeeper and accountant to prepare year end financial statements and annual budget.

Ensure all BC Society and CRA requirements are filed annually.

Ensure website and social media are up to date.

Ensure all office equipment is functioning properly.

Do bank deposits.

Fill in for Office Assistant when they are on vacation.


Please send your cover letter and resume with references to [email protected] by Noon, Oct. 6. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


COVID PROTOCOLS

Our office is open. We have developed these protocols to keep our clients, volunteers and staff safe. Please let us know if you have any concerns or questions.

  • Occupancy limit for the office is 8.
  • Please DO NOT enter our office if you have been off Vancouver Island recently or feeling sick. Or if you have had visitors from off of Vancouver Island.

Upon entry everyone must

  • Use the provided hand sanitizer to disinfect your hands.
  • Be wearing a mask. If you don’t have one, we can provide one for you.