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Job Posting: Director – Community Engagement CMHA

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

DIRECTOR 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

 

CMHA BC Division has an exciting career opportunity for a highly energetic and results-oriented Director of Community Engagement to play an active leadership role in strengthening CMHA in BC through engagement with provincial organizations and corporations.  The ideal candidate has a commitment to diversity, exemplary relationship-building skills, is skilled in strategic communications, and understands the value of partnerships in achieving organizational goals.

 

 

Reporting to the Senior Director, Operations, you will spend your time:

  • Developing public support for BC Division activities within the parameters of the Branch Agreement. A collaborative approach to engagement and planning is essential to the effective execution of work with BC Branches, with other provincial Divisions and the National office.
  • Implementing the nationwide Strategic Plan through clear measurable goals and objectives related to the Communications, Philanthropy and Workplace Mental Health departments.
  • Building and strengthening the philanthropic culture within BC Division staff and volunteers, and acting as the lead staff support to the BC Division Board Fundraising Committee.
  • Supporting the Manager, Philanthropy in the development and implementation of current and future fundraising activities.
  • Leading or participating in shared projects related to communications, branding and development with BC Branches.
  • Developing a three-year operational and accompanying financial model for each department, ensuring staff performance plans are directly related to these operational plans
  • Developing and ensuring external messages are communicated in a timely way and supporting branches within BC.
  • Bringing new and exciting ideas to the organization, and listening to insight from team members and other community stakeholders
  • Directing provincial Event Planning, marketing and sponsorship including, but not limited to, the annual Bottom Line Conference, Ride Don’t Hide and the b4stage4 campaign
  • Promoting CMHA BC Division services to branches and other like-minded organizations
  • Representing CMHA BC at community initiatives and industry roundtables and speaking on behalf of the organization as directed by the CEO
  • Personally managing individual and corporate donor relationships as needed.
  • Creating a fund development plan inclusive of a digital fundraising plan that fits a tri-level organization
  • In concert with the Manager, Philanthropy develop a donor stewardship program for sponsors and donors.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with Imagine Canada Standards Program and all philanthropic activities follow the Canada Revenue Guidelines for Charities

 

 

What you bring to the role:

A Bachelor’s degree in a related field, a minimum of 5-7 years of progressive, recent and related experience along with 2-3 years of experience in resource development and/or movement towards the Certified Fund Raising Executive certification.

 

You will also have:

  • Experience in community engagement and mobilization
  • Experience working within a federated tri-level organization
  • An excellent track record in building strong relationships and partnerships
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects with tight deadlines concurrently
  • Exceptional strategy development, project management and communication skills
  • Proven experience in managing and motivating staff and volunteers
  • Strong knowledge of fundraising, including understanding federal and provincial legislation affecting charities
  • Strong working knowledge of media relations and marketing
  • Knowledge of budgeting, cost estimating, fiscal management principles and procedures

 

 

Located in downtown Vancouver, we offer a flexible work environment along with a competitive salary and benefits package. Occasional travel required within BC. Criminal record check may be required prior to employment and every five years during employment.

 

 

How to Apply:

Please submit a PDF copy of your resume along with a cover letter clearly documenting how you satisfy the requirements outlined in this job posting to human.resources@cmha.bc.ca. by May 31, 2017. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

 

 

About CMHA

At the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), we are all about promoting the mental health of all and supporting the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness and addiction. Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national charity and nation-wide leader and champion for mental health. For information about CMHA, visit our website at www.cmha.bc.ca

 

 

CMHA, BC Division is committed to our workforce reflecting the diversity of the communities within which we work. As such, we encourage applications from persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the diversity of our staff. Personal experience with mental illness and or addiction, either through self or a loved one, is an asset.

 

Located on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples.

Job Posting: Secretariat Director – Community Action Initiative CMHA

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

 

Secretariat Director – Community Action Initiative

 

 

About the Community Action Initiative (CAI)

The Community Action Initiative (CAI) was created to support community-led projects that promote mental health, prevent substance use challenges and promote effective treatment and support for individuals and families experiencing mental health and/or substance use challenges in BC. The CAI was established in 2008 through a $10-million grant from the Province of British Columbia. In March 2013, the CAI received a subsequent $10 million grant from the Province to continue its work, as well as $5 million to specifically address supportive recovery housing.

 

The CAI Leadership Council represents a coalition of non-governmental organizations, First Nations Health Authority, Metis Nation British Columbia and BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, provincial government bodies, and other key stakeholders.

 

The Secretariat is the office and staff responsible for management and operations of the CAI at the direction of the Leadership Council. CMHA-BC Division acts as fiscal agent.

 

 

Position Overview

The Secretariat Director is responsible for supporting the CAI Leadership Council and for overseeing the CAI Secretariat. The Secretariat functions to operationalize the strategic direction of the Leadership Council. The Director is responsible for ensuring priorities and goals approved by the Leadership Council are addressed and for monitoring and reporting back to the council on implementation and outcomes.

 

The Director will facilitate funding decisions, oversee all granting activities and/or contracts, manage legal, fiscal and policy matters, supervise staff, initiate and maintain relations and communications with funders and partners, establish evaluation needs and ensure accountability. In addition, a critical function of the Director will be to lead and implement changes ensuring from the recent CAI review.

 

 

About You

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is a solid strategic thinker and effective operations manager with recent experience in change management. The candidate will have a strong public policy background, familiarity with the mental health and substance use (MHSU) service delivery system in British Columbia, experience with the NGO sector and landscape, community development experience, demonstrated leadership ability, experience with boards and governance models, and superior communication skills.

 

 

Responsibilities include:

Leadership

  • Lead change management activities that improve CAI’s relevance to broader system efforts to address MHSU in British Columbia.
  • Establish strategic and program partnerships with constituent NGOs, government funders, other select government ministries, health authorities, Ministry of Child and Family Development regions, and centres of excellence to establish priorities and align CAI’s investments and activities with public policy direction and key initiatives.
  • Champion the interests of the MHSU sector.
  • Manage and ensure accountability for the Support Recovery Home Project (SuRHP), an initiative focused on enhancing the capacity of non-health authority funded residential substance use service providers in BC, supported through a $5M grant from the Ministry of Health.
  • Identify, analyze, evaluate and communicate MHSU service gaps, best practices, and emerging opportunities for CAI.
  • Develop an operational plan to achieve CAI goals and objectives.
  • Determine staffing needs, hiring based on those needs, and leading and overseeing the secretariat staff, fostering effective teamwork within the group.

Council and Working Groups

  • Monitor and ensure membership, roles and functions of Leadership Council adhere to its Terms of Reference
  • Provide leadership in developing direction for Leadership Council and working groups / committees as established.
  • Oversee the co-ordination of Leadership Council and working group meetings, providing leadership and communication in all areas as well as facilitating the meetings.

Legal and Fiscal Management

  • In conjunction with CAI’s fiscal agent, develop and manage an annual budget, administer funds and approve expenditures within level of authority, and ensuring Leadership Council is provided with timely financial reports.

Evaluation

  • Develop and implement an evaluation framework and plan for measuring and reporting results of investments and activities and prepare an annual report for the Leadership Council, fiscal agent and funder.

Communications

  • Oversee all external communications in relation to support for partnerships and projects, e.g. website development, key messaging, hard copy and web- based publications, media and public relations, CAI messaging and positioning, event management, writing, and editing.
  • Act as a spokesperson for CAI and as the conduit for communications and agreements with funders, government, health authorities, NGOs, First Nations, Metis and Aboriginal partners and other stakeholders.

 

 

What you will bring to the role:

A Graduate degree in a related field and a minimum of 7 or more years  of senior management experience in a non-government organization, health related government ministry or provincial or regional health authority.

You will also have:

  • Strong operational management experience and in-depth knowledge of effective administration.
  • 5 or more years of experience in the MHSU field.
  • Direct community development experience.
  • An understanding of public health and clinical issues in MHSU.
  • Familiarity with the MHSU service delivery systems and approaches in British Columbia.
  • An understanding of the relationship between government Ministries, health authorities and the non-government MSHU sector.
  • Knowledge, skills and experience to represent the voice of Aboriginal Groups: First Nations, Métis and Urban Aboriginal populations.
  • Knowledge, skills and experience to represent the voice of the non-governmental MHSU sector.
  • Leadership and knowledge of management principles of a healthy organization.
  • Sound financial management skills.
  • Knowledge of human resource management and effective functioning of teams.
  • Proficiency in use of computer software including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.

 

 

Located in downtown Vancouver, this 37.5 hour a week position includes a competitive salary and benefits package. Some flexibility is required to work outside core business hours as well as for occasional travel.

 

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements for this position. Please submit these documents in PDF format to human.resources@cmha.bc.ca by 5 p.m. on May 29, 2017. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

 

For more information about the Community Action Initiative visit  http://www.communityactioninitiative.ca

 

 

Community Action Initiative is committed to our workforce reflecting the diversity of the communities within which we work. As such, we encourage applications from persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the diversity of our staff. Personal experience with mental illness and or addiction, either through self or a loved one, is an asset.

 

Job Posting: Nurse 4 – Ministry of Children and Family Development

BC Public Service

Ministry of Children and Family Development

Prince George

Nurse 4

Salary $30.4966 – $40.0280 hourly 

1 Permanent Part-time position and 3 Auxiliary As and When Required positions

Note: Required to work evenings/weekends. Day and afternoon shifts available – night shifts are not required.
Prince George Youth Custody Services provides Secure and Open sentenced custody as well as remand and pre-court detention for male and female residents in custody under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Youth Justice contributes to public safety by promoting the development of law abiding behaviour primarily through an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach.

Under the general direction of the Health Services Supervisor, and with a high degree of clinical independence, you will participate in the coordination and delivery of healthcare to youths in custody. You will be responsible for completing initial health assessments on newly admitted youths, providing clinical consultation and expertise to correctional and case management staff by assessing fitness for admission, risk for victimization, self-harm/acting out and possible sexual/physical abuse of youths. You will also administer medications as ordered by physicians/psychiatrists and facilitate pre-clinic screening by responding to Health Service Request Forms.

 

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Registered or eligible for registration with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CPRNBC) or the Registered Nurses Association of BC (RNABC) and two (2) years’ experience.
  • Experience working with adolescents from diverse cultural backgrounds is preferred.
  • Level 2 OFA (has to be completed upon appointment).
  • Experience delivering workshops for youth
  • Some mental health experience preferred.
  • Current CPR-C level certification preferred.

 

 

For more information about this opportunity and to apply before June 14, 2017:

https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=40090

 

 

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.

 

 

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam School District ) – Job Posting

Senior Manager

Occupational Health and Safety

 

 

We are hiring! Do you have what it takes to join our team? We see our employees as our greatest assets. A current career opportunity exists for Senior Manager – Occupational Health and Safety.  School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) is the third largest school district in BC with approximately 32,000 students in 70 schools. We serve the communities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, and the villages of Anmore and Belcarra. Our district has been consistently rated by British Columbia Ministry of Education as one of the best performing districts in the province and we are proud to run the largest international education program in Canada.

 

This position is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of comprehensive health and safety programs to ensure a healthy and safe work environment for employees in School District No. 43 (Coquitlam).   This position reports to the Director of Human Resources and manages a team, including a Safety Coordinator, to uphold safety standards for the District.

 

 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Advises and assists senior management and other persons involved in planning, controlling and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for work and study.
  • Assigns and supervises the work of the Safety department staff in connection with all aspects of the District’s Health and Safety Program.
  • Designs and implements prevention strategies based on identified and targeted areas of injuries.
  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive claims management process aimed at maintaining the lowest possible accident claims rate for the educational sector.
  • Analyzes work environments and designs programs to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury.
  • Assists in the preparation and monitors the annual occupational health and safety budget.
  • Participates in the Board’s emergency procedures and represents the department as required.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Degree or diploma specializing in Occupational Health and Safety and have demonstrated successful application of this education.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in the field of Health and Safety.
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation is an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a large public sector unionized environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build relationships is essential.
  • Must be a well-organized, self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work as an efficient team leader in establishing priorities, and achieving goals and objectives when faced with varied and conflicting demands.
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Strong analytical skills and report writing capabilities.
  • Well-developed conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of computer software and technology.
  • Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills
  • A valid class 5 BC driver’s license and business use of personal vehicle

 

The full job description can be found at www.sd43.bc.ca under the District Office tab, Job Opportunities and Excluded Staff/Administration

 

A competitive salary is offered along with a generous benefits package. The successful applicant will be required to complete two criminal record checks.

 

To apply, please forward your resume to cferguson@sd43.bc.ca

or 550 Poirier Street, Coquitlam, BC, V3J 6A7

No later than 4:00 pm May 26, 2017.

 

 

We appreciate your interest but regret that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam School District ) – Job Posting

Educational Psychologist

Continuing 0.8 FTE Posting

 

At this time Coquitlam School District invites applications for the position of a 0.8 continuing Educational Psychologist.

We are the third largest school district in B.C. and are located in the Tri-Cities of Metro Vancouver.

The school district has a population of 33,000 students with approximately 3,900 teaching, administrative, managerial and support staff linking the five communities of the Tri-Cities area with a total combined population of approximately 225,000.

Our district offers K-12, online, international, adult and continuing education as well as a wide range of specialized educational programs and services.

Psychologists are responsible for providing in-depth education assessments of students in the district.  You will communicate and work collaboratively with other professionals including school-based teams and Learning Services staff.  Other responsibilities include providing support to students with both high and low incidence exceptionalities, ESL and Aboriginal learners and students with behavior disorders; assisting in designing and evaluating individual education plans; and providing information and consultation to school personnel regarding educational placement and programnning.

 

Requirements and Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in school or education psychology (or equivalent)
  • BCASP certified or eligible for certification
  • Member of the College of Psychologists preferred
  • Teacher certification with B.C. Teacher Regulation Branch is (optional)
  • Training and supervision in assessment and diagnosis of education problems including administration and interpretation of individual psycho educational tests

 

A competitive salary is offered along with a generous benefits package. The successful applicant will be required to successfully complete two criminal record checks.

 

To apply, please email your resume to dcattermole@sd43.bc.ca by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

 

For more information about careers in SD43, please visit www.makeafuture.ca/coquitlam

 

“The deliberations of employees, and Committees used to screen and consider job applications, shall be kept in strict confidence, and shall not be disclosed to any person except as required by law. Personal references, recommendations and evaluations collected or generated by Board employees and Committee members as part of the Board’s hiring processes (other than references whose authorship and content is already known to the job applicant) shall be treated as having been supplied in confidence to the Board for the purposes of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.”

Job Posting: CMHA Senior Director – Policy, Planning & Government Relations

CMHA BC Division
905-1130 W. Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 4A4
Tel: (604) 688-3234 or 1-800-555-8222
Fax: (604) 688-3236
www.cmha.bc.ca

CAREER OPPORTUNITY 

SENIOR DIRECTOR –

POLICY, PLANNING & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

 

 

Are you someone who understands the complex issues of mental health and addiction?  Do you have a desire to be a leader and advocate for positive change in the promotion of mental health and wellbeing?  Do you want to influence policy, legislation and practice to improve the lives of people living with mental health and addiction problems?  Do you want to play a major role in our B4Stage4 Campaign?  If your answer is yes, then we have the perfect career for you.  This is your opportunity to join a team of professionals and advocates who are driven and passionate about their work and who are always ready and willing to raise their voice to “Get Loud” about prevention, early intervention and timely care.

 

 

The Senior Director, Policy, Planning and Government Relations leads and directs the development and implementation of strategic policy priorities, in collaboration with stakeholders and  a federation of local CMHA Branches.

 

 

As a member of CMHA, BC Division’s leadership team, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you will provide leadership in systems advocacy and change focused on mental health and addictions in British Columbia. In this strategic role, you will be leading and directing the development and implementation of strategic policy priorities, in collaboration with the provincial Branch network, and monitoring impact. The position is both proactive and reactive in its focus.

 

Most of your time will be taken up by:

  • Ensuring the Association’s policy work is informed by the diverse culture context of BC.
  • Leading innovative public policy campaigns that rely on the engagement of British Columbians.
  • Directing the preparation of Association briefing notes, reports, government submissions, publications, positions papers, strategies, fact sheets, correspondence, website content, and presentation materials, as well as presenting on the policy work of CMHA at identified events and forums.
  • Initiating and building effective partnerships with a broad network of internal and external stakeholders, including provincial government officials, research bodies, and stakeholder groups to advance shared strategic policy priorities
  • Representing the interests of the Association, increasing understanding of the Association’s Policy and Planning Portfolio, and promoting collaboration and information exchange through participation at national and provincial events
  • Functioning effectively within a federated organizational structure, through direct policy support to 14 CMHA Branches across BC and responses to policy work led by CMHA National

 

 

What you bring to the role:

A Graduate degree in a related field and a minimum of 7 to 10 years of progressive, recent and related experience which must include:

  • An excellent track record in building strong relationships and the ability to communicate public policy positions to key audiences – people with lived experience, family members, policy makers, professionals, and others
  • Experience in the development of public policy papers and positions that result in changes to legislation, regulations and or practices
  • A proven track-record in a provincial government and/or non-profit organization with experience presenting complex issues and opportunities to high-level officials and other stakeholders
    • Progressive experience on a senior management team demonstrating collaboration and sensitivity to stakeholder perspectives
    • A keen understanding of Canada’s political system(s), including the legislative, executive and judicial branches
  • Knowledge of budgeting, cost estimating, fiscal management principles and procedures
  • Knowledge of organizational health and brand management, donor and sponsor relationships and experience in responding to media on policy issues

 

 

Located in downtown Vancouver, we offer a flexible work environment along with a competitive salary and benefits package. Occasional travel required within BC

 

 

How to Apply:

Please submit a PDF copy of your resume along with a cover clearly documenting how you satisfy the requirements outlined in this job posting to human.resources@cmha.bc.ca. by May 26, 2017. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

For information about CMHA, visit our website at www.cmha.bc.ca

 

 

About CMHA

At the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), we are all about promoting the mental health of all and supporting the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness and addiction. Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national charity and nation-wide leader and champion for mental health.  CMHA BC Division’s Policy, Planning and Government Relations Department provides leadership in systems advocacy and change focused on mental health and addictions in British Columbia.

 

 

CMHA, BC Division is committed to our workforce reflecting the diversity of the communities within which we work. As such, we encourage applications from persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the diversity of our staff. Personal experience with mental illness and or addiction, either through self or a loved one, is an asset.

 

Located on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples.