Family Support Coordinator
Schizophrenia Society of Alberta - Edmonton, AB

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Family Support Coordinator – Edmonton

The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta’s mission is to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia or psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research. The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta is the only not-for-profit Society in Alberta dedicated to individuals with schizophrenia and related disorders, as well as their loved ones.

The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta is currently recruiting a full-time (37.5 hours per week) Family Support Coordinator for the Edmonton Branch. The Family Support Coordinator is responsible for the implementation and delivery of all areas within the Family Support Program.
The Family Support Coordinator reports directly to the Program Manager within the Edmonton Branch.

Duties/Responsibilities:

The Family Support Coordinator is responsible for providing psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, education, resource allocation, and advocacy to caregivers who access the Family Support Program. The Family Support Coordinator will be responsible for the development and implementation of open and closed groups within the program. The Family Support Coordinator will develop and maintain professional partnerships with relevant agencies and services in the community to further the quality of service to SSA clients. Overseeing the overall operation of the Family Support Program, the Family Support Coordinator will manage the program budget, track and record statistical information, complete monthly/annual reports, and coordinate volunteers within the program. Assistance with other duties and branch activities as required.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a related discipline.
  • Minimum 2 years experience working in an acute or community mental health setting.
  • Strong knowledge of schizophrenia or psychosis, other Axis I diagnoses, mental health legislation, and community resources.
  • Experience facilitating/co-facilitating psycho-educational groups preferred
  • Strong assessment, crisis intervention, and counseling skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision or consultation.
  • Ability to develop and facilitate groups
  • Ability to work in a team setting
  • Demonstrated compassion and respect for all people
  • Competence in Word, Office and Excel
  • Criminal Record Check required

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume to Branch Manager for Edmonton Programs

Closing date: Sept 20.13


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The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta is a not-for-profit Provincial charity that supports individuals and families living with schizophrenia...