Partnership Education Program Coordinator – Red Deer
Schizophrenia Society of Alberta - Red Deer, AB

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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 their loved ones.

The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta is currently recruiting a full-time Partnership Education Program Coordinator for the Red Deer Branch. The Partnership Education Program Coordinator is responsible for the planning, development, management, implementation, coordination and evaluation of all aspects of the Partnership Education Program. The PEP Coordinator reports directly to the Red Deer Branch Manager.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the Partnership Education Program (PEP) including promotion, arranging presentations,
  • Recruiting and training new presenters, maintaining statistical data and preparing monthly reports
  • Assist in facilitating and participate in recreational–based programming
  • Work directly with volunteers
  • Promote, raise awareness and gain referrals for the program through relationships with other community agencies and other promotional activities
  • Administrative duties related to the program, including preparing and maintaining accurate records
  • Participate in annual fundraising events and Branch activities

Applicants for this position must have:

  • Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field with 3 years experience working with people with a mental illness; experience working with people with schizophrenia or related disorders an asset
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of schizophrenia and related disorders
  • Demonstrated compassion and understanding for individuals living with a mental illness
  • Professional and easily able to interact with individuals experiencing mental illness and professionals working in the local mental health field
  • Ability to offer supportive supervision to individuals living with a mental illness
  • Strong computer skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adapt to day-to-day challenges in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to calmly manage conflict and facilitate resolution when necessary
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work flexible hours; some evenings
  • Valid drivers license and reliable transportation
  • Current criminal record check

Salary: $21.50 per hour – 37.5 hours per work week

Closing date: When a suitable candidate is found
For more information on the Society, please visit www.schizophrenia.ab.ca


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The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta (SSA) is a non-profit organization, established in 1980, whose current mission statement is to...