Wednesday, 11 June 2008

PSW Coordinator wanted in Richmond


CLOSING: JUNE 25, 2008

Peer Support coordinator wanted to oversee well-established peer support program in Richmond.

Job Description: Under the supervision of the RCFC Executive Director the coordinator will maintain a level of direct service for clients and Peer Support Workers that is in line with the Program's annual budget and includes:
* Leading and facilitating the PSW team's mid-month support/debriefing.
* Reviewing new referrals for conformity with Program acceptance criteria, and assigning to next available "best matched"PSW . Ensuring that PSW hours and expenses for pay period reconcile with time sheets and expenses. Includes encouraging PSWs to arrive at meetings with time sheets filled out and receipts for expenses' reimbursement.
* Signing off PSW pay requisitions
* Maintaining petty cash
* Attending staff and Peer Support Advisory meetings as well as workshops and presentations.
* Providing and/or facilitating individual PSW debriefing/support
* Coordinating/facilitating PSW/PSW mentoring arrangements
* Responding to consultation requests from case managers of mutual clients and other professionals enquiring about the services for a client/patient.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will:
* Have completed a Peer Support training program
* Have personal experience receiving services within the mental health system
* Be an effective role model for people recovering from a serious mental illness
* Have effective strategies for dealing with stress
* Be able to work cooperatively with mental health staff
* Be willing to work with a culturally diverse population.
* Be empathetic, patient and supportive
* Be able to present in a professional manner
Additional Skills and Abilities:
* Multi-tasking
* Computer skills including Word and Excel
* Ability to deal with conflict
* Diplomacy
* Interpersonal skills
* Team player
Closing Date and Location: Please submit a resume and a cover letter to Barbara Bawlf, Executive Director, RCFC, #200- 6061 #3 Rd. Richmond, BC V6Y 2B2 or by fax @(604) 214-9709 or Note: Position is part-time-14 hours a week.

NetNews June 2008

The June 2008 issue of NetNews (Vol. 3, Issue 2), the e-Newsletter of the BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Network, is now available online at

In this Issue:

  1. Network News

§ Results of April 2008 Seed Grant Competition

§ BCMHARN - ACCELERATE BC Graduate Research Internships

§ Pharmacoepidemiology Hub Wiki Launch

§ Clinical Research Hub Website Launch

§ Release of Network's Online Event Registration System

§ Highlights from Network's 2008 Member Survey

§ New Member of Network Planning and Advisory Committee (NetPAC)

  1. National News

§ CIHR Aboriginal Youth Outreach Program

§ CIHR's Knowledge Translation Portfolio

§ Privacy Legislation and Health Research

§ Career Opportunity: Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

  1. Funding and Training Opportunities

§ Network Seed Grants

§ Network Travel Bursaries

§ Vancouver Summer Institute: Addiction and Public Health

§ CIHR's CafĂ© Scientifique Program

§ Mental Health in the Workplace Initiative

  1. Featured Resources

§ Preventing and Treating Childhood Depression

§ A Profile of Clinical Depression in Canada

§ Health Geomatics Workshop

§ Bevel Up: Drugs, Users, and Outreach Nursing

  1. Upcoming Events

§ Fraser Health's 3rd Annual Research Week

§ International Conference on Light Therapy and Circadian Rhythms

§ Conference on Brain Development & Learning: Making Sense of the Science

§ Call for abstracts: Mental Health Research Showcase 2008

§ New Perspectives: Conference on Addiction

Tenny Bache, M.A.
Communications and Research Analyst
BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Network
Tel.: 604-707-6390 | Fax: 604-707-6399