Career Opportunities

Careers at BrainTrust

Our Philosophy: BrainTrust takes care of clients and employees alike. We are a friendly team that is passionate about providing exceptional services in the Central and North Okanagan, from Enderby to Peachland. We strive to foster a welcoming team environment and provide staff with opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

BrainTrust employees are compassionate, skilled professionals.  We work in a culture that welcomes diversity, and honour the strengths of each team member. We believe that:

  • everyone affected by brain injury deserves meaningful support,
  •  in most cases, brain injury can be prevented, and
  • impact is possible if we do our part to give brain injury a louder voice.

Our team is based in Kelowna, BC, see our career opportunities below.

Career Opportunities

Part-Time Contract - NeuroRecovery Centre Facilitator

BrainTrust Canada is a progressive, community-based support and rehabilitation agency that provides leadership, innovation and value-based service excellence to individuals and families impacted by acquired brain injury.

 

Our Philosophy: BrainTrust takes care of clients and employees alike. We are a friendly team that is passionate about providing exceptional services in the Central and North Okanagan, from Enderby to Peachland. We strive to foster a welcoming team environment and provide staff with opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

 

The Position: We are seeking one part-time NeuroRecovery Centre Facilitator to join our team. This is a contract position. The successful candidate will work 25 hours per week Tuesday-Friday in our Kelowna office. We offer competitive pay.

 

Anticipated start date: October 4, 2021

 

BrainTrust Canada’s NeuroRecovery Centre, powered by ABI Wellness, is an innovate 4-pillar cognitive rehabilitation program that promotes neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to re-write itself) through targeted and dosed cognitive exercises.

 

Key Responsibilities: The NeuroRecovery Centre Facilitator operates from a person-centered approach and will provide cognitive rehabilitation programming for clients with brain injuries. This position requires the successful candidate to be able to work in-person with multiple clients at one time in a group setting while delivering personalized cognitive rehabilitation support to each client, as needed. The programming is highly structured. The successful candidate must be able to follow guidelines and deliver structured program content.

 

Required Education, Experience and Skills:

  • A related diploma or degree in kinesiology, social work, psychology, or another related field with relevant work experience.
  • Understanding of brain injury rehabilitation and experience in a clinical setting is an asset.
  • A strong ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must possess the ability to multitask effectively.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong technology competence is essential.
  • Must be well organized and have effective time management skills.
  • Being able to think critically and creatively.
  • Social perceptiveness and patience are important.
  • Ability to teach and explain concepts to others is essential.
  • Must be comfortable delivering direct, in-person services to clients during COVID-19.

Please email your cover letter and resume to the NeuroRecovery Centre Manager, Laura Plummer, at lplummer@braintrustcanada.com by September 15th, 2021. Applications without a cover letter will not be accepted. No telephone enquiries please.

Full-Time Community Support Facilitator: Crime Prevention Program

 

The Position: We are seeking a Community Support Facilitator to work in our Crime Prevention Program. This position will provide approximately 25 hours of support weekly for justice involved persons and 12.5 hours weekly of support for participants in BrainTrust’s partner programs.

 

Wage: $20-$22 per hour. We offer a competitive salary and a flexible work schedule.

 

Term: One-year term with the potential to grow into a permanent position at the end of the year term.

 

Hours: Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours a week.

 

Anticipated start date: October 15, 2021 or sooner, if possible.

 

Key Responsibilities: The Community Support Facilitator is responsible for providing one-on-one supports for individuals in the community that have acquired brain injuries and are involved in the criminal justice system, with the goal of reducing reoffending and improving lives. Supports offered include: activities focused on community living, development of compensatory strategies, recreational skills, and rehabilitation that promotes inclusion and increased quality of life. The Crime Prevention Facilitator will also participate in committees, partnership meetings, and presentation aimed at increasing knowledge of brain injury among criminal justice staff and community partners.

 

Requirements:

  • A related diploma or degree in human services work, criminal justice, social work, sociology, psychology, or related social sciences.
  • Previous work experience with brain injury is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the justice system processes and previous experience working in corrections is preferred.
  • A strong ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must possess a class 5 driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle
  • Must be comfortable delivering direct, in-person services to clients during COVID-19

 

Please email your cover letter and resume by September 31st to Office and Communications Manager, Molly Raposo at mraposo@braintrustcanada.com. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be accepted.

 

Closing date: September 31, 2021

Full-time Prevention and Education Coordinator

 

We are seeking a Prevention and Education Coordinator to coordinate and deliver all aspects of BrainTrust’s prevention and education programs. This position is Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours a week and may require some work after regular hours or on weekends.

 

Wage: $22-$24/hour (37.5 hours/week), full benefits package, and holidays. Staff work Monday-Friday

 

Position: The Prevention and Education Coordinator is responsible for developing and facilitating a variety of community-based and publicly accessible programs and services that promote brain injury education and prevention.

  • Coordinate and deliver BrainTrust’s prevention and education programs and initiatives including the Skullwise School program, helmet safety program, and any other related prevention initiatives
  • Increase opportunities for community engagement and participation in prevention education
  • Maintain professional communication with community partners
  • Write grants and submit funding reports for all prevention and education grants
  • Deliver presentations to potential grantors to facilitate successful grant applications

 

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of brain injury and concussion required
  • A related diploma or degree social sciences, or a related field
  • Experience delivering educational programs for youth and adults
  • A strong ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Confident presenting to a variety of audiences
  • Experience using case management software, PowerPoint, Canva, and Word
  • High level of professionalism
  • Growth mindset- willing to take on new challenges and implement innovative approaches to brain injury education and prevention
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment independently
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

 

Please email your cover letter and resume to Molly Raposo mraposo@braintrustcanada.com. No telephone inquiries, please. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be accepted.

 

Closing date: September 6, 2021

 

Part-Time Contract Position: Clinical Counsellor

Join our growing team of clinical counselors!

 

The Position:

BrainTrust Canada is seeking a clinical counsellor for our Kelowna office to provide counselling for individuals with brain injury and caregivers.

BrainTrust Canada is a progressive, community-based support and rehabilitation agency that provides leadership, innovation and service excellence to individuals and families impacted by acquired brain injury. We are a friendly team that is passionate about providing exceptional services in the Central and North Okanagan.

This position is approximately 15 hours weekly with the potential to increase hours as the program continues to grow.

 

What We Are Looking for:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) or Clinical Counseling (MA)
  • Currently registered with BC College of Social Workers (MSW) or BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (MA)
  • Recent Criminal Records Check including vulnerable persons
  • Experience working with depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, PTSD an asset
  • Ability to use creative and structured approaches to assist clients to self-manage
  • Ability to write clear and comprehensive reports and other correspondence
  • Ability to communicate using different styles and methods to suit individual clients and situations
  • Ability to make fair, practical and objective decisions about best practice solutions to problems
  • Flexible schedule
  • Able to work with clients in-person and remotely
  • Proficient use of telehealth and Zoom

 

Experience:

  • Counselling: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Experience working with persons with acquired brain injury and their caregivers an asset

Please see our website for information on our services https://braintrustcanada.com/

 

Rate of Pay: $45-$65/hr

 

Posting close date: September 6, 2021

 

If you think this role sounds like a fit, please email your cover letter and resume to Amanda McFarlane at amcfarlane@braintrustcanada.com. Please note that resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

Board of Director (Volunteer)

BrainTrust Canada Association, Kelowna B.C.

 

BrainTrust is an innovative, community-based charity that provides life skills and rehabilitation support to individuals and families impacted by brain injury. Through collaboration and community engagement, BrainTrust also raises awareness and works to reduce the incidence of preventable brain injury.

BrainTrust has a governance board that is responsible for strategic and financial oversite of the organization. Due to a recent board gap analysis, BrainTrust is currently recruiting two new board members with specific experience in either finance or human resources management.

 

Key Responsbilities 

  • Participate in board meetings (typically 6- 8 per year)
  • Participate in one board committee, based on your expertise and needs of the organization
  • Abide by the by-laws, code of conduct and other policies that apply to the organization and board
  • Attend and participate in the Annual General Meeting
  • Financial and strategic oversight of BrainTrust Canada
  • Assist with fundraising and prepared to leverage personal and professional connections to further the interests of BrainTrust Canada
  • Be an ambassador of the organization in the wider community
  • Keep informed about community issues relevant to the work of the organization

 

Qualifications

  • Human resources experience preferably with CHPR designation
  • Community minded, with an interest in brain injury education, prevention and rehabilitation
  • Interest in joining a dynamic group of professionals to support our cause

 

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application to Mia Burgess: mburgess@braintrustcanada.com

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