Date Posted: November 19, 2020
Position Title: Group Facilitator, Y Mind Youth
Location: Robert Lee YMCA (955 Burrard St.)
Travel to Surrey as per program needs
Program is currently set to be delivered virtually and the Mental Wellness branch is currently working remotely
Terms: Term, Part-Time
Hours: 14 – 16 hours per week (including 2 evenings per week during program delivery)
Start Date: January 4, 2021 (with the possibility of training taking place before this date)
End Date: June 30, 2022 (with possibility of extension based on funding)
Rate: $29.00 per hour
Reports To: Supervisor, Y Mind Teen & Youth
The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community, by nurturing the potential of children, teens & young adults, promoting healthy lifestyles, fostering a sense of social responsibility and delivering lasting personal & social change. We are building a community in which a generation of children and families reach their full potential. Our values guide our decision-making and behaviour—we do the right thing, put people first, keep our promises and lead by example.
For over 130 years, we have been part of the community, a place where people of every age and background find the support they need to grow in spirit, mind and body. One of the Lower Mainland’s leading charities, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver provides services in health & fitness, child care, camping, employment & community services to over 120,000 participants annually.
YMCA Mental Wellness Programs are a new and exciting area of work within the Mental Wellness department. The YMCA Y Mind Youth Group supports young adults 18-30 years of age who experience symptoms of mild to moderate anxiety to learn healthy coping strategies and connect with like-minded youth in a safe and encouraging group environment.
The Y Mind Youth Program meets for 2.5 hours weekly for 7 weeks in a safe and welcoming environment. Two Y Mind Youth Facilitators are responsible for the intake and assessment of 12 group participants, co-facilitation of the program, and delivery of the program. The Y Mind Youth Group Facilitator will co-lead this psychoeducation and support group to help participants learn about their anxiety and discover helpful coping tools through creative activities and discussions grounded in mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The Y Mind Youth Group Facilitator will also be responsible for program administration including marketing and recruitment, program communication, program organization and preparation.
Nature and Scope:
Reporting to the Y Mind Teen & Youth Supervisor, the Y Mind Youth Group Facilitator will work collaboratively with other staff and participants. The facilitator is responsible for screening new participants at information sessions and for delivering program sessions online and then at the Robert Lee YMCA in Vancouver and at Surrey Central Library when in person delivery resumes. If program participants require additional support, the Y Mind Youth Group Facilitator, in collaboration with other staff members, would provide appropriate community referrals. There are five program cycles in the year delivering in Fall, Winter and Spring. There are no programs running in the summer. During the summer and periods between program deliveries the Y Mind Youth Group Facilitator’s role will focus on program administration rather program delivery.
In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, the candidate should possess the following competencies:
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