Job Posting 75344

Group Facilitator, Y Mind Adult
YMCA of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Robert Lee YMCA (955 Burrard Street, Vancouver)
closed 7 days ago (Sun, 19 Sep)
part time - term / contract  •  $30.60 per hour


Date Posted:         September 9, 2021


Position Title:      Group Facilitator, Y Mind Adult


Location:               Robert Lee YMCA (955 Burrard Street, Vancouver)     

Program is currently set to be delivered virtually with potential return to person and the Mental Wellness branch is currently working in-person and remotely


Terms:                   Temporary, Part-Time

Hours:                    3.5 hours per week during program delivery

Approximately 20-25 additional hours for curriculum training and program meetings

Program Schedule: (October 19 – November 30)

Tuesdays, 5PM – 8:30PM


Start Date:            As soon as possible

End Date:              December 31, 2021, possibility for extension based on funding


Salary:                    $30.60 per hour

Reports To:           Supervisor, Y Mind Adult



The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community, by nurturing the potential of children, teens, adults and seniors, 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 & aquatics, childcare, camping, employment & community services to over 120,000 participants annually.


Y Mind is an exciting area of work within the Mental Wellness branch. The Y Mind Adult is a new addition to the Y Mind Programs that have been supporting young people between 13-30 who experience mild-moderate symptoms of anxiety. Y Mind Adult extends the age group to supports adults 31 years of age and older who experience symptoms of mild to moderate anxiety to learn helpful coping strategies and connect with other adults in a safe and encouraging group environment.  


Y Mind Adult is a psychoeducation and support group that meets virtually for 2.5 hours one evening per week for 7 weeks. Two Y Mind Adult Facilitators are responsible for the intake of 10-12 group participants and delivery of the program which includes intake and individual follow-up meetings with each participant. The Y Mind Adult curriculum is based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness approaches. Y Mind Adult will be delivered once in fall 2020 and once in winter 2021.


Nature and Scope:

Reporting to the Y Mind Adult Supervisor, the Group Facilitators will work collaboratively with other staff and participants. The Group Facilitators are responsible for screening and intake of group participants, delivering program sessions online, connecting virtually with participants once individually following program completion, and providing appropriate community referrals for program participants if needed.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Intake of program applicants through online intake.
  • Co-facilitate group sessions online and create a warm, welcoming, and safe group environment.
  • Maintain a strengths-based approach that inspires participants to engage in self-development & change.
  • Meet virtually individually with participants following program completion.
  • Support applicants and participants to contact appropriate referrals to community agencies when necessary.
  • Organization of data for evaluation of program.
  • Ensure the safety of all members, participants, staff, and property by following YMCA standards/ policies/ procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Master’s degree in mental health field or counselling related field.
  • Experience conducting intakes and determining program suitability.
  • Experience leading psychoeducation & support groups.
  • Experience working with adults (over 30 years of age) with mild to moderate anxiety.
  • Understanding of mindfulness and knowledge of mindfulness practices.
  • Experience with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) preferred.
  • Ability to recognize mental health signs and symptoms beyond the mild to moderate spectrum and provide referrals to appropriate medical and community agencies.
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/ Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date
  • The YMCA has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy requiring all staff and volunteers to be vaccinated as per the timelines set out by the province - one dose by September 13 and second dose by October 24


In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, the candidate should possess the following competencies:

Leading Self

  • Evolve in Professional Capability – Commit to being better
  • Achieve Excellence and Authenticity – Show up with the best version of you

Leading Others

  • Develop the Potential in Others – Help people grow and lead
  • Create a Culture of Connection – Build bridges between people and partners

Leading Mission

  • Think and Act Strategically – Make good decisions and act on them
  • Make an Intentional Impact – Advance the strength and cause of the Y


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