Date Posted: June 17, 2022
Position Title: Group Facilitator, Y Mind Youth
(This facilitator leads the Y Mind administrative responsibilities as well)
Location: Robert Lee YMCA in downtown Vancouver and a central location in Surrey.
Terms: Fixed Term, Part-Time
Hours: 9 hours per week during program delivery
Program delivery approximately 10 weeks each in Fall 2022, Winter/Spring 2023 and Spring 2023
Additional hours for training and program meetings as required
Schedule: Tuesdays, 5PM – 8:30PM (Vancouver)
Wednesdays, 5PM – 8:30PM (Surrey)
2 additional admin hours on a Thursday or Friday, between 8:30PM – 4:30PM, same time weekly.
Schedule may change to meet program and operational needs.
Start Date: Program delivery begins in September 2022. Availability required in August 2022 for training.
End Date: June 30 2023. Extension beyond this dependant on funding.
Rate: $30.00 per hour
Reports To: Supervisor, Y Mind Youth & Teen
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 135 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.
The YMCA Y Mind Youth program supports youth aged 18-30 years of age who experience symptoms of mild to moderate anxiety to learn healthy coping strategies and connect with peers 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).
Nature and Scope:
Reporting to the Y Mind Youth & Teen Supervisor, the Y Mind Youth Group Facilitator will work collaboratively with other staff and participants. The Y Mind Youth Facilitator is responsible for screening and onboarding new participants and delivering program sessions in-person at the Robert Lee YMCA and in-person near Surrey city centre. Facilitators are required to deliver virtually from home if for any reason, in-person programming is not possible.
The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is committed to creating an inclusive, accessible environment where all members of our community feel valued, respected, and supported. We encourage applications from the diverse communities in which we live and serve, including but not limited to people of colour, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. We have established policies, procedures, and practices to meet accessibility standards throughout the hiring process. Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact our Human Resources department.
In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, the candidate should possess the following competencies:
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