Job Posting 85059

Group Facilitator, Y Mind Teen
YMCA of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Robert Lee YMCA (Vancouver) and Tong Louie YMCA (Surrey)
closed yesterday (Sun, 26 Jun)
part time  •  $30.00 per hour

Date Posted:                  
June 17, 2022

 

Position Title:                  
Group Facilitator, Y Mind Teen

 

Location:                          
Robert Lee YMCA, 955 Burrard Street (Vancouver, BC) and/or

Tong Louie YMCA, 14988 57 Ave (Surrey, BC)

 

Terms:                             
Part-time, Temporary

Hours:                              
2.5 hours – 5 hours per week during program delivery (depending on schedule)
Program delivery approximately 10 weeks each in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023
Additional hours for training and program meetings as required

 

Schedule:                        
Surrey delivery is on Wednesdays 4PM – 6.30PM
Vancouver delivery is on Thursdays 4PM – 6.30PM

 

 ** Please indicate in your application if you are interested in the Wednesday Surrey position, the Thursday Vancouver position, or both. **

 

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

 

Situation:

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 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 & aquatics, childcare, camping, employment & community services to over 120,000 participants annually.

 

The YMCA Y Mind Teen program supports teens aged 13-18 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 Teen Program meets for 1.5 hours weekly for 7 weeks in a safe and welcoming environment. Two Y Mind Teen 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 Teen 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 Teen Group Facilitator will work collaboratively with other staff and participants. The Y Mind Teen Group Facilitator is responsible for screening and onboarding new participants and delivering program sessions at the Robert Lee YMCA, Vancouver and/or the Tong Louie YMCA, Surrey. Facilitators are required to deliver virtually from home if for any reason, in-person programming is not possible.

 

Major Responsibilities:

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

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in mental health field or counselling related field.
  • Experience leading psychoeducation & support groups.
  • Experience working with teens (13-18 years of age) with mild to moderate anxiety.
  • Understanding of mindfulness and knowledge of mindfulness practices.
  • Experience with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) preferred.
  • Experience conducting intakes.
  • 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 fully vaccinated as per the timelines set out by the province

 

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.  

 

Competencies:

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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