Group Co-Facilitator – Rainbow Youth Room

Category
Aurora, Markham

Position Title: Group Co-Facilitator – Rainbow Youth Room

Reports To: Manager/Director – CMHA/CAYR Partnership

Locations: Aurora Site – Lower Level and/or Markham Site

Reviewed/Revised: January 2, 2020

 

MISSION STATEMENT OF AGENCY

As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness.

 

Purpose: Co-Facilitate the Rainbow Youth Room, a drop-in, peer-led social group for 2SLGBTQ+ youth aged 13-39 and their allies.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Co-facilitate with CMHA / CAYR Community Connections to support the delivery of Rainbow Youth Room, a drop-in, peer-led social group for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and their allies
  • Greet members as they arrive, make sure that they sign in and feel welcomed and comfortable
  • Inform participants of program schedule and keep participants aware of program changes
  • Adhere to CMHA’s written volunteer policies and procedures
  • Maintain confidentiality with respect to information about participants
  • Inform CAYR Community Connections staff/supervisor and/or CMHA supervisor immediately of concerns regarding the group
  • Inform CAYR Community Connections staff/supervisor and/or CMHA supervisor of issues that might interfere with the running of the program in a timely manner
  • Inform CMHA supervisor of issues that might interfere with volunteer placement or performance of volunteer role
  • Inform CAYR Community Connections staff/supervisor and/or CMHA supervisor regarding the welfare of participants
  • Be aware of health and safety procedures
  • Bring questions to CAYR Community Connections staff/supervisor as they arise
  • Aid with administrative tasks

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Considers self as part of the 2SLGBTQ+ community
  • Group facilitation experience is an asset
  • Excellent judgement and problem-solving
  • Excellent listening skills, patience, and diplomacy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to make others feel welcomed
  • Ability to work with limited supervision following orientation/relevant training
  • Willingness to assist participants and CMHA/CAYR Community Connections staff
  • Works well with others and enjoys helping when needed
  • Easily adapts to changing environments
  • Cooperative and respectful
  • Complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening

COMMITMENT

  • Completion of orientation/relevant training
  • Availability on Monday evenings (6 pm to 8 pm) in Aurora and/or Wednesday afternoon (4 pm to 6 pm) in Markham
  • Minimum of a one-year commitment for a minimum of 3 hours per week
  • Monthly Activity Forms identifying volunteer hours will be completed and submitted to CMHA supervisor for signature at the end of each month
  • Reliable attendance every week

 

CMHA, York Region Branch supports the recovery of people with mental illness and promotes diversity in the workplace. We encourage consumers, women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ, visible minority and immigrant communities to apply.

 

To request this posting in an alternate format or to request accommodation in the application process, contact us by email at amallory@cmha-yr.on.ca

 

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.