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Facilitator - Mental Wellness Programs - Casual Call in

660 Oakdale Ave, Sarnia, ON N7V 2A9, Canada Req #27
Thursday, August 31, 2023
Join the YMCA Newcomer Services Team!
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Position: Facilitator, Mental Wellness Programs - Casual Call in 

Location: Sarnia

Start Date: Oct.2, 2023

End Date: March 31, 2024

Schedule: Casual Call in up to 10 hours per week shifts will take place Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

As part of your total compensation: 
• Receive a complimentary YMCA membership to our Health & Fitness facilities, and discounts on YMCA child care and camp programs
• Vacation entitlement in accordance with the employment standards regulations
• May be entitled to up to 12 paid personal days – applicable with position and contract length
• Benefits package - applicable with position and contract length
• Be part of a caring and supportive network of people to help each other succeed
• Complimentary access to wellness and counselling services

In this role, you will:
• Intake of program applicants through online intake
• 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  
• 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 
• Communicate regularly with the YMCA Hub including and completing a post-program report
• Other duties as assigned

Education and Skills Qualifications:
• Higher level education in mental health or counselling related field (such as a masters in Counselling or Social Work) or equivalent combination of experience and education required (ie. BSW and 3 years' experience in the field)   
• Experience working with youth (13-30 years of age) experiencing mild-to-moderate anxiety and mood problems   
• Experience facilitating mental wellness/psycho-educational groups  
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience conducting intakes and assessments   
• Ability to recognize mental health signs and symptoms beyond the mild-to-moderate spectrum and to provide referrals to appropriate medical and community agencies   
Why the Y?
The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to the development of healthy communities and welcomes people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and abilities. We are committed to helping our employees reach their full potential and are recognized by Forbes as one of Canada’s Top Employers. We offer meaningful employment and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

NOTE: The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all stakeholders including our members/participants, employees, job applicants, suppliers, and any visitors who may enter our premises, access our information, or use our services. As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), and its associated standards and regulations.

Other details

  • Job Family Newcomers
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Job Start Date Monday, October 2, 2023
  • Job End Date Sunday, March 31, 2024
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  • 660 Oakdale Ave, Sarnia, ON N7V 2A9, Canada