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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Group Facilitator – PRIYD

GROUP FACILITATOR – PRIYD

ABOUT FAMILY SERVICES OF GREATER VANCOUVER (FSGV)

Founded in 1928 and celebrating its 90th year, FSGV is a charitable organization with nearly 100 social services programs and 500 employees across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. We provide effective services for our clients, including counselling, therapy, advocacy, education, employment support and community services.  The PRIYD program is a community access program focusing on functional life skills and community integration for children and youth with special needs.

Our values:

  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Optimism
  • Excellence

VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTION

This role offers you the opportunity to volunteer in a fun setting and get to know the PRIYD Program and FSGV.  It is a wonderful way into the industry if you are looking for future work as a youth worker, counsellor or career with children/youth.

What You Bring:

  • Experience working with children and youth with developmental disabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to work with hard to reach children and youth
  • Demonstrated ability to identify health and safety issues for children and youth
  • Standard First Aid certificate is an asset
  • 6-month minimum commitment of 4.5 hours per week, on Saturday and ability to work actively in the community

Your Key Contributions              

  • Supporting clients to participate engaged in the activities
  • Facilitating social interactions, setting boundaries and providing encouragement.
  • Utilizing modeling to assist clients through transitions and during activities
  • Developing positive and supportive relationships with clients, families and group leaders
  • Acting in accordance with the policies and procedures of the program (i.e. client confidentiality, safety, maintaining professional boundaries)

HOW TO APPLY

If this describes you, please send us your resume and cover letter outlining your interest and demonstrating your relevant experience for this role in your cover letter.

Send your application to: Emma McIlroy, Coordinator, at emcilroy@fsgv.ca. 

FSGV is committed to the principles of diversity. We encourage applications from qualified people of all genders and sexual orientations, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities.

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