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Group Facilitator, Peel Transitions, East Mississauga Community Health Centre

Peel Region, Ontario
Deadline: August 20, 2012

EAST MISSISSAUGA COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE  Position Title: Group Facilitator (contract), 2 positions  Peel Transitions  

Hourly rate: $20.51 per hour + 4% Vacation  Scheduled Hours: 7 hours per week  (Increased hours per week at start of contract) Contract: September 4, 2012 - April 2013

Peel Transitions is a new 3 year Ontario Trillium Foundation-funded initiative of a Collaborative of LGBTTIQQ2S-positive organizations in Peel region. With an overall long-term goal of better serving trans, gender variant and gender non-conforming communities and individuals in Peel region, the initiative will a) provide direct services to trans, gender variant and gender non-conforming individuals who currently have extremely limited access to services within the region; and b) build community capacity to develop clearer understandings of trans, gender variant and gender non-conforming communities, and to equip service providers with educational materials, resources and skills to better serve these communities and individuals.

Collaborative members are: Associated Youth Services of Peel (AYSP), Bramalea Community Health Centre (BCHC), East Mississauga Community Health Centre (EMCHC), and Peel HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN).

Position Summary: We are seeking two Group Facilitators to run Gender Journeys, a 12 week psycho-educational group for individuals who are trans, gender variant or gender non conforming in Peel (Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon). Group facilitators will be expected to work in evenings (for facilitation), with some day time hours for preparation and administrative responsibilities.

Group Facilitators report to the Health Promoter/Community Relations Officer at the East Mississauga Community Health Centre.

Position Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Co-facilitate 12 week psycho-education group (Gender Journeys Peel) for trans, gender variant and gender non-conforming individuals  
  • Coordinate after care socials for graduates of Gender Journeys Peel  
  • Participate in Gender Journeys curriculum review process  
  • Collaboratively conduct intake process for individuals interested in participating in Gender Journeys Peel  
  • Assist with recruiting guest speakers  
  • Conduct evaluations  
  • Compile reports, where appropriate  
  • Participate in meetings with the Collaborative and with the Health Promotion Team at East Mississauga CHC  
  • Perform administrative duties as required

Skills, Knowledge & Qualifications Required:

  • Self-identifying member of trans, gender variant or gender non-conforming communities  
  • Excellent group facilitator, with experience facilitating groups for marginalized populations  
  • Significant expertise around trans, gender variant and gender non conforming communities and individuals, and issues facing these communities  
  • Demonstrated Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression analysis and practice  
  • Experience working with newcomer communities and settlement services sector  
  • Familiarity with Peel region  
  • Ability to work independently, and within a team  
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills  
  • Experience working with volunteers is an asset  
  • Lived experience of racism and homophobia are assets  
  • Relevant post-secondary education or equivalent work and community experience

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Maira Aleem 185 Fifth Street, Toronto, Ontario, M8V 2Z5
In the subject line please quote: Group Facilitator, EMCHC  Fax: 416 252 4474

Posting ends Monday, August 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

LAMP is dedicated to achieving a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community it serves and encourages applications from equity seeking groups. The Collaborative is seeking applicants from trans, gender variant and gender non-conforming individuals. Trans, gender variant and gender non-conforming individuals from historically marginalized groups including Indigenous people, people of colour/racialized individuals, individuals living with disAbilities,  LGBIQQ folks, individuals with experiences of migration, and individuals who have experiences of poverty are especially encouraging to apply. Applicants are invited to self-identify in their cover letters.