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Volunteer Co-Facilitator

Volunteer Co-Facilitator

Company: Eagles Nest Waterdown
Contact Person: Melissa Abraham
606 Dundas Street East
Waterdown, Ontario , L0R 2H1
Phone: 1(905)689-8721

Position Description

Emotions are all around us. You feel them, I feel them, and your child feels them – sometimes a bit intensely. As we navigate the world, we need strategies to understand and manage these emotions well. Do you and your child want some more strategies to understand and manage emotions well? Emoticon is a 6-week group for children that works with participants to develop an understanding of emotions and what to do with them.

Through play, we will explore an understanding of the following emotions Happiness, Anger, Fear, Anxiety, Guilt, and Anticipation. Participants will engage with each other through games, conversations about emotions, and weekly challenges to take home. Your child will leave this group having a better understanding of their emotions and strategies to engage with their emotions well.

Emoticon requires both parent and child participation. Parents will be requested to attend a pre-group session and are requested to engage in weekly challenges encouraging conversations about emotions at home.  

Core responsibilities of the co-facilitator volunteer are:  

  • Provide a safe space for program participants 
  • Support Facilitator in setting up and cleaning up  
  • Help run therapeutic activities 
  • Maintain Health and Safety of group and following policies and procedures of Eagles Nest  
  • Support program participants to develop understanding of emotions and how to communicate about emotions, leading by example
  • Provide appropriate support to parents as needed

Volunteer Requirements:  

  • Pursuit or completion of Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Social Work, Social Services, Children’s Development, Child and Youth Work, Education, or a similar field is an asset.  
  • Experience and passion working with children’s mental health. 
  • Completion of volunteer screening, Plan to Protect Training, Individual Interview with Program Team Members, and Training Night with facilitator.  
  • Valid Vulnerable Sector Police Check 
  • Commitment to be available for all 7 sessions of program from an hour prior to group and an hour following group.  
  • Ability to work in collaborative environment  
  • Capability to facilitate activities and follow instructions.  
  • Demonstrated ability to follow and uphold values of Eagles Nest including: Compassion, Love, Inclusion, and Integrity 
  • Current CPR and First Aid is an asset 
  • Experience working or volunteering in therapeutic programs is a strong asset 

Spring session dates: 

Tuesdays, March 22- May 3rd : 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm 

Posted: December 9, 2021 | Expires: March 8, 2022
Posted Under: Counselling
Career ID: [ 9761 ]