Peer Support Group Facilitator

(Bereaved Families of Ontario, Halton-Peel, Centre for Grief and Healing)

Position ID: V-HVC0339 Last Full Update: 22 Nov 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactRamneet Behniwal, Program & Volunteer Coordinator, Bereaved Families of Ontario - Halton/Peel; Phone: 905-848-4337; Email:
DutiesOur goal is to work with individuals who are over the age of 18 and who have suffered loss themselves or who feel they are capable of using their own experiences with grief to provide peer support within a facilitation role in our grief support group.  
- Two open grief support groups: closed and drop-in. The open group sessions are held weekly or biweekly. 
- Individuals to fill the Facilitator volunteer positions are needed for both groups.
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ClientsChildren, Youth, Young Adults, Adults,Seniors, Families.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Couples ; Families
Areas of InterestAdvocacy ; Counselling ; Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Personal Support ; Program Coordination / Support ; Support Group Facilitation ; Telephone Communication
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Public Speaking ; Team Work ; Comfortable with presenting/speaking to groups, familiarity with the non-profit/charitable sector, knowledge of community services/agencies, familiarity with the grief process
Commitment LengthLong Term - Minimum one year commitment preferred.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group ; annual events held in spring and fall annually
Minimum Hours5 / Month
Dates and TimesFlexible scheduling.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityPartially Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator ; Elevator with braille and voice/tone features ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
LocationHalton & Peel regions (Mississauga, Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills, Brampton, Caledon)
Number of PositionsActon ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville 
15 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on-going
TransportationNear public transit ; Car required - Personal transportation required
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsVulnerable Sector required.
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Organization NameBereaved Families of Ontario, Halton-Peel, Centre for Grief and Healing