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Summit Housing & Outreach Programs, Mental Health Supportive Housing and Outreach Programs

Group leaders and facilitators are required to help run online and in-person groups for our clients. Activities may include a variety of topics and can be based on your interests and skills!

Bereaved Families of Ontario, Halton-Peel, Centre for Grief and Healing
Remote/Virtual

Our Group Facilitators lead open and closed support groups for individuals who have experienced a loss through the death of a loved one; leading peer to peer support delivery with compassion and understanding in a non-judgmental environment.  
 
- Establish and maintain physical and emotional and social/cultural safety  
- Provide socio-emotional support and connect group members with additional resources  
- Promote, initiate and guide interactions that are characterized by equality and non-judgment  
- A role model in the expression of authentic emotion and respectful, empathetic interactions  
- Listen empathetically by giving your full attention to the speaker  
- Journey alongside members as they navigate their grief and mourn the loss of their loved one  
- Reassure group members of the individual nature of grief  
- Observe group members’ expressions and reactions  
- Identify, intervene and help to resolve conflict  
- Explore opportunities for growth and change 
 
Currently, we are seeking a Volunteer Group Facilitator who would be open to facilitating a Child Loss Group primarily and other groups (Mixed, Parent, and Partner) on occasion. We are also keeping volunteers who are seniors (65+) and volunteers who reside in the Halton region.

Volunteer Mentor - Bigs Program   Burlington  Halton Hills  Hamilton (City of)  Milton  Oakville 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton and Hamilton, Oakville Office, Adult/Child Mentoring Programs

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Big Brothers Big Sisters enables life-changing mentoring relationships. Our vision is that all young people realize their full potential. 

Our mentoring programs are interventions, helping empower young people to realize their potential. 80% of the young people involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters are experiencing 3-5 Adverse Childhood Experiences, which are forms of social, emotional or economic challenges. With the support of volunteer mentors and our community, we are able to provide 1,200 young people and their families with mentoring services each year.  

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Big Brothers Big Sisters is now recruiting Volunteer Mentors for 1:1 and Group Programs. 

While time commitments vary by program type, we typically require a minimum voluntary investment of two hours per week. We understand that everyone has their own commitments, and try our best to accommodate student and volunteers schedules.

Our program portfolio continues to grow to reflect the needs of the communities we serve. Programs take place in one-to-one or group settings, during school hours or outside of them. 

1:1 PROGRAM:  BIGS COMMUNITY MATCHING
The Bigs Community Mentoring Program provides young people (Littles) an adult mentor (Bigs).  

Bigs help provide developmental relationships to our young people. This means, they express care, challenge growth, provide support, share power and expand opportunities. 

Bigs and Littles meet for community outings once a week for two hours or more. Matches are made based on the Big and Little's interests, personalities and geographical location.  "

Volunteer Mentors - Group Program   Burlington  Halton Hills  Hamilton (City of)  Milton  Oakville 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton and Hamilton, Oakville Office, Adult/Child Mentoring Programs

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Big Brothers Big Sisters enables life-changing mentoring relationships. Our vision is that all young people realize their full potential. 

Our mentoring programs are interventions, helping empower young people to realize their potential. 80% of the young people involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters are experiencing 3-5 Adverse Childhood Experiences, which are forms of social, emotional or economic challenges. With the support of volunteer mentors and our community, we are able to provide 1,200 young people and their families with mentoring services each year.  

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Big Brothers Big Sisters is now recruiting Volunteer Mentors for 1:1 and Group Programs. 

While time commitments vary by program type, we typically require a minimum voluntary investment of two hours per week. We understand that everyone has their own commitments, and try our best to accommodate student and volunteers schedules.

Our program portfolio continues to grow to reflect the needs of the communities we serve. Programs take place in one-to-one or group settings, during school hours or outside of them. 

GROUP PROGRAMMING OVERVIEW
Group programs focus on mentorship for elementary-aged youth. Programs take place on school property, during school hours, in 99 schools within our Grand Erie, Halton and Hamilton communities. 

Programs focus on: 
- Promoting healthy lifestyle including physical activity, balanced eating, self-esteem;
- Empowerment, leadership development, building communications skills;
- Building self-esteem and helping participants feel confident in all aspects of their identity;
- Celebrating cultural identities

Student Considerations: Note that we rely heavily on post-secondary student volunteers, and accommodate individuals who reside in our catchment area during the post-secondary academic year (typically September to April) "

Peer Supporter Chapter Leader   Burlington  Halton Hills  Milton  Oakville 
Children's Mental Health Ontario
Scope of Responsibilities 
Chapter Leaders are responsible for establishing and providing peer support; sometimes this is done through monthly peer support groups or being available for one-to-one support. Chapter Leaders must have lived experience raising a child/youth with mental health challenges and have a solid understanding of local resources in the Child and Youth Mental Health Sector.  
Peer support is a form of self-care, being heard and seen by others who understand what it is like to be on your journey helps make the journey a bit easier.  
Direct Support 
● Flexible availability and use of methods in providing support for families  
● Knowledge of mental health supports and services within the community 
● Communicate issues or challenges with Family Partnership Program Manager as they arise 
● Communicate periodically with families through the peer support offered and/or through a distribution list (eg. email, newsletter, or mail) as necessary 
Chapter Development & Leadership 
● Attend mandatory training (no more than 10 hours per year) 
● Promote PCMH within the community to ensure it is a widely known resource to our target audience 
 
Administrative 
● Communicate with PCMH through email, phone, virtual and in-person meetings 
● Ensure chapter email and telephone line are checked at a minimum every 4 days  
● Attend monthly Town Halls and support resource creation by sharing your experiences and knowledge 
● Participate in training opportunities 
● Complete quarterly data surveys and respond to requests for information to better inform PCMH programming and support initiatives 
Core Competencies 
● Strong Facilitation Skills 
● Team-focused 
● Communication Skills 
● Planning & Organizing  
● Leadership 
● Ethics & Integrity 
● Compassion & Empathy 
● Knowledge of child and youth service systems and sectors, both locally and provincially or a willingness to learn more about this to be effective in your role
Lighthouse for Grieving Children and Families, Bereavement Support Services
Oakville
Facilitation of open-ended peer support groups, in-person and online, for bereaved children, youth and their adult parents/caregivers