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Position # 3409
OrganizationParent Support Services Society of BC
Position GRG Circle Facilitator (online) - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Impact Statement Our Vision
Communities where all families and children are empowered and valued.

Our Mission
We support the well-being of all families and children by empowering those in a parenting role through community connections, research, educations, and advocacy.

Our Values
-Cultural safety
social Justice

PSS endorses and adopts the United Nation Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People and the truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action. PSS acknowledges that indigenous children, youth, and their families have much to contribute to the world as empowered individuals with a profound understanding of their Indigenous identity, cultural heritage, sustainable living, and connection to their lands and territories.

We help the people we serve to connect with each other, their communities, themselves, their history, and their culture.
Description The Circle Facilitator will provide support to grandparents and caregivers through our GRG Support Circle. The circle is run by two co-facilitators who are trained and supported by PSS staff and by other volunteers. Our circles are base on self-help, peer support model which provides a safe space for Circle members to get together and discuss their strengths, challenges or concerns about parenting role of the child development and parenting. The Circle meet once a week, 2 hours online via zoom in the morning from 10 am to 12 pm. The duties of the Circle Facilitator will facilitate group discussions, contact new referrals and do the intake. Assist with the financial aspect of the circle. Submit assistance and financial reports at the end of the month. Attend monthly Steering Committee  and Facilitator support meetings. Participate in ongoing PSS training and workshops. Supply the circle with information on community resources.
Training Details Training provided. Online Self-paced 10 hrs. (one month to finish), and 3 Live Zoom sessions September 22 & 29from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, and September 24 from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Free for those who are able to commit one year of volunteering as a Circle Facilitator (3 to 5 hours a week)
Working Conditions on-line
Minimum Duration More than 1 year
Timing Weekday - Daytime, Weekend - Daytime
Age 19+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation Car required
Area(s) of Interest Caring Support, Children/Youth, Senior Services
Skill(s) Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Facilitation and Training, Community Knowledge/Awareness, Problem Solving, Empathy
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website http://www.parentsupportbc.ca
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Contact Violeta Munoz-Berruecos
Phone 604-669-1616 Ext. 104
Address 5623 Imperial Street Burnaby, V5J 1G1
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