Cultural Group Facilitator

Overview

Kind Minds Family Wellness

Locaton

Remote

Availability

Mon - Fri

Flexible daytime hours

Commitment

6 - 12 months

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Individual

Sector

Community & Care

Adult (18+)

Development

Skills you would develop

  • Team building

  • Facilitation and training

  • Leadership

  • Cultural Awareness

  • Community Knowledge/Awareness

  • Communication and interpersonal skills

Ideal for

  • University/College students

  • Recent graduates

  • Professionals

  • Anyone passionate about the Black community

Contact

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Ilham Abdurezak

(226) 336-1988

Locaton

796 Paris Blvd, Waterloo, ON N2T 2Y7, Canada

About the position

We are looking for a Cultural Group Facilitator to engage with the Program Director, other group facilitators, counselors, and group participants by offering guidance and encouragement based on cultural values, anti-Black racism, and systemic barriers, through the sharing of personal experiences.



Position Responsibilities:


  • Assist with the development and implementation of groups' curriculum.

  • Recruiting participants by word of mouth, hosting informal informational sessions, flyering, and 1:1 conversation as needed.

  • Engage delegated Program Director and other facilitators in collaborative work to assess participants progress.

  • Work closely with volunteers to deliver the programs on a weekly basis.

  • Maintain current knowledge of research, issues affecting Black people.

  • Provides immediate support for participants and connects them to appropriate supports.

  • Contribute to ideas and implementation of program assessment

  • Manage and supervise volunteer facilitator(s) as assigned.

  • Reports to the Program Director/Executive Director at KMFW.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree preferred with three years of successful teaching, coaching, mentoring or training experience.

  • Ability to guide discussions that will address health and social topics (e.g. stress management, self-care, mental/physical wellness, gender stereotypes, and anti-Black racism).

  • Ability to plan and teach lessons and discuss strategies to integrate culturally relevant information.

  • Leadership skills with an ability to communicate well with others and contribute new ideas

  • Ability to organize, plan, and deliver culturally relevant topics to children, youth, adults and senior's population, taking into consideration their generational gap.

  • Understanding of systems of oppression (anti-racism, classism, racism, heterosexism, etc.).

  • Understanding of the interpersonal, institutional and cultural barriers experienced by marginalized people (e.g. Black identifying people).

  • Critical awareness of cultural facilitation techniques.

  • Ability to recognize and respond effectively to conflict that arises during workshops.

  • Self motivated and able to work on a team

  • Willingness to learn more about issues of equity, inclusion, personal identities and privilege.

About the organization

Kind Minds Family Wellness (KMFW) comprises of a group of Black professionals who in over 15 years have been engaged in trauma-informed work with individuals, families, and groups in various community settings. 


We have realized that the majority of Black social service users often struggle and feel overwhelmed. For the majority of Black persons, inter-generational trauma evolving from colonialism, slavery, segregation, and persistent discrimination has led to the distrust of health care and social service system. Our mission is to transform the narratives of Black individuals, and support and empower them as they navigate systems in order to attain positive self-actualization and holistic wellness.

Impact

You will be helping us foster a community that supports Black empowerment and community services navigation, as well as one that guides the design and delivery of culturally suitable educational programs.


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