Mental Wellness Facilitator – Part Time

The YMCA of Regina is an Imagine Canada accredited non-profit charity open to all and dedicated to building strong kids, strong families and strong communities. The YMCA of Regina excels at delivering programming focused on our three pillars of service; health and fitness, childcare and community development.

The Mental Wellness Facilitator will work collaboratively with other staff and participants. The facilitators are responsible for screening and intake of group participants, delivering program sessions in-person, connecting virtually with participants once individually following program completion, and providing appropriate community referrals for program participants if needed.

This position works 20hrs/wk and some evening and/or weekend work may be required.

Responsibilities:

  • Intake of program applicants through online intake.
  • Co-facilitate group sessions online and create a warm, welcoming, and safe group environment.
  • Maintain a strengths-based approach that inspires participants to engage in self-development & change.
  • Meet virtually individually with participants following program completion.
  • Support applicants and participants to contact appropriate referrals to community agencies when necessary.
  • Organization of data for evaluation of program.
  • Ensure the safety of all members, participants, staff, and property by following YMCA standards/ policies/ procedures.
  • Communicate regularly with the YMCA Hub including and completing a post-program report.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Higher level education in mental health or counselling related field (such as a BSW) or equivalent combination of experience and education required (ie. BSW and 3 years’ experience in the field).
  • Experience working with youth (13-30 years of age) experiencing mild-to-moderate anxiety and mood problems.
  • Experience facilitating mental wellness/psycho-educational groups.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience conducting intakes and assessments.
  • Ability to recognize mental health signs and symptoms beyond the mild-to-moderate spectrum and to provide referrals to appropriate medical and community agencies.
  • Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check prior to first day of work and dated no more than 3 months before hire date.

The YMCA of Regina is an equal opportunity employer and provides a competitive total rewards package. Applicants with high standards for performance are encouraged to apply to careers@regina.ymca.ca. In application, please provide a resume and 3 professional references

Peer Support Worker – Integrated Youth Services Hub Moose Jaw

The YMCA of Regina is an Imagine Canada accredited non-profit charity that is open to all, and dedicated to building strong kids, strong families and strong communities. As the premiere values-based builder of health, leadership and personal development in the cities of Regina and Moose Jaw, we focus our program delivery on our three pillars of service: health and fitness, community development, and childcare. Our programs impact the lives of almost 60,000 people in our community every year. Our commitment to member-focused service delivery inspires our team of approximately 350 staff and over 150 volunteers to effectively and efficiently leverage our resources to maximize our community impact.

Focusing on the following core programs: education, employment, leadership development, community outreach and housing, the YMCA of Regina Community Development Department enriches the lives of people by strengthening connections, building capacity and creating a positive and sustainable impact on our community.

The Opportunity

The Peer Support Worker will work as a part of the service team in our Integrated Youth Hub; a highly collaborative partnership between many agencies and organizations. This position is part of a service delivery team in our Integrated Youth Services Hub– a highly collaborative partnership between agencies and organizations. The Youth Hub is intended to be a one-stop shop to quickly connect youth with the right services, in the right place and time, emphasizing developing a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach and focusing on early interventions.

The Position

The Peer Support Worker relates to and engages with participants of the organization from a peer perspective and provides emotional and social support, co-facilitates courses, links individuals with Youth Hub and community resources. Peer support is offered as part of a menu of options within the organization and the Youth Hub itself but will work as a part of a team.

The Responsibilities

  • Be the first point of entry and intake for youth within the IYS hub
  • Provide one-to-one and group peer support
  • Liaise with youth participants and service providers in the hub to support the participants’ access to services and programs.
  • Provide service navigation and ensure linkages are made with Youth Hub partners and community resources
  • Provide community outreach which may include facilitating presentations to community partners and youth participant recruitment
  • Co-facilitate educational sessions on a range of topics related to recovery, health and well-being
  • Support community engagement activities
  • Implements programming (life skills, mental health employment other)
  • Participate as a member of the service delivery team
  • Maintain and update documentation and statistical data as prescribed
  • Contribute to agency-wide initiatives to advance the mission and ends of the organization
  • Support a clean, friendly and welcoming environment (including reception areas)
  • Office administration including answering phones, booking appointments will be required
  • Office administration tasks such as filing, ordering supplies and light housekeeping will be required.

The Qualifications

  • Personal lived experience with mental health and/or addictions challenges and recovery, as well as a willingness, readiness and ability to share own experiences is considered an asset.
  • An understanding of 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and community services
  • Knowledge of local mental health and addictions system and community services
  • Empathy, understanding and peer support skills
  • Reliable and have a strong willingness to improve the lives of youth aged 12-25
  • Problem-solving, and time management skills
  • Facilitation skills an asset
  • Working hours will include evenings and weekends
  • Willingness to learn and participate in training when available.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion experience and/or training
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and have regular access to a vehicle.

The successful candidate must have a satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check prior to the first day of work and dated no more than 3 months before hire date.

The YMCA of Regina is an equal opportunity employer and provides a competitive total rewards package. Applicants with high standards for performance are encouraged to apply to careers@regina.ymca.ca. In application, please provide a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references.

Mental Health and Addictions Lead Integrated Youth Services – Moose Jaw

The YMCA of Regina is an Imagine Canada accredited non-profit charity that is open to all, and dedicated to building strong kids, strong families and strong communities. As the premiere values-based builder of health, leadership and personal development in the cities of Regina and Moose Jaw, we focus our program delivery on our three pillars of service: health and fitness, community development, and childcare. Our programs impact the lives of almost 60,000 people in our community every year. Our commitment to member-focused service delivery inspires our team of approximately 350 staff and over 150 volunteers.

Focusing on the following core programs: education, employment, leadership development, community outreach and housing, the YMCA of Regina Community Development Department enriches the lives of people by strengthening connections, building capacity and creating a positive and sustainable impact on our community.

The Opportunity:

The Mental Health and Addictions Lead will work as a part of the service team in our Integrated Youth Hub; a highly collaborative partnership between many agencies and organizations. This position is part of a service delivery team in our Integrated Youth Services Hub– a highly collaborative partnership between agencies and organizations. The Youth Hub is intended to be a one-stop shop to quickly connect youth with the right services, in the right place and time, emphasizing developing a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach and focusing on early interventions.

The Position:

The Mental Health and Addiction Lead provides emotional and social support, facilitates courses, workshops, counseling and is the direct lead for Mental Health and Addictions programming and services within the IYS hub. The MH&A lead also links individuals with Youth Hub and community resources, supports youth and parent caregiver committees and works closely with IYS Staff and community partners to ensure a full menu of Mental Health and Addictions supports and services are provided.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-to-one and group peer support
  • Liaise with youth participants and service providers in the hub to support the participants’ access to services and programs.
  • Provide service navigation and ensure linkages are made with Youth Hub partners and community resources
  • Provide community outreach which may include facilitating presentations to community partners and youth participant recruitment
  • Facilitate educational sessions on a range of topics related to recovery, health and well-being
  • Support community engagement activities
  • Implements programming (life skills, mental health employment other)
  • Participate as a member of the service delivery team
  • Maintain and update documentation and statistical data as prescribed
  • Contribute to agency-wide initiatives to advance the mission and ends of the organization
  • Support a clean, friendly and welcoming environment (including reception areas)
  • Office administration including answering phones, booking appointments will be required
  • Office administration tasks such as filing, ordering supplies and light housekeeping will be required.

Qualifications:

  • This position requires post-secondary education in field of social science, social work or other with a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the field of mental health and addiction
  • Experience working with youth ages 12-25
  • Administrative experience including data entry
  • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous populations, the impact of colonization on Canada’s Indigenous peoples, the historical and continuing impact of the residential school system, and traditional Indigenous healing and wellness beliefs, practices, and support agencies
  • Knowledge of settlement services and the impacts of immigration on newcomer youth
  • An understanding of 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and community services
  • Experience working with people living with disabilities is an asset
  • Knowledge of local mental health and addictions system and community services
  • Empathy, understanding and peer support skills
  • Working hours may include evenings and weekend

The YMCA of Regina is an equal opportunity employer and provides a competitive total rewards package. Applicants with high standards for performance are encouraged to apply online to careers@regina.ymca.ca. In application, please provide a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references.