Single Mothers Support Group Contract Facilitator
Independent Contractor- Approx. 3-4 hours per week, 3 weeks/month
Posting Period
Job Description

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitate the single mothers peer support group meetings (Friday eves 6-8pm, twice per month) responsibility for content, continuity and tone of the group meetings; creating safe and supportive environment for women
  • Support with set up and clean up before and after meeting including sanitizing common areas
  • Conduct intake of potential group members;
  • Assist coordination with community partner for the group meetings;
  • Provide YWCA and partner agency with monthly group reports as required;
  • Attend monthly facilitator meetings to share information and resources with other group facilitators;
  • Provide community resources, information and referral to individual group members as needed
  • Ability to facilitate meetings in person and on Zoom


  • Must have solid experience in group facilitation. 
  • Knowledge in group process and dynamics.  Demonstrated ability to manage group dynamics to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Training and experience in the social services field, such as social work, counseling or community support.
  • Excellent communications skills, including conflict management.
  • Solid understanding of the issues faced by single mothers today. Experience of single parenthood an asset.
  • Solid knowledge of the various local community services in Vancouver and resources available to single moms and their children.
  • Experience working with multi-barriered women and people from diverse backgrounds
  • Believe in empowering women and passionate about supporting women in their journey towards personal and economic independence
  • A valid clear criminal record check (including working with vulnerable populations) is required.
  • Successful applicants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, exemption requests must be supported by valid, legal documents.

Rate of pay: $300 contract fee per month plus $20/ month travel/ parking allowance 

About the YWCA

This year, YWCA Metro Vancouver marks 125 years of serving our community. We recognize that Canada was founded through colonialist and racist policies, and the YWCA was established and operated during this time. We also recognize that these legacies exist in our present time and are committed to actively decolonizing our policies, programs and practices. Our vision: We boldly envision a just and equitable world for women, families and allies. Our mission: We advance gender equity alongside women, families, Two-Spirit and gender diverse people through advocacy and integrated services that help support personal, collective and economic wellbeing.

This is an exciting time for the YWCA. Join us and be part of a passionate, dedicated and impactful team!

How to Apply

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an inclusive and rewarding workplace. Candidates are invited to apply by Thursday, December 8th, 2022 to:

Jenn Bateman (she/her)
Manager, Single Mothers’ Support Services Program Coordinator
YWCA Metro Vancouver

No Phone Calls, Please

YWCA Metro Vancouver is committed to ensuring that the application and interview processes are accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations in submitting your application, or have other questions, please contact the hiring manager as listed.  All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, transferrable skills, lived experience, and business need. We thank all who apply, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about this and other YWCA Metro Vancouver career opportunities, please visit