Single Mother’s Support Group Contract Facilitator
Independent Contractor - Approx. 3-4 hours per week
Burnaby (Metrotown area)
Posting Period
Job Description

Facilitate the single mothers peer support group meetings in person (Saturday afternoon 1:30-3:30pm, 35 meetings a year (long weekends off), plus monthly facilitator meeting last Wednesday of the month from 6-8pm downtown Vancouver)  

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Responsible 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 

  • Other duties as required 

What you’ll need: 

  • Must have solid experience in group facilitation 

  • Knowledge in group process and dynamics, especially in peer support model.  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 Burnaby 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.  

  • The YWCA Metro Vancouver’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is currently suspended and as a result, vaccination from COVID-19 is not required at this time. However, should circumstances change and the YWCA deem it necessary to reintroduce such policy, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be eligible to continue performing your duties. 


How to Apply

This is an exciting time for the YWCA. Join us and be part of an inclusive, dedicated and impactful workplace! Candidates are invited to send cover letters and resumes by September 28, 2023, to: 


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

535 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 2E8 

No phone calls please 



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