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Co-Facilitator

Transgender Peer Support Group

SPECTRUM Waterloo Region's Rainbow Community Space


   About the Position

Impact Statement
SPECTRUM's peer support groups are great opportunities to meet other people, to talk about whatever you currently have on your mind, and to make new friends! These events are ideal for those that want to socialize in an 2SLGBTQ+ friendly setting.

The Transgender Peer Support Group is an informal, discussion based, drop-in program. This group is a space for anyone that identifies within the trans/gender variant umbrella, including but not limited to: transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, gender fluid, non-binary, genderless, agender, non-gendered, third gender, two spirit, bigender, transman, transwoman, neutrois, questioning and beyond.

Description
As a co-host for the Trans Peer Support Group, volunteers will require social and group facilitation skills and demonstrated empathy and sensitivity to the subject matter. Facilitators will be expected to welcome visitors, introduce them to others present, inform them of SPECTRUM resources if fitting, and facilitate and direct the conversations when necessary.

Role Responsibilities//What You’ll be Doing:
-Facilitate or direct conversations and encourage participants to support one another, ensuring everyone who wants to participate gets the opportunity to do so
-Represent SPECTRUM, greeting participants as they arrive, and introduce them to SPECTRUM and other participants
-Provide an atmosphere that is inclusive of all where individuals feel comfortable to share their thoughts and experiences
-Maintain a clean physical space at the end of each session
-Demonstrate time management, ensuring sessions remain on time


Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 25+


Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Volunteers will receive orientation and training in facilitation and other items as needed.
Working Conditions: Virtual meetings for the time-being with the hope that we can move to in-person at some point.
Accessibility: Accessible work space


Time Commitment

Duration: 7 - 12 months
Weekday - Evening
The group meets on the first and third Thursdays, and the second and fourth Mondays of each month 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This position requires about 6 hours per month.



Other Information
Area(s) of Interest: Boards/Committees, Caring Support, Health Care / Wellness
Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking/Presentation Skills, Facilitation and Training, Verbal Communication
Transportation: NONE Needed

   Contact Information
http://ourspectrum.com
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Scott Williams
226-779-9695
283 Duke Street West, Unit 210 Kitchener, N2H 3X7
Kitchener,Virtual

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