SUMMARY: The Lead Facilitator will be responsible for the lead role in planning, guiding, and managing group events such as activities, workshops, and classes, including but not limited to Healthy Families Workshops, and Healthy Families Mini-Sessions. The Support Facilitator will present information, share stories and knowledge, and help connect lessons shared by Elder Facilitators to participants in the group. This work will include preparing documents, visual aids, and anything needed to support the group event or activity. This individual should have a strong interest in working with small to large groups to use and promote cultural strengths as a part of coping, healing, and living well. This is a career ladder position with the opportunity to transition from a Support Facilitator, and to the Healthy Families Services Specialist.
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: including the following. Other duties as assigned.
- Lead process in preparing for events such as Healthy Families Workshops, Healthy Families Mini-Sessions, and other events or activities, including but not limited to:
- Scheduling and preparing the meeting space – this includes virtual meeting spaces and platforms such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom.
- Preparing resource documents, visual aids, and additional documents as needed for each event.
- Preparing necessary supplies for staff and group participants.
- Practicing the facilitation process.
- Lead the facilitation of Healthy Families Workshops, Mini-Sessions, and other events or activities involving groups with a co-facilitator.
- Assist in the registration process for all potential service participants.
- Actively listen in group events to gauge participant understanding of what is being presented.
- Actively engage group participants by asking clarifying questions and making connections to what is being shared.
- Actively engage group participants by summarizing and relating to Elder Facilitators to stimulate further thought and learning within the group.
- Carefully track and manage time of the group event, to ensure breaks are provided, necessary adjustments are made, and group participants have enough time to share or ask questions.
- Establish and maintain a safe environment for the group to openly share stories, experiences, and information.
- Actively practice the acceptance of diversity and role model open-minded and non-judgmental attitudes and behaviors within the workplace and group settings.
- Work closely with Prevention Services Navigators and Workshop Coordinator to register referred clientele in group events.
- Maintain strict confidentiality of information.
- Other duties as assigned.
ACCOMMODATION: The position requires the ability to carry out the noted essential job duties as outlined above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the Lead Facilitator.
KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Must be willing to work flexible hours as needed. Trustworthiness is required. This position is subject to Native Preference per P.L. 93-638.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: GED or High School Diploma is required. Secondary education (Certificate, AAS, BA) in social work, or human services is preferred but not required. A minimum of two years’ experience in working with groups is required. Applicants should have a strong interest in working with groups, elders, and families to support individual and family well-being, and healthy living through cultural strengths and values.
- Knowledge of Word Processing software, e-mail, and calendaring software such as Outlook Express, and various communication platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Skype.
- Experience as Support Facilitator
- Must be willing to travel regularly to villages within the AVCP region.
- Planning, organizational, and time management skills.
- Ability to work lead work independently with little supervision.
- Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment.
- Clearly communicate in group settings.
- Fluency in Yup’ik/Cup’ik is preferred but not required.
- Familiarity with Yup’ik/Cup’ik way of life, and the AVCP region is strongly preferred.
- Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively in groups and within team setting.
- Treats people with respect.
- Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
This position is a Grade 6 and has a Salary Range of: $56,328 – $84,492
Job Posting Expiration Date: August 31, 2022
We hope to have this position filled by date listed above, if no qualified applicant is hired we may advertise an additional 30 days.