Job Title: Group Facilitator Status: Part Time
Group Facilitator- is a licensed mental health professional responsible for facilitation of weekly and/or monthly networking support groups for people affected by cancer at Gilda’s Club Madison or at another GCM designated location. Group Facilitators help members connect with one another as they discover ways to reduce isolation, regain a sense of control, and find hope. Group Facilitators are specifically trained in the GC philosophy and support group methodology and utilize those specific skills in group facilitation at GC. Facilitators continue to cultivate GC group facilitation skills through participation in regular clinical supervision meetings. Facilitators may also be engaged to oversee and/or conduct educational workshops, individual and/or family sessions, intake interviews and other programs as well as representing the GC mission, core concepts and philosophy to the general public.
Duties and Responsibilities
I. Support Group Facilitation & Management
O Facilitate group members in sharing their cancer-related experiences, gaining knowledge and information in regularly scheduled support group meetings by utilizing the GC support group model.
O Serve as an expert in group facilitation and the psychosocial aspects of cancer across the continuum (diagnosis, treatment, post-treatment, long-term survivorship, end of life), but not as an expert in cancer or cancer treatment.
O Conduct pre-group interviews and/or customized membership plan if/when required by the Program Director.
O Maintain paperwork specific to group management (rosters, attendance, group notes, pre-group interview forms, etc).
O Submit all required attendance sheets, reports and time sheets in a timely and accurate manner.
O Provide back-up coverage for other support groups as needed and if time allows.
II. General Program Administration and Direct Service
o May be engaged to serve as a CSC “host” for educational workshops, and other special programs. Expectations include, but are not limited to, introducing speakers/workshop leaders, providing introductory remarks that include a brief overview of GC, participating in the program, occasional facilitation with presenter, fielding questions and answers, providing evaluations and closure and providing feedback to the Program Director on the process and content of the workshop.
O Work to build community among all members, staff and others.
III. Supervision and Professional Development
O Complete approximately 20 hours of training experience at the local GC under the direction of the Program Director. Training will include group observation, attendance at supervision meetings, independent readings, and web-based coursework.
O Participate in regular facilitator meetings under the direction of the Program Director.
O Participate in an annual facilitator review process under the supervision of the Program Director.
O Provide annual documentation of current licensure and malpractice insurance.
O Voluntarily participate in ongoing continuing education opportunities related to psychosocial oncology.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT) or Clinical
Psychologist (PhD) in State of Wisconsin.
Strong clinical skills, including individual and support group experience and ability to work with issues surrounding chronic and life-threatening illness.
One to three years experience in oncology and/or support group facilitation highly desired.
Willingness to master and implement CSC/GC psychosocial support methods, participate in ongoing clinical supervision and the overall experience of a support community.
Documentation of licensure and malpractice insurance.
Ability to administer CSC/GC policies and procedures while maintaining a warm, professional, personal, informative, and effective program.
Good verbal and written communication skills are essential. Working knowledge of Spanish is a plus.
Ability to work a varied and flexible schedule, including evenings and Saturdays.
Commitment to working as a team member in a supportive community.