The ideal candidate will have previous experience moderating group discussions.
You must be comfortable working with group dynamics, be competent in making observations and recognize when interactions, situations or group dynamics change.
Knowledge and experience working and navigating within Google Suite in order to complete and maintain a Google Form; and using Zoom are required.
Bilingual English/French an asset – written and oral
The West Island Women’s Centre is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of women. As part of its ongoing programming to support women, the West Island Women’s Centre (WIWC) created several discussion groups exclusively for women 55 years and older.
The 55! Up Women’s Discussion Group is a program aimed to help break isolation and foster friendships amongst women 55 years and older. Several animators will prepare and host individual discussion groups on a weekly basis of approximately 14 women per group, and WIWC is searching for someone to serve as the central point of contact, as well as the familiar face, representing WIWC for these various groups during its fall session (16 weeks from September to December) with the potential to extend the mandate for the 12-week winter session (January to March).
The moderator/host will get to know the participants over time and be in a position to help moderate the flow of conversation within the groups. This role requires a ‘people person’ who enjoys speaking with others, is capable of active listening, and be able to identify key moments to intervene in a discussion. In addition, the moderator/host will be required to track attendance via an online Google Form therefore knowledge of Google Suite is a must. In the event public health recommendations require a return to greater social distancing, the moderator/host will also be responsible for managing any discussion groups online via Zoom (ex: ensuring the invitation is sent and participants have the link, muting people during a presentation, guiding people to write their comments or questions in the chat box or guiding someone on how to raise their hand virtually). Oral and written French is an asset.
WORK DAYS & HOURS: One day per week. Each group session is 1.5 hours long. A maximum of 30 minutes in total, will be required to help set up chairs and tables then clean up the room. Total weekly hours shall be no more than 2 hours.
The West Island Women’s Centre (WIWC) is a dynamic and widely-used non-profit community organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of women. We provide educational, social and recreational services for women living in the West Island and the community at large. We foster a community for women through all our services and offerings. The Centre is open to all — without regard to age, race or socio-economic background.