84 people are interested
Newborn PEPS group facilitator (Virtual) (12 weeks commitment from start date)
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84 people are interested
PEPS is a non-profit organization that connects parents to strengthen families and build community through parent peer-support groups.
PEPS groups meet weekly and are facilitated by a PEPS-trained Leader. Each meeting allows parents the opportunity to share the week's concerns, successes, issues, and joys as well as time for a discussion on topics related to parenting and children (sleeping, feeding, adjusting to parenthood, etc.) The PEPS program model is based on the 5 Protective Factors from Strengthening Families, which help build resilient families, positive connections and support for parents, and reduce negative outcomes, such as abuse and neglect.
Groups meet for 2 hrs each week in the daytime [10-:30 - 12:30 PST] or in the Evening [6:30 - 8:30 PST], the same day each week for 12 weeks. Leaders commit to working with their group for 12 consecutive weeks, fewer if you choose to co-lead with a friend, spouse, partner, or colleague. PEPS provides specialized training and group leaders have access to experienced PEPS staff mentorship and a wealth of resources online.
98% of PEPS groups are facilitated by volunteers who are passionate about supporting new parents through the first critical months of life with a new baby. Over 4000 families rely on PEPS volunteers each year.
PEPS facilitators are compassionate, empathetic, resourceful, and real. They don't have all the answers, but they are passionate about helping parents, generating ideas, finding information, and building communitiy together. Some leaders give back as a way of honoring their own PEPS experience. Many are new to PEPS. All tell us they find great joy and satisfaction in helping new parents connect and share through their PEPS groups.For new leaders, we are offering online training sessions to guide you and educate you about how to lead virtual parent support groups. We are there to support you as needed throughout the experience.
We appreciate warm, sensitive communicators, who are accepting of varied child-rearing practices and diverse lifestyles. Interest in early childhood development, experience in education or facilitation, previous PEPS group participation, or being a parent yourself are welcome pluses.
Currently, PEPS offers groups in 3 modes:
- Virtual (100% online),
- In-person (100% in person; Hosted at community sites and homes)
- Hybrid groups to parents (75% online & 25% in person; Hosted in home or at community sites
It’s our job to help you have a wonderful, fun, and rewarding experience as a leader. We’ve designed lots of resources and provide training and support all along the way.
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Suite 324, Seattle, WA 98103, US
Enable parents of infants and young children to build communities that empower them to meet the challenges of parenting through mutual support and sharing of information.
PEPS provides support groups for parents of infants and young children. Our Newborn Program and programs for parents of older infants and toddlers offer groups that are led by trained parent volunteers and meet virtually or in our community site locations.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
October 17, 2023
- Child Development
- Child Care
- People Skills
- Group Facilitation
- Family Therapy
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 2-4 hours per week