Facilitator Application
Our mission is to create a safe and positive school experience for LGBTQ+ youth through support, education and advocacy.

FACILITATOR RESPONSIBILITY

Working with a co-facilitator, provide a supportive, nurturing and consistent presence for the queer and allied youth who attend Pizza Klatch support groups at local high schools.

REQUIREMENTS:
21 years of age or 3 years out of high school by the time school year begins
Due to conflict of interest, objectivity and confidentiality, facilitators shall not facilitate groups at schools where a child, dependent or family member goes to school
Fill out necessary background check forms with Pizza Klatch and each school district

TIME COMMITMENT:

Weekly Facilitators
Commitment of at least one year
2-day intensive weekend training
1.5-2 hours each week facilitating support groups at a local high school
September - June (except for Winter and Spring break weeks)
2 hour group consultation the third Thursday of each month with all facilitators and licensed therapist
Planning sessions with co-facilitator (optional and as-needed)

Sub Facilitators
2-day intensive weekend training
1.5-2 hours per school as needed
Commitment of at least one year

OTHER KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Arrive early (about 10-15 min) to check in at the front desk and set up the classroom / pizza
Maintain a consistent structure of support so that youth know what to expect
Plan activities such as ice breakers, guest speakers, learning activities, discussions
Work with a co-facilitator to create a safe space for youth to share openly
Manage conflict, maintain objectivity and manage time
Provide constructive and positive feedback when youth ask for it
Be knowledgeable of local resources for LGBTQ+ youth
Have awareness about the impacts and effects of intersectional oppressions such as homophobia, transphobia, racism, classism, ableism on queer youth
Occasionally work with youth individually after group time to ensure they get needed resources
Communicate needs of youth with teachers/faculty when necessary
Act as a mandated reporter for any imminent harm (covered in training)

IDEAL QUALITIES/SKILLS (created by teen participants):
LGBTQ+ or a really awesome Ally
Relatable to/comfortable with youth
Experience with co-facilitating
Ability to model cooperative and respectful leadership
Good listening skills
Ability to work with lots of different people/different age ranges (students, teachers, counselors, administrators, other facilitators, PK executive director and volunteers)
Consistent
Ability to have fun
Understanding
Assertive
Kind
Loving
Funny
Comfortable with self
Level headed - able to be objective
Passionate and caring
Ability to be open and share
Patient
Open heart
Non-judgmental
Provide supportive accountability
Responsible and on time
Excellent communicator
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Name *
Prounouns *
Email *
Phone number *
How did you hear about PK? *
What draws you to working with PK? *
What is your relationship to the LGBTQ+ community? *
I would like to be a *
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Do you have any family members currently enrolled in a public high school in Thurston county, or at Komachin Middle School? *
If yes, which school?
Do you have any personal, volunteer and/or work experience with youth, LGBTQ+ or otherwise? *
If yes, please describe your experience
Do you have any experience/training in facilitation, support groups or otherwise? *
If yes, please describe your experience and facilitation style
What is your philosophy regarding working with youth?
Do you have any training, education or experience with the following? Previous training is not a requirement but does help provide a baseline for Pizza Klatch volunteers. This information helps us design our trainings. *
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