Student Hourly - 11496BR

Student Hourly

Department: 
Counseling/Psych Svcs
Location/Division: 
Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Temporary
Employee Class: 
S-Student

Job Description

HOPE@CAPS Mental Health Peer Educators (MHPE) provide KU-Lawrence students with support, referrals to CAPS and/or other campus resources, drop in peer listening, outreach and programming, and will assist with developing marketing for CAPS (i.e., social media, posters). MHPE are expected to work an average of 10 hours per week each semester with required training/orientation time prior to the start of Fall semester. Regular weekly meetings also are required. MHPE are trained in listening skills, program presentation, Mental Health First Aid in Higher Education, BAACHUS peer educator training, risk assessment and suicide prevention, and other relevant topics from CAPS licensed staff/invited professionals throughout the academic year.

The position requires 10 hours per week including weekly supervision and monthly trainings and will offer an hourly salary of $10. Anticipated start date is August 13, 2018 and will require a commitment for the entire 2018-2019 academic year.

Required Qualifications

  • Good academic standing as undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours at KU.
  • Leadership and teamwork skills (i.e., self-motivated, well-organized, able to share responsibility, assertive, receptive to feedback, creative thinking) as demonstrated by application and interview content.
  • Shown experience in ability to work with a diverse team.
  • Schedules must be flexible to provide outreach services on days/times requested by campus organizations or departments and drop-in peer listening hours, as permitted by class schedule.
  • Able to attend required weekly MHPE team meeting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience and interest in working in college mental health with a diverse student population.
  • Openness to learning about self and others of diverse backgrounds.
  • Effective and empathetic listening skills.
  • Interest in increasing awareness about mental health issues and treatment.

Additional Candidate Instructions

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Interested applicants should apply at employment.ku.edu. Complete applications include cover letter, 3 references and a detailed class schedule. Application review begins on April 23rd, 2018.

Contact Information to Applicants

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Christian Vargas at cvargas@ku.edu.

Advertised Salary Range

10.00 hour

Anticipated Start Date

13-Aug-2018

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
11496BR
Department:
Counseling/Psych Svcs
Location/Division:
Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Temporary
Employee Class:
S-Student
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