Mental Health Peer Educator -Student Hourly - 19021BR
Mental Health Peer Educator -Student Hourly
CAPS is seeking Mental Health Peer Educators who will provide outreach and support services to students, student organizations, classrooms, and departments of the campus community for the 2021-2022 academic year.
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, Campus Connect Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper training, BAACHUS peer educator training, leading support groups, 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 17, 2021 and will require a commitment for the entire 2021-2022 academic year. This position is eligible for telework.
Undergraduate or graduate students in good academic standing and enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours at KU. Possess leadership and teamwork skills (i.e. self-motivated, well-organized, able to share responsibility, assertive, receptive to feedback, creative thinking) as well as basic presentation and communication skills. Ability to work with a diverse team is required. 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. Applicants must be able to attend required weekly MHPE team meeting.
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10 hours per week