PEER EDUCATOR PROGRAM
The University of Cincinnati CAPS is offering an exciting opportunity for students to develop leadership, advocacy, and communication skills by becoming Certified Bacchus Peer Educators.*
CAPS Peer Educators, known as the PEP Squad, are undergraduate UC students with an interest in providing psycho-educational workshops and presentations on topics that impact the wellness and mental health of the student body. Our Peer Educators work to increase student awareness of mental health issues on campus and reduce the stigma associated with seeking help. They represent a variety of undergraduate majors including, but not limited to, counseling, psychology, social work, and nursing. Peer educators work with the Outreach and Consultation Coordinator on the development, marketing, and delivery of workshops throughout the UC community, including programs for residence halls, classrooms, and student groups. These workshops and programs may occur during the day or evening and require some flexibility for Peer Educators. CAPS Peer Educators are unpaid volunteers.
CAPS requires that Peer Educators commit to one full academic year. Mandatory training will be provided throughout the year. Peer Educators are asked to commit 5 hours per week to training, delivery, marketing and program development. All applicants must be at least a sophomore and in good academic and social standing on campus. Students must provide letters of reference from two individuals familiar with their leadership, communication, or advocacy skills (preferably professors, staff members, current or former employers). Reference letters should be sent via email directly from the letter writer to the CAPS’s Outreach and Consultation Coordinator, Tomica Chitterson, MA PCC-S. Completed applications should be submitted to the Outreach and Consultation Coordinator via email.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME. Please register through Campuslink by using the link below. You will need to log in with your campus username (6+2) and Password. Application deadline is October 25, 2013.
*The BACCHUS Network is a nonprofit collegiate peer education initiative supporting the achievement of students’ academic and personal success by building skills in student leaders to address campus wellness, mental health, and safety issues.