Wellness Programming Assistant/Peer Educator Program

The Wellness Programming Assistant/Peer Educator program provides an opportunity for students to promote healthy choices amongst fellow students and contribute to the well-being of the Lake Forest College community, while also gaining valuable career skills, particularly for students interested in the helping professions. 

The Health and Wellness Center is offering two levels of engagement in the Wellness Peer Educator program: 
 A Wellness Programming Assistant is a paid position that will require 4 to 8 hours per week.  Two positions are available.  Responsibilities for Wellness Programming Assistants include:
  • Arrange schedule to be able to attend a) two training seminars b) monthly seminars about Wellness-related topics (i.e., alcohol and other drugs, sexual health, etc.), and c) regular mentorship meetings with staff members of the Health and Wellness Center

  • Allot 4-8 hours per week to be working on researching, prepping, or implementing programs to the campus community or other duties to improve and maintain the effectiveness of the Wellness Peer Educator program, as assigned by the Health and Wellness Center staff

  • Present programs in a professional, responsible manner

  • Maintain confidentiality
Additionally, the Health and Wellness Center is looking for Wellness Peer Educators.  A Wellness Peer Educator is a volunteer activity designed to allow students interested in the health or helping professions make a significant positive contribution to the campus community even if they are not able to dedicate time weekly.  Responsibilities for Wellness Peer Educators include:
  • Arrange schedule to be able to attend a) two training seminars and b) one of a series of monthly seminars about Wellness-related topics (i.e., alcohol and other drugs, sexual health, etc.)

  • Present programs in a professional, responsible manner

  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Other duties as needed to improve and maintain the effectiveness of the Wellness Peer Educator program. 

 

Benefits of being either a Wellness Programming Assistant or a Wellness Peer Educator:
  • Learn foundational skills in peer education and community health promotion

  • Receive mentorship and training in a particular focus area from a professional in that field

  • Learn creative strategies for presenting health and wellness information and encouraging behavior that benefits personal and community well-being

  • Strengthen leadership skills through initiating prevention programs and other efforts to improve the well-being of the Lake Forest College Community

  • Obtain experience in planning, organizing, and presenting a variety of programs that will be applicable in many types of future employment, graduate school, or professional licensure

     

    If you’re interested in these positions, please fill out the Wellness Programming Assistant/Peer Educator Application.

     

    The first mandatory training for the Wellness Programming Assistant/Peer Educator program will be in early October 2014, so please send in your applications as soon as possible. 

     

    If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email Ed Neumann at (847) 735-5241 or neumann@lakeforest.edu.

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