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2017-2018 - CSUEB - Health Educator - New
October 18, 2017Health Educator
May 1, 2017
October 18, 2017  

Volunteer Description

Position Description
Description
Peer Health Exchange (PHE) is a non-profit organization that empowers young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions. We do this by training college students to teach a skills-based health curriculum in public high schools that lack health education. 
 
PHE Health Educators (HEs) are volunteers. They learn to teach technology enhanced PHE workshops, and they teach them in public high schools in Hayward.
 
Time Commitment
  • Full academic year
  • Four to six hours per week to:
    • Teach one workshop each week (based on matching your availability with high school schedule)
    • Attend a volunteer orientation and volunteer training retreat in October, attend PHE Chapter meetings each week Wednesday 6:30-8:00pm throughout the program year (October 2017 – April 2018)
    • Practice independently, as needed
 
Responsibilities
PHE HEs will:
  • Learn PHE workshops and how to teach them effectively
    • Attend one mandatory volunteer orientation on a TBD day in October 2017
    • Attend one mandatory 8 hour training retreat on October 28th, 2017
    • Attend mandatory weekly PHE Chapter meetings on Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm on campus  
    • Incorporate direction and evaluation from their Co-Coordinator in order to develop and improve their teaching skills
    • Pass Teaching Skills Evaluations (TSEs) for workshops
  • Learn and commit to teaching a workshop per week in an assigned PHE partner high school in Hayward
    • Build quality relationships with the students in your class
    • Ensure that all workshop technology is accounted for and in good condition after use 
  • Make PHE an extracurricular priority 
 
Qualifications
PHE is looking for someone who:
  • Is committed to the PHE mission
  • Has excellent teaching skills
  • Is willing to develop and improve their teaching ability
  • Will commit four to six hours per week, including all mandatory meetings and teaching at least one workshop a week for the entire academic year
  • Is a full-time undergraduate student         
 
Benefits
PHE HEs will:
  • Provide a needed service to public high school students who are not receiving health education
  • Help build an effective, replicable model of health education
  • Receive recommendations and references for graduate school, internships, fellowships, awards, and jobs
  • Develop strong teaching skills
  • Gain first-hand classroom experience
  • Develop group facilitation skills
  • Develop classroom management skills
  • Develop valuable interview and job skills
  • Develop public speaking skills
  • Develop interpersonal skills
  • Learn valuable health information
  • Learn about career opportunities
  • Learn about the public service, public health, and education sectors
  • Learn about job and internship opportunities
  • Have the opportunity to apply for jobs at PHE after graduation
  • Be an integral part of the campus community
  • Develop friendships with a diverse group of fellow students
  • Help build a lasting campus organization by recruiting friends and classmates
  • Have the opportunity to apply for leadership positions within PHE
For questions, please contact CSUEB Co- Coordinators Neha and Heather at csuebphe@gmail.com 
 

 
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