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2017-2018 - Cal-State Dominguez Hills - Health Educator - New
November 30, 2017Health Educator
August 28, 2017
September 15, 2017  

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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’s vision is, with our partners, to advance health equity and improve health outcomes for young people

 

PHE Health Educators (HEs) are volunteers. They learn PHE workshops and deliver them to young people in public high schools.

 

Time Commitment

  • Full academic year
  • Four to six hours per week to:

o   Teach one workshop approximately each week to the same classroom of students

o   Attend a volunteer orientation and volunteer training retreat, attend one workshop group meeting each week throughout the year (Tuesday's @ 7:00 pm Starting 09/26)

o Practice independently, as needed

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Responsibilities

PHE HEs will:

  • Learn PHE workshops and how to teach them effectively

o   Attend the mandatory volunteer orientation

o   Attend the mandatory training retreat on a pre-designated weekend

o   Attend mandatory weekly Workshop Group meetings led by a Leadership Council (LC) Member

o   Incorporate direction and evaluation from their LC Member in order to develop and improve their teaching skills

o   Undergo Teaching Skills Evaluations (TSEs) for workshops

o   Support the PHE program through additional volunteer opportunities

Responsibilities
PHE HEs will:

  • Learn PHE workshops and how to teach them effectively
    • Attend the mandatory volunteer orientation
    • Saturday October 14, 2017 9:00am-4:00pm
    • Attend mandatory weekly Workshop Group meetings every Tuesday 7:00pm-8:30pm ( except holidays)
    • Incorporate direction and evaluation from their LC Member in order to develop and improve their teaching skills
    • Undergo Teaching Skills Evaluations (TSEs) for workshops
  • Learn and commit to teaching a workshop per week in an assigned PHE partner high school 
    • Build quality relationships with the students in your class
    • Ensure that all workshop technology is accounted for and in good condition after use 
    • Provide weekly peer feedback to support the growth of HEs
  • Make PHE an extracurricular priority 

 

Qualifications

PHE is looking for someone who:

·         Is committed to the PHE mission

·         Has strong teaching and relationship building 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

o   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

o   Gain first-hand classroom experience

o   Develop group facilitation skills

o   Develop classroom management skills

  • Develop valuable interview and job skills

o   Develop public speaking skills

o   Develop interpersonal skills

·         Learn valuable health information

·         Learn about career opportunities

o   Learn about the public service, public health, and education sectors

o   Learn about job and internship opportunities

o   Have the opportunity to apply for jobs at PHE after graduation

·         Be an integral part of the campus community

o   Develop friendships with a diverse group of fellow students

o   Help build a lasting campus organization by recruiting friends and classmates

o   Have the opportunity to apply for leadership positions within PHE

 

Contact: To apply to be a PHE Health Educator, visit www.peerhealthexchange.org/apply.

or Cynthia Diaz - cdiaz@peerhealthexchange.org


 
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