Health and Wellness
Join the Peer Health Educators
Interested in being a Peer Health Educator?
Believe us--we're jazzed you want to join PHE! Unfortunately, we are not currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 or 2015-2016 PHE teams, but feel free to peruse this information on the application process.
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ARCHIVED: 2015-2016 Application & Training FAQ
This information is for the 2015-2016 recruitment cycle, and may not apply to future applicants. Please feel free to read to get a better idea of the process, but keep in mind that details change from year to year.
PHE stands for the Peer Health Educators. We are all student volunteers who facilitate workshops about health issues to groups all over campus. We are housed in the Office of Health & Wellness, which is a division of Student Life. Learn more about our mission, values, and history here.
In order to apply, you must be enrolled as a full time UW Seattle student in Winter & Spring 2015, as well as the entire 2015-2016 Academic Year. Undergraduates & graduates students may apply.
Yes and no. PHEs are volunteers. The day-to-day operations of PHE are managed by the PHE Leadership Team (PHELT). There are 4 paid positions on PHELT: one director, and three program coordinators. Each position pays $10-$12/hour for 10-15 hours/week for one academic year. Any PHE can apply for the following year's leadership team, and applications are released over the summer.
Yes, most likely! We will hopefully give the option to take the PHE Spring Training for one credit Psychiatry Research credit. We have made arrangements with Dr. Jason Kilmer (a faculty member in Psychiatry and H&W's Alcohol & Other Drug Education Coordinator) to sponsor the program, and we highly encourage students to utilize this!
Spring Training (Spring Quarter 2015)
Mondays, 4:30-6 PM
Week 2-Week 10
Saturday, April 11, 10 AM-4 PM (on campus)
Green Dot Training
Date & Time TBA (Saturday in May, ~10 AM-4 PM)
*We will also offer a few bonding/discussion/practice sessions throughout the quarter, which are optional, but encouraged
2015-2016 Academic Year
10 hours/quarter, minimum
Can be fulfilled by facilitating workshops, working PHE outreach programs in Odegaard, sitting on a committee, continuing education, etc.
PHEs are responsible for tracking & submitting their own hours every quarter
The 8 week training process covers a variety of health topics, communication skills, and knowledge about UW's student body and suppor services.
Some topics included are:
- the effects of alcohol and other drugs on the body
- the concept of consent
- sleep science
- motivational interviewing
- Wednesday, February 25 at 6:30 PM
- Monday, March 2 at 5 PM (more info coming soon!)
- Available online
- Due Friday, March 20 at 11:45 PM
- Invitations to interview will be sent via email on Monday, March 23
- Email will include a link to an online scheduling form
- Interviews will be held March 30-April 1 (first Monday-Wednesday of Spring Quarter)
- Interviews must be scheduled by Sunday, March 29 at midnight
- Invitations to train will be sent out via email the morning of Thursday, April 2, 2015
- You have until Friday, April 3, 2015 at midnight to accept the invitation
- Training begins Monday, April 6, 2015
Interviews will be held during the first 3 days of Spring Quarter (Monday-Wednesday). They will be 15 minutes long, and you will meet with one or two of the PHE Leadership Team members.
You will be asked to come prepared to teach us how to do something (anything you'd like) in 5 minutes. Take this in whatever direction you'd like so long as it accurately reflects your personality and public speaking skills, and don't worry about demonstrating any kind of health knowledge. (For example, we'd rather have you teach us how to be a superhero, how to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie, or how to make a good first impression than how to correctly use a condom.) You will teach us how to do something for the first 5 minutes, then we'll all chat about who you are and why you're interested in PHE for the last 10 minutes.
One will be in the office of Health and Wellness on - located in Elm Hall 109, which is located right next to Fitness Center West. This info session will be from 6:30 to 7:30 on Wednesday, February 25th. Click here to see the Facebook event.
We'll be holding a second info session in Week 9--stay tuned for more info.
The application closes on March 20th at 11:45 PM.
Leigh, the Director of PHE, at email@example.com.