Wellness and Health Advocacy

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Health is Cumulative. Health is Holistic

 Peer Health Advocate Job Description:

  • Facilitate training workshops, presentations, and programs focused on health-related topics, using evidence-based resources
  • Develop, implement and evaluate health-related resource materials
  • Design, implement, and evaluate outreach efforts to the general population and specific campus partners (Residence Life, student staff, other Peer Educator groups, student organizations, Greek partners, and student athletes)
  • Sustain and enrich the connection between primary health resources on campus and our student population by acting as liaisons to Student Health Center and Counseling and Testing Center
  • Promote a culture of wellness at UWL through education, advocacy, and being a trusted and effective referral maker to health-related services on and off of campus

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attend and participate in weekly meetings of PHA group
  • Establish and maintain regular communication with PHA partners and Res Life Student Staff.
  • Design three Stall Seat journal publications per academic year (minimum one per semester)
  • Engage in classroom presentations with the Wellness Coordinator
  • Take initiative to provide health education and health promotion for the benefit of the UW-L campus community
  • Work with greater PHA team to implement De-Stress Fest during the fall semester and Sexual Health Week and Spring Spectacular during the spring semester
  • Collaborate with campus partners to strengthen and enrich resources for health, and improve access at UWL
  • Other duties as assigned

 Expected Time Commitment is 4.5-6 hours per week with office hours and activities facilitation.

  • minimum commitment of 4.5 hours per week
  • maximum during special events and training sessions up to 10 hours per week (not regular)

Eligibility and Desired Qualities:

  • One semester of volunteering with Wellness and Health Advocacy or Peer Health Advocate Program is strongly encouraged before you are eligible to apply for a paid leadership position. Volunteer work with other Peer Education or health education programs on campus may satisfy this requirement.
  • Foundational understanding of health promotion, education and advocacy, and Social Determinants of Health
  • Awareness of personal areas of growth and leadership abilities
  • Able to approach and speak to students and student groups
  • Comfort working independently & in groups
  • Proactive, self-starting nature and ability to listen and ask questions in empathetic manner
  • Willing to work in a collaborative environment in which comprehensive wellness topics are identified and discussed in detail.

If you are interested in this position, please email wellness@uwlax.edu