You must be a registered Antioch College student to be eligible for this position.
Peer Counselors (PC) provide one-on-one counseling and support to help their peers to persist through their educational career.
Essential Responsibilities of the Position:
The PC is a trained student supported by Counseling Services who provides additional resources to other students as they navigate difficult decisions, points of crisis or everyday aspects of student life.
Peer Counselors should be dedicated, empathetic and committed to helping others.
PC’s must be able to maintain student confidentiality and problem solve without sharing personal information, experiences, opinions, or values.
PCs work cooperatively with the campus to respond to student needs, promote student safety and personal wellness, meet individually with students to discuss any emergent concerns, make referrals, and assist with events that cater to student wellness and stress reduction.
They seek to raise awareness, provide education and serve as a resource to other students on a wide variety of health issues including: stress management, social skills, depression, anxiety, healthy relationships, safe sexual relationships, alcohol, drugs, eating/weight concerns and risk of suicide.
PC’s must complete a series of brief online training modules prior to providing peer counseling
Schedule and maintain set hours each week to provide peer counseling and support
Attend all required ongoing mental health training events throughout the academic year
Maintain accurate anonymous data on peer counseling activities
Attend regular supervision meetings with Counseling Services Director
Applicants should be comfortable performing basic office activities, including computer skills (Google, Excel, Word, and email)Be able to communicate with local organizations to help make referrals and access resources
Applicants should be organized, self-starters with an interest in learning about behavioral health and wellness
Must be able to work evenings and weekends
Be available to meet with students via phone or text (internet connection is optional)
This position will require you to complete FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) training.
Required Physical Abilities:
Physical ability to perform daily office activities, to include sitting long periods at a desk, light duty lifting, written and oral correspondence.
Occasional requirement to move around campus, indoors and outdoors, over paved and rough terrain experiencing local temperature and weather variations
Number of Positions Available (per term):
Hours per Week: 10
Weekdays Required: Yes
Weekends Required: Yes
Evenings Required: Yes
Flexible Schedule: Yes
Term Position is Available:
Fall, Winter, Spring, a possibility for some hours in Nov/Dec Block and/or Jul/Aug Block
Student Life, Counseling Services
Immediate Supervisor Name:
Nzingha Dalila, Director of Counseling Services
To apply, send email to email@example.com with the following Application Material.Include the position title in subject line.
In the body of the email answer the following questions:
What is your Class Schedule?
What hours are you available to work?
What year are you?
Have you worked on campus before?
Submit your resume detailing your work history and relevant experience as an attachment in Word or PDF format.
Antioch College is an equal opportunity employer; the College offers employment, advancement opportunities, and benefits in a harassment-free environment on the basis of merit, qualifications and competency to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or covered veteran status. Candidates who can contribute to Antioch’s commitment to diversity and its evolving multilingual culture are encouraged to apply.