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Become a Mental Health Peer

2016-17 MHP

We are always seeking strong applicants for the Mental Health Peer Program (MHPP). This is a great job in which you will learn a lot about peer counseling, wellness, and campus resources through direct training with psychologists and other mental health providers. You will also help a lot of your fellow students manage their stress and be successful academically and socially! See the job description for more details about the position.

If you are interested and have any questions about the job, we encourage you to come to the Mental Health Peer office, talk to a current peer, and use our resources.

Review the MHP job description

The application to become a Mental Health Peer for the 2017-2018 academic year is now open -

Important Dates:
1)  Information Sessions (recommended but not required): 
Thursday, 1/19/17, 5-6pm in Building 599,  the CAPS main building OR
Wednesday 1/25/17, 12-1pm in Building 599,  the CAPS main building
2)  Application submission deadline: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by 11:59pm (no late applications will be considered)
3)  Group Interview:  Thursday, April 6, 2017 (required only if invited) 
4)  Individual Interview: By individual invitation (required only if invited)                     

* Please note - there is a MANDATORY 40-hour training week that is required for all peers, which will be the week prior to the start of Fall Quarter

** If you are selected for the position, you must be able to attend the entire week of training, no exceptions.

The application process is as follows:
1)     The application is available on Orgsync. Complete the application form, which includes your contact information, four essay questions, a letter of recommendation, and your resume. 

2)     Be sure to follow the directions on the application itself carefully so that you submit it accurately. If you have any questions, please email Gladys Koscak at 
3)    Once applications have been reviewed, after the deadline for submission, all applicants will be contacted. 

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