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STEPS Peer Health Educator

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title STEPS Peer Health Educator
Requisition Number TE05591
Department Name H8505:University Health Service/Hosp
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range 10.25
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education

Must be a full time UK student in good standing.

Required Related Experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements

Some lifting boxes and pulling carts of materials to/from programs; some repetitive motion preparing materials for programs (no more than 25lbs).


1st shift

Job Summary

MUST BE A FULL-TIME UK STUDENT IN GOOD STANDING. Peer health educators are a diverse group of students who work with the Health Education/Wellness Team at University Health Service (UHS) to support the health of University of Kentucky students by reducing risk, preventing illness, and empowering healthy behavior change.
The peer health educator will work with the Health Education/Wellness Team to provide health education outreach on topics such as stress management, body image, healthy eating, physical activity, promoting quitting tobacco, sexual health and other related wellness topics.
Peer health educators are leaders and work in teams to plan, prepare, deliver, and evaluate health education outreach programs. Peer health educators can develop skills in leadership, public speaking, peer-to-peer information sharing, outreach, marketing, and evaluation. Peer health educators also have the opportunity to work with students and professionals from diverse organizations and departments across campus. Peer health educators provide programming that is sensitive to race, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, culture, religion, and individual capabilities.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

•Strong interest and enthusiasm in promoting a healthy lifestyle among fellow students
•Open mind to cultures, practices, and identities different from your own
•Sensitivity to controversial and personal topics that are sometimes embarrassing, and have a willingness to talk candidly about them
•Ability to articulate facts about health-enhancing behaviors and dispel myths and misperceptions
•Dedication to health education and wellness, health promotion, and the peer health education program
•Demonstrate a sincere concern for others, their well-being and quality of life
•Strong organizational skills
•Strong verbal communication skills (large groups and one-on-one)
•Strong written communication skills
•Ability to speak publicly in a positive, engaging, interactive, and nonjudgmental manner
•Ability to facilitate group discussions and include all members of the audience
•Ability to show concern and empathy in a one-on-one information-sharing format
•Ability to function in a group, both as a leader and as a supportive team member
•Ability to develop informational and marketing materials for use in print and online

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 08/31/2021
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posted: 2021-05-21 Expires: 2021-08-20

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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