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BECOMING A PEER COUNSELOR

Are you interested in being a College of Charleston Peer Counselor? Please read the requirements below and click here to view an application. Before submitting an application, please attend an Information Session and be completely familiar with the FAQ info on the Peer Counseling website.

          

APPLICATION DEADLINEJune 3rd, 2011
All Application materials must be turned in to Counseling and Substance Abuse Services.
Location: Top Floor of Robert Scott Small Building

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum Six hours per week for the academic year.

Peer Counseling shift: 4 hours
Marketing/development/outreach: 1 hour
Meetings/Trainings: 1 hour
Tentative Meeting time: Thursday at 4:00 pm

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS: Minimum GPA of 3.0
Minimum Earned Credit Hours: 30

MISSION:
Peer Counseling is a service for College of Charleston students offered by College of Charleston students. The program is supported by CofC’s Counseling and Substance Abuse Services and other CofC faculty and staff. Peer Counselors provide therapeutic listening, help with decision making, and referrals for various campus and
local services and activities. All of this is offered in a confidential, non-judgment environment.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
_ Provide therapeutic listening skills to College of Charleston students
_ Market the services of the Peer Counseling Program.
_ Participate in biweekly meetings/supervision sessions 
_Participate in campus outreach related to health education initiatives

TRAINING
_ Therapeutic listening skills
_ Assisting with decision making processes
_ Referrals to campus and community services

NOTE: The 2 recommendation forms must be completed by instructors, advisors, or supervisors from your current or previous place of employment. All recommendations must be signed by recommender on the seal of the envelope.

Mail or bring all application materials (in one envelope) to:
Peer Counseling
Counseling and Substance Abuse Services
175 Calhoun Street
College of Charleston
29414