Please take a look at the Peer Led Support Group facilitator application if you are a current SAPAC volunteer interested in this paid position. Applications are due March 18th at 5pm.
TITLE: Co-Facilitator for SAPAC Peer-Led Support Group (Student Employee)
COMMITMENT: Approximately 7-10 hours per week for 14 weeks each semester
TRAINING: SAPAC Volunteer Training
SUPERVISOR: Amy Burandt, Program Manager of Survivor Care
- Help to establish a safe, educational, and confidential environment in which group members can discuss distressing experiences and feel included, heard, and supported
- Assist the group to generate group rules to help create a safe space
- Support members of the group to learn appropriate ways to communicate thoughtfully by modeling certain ways of responding
- Refer and connect group members to appropriate resources if a higher level of care is required
- Publicize and recruit for the Peer-Led Support Group
- Respond to emails, phone calls, and other requests of campus community
- Participate in yearly performance reviews
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE:
- Awareness of the long-term impact of sexual violence on college-age survivors and the process of reconnection in recovery
- Demonstrable willingness to work as a group facilitator with survivors of sexual assault
- Able to design, facilitate and evaluate a semi-structured group format specific to sexual assault survivors
- Open and receptive to learning from group members, respecting their understanding of their own experience and their sense of their own needs
- Available for the hours specified and willing to operate flexibly with referrals
- Must be an active volunteer in one of SAPAC’s three student volunteer groups
- Commitment to SAPAC’s values, mission, policies, and vision
- Strong self-awareness and interpersonal communication skills
- Cultural humility and the ability to work in a diverse setting
- An understanding of confidentiality and its importance in SAPAC’s work
In a separate document, please answer the following questions as accurately as possible. Please e-mail your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also direct any questions about the application or the position itself to this e-mail address. Thank you for your interest in being a SAPAC Peer Led Support Group Facilitator. We look forward to reviewing your application.
Name: _____________ Year: _______ School and Major: __________________________
Phone Number: (_____) ___________ Email: ____________________________
- Please explain your current or past involvement with SAPAC (specify positions and volunteer program if applicable)
- Please list all current commitments you have including jobs, volunteering programs, extracurricular activities, etc.
- Please list and explain any relevant experience to this position, past or current, that you have (group facilitation opportunities, leadership roles, etc.)
SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS (approximately one paragraph per question):
- What motivates you to apply for this position?
- If hired as a co-facilitator, what do you believe you will gain from the experience?
- If hired as a co-facilitator, what do you believe you will be able to uniquely bring to the group?
- What do you think your greatest challenge will be as a facilitator of PLSG?
- How do you believe PLSG can be beneficial for survivors?
- What are some concepts you feel are important to learn, or know (procedural or basic knowledge), in order to be a successful facilitator for PLSG?