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The Art Institutes
Peer Mentor was asked...May 17, 2015

What do you think is something new students struggle with?

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Being accepted....

So the new student has friends.

To have comrades where ever he goes.

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Janus Youth Programs

What would you do if a youth asked you about your personal life, i.e. sexuality, religion, political preference, etc?

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I would discuss my personal boundaries and the importance of not discussing things of that matter at work, unless it could be done in an appropriate matter, for example, with a trans youth asking about my sexuality for comfort or to relate-- I would maybe talk about experiences rather than focus on my sexual preference and find a way to relate to them without giving my personal details or preferences a platform to be discussed in the workplace. I would encourage the youth to have these discussions with each other but avoid starting arguments. Less

I I would be as professional as possible but I would use my lived experience to give hope and guidance to the youth. disclose only what’s needed to let the youth relate, and start a conversation about the youths experience and let the youth guide their own recovery. Less

University of Missouri
Peer Advisor was asked...September 15, 2015

How do you plan to balance ResHall life and teaching a FIG for the students who live around you?

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SMART goals are the most appropriate to help with time management. I consistently live off of smart goals and would advice everyone with a set schedule such as yours to continue your time management this way. Less

Finding a balance between ResHall life and each students education is an important aspect of a learning process. From my experience as a firefighter/ supervisor, I live in a firehouse for 72-96 hours a week. Each shift we balance our time between training, cleaning, day to day operations, and personal time. Having a set schedule along with a flexible mentality has worked to keep our objectives on track and to ensure morale is kept high. Setting specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time based (SMART) objectives is the key to ensuring a balance between education and personnel time. Less

CCI Health & Wellness Services

How did I hear about the job

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Through a friend

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CRi

What would you do if someone got violent?

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I have assaulted many times by my clients..First assess the situation,then try to talk to them and tell them you are safe and you are loved,maybe we can and talk if not wait till he calms down for staff safety,initially they are only after one person who they thought have done them wrong in one capacity or another,so the one staff that isnt the target should observe making sure no one gets hurt,the other staff that is being challenged, should be in reach if something happens otherwise find safety and wait it out,then when it is done staff clean up mess other staff call 911 if someone got hurt. Less

I have assaulted many times by my clients..First assess the situation,then try to talk to them and tell them you are safe and you are loved,maybe we can and talk if not wait till he calms down for staff safety,initially they are only after one person who they thought have done them wrong in one capacity or another,so the one staff that isnt the target should observe making sure no one gets hurt,the other staff that is being challenged, should be in reach if something happens otherwise find safety and wait it out,then when it is done staff clean up mess other staff call 911 if someone got hurt. Less

CUNY (City University of New York)

Why you would like to work with us?

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I consider small group tutoring in reading one of my strengths. I have been doing reading tutoring for years both individual and small group. I enjoy educating kids on reading and would like to continue in that capacity Less

I consider small group tutoring in reading one of my strengths. I have been doing reading tutoring for years both individual and small group. I enjoy educating kids on reading and would like to continue in that capacity Less

Samaritan Daytop Village

They asked me to share my life story. What qualified me to be a peer specialist? Did I.mind doing outreach to client's homes? Did i mind working with parolees or probationers? Did I mind going to court with my clients?

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Truthfully because my career as a peer specialist entails bonding with clients through shared lived experiences. I wanted to do something charitable and be a good Samaritan in my career. Less

Reference to #FloatingOnAir. That's great. I'm happy for you. I hope that in 6 months from now you still feel the same way. If you do, it indicates you're a people-person and that you were probably made for this kind of were. GREAT ATTITUDE. Good luck. Less

Marist College
Peer Tutor was asked...September 8, 2017

What is your tutoring experience?

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I lead a study group of friends in high school to prep for the American History Regents exam. Less

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Terros Health

Describe a time when a conflict occurred in the work place and how did you handle it.

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I respectfully asked to speak to that person in private and then openly gave them my opinion on how I felt in calm manner. Being open to negotiations and compromising. Less

I respectfully asked to speak to that person in private and then openly gave them my opinion on how I felt in calm manner. Being open to negotiations and compromising. Less

RI International

How is your support system and self-care?

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I have a wide range of support systems i am a member and active in my church,such as involved in small group and made many friends that know my background and support me.i volunteer for a group called thrive in phoenix who has helped me when i was a client of southwest child development center who work with me a counsolor and a advisor. i anttend smart recovery meetings,I am in AA go to meetings and have a sponsor i work with on a daily basis i have my famiy who doesn't drink and wont drink infront of me and a few close friends i have made in my chemical dependcy group called thrive also. I have a doctor who knows me very well at my clinic and who has been my reference for the peer support development specialist that runs the classes at terros. I wont hesatate to call if i cant reach anyone else and the urgent phyciantric care if an emergency. Less

Self care ...i do excerise every other day for my anxiety i spend time with god every day i spend time with my daughters serving them in any way i can.i use coping skills..search out positive in my day i do thing for my self which is realxing for my body..learn something about recovery everyday cook healthy meals and i am big on resting ( doing nothing) once a week so i can recharge.. Less

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