Want to be part of the PASS team in 2014?
The deadline for PASS applications Friday 27th September at 10am sharp.
Why should you become a peer facilitator?
See the feedback from PASS team members at the end of this web page. However, in addition to the benefits and satisfaction they describe, there are other significant benefits to becoming a peer facilitator such as:
- Working within a supportive and enjoyable team environment
- Personal satisfaction through helping others
- Free professional development in group leadership and communication skills
- A certificate of recognition when you complete the PASS professional development
- Improved learning of your course content
- Improved communication, organisation and time management skills
- Increased confidence and experience in working within teams, including increased understanding of the dynamics of students teams and experience in leading groups of people from varied cultural backgrounds
- Widening of your networks on campus
- Significant experience to enhance your CV such as documented leadership experience
In addition, PASS Peer facilitators will be paid:
- To facilitate PASS study sessions (2-6 per week, with the average number of sessions being 2-3)
- To complete one hour of preparation each week
- To attend various PASS team meetings across semester
- To re-attend some lectures in the unit(s) they facilitate in
It is anticipated that there will be between approximately 3-6 paid hours of work each week of semester for each peer facilitator. The rate of payment is at HEO 3, Level 1 and is approximately $34.35 per hour. There will be incremental increases to this pay level throughout 2013.
Why would you want to be a PASS facilitator? Here are some comments from the PASS facilitator team over the last few years about the benefits of working in the PASS team:
- Our team is very supportive and the coordinator is quite friendly, making me have a sense of belonging, in addition, the experience of being a PASS facilitator not only help me make friends but also build up my confidence and organisation skills regarding multi-tasking. (2012)
- First and foremost, the PASS structure and its elements (the fellow PASS facilitators and the Co-ordinators). - The opportunity to develop personally and professionally. - The students and the opportunity to see them develop. - The perks! (office, computer-access, etc.)(2012)
- One of the best things about working with PASS was that our hours fit around our University timetable, which was a great time-saver. Furthermore, PASS provided me with a job that was both enjoyable, due to the great team I work with, and was very rewarding, especially when I received lovely feedback from my students. (2012)
- The best thing about being part of the PASS team is the sense of camaraderie and collegiality that I've experienced. The support mechanism in the form of peer and coordinator reviews was very helpful in allowing me to improve my skills as a facilitator. (2012)
- The best things were the opportunity to test my knowledge of foundational principles, be a part of a highly intelligent and supportive team who make the job a lot of fun and naturally the lovely office which has become a home on campus. It's a great working environment, and at no point have I ever felt without support or alone as I always know there will be people there to help me, whether PASS related or not, which is a comforting thought which I think allows me to have the confidence to throw myself into other areas of uni life. (2012)