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become an ON-campus Peer mentor - Flexible Hours!

Need a job? College Steps needs YOU! 

College Steps is a nonprofit that provides customized, college support for students with learning and social challenges such as learning disabilities, autism, and executive functioning deficits.

Undergrads interested in social work, psychology, or special education should apply to become a Student Peer Mentor. Student Peer Mentors have flexible on campus work hours, give back and get paid! 
LEARN MORE AND APPLY HERE! 

HAVE QUESTIONS? e-mail careers@collegesteps.org or go online to https://www.collegesteps.org/apply-peer-mentor

To fill out an application online, click the link (https://www.collegesteps.org/peer-mentors/), then click "APPLY TO BE A MENTOR"


Graduate student Intern (Multiple positions open)

 

Graduate intern - College steps at norwalk community college, community college of morris, Northern virginia community college (inquire regarding other locations)

Anticipated start date: fall 2019

JOB TITLE

Graduate Student Intern (Part-time position)

BACKGROUND

College Steps (CS) is a non-profit that partners with colleges to provide individualized college support for students with social, communication, and learning challenges. The primary goal of College Steps is to prepare students for meaningful careers and autonomy after graduation. Therefore, College Steps places a strong emphasis on self-advocacy, employment, and independent living skills in the students we support. We believe in an atmosphere of academic dignity and integration for all students and believe in equal accessibility to college experiences for all. College Steps’ program at Norwalk Community College (NCC) supports college students for whom navigating college is challenged by social, academic, or independent living barriers.

BASIC FUNCTION

The Graduate Student Intern in Education will directly report to and receive primary supervision from College Steps’ campus-based Program Coordinator.  The Graduate Student Intern will support the following essential functions:

Peer Mentor Co-Coordination:

  • Provide support to undergraduate peer mentors including co-organizing and co-leading peer mentor training and recruitment.

  • Assist Program Coordinator with quality assurance of peer mentor supports.

College Steps Student Support:

  • Accompany College Steps students to class to provide appropriate supports

  • Assist student with appropriate social engagement within the classroom and on campus

  • Facilitate communication between College Steps student, faculty, and fellow students in the class

  • Provide appropriate modeling of classroom etiquette

  • Support student to advocate for accessibility of course material – as relevant

  • Assist with executive functioning, organization, time management, study skills, test taking skills, assistive technology

  • Provide connections to relevant campus supports

  • Assist Program Coordinator with teaching of coursework related to the development and advancement of independent living skills for College Steps students. Therein, responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following: Program planning and development; Collaboration with state and local agencies; Collaboration with faculty and staff at the County College of Morris; Coordination with College Steps’ campus-based staff; Forging community partnerships to promote the success of College Steps students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicants should be graduate students in special education, disability services, public health, mental health, or related field, plus two to four years of relevant experience in special education, adult education or related field.

  • Preference is given to applicants with experience working with transition aged young adults, as well as those with experience in schools or other multidisciplinary settings.

  • Minimum of 1 year commitment at a rate of at least 10 hours per week

  • Strong organizational, project management and problem-solving skills

  • Impeccable multitasking abilities

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills

  • Friendly and professional demeanor

TO APPLY

Submit CV, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation electronically to College Steps, at careers@collegesteps.org. Please indicate position to which you are applying in your cover letter.

This general outline illustrates the type of work, which characterizes the job classification. It is not an all-encompassing statement of the specific duties, responsibilities and qualifications of individual positions assigned to this classification. College Steps is an equal opportunity employer. Competitive compensation is provided.