POOL: Peer Mentor - Student Hourly - 11145BR

POOL: Peer Mentor - Student Hourly

Bureau of Child Research
University of Kansas - Lawrence
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Position Overview

The mission of KU Transition to Postsecondary Education (KUTPE) is to ensure students with intellectual disability (ID) have the opportunity to experience an inclusive postsecondary education by participating in KU coursework, career experiences, and campus life. Through full participation in all aspects of campus life students with ID experience high quality inclusive learning leading to a career pathway for integrated employment. It is a 2-year non-degree seeking program that leads to a career development certificate.

This position will serve as a Peer Mentor to students in the KU-TPE program. The Peer Mentor will mentor and guide students throughout the year to help students transition to college under the direction of the KU-TPE Program Coordinator. Peer Mentors will engage with KU-TPE students in identified and appropriate activities related to student interests, such as student clubs, intramural sports, and campus-wide activities like KU athletic events.
Peer Mentors will participate in required training (2 hrs) and meet with KU-TPE staff every other week to problem-solve and plan future activities.

Job Description

Peer Mentors will act as mentors to students in the KU-TPE program in a variety of capacities including:
  1. Establish friendships and making campus social connections
  2. Encourage and participate with student in KU student clubs, activities, intermural sports, etc. based on interests
  3. Help students solve basic day-to-day issues
  4. Attend training and ongoing support meetings for KU-TPE Peer Mentors
  5. Assist with other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  1. Undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in at least 6 credit hours during the term of employment
  2. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at time of application
  3. 1 year experience finding and participating in KU student clubs & activities
  4. Desire to learn more about KU student clubs & activities as demonstrated by experience and application materials

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience with people with disabilities
2. Experience mentoring male college students in formal activities as well as in informal social contexts
3. Ability to communicate well verbally and non-verbally
4. Experience with and knowledge of a variety of KU resources & opportunities
5. Experience participating in student athletics, i.e. intramural sports or sport clubs
6. Interest in gaming and willingness to support students in socially engaging with this interest
7. Demonstration of responsibility, positive attitude, flexibility and strong interpersonal skills

Additional Candidate Instructions

Anticipated Start Date: September 2018

Contact Information to Applicants

Luke Gilliam, lukegilliam@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

$9.00 per hour

Anticipated Start Date


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Bureau of Child Research
University of Kansas - Lawrence
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