Student Hourly - Peer Job Coach - 12273BR

Student Hourly - Peer Job Coach

Department: 
Bureau of Child Research
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Temporary
Employee Class: 
S-Student

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. KU-TPE is a 2-year non-degree seeking program that leads to a career development certificate. Through full participation in all aspects of campus life, students focus on the development of a career pathway for competitive, integrated employment.

This position will work closely with the Career Advisor and Research Project Director to provide high quality support to students in their jobs and career internships, both on- and off- campus. The Student Hourly Job Coach will implement strategies and interventions identified by the Career Advisor and Research Project Director, and provide feedback regarding success. The Student Hourly Job Coach will meet with KU-TPE employment staff regularly to problem-solve and plan.

Job Description

1. Provide direct support to students to help them learn and improve their skills and engagement at jobs and career internships.
2. Help students identify and resolve basic employment-related problems using individualized strategies and interventions as identified by KU TPE staff.
3. Work with the KU TPE project team to identify supports, interventions, and strategies to increase student employment success.
4. Attend training and KU TPE employment-focused meetings, as requested.
5. Assist with other duties, as assigned.

Required Qualifications

1. KU student must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester during the academic year. Enrollment of one credit hour during the summer session is required if the student was not enrolled the previous spring or is not pre-enrolled in the upcoming fall term.
2. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
3. One year experience working or socializing with young adults with intellectual disability, as evidenced by application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience mentoring peers.
2. Ability to communicate well verbally and non-verbally.
3. Demonstration of responsibility, positive attitude, flexibility and strong interpersonal skills.

Advertised Salary Range

$11.00

Anticipated Start Date

13-Aug-2018

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
12273BR
Department:
Bureau of Child Research
Location/Division:
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Temporary
Employee Class:
S-Student
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