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College Student Mentor & Liaison

Company: AHRC
Location: New York
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Scope of Position:Under the direction of the Community Support Supervisor, this position will assist the people s/he supports to direct the course of their own college lives. Serves as the students' advisor, facilitates Person Centered Planning, coordinates curriculum and internships and works in partnership with the Program Supervisor to identify resources and develop opportunities in Campus as well as in the community.General Responsibilities:* Supports students to organize and follow through activity schedules consistent with their ISP valued outcomes.Collaborates with the students and others to plan and implement individualized supports in a professional manner that builds upon individual strengths, choices and capabilities.Becomes familiar with students' valued outcomes, utilizes skill building and universal design for instruction to assist in the achievement of those outcomes, and evaluates the progress, and modifies activities, and interventions based on these evaluations.Helps the students s/he supports use the opportunities and resources of the community available to everyone on campus.Empowers students by providing information necessary to make informed choices and decisions. Helps build the self esteem and assertiveness necessary to lead a self determined life.Uses a range of communication skills and strategies to establish a collaborative relationship with the student, his peers, and the people who are important to the participant.Knows the challenges students face on campus (obtaining access and accommodations as desired, meeting course obligations and obtaining supports) and assists the students to overcome challenges through effective advocacy.Helps the students s/he supports understand and express their rights and responsibilities. Assures that the students' preferences and interests are honored.Interacts with the students in a respectful and professional manner.Ensures that the health and well being of students are being met; Protects the privacy of the students s/he supports. Uses appropriate and safe strategies for crisis prevention, intervention and follow up.Completes necessary documentation in an efficient and timely manner.Co-teaches (with Higher Education Counselor) the Planning Forum, Vocational Career Exploration, Vocational Concentration/Work Internship, Work/Life Skills Seminar, and additional curricula.Facilitates effective communication with employees and outside agencies for ongoing development of community opportunities.Participates in any special case conference, staff and parent meetings as appropriate.Other duties as assigned.Qualifications:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Knowledge of Home and Community Based Waiver, and the ability to keep up to date pertaining to such knowledge, and interpret same.Knowledge of Person Centered Planning.Ability to establish and maintain a working relationship with program participants, families, volunteers and mentors as well as community agencies.Ability to communicate both orally and in written form.Ability to organize work with self and others.Ability to delegate work to others: paid and unpaid mentors, volunteers.Ability to problem solve and work independently on campus and in the communityEducation Requirements:High School Diploma/GEDLanguage Skills:Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.Mathematic skills:Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.Reasoning Ability:Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to wet and/or humid, hot and/or cold weather conditions. The employee may be asked to visit factory type settings that may or may not house various types of machinery. The noise level in the work environment may be anywhere from average to above average depending on certain factors.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: AHRC, New York , College Student Mentor & Liaison, Other , New York, New York

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