The EXCEL Program at Bridgewater State University (BSU) is a fully-inclusive postsecondary program for young adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Students in the EXCEL program share the same experiences as BSU undergraduate students in the areas of academics, socialization, professional development, self-advocacy and independent living. The EXCEL Program offers three options for participation. With supports in place, BSUEXCEL students enroll in courses, take part in internships, socialize with peers and participate in campus clubs and activities.
An Education Coach provides individualized supports to students with disabilities in the BSUEXCEL program. Working 1:1 with EXCEL program students, Education Coaches foster growth toward independence, help develop daily living skills, promote students' self-determination, and track progress using program evaluation tools. EXCEL Education Coaches receive training and ongoing support from program staff.
WORKSCHEDULE: 19.75 Hours/Week Estimated End Date- 5/14/2022
This temporary appointment is of a limited duration to meet a special need in the School of College of Education and Health Sciences. This is a non-benefitted, temporary position with no guarantee of continued employment.
-Attend and support EXCEL student in classes -Attend and support EXCEL student in internships -Collaborate with student and program staff at weekly check-in meetings -Assist student in utilizing campus resources -Provide ongoing academic support, I.e. study skills, scheduling, organization and planning during academic year -Complete program data collection forms -Participate in program activities and events -Attend bi-weekly meetings with supervisor
High School Diploma with a minimum of 2 years college experience
Related field experience working with students with disabilities
Sensitivity to student needs, concerns, and individual issues, as well as flexibility, patience and high professional integrity
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations of students
Energetic, self-starter who can complete multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
Valid driver's license and safe driving record
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
College Degree in related field
Related field experience working as a paraprofessional or educational personnel
Fluency with Microsoft Office 365, various social media, and teleconferencing platforms.
Passing score on one of the two following Formalized Standardized Assessments: ParaPro Assessment (http://www.ets.org/parapro/ ) or WorkKeys Certificate of Proficiency for Teacher Assistants (http://www.act.org/workkeys/profcert/index.html )
An Education Coach must be prepared to spend an active day traveling around campus, local business and accompanying the program student to class, internships, meetings, etc.
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:
a minimum of one (1) employment history entry. a minimum of (3) professional reference entries
Since its founding in 1840, Bridgewater has remained steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and instill in its community an abiding desire to advance the public good. Our rigorous and dynamic academic environment encourages students and faculty to develop their strengths and become leaders in their fields. At the same time, we strive to lead by example. As the university continues to build momentum, we continuously reinvest in the success of our students and our region.