Pay Range: $20.00 per hour or depending on experience and education
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: The Raven Scholars Program provides a supported transition for University of Idaho students on the autism spectrum. The program supports college success by providing weekly planning meetings, peer mentoring, coordination of campus services and opportunities to improve social, academic and life skills. Participants are admitted to the program on a first-come, first-serve basis for this donation-based program.
The Support Specialist provides one-on-one support to individuals enrolled in the program to improve academic and social skills, in addition to assisting the Program Coordinator in managing general office responsibilities. The Support Specialist is responsible for learning about and educating Raven Scholars students about campus resources including the Center for Disability Access and Resources, Student Support Services, Tutoring, Counseling and Testing Center, and other campus services.
A bachelors degree in counseling, education, social work, psychology, sociology, medical, adult, organizational leadership and learning, human development and family studies, communication, or family and consumer science.
Two years experience in academic or social skills support at the post-secondary level or a field working with students;
Experience presenting to small and large groups;
Using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow through;
Experience maintaining confidentiality;
Experience with computer software and applications for word processing, email, internet searches, and data organization.
Masters degree in social work, special education, vocational rehabilitation counseling, and counseling;
Experience with disability laws (Sec. 504, ADA, ADAAA) and appropriate services/accommodations for students with disabilities at the post-secondary level;
Excellent verbal communication, written communication, and interpersonal skills; experience writing concise reports;
Experience using professional judgment, solving problems and making decisions;
Experience interpreting, applying and explaining laws;
Ability to teach learning strategies to students with disabilities and mental health issues, particularly related to executive functioning disorders;
Strong organizational skills and proven ability to multi-task;
Experience working with individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Required Licensures, Certifications or other
Posting Number: SP003880P
Posting Date: 04/12/2023
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: To be considered your 'Letter of Qualification' must address each of the required qualifications. Additionally, please provide information in support of your application regarding the preferred qualifications as relevant.
For 1st consideration, please apply by July 1, 2023.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Since 1889, the University of Idaho has provided motivated students with a transformative higher education experience that prepares them to solve real-world problems and achieve success in their lives and careers. Beginning with our beautiful residential campus in Moscow, the university’s reach extends throughout Idaho, serving over 12,000 students with educational centers in Coeur d’Alene, Boise and Idaho Falls, a research and extension center in Twin Falls, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. One of the nation’s land-grant research universities, U of I is a noted national leader in student-centered learning and interdisciplinary research that promotes public service. Our work serves businesses and communities, advancing the pursuit of diversity, citizenship and global outreach.