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Peer Mentor for Autistic College Students

Become a highly trained Peer Mentor for Autistic college students at Bellevue College!

As a student success program of the R.I.S.E. Learning Institute and the Center for Career Connections, Autism Spectrum Navigators creates a safe space for autistic college students at Bellevue College to explore their neurodiversity and other identities. We also support the campus and community in understanding and supporting those with neurological differences. ​Navigation Assistants (peer mentors) play a major role in this through serving as peer mentors to ASN students (navigators).

Working with the Autism Spectrum Navigators program is challenging and rewarding! Jobs provide valuable skills, networking opportunities, education, and important work experiences that can be highlighted on a resume. Peer mentors can be co-enrolled in an Internship and earn college credit for paid work!

You will receive paid ongoing training, hourly pay, and documentation of your work experience. There is potential for internship credit as well, depending on agreements with your University (fees may apply). This is a valuable opportunity for the right person!

We are able to offer off-campus work study to eligible students.

Essential Functions/Typical Duties
• Meet with assigned ASN students (navigators) each week to complete weekly checklists and support student access to academics;
• During meetings with students, utilize Collaborative Problem Solving to address barriers to success;
• Maintain contact with students on a regular basis;
• Track student attendance and participation;
• Accompany students to appointments with Bellevue College staff and faculty as needed;
• Provide clear and accurate instructions for navigating Bellevue College programs, such as how to set up academic advising appointments or check for holds on student accounts;
• Send weekly reports of student meetings to ASN program manager and director;
• Attend weekly staff meetings with other navigation assistants, program manager, and director;
• Manage study halls for ASN students as needed;
• Other duties as assigned

Apply by September 3rd, 2019.

Bellevue College is an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations. Bellevue College reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race or ethnicity; creed; color; national origin; sex; marital status; sexual orientation; age; religion; genetic information; the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability; gender identity or veteran status in educational programs and activities which it operates.


Are you:

1) An enrolled (or recent graduate) University Undergraduate Junior or Senior with an interest in:

Special Education
Social Work
Psychology
Nursing
Speech Language Pathology
Occupational Therapy
Disability Services
Or a related field?

2) Looking for experience in the field of Autism?

3) Needing some extra cash ($15 per hour)?

Do you have:

10 - 15 hours a week to work? (flexible hours)
Reliable transportation? (We are bus accessible)
Willingness to learn?

Can you start work by September 9th, 2019 in Bellevue, WA?

If you can answer "YES" to these questions, we have an exciting opportunity for you at Bellevue College working one-on-one with students!

Minimum Qualifications:
• Currently an enrolled (or recent graduate) university undergraduate junior or senior;
• Interest in Special Education, Psychology, Nursing, Speech Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, or a related field;
• 1 or more years of previous work experience in any field;
• Ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure, and problem solve student related issues;
• Proficient at reading and writing; excellent composition, effective communication and interpersonal skills;
• Willingness to learn new skills;
• Have access to reliable transportation (Bellevue College is bus accessible);
• Ability to commit to work 10-15 hours per week for one full academic year (fall, winter, and spring - position begins September 2019)

Desired Qualifications:
• Prior experience working with autistic adults and/or children;
• Prior mentoring experience;
• Previous experience working within a social justice model of disability