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Peer Mentor for Autistic and Neurodivergent College Students

Become a highly trained Peer Mentor for Autistic and Neurodivergent college students at Bellevue College! 
 
About Neurodiversity Navigators 
At Neurodiversity Navigators at Bellevue College, our mission is to provide educational opportunities to increase self-knowledge that lead to successful academic outcomes in the areas of executive functioning, self-regulation, social interaction, self-advocacy, and career preparation, along with advocacy and access services for neurodivergent students; and to actively promote a campus and community environment of inclusion and understanding of students, faculty and staff with neurological differences. 
 
See our website for more information about the program: www.bellevuecollege.edu/autismspectrumnavigators/  
 
Working with the Neurodiversity Navigators (previously 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 NdN students each week to support student access to academics and campus life. 
• 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. 
• 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 NdN program manager and director. 
• Attend weekly staff meetings with other navigation assistants, program manager, and director. 
• Facilitate study halls for NdN students as needed. 
• Other duties as assigned 
 
We are hiring NOW for Summer and Fall: Please apply by March 10th, 2021. 
 
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/Neurodiversity? 
3) Needing some extra cash? 
 
 
Do you have: 
10 - 15 hours a week to work? (flexible hours) 
Reliable transportation? (We are bus accessible, although currently virtual) 
Willingness to learn? 
 
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) or have access to reliable internet (while we are virtual) 
• Ability to commit to work 10-15 hours per week for at least one full academic year (fall, winter, and spring - position begins September 14th, 2021 -- you must be able to start on this date!) 
 
Desired Qualifications: 
• Prior experience working with autistic/neurodivergent adults and/or children 
• Prior mentoring experience 
• Previous experience working within a social justice model of disability 

About Bellevue College 
Bellevue College is a student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region. We strive to create a vibrant campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals, pluralism is promoted in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building a pluralistic and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.


Note: We do not yet know whether Fall Quarter 2021 will be virtual or on-campus. We will have some positions available for virtual work, however, most applicants should be prepared to come to Bellevue to work on campus, if we are open.