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Department: Disability Resources
Salary/Rate: $32,280 @ 1.0 FTE, 10 months
UCAM (University Coaching and Mentoring) program is a fee for services support program for SOU students with documented learning differences. The UCAM coach will be a collaborative member of the Disability Resources (DR) team and report to the Coordinator of Disability Resources at SOU. The coach will work one-on-one in a coaching and mentoring capacity with students who enroll in the program. Coach will assist students in identifying their personal goals and work with them to develop strategies to attain these goals; maintain regular communication with students on a weekly basis, including frequent phone calls, texts and emails; teach and/or coordinate workshops and classes on study skills and learning strategies throughout the year; and help DR to grow and expand the program over the course of the year. Academic coaches should be trained and familiar with various coaching strategies and techniques, as well as best practices in the field of working with students with learning differences. They will have an understanding of executive function challenges and how these may impact college students. Candidates should have experience working with teens and/or adults with learning differences; excellent listening, as well as written and interpersonal communication skills; a collaborative approach to supporting students; and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. They must genuinely enjoy working with students with learning disabilities, executive function challenges, and/or ADD/ADHD, and be able to do so in a supportive and non-judgmental manner. The ability to interact successfully with a diverse population is a must.
Minimum Classification Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in psychology, education, special education or related field, with at least one year of additional training or work experience in assisting students with learning differences in an educational environment.
Professional Experience working with students with learning disabilities, ad/hd, and Aspergers or high functioning autism.
Familiarity with ADD and life skills Coaching Fundamentals; willingness to seek further training and certification in this area.
Familiarity with ADA, disability laws, and post-secondary accommodations process.
Familiarity with executive function challenges and specific strategies students and use to improve their academic success.
Professional teaching or training experience.
Master's degree in related field, or a secondary teacher's endorsement. Specific Coaching training and/or certification.
Administrative experience, especially in a postsecondary setting, including, but not limited to budgetary, supervisory, and program development experience.
Familiarity with campus resources.
All Listed Duties:
Coach and mentor program participants:
Work with student to develop a term-by-term coaching contract and establish realistic academic and personal goals.
Provide weekly one-on-one coaching sessions and follow up communications ( i.e.email, texts, phone calls) as needed and agreed upon in coaching contract.
Assist students in planning and implementing effective communication strategies throughout the term.
Assist students in monitoring progress related to their academic and personal goals.
Introduce appropriate learning and organizational strategies for students to use, based upon individual student strengths and learning differences.
Provide pre-advising sessions for student prior to class registration; maintain confidentiality and professional boundaries with students and students' parents.,
Develop and teach UCAM curriculum.
Facilitate and/or coordinate additional workshops quarterly ( topics such as time management; stress management; sleep and nutrition add/ad-hoc; organizational skills; advising and liberal arts curriculum, etc).,
Collaborate with UCAM staff, Disability Resources, Student Health and Wellness Center,peer mentoring program, faculty, and other Academic Support Programs to support student development, well-being and academic growth.,
Positively promote the UCAM program.
Talk with prospective families and students individually and through campus events such as Preview Days and welcome weeks.
Represent UCAM goals and objectives in a positive light across campus and in larger community.
Assist with program development and growth.
Engage in ongoing trainings related to coaching, learning disabilities, and best practices in the field.,
Handle inquiries and UCAM applications.
Maintain UCAM participant contracts and related paperwork.
Work with clerical staff, DR Supervisor, SOU Business Office, and Financial Aid office to verify enrollment of students in the program and assign appropriate fees based upon enrollment.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime -Position classifications defined as “non exempt” are subject to overtime
The person holding this position is considered a
Internal Number: 7714
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