Please note: This is a temporarily funded part-time position with anticipated end date of August 1, 2018
The Spectrum Support Program is a fee-based program offered to eligible matriculated RIT students on the autism spectrum. The program provides individualized and small group support through coaching, case management, social events and specialized skill development seminars to assist students on the spectrum to transition to RIT and facilitate academic, social and career success. The program also supports RIT faculty and staff through collaboration and training.
Detailed Job Description
SSP Coach provides comprehensive and individualized support to Spectrum Support Program enrolled students by providing one-on-one coaching and case management services to an assigned caseload of students to assist students in meeting goals related to academic, social and career success.
Major Responsibilities include: • Meet 1:1 with an assigned caseload of students to assess needs and work toward developing goals, strategies and action plans to address each students’ complex areas of need related to academic, social and career success at RIT. • Coordinate support via communication, referral and collaboration with on and off campus partners, including but not limited to family members, SSP peer coaches, Disability Services, Student Health/ Counseling, Academic Support Center, Admissions, Office of Co-Operative Education and Career Services, Housing, Residence Life, and college advisors/department chairs/deans, to ensure comprehensive, individualized support. • Provide drop-in and pull-in coaching sessions to students with imminent needs and difficulties related to academics, self-care, self-advocacy, social competence, executive functioning and career preparation. • Work collaboratively with SSP Director and Assistant Director to ensure student supports are coordinated across service providers, make timely and targeted referrals, as well as provide follow-up and support to comprehensively address student needs. • Maintain records of meeting/case notes related to student interactions and progress, prepare end of term reports and make recommendations for continued support. • Ensure the security and proper handling of confidential student information • Utilize web-based technology; i.e: SIS, MyCourses, Starfish Early Alert System in support of student success. • Attend professional development opportunities to enhance expertise in effectively serving RIT students served by SSP • Other projects and duties as assigned in support of the program
Required Minimum Qualifications
Must have at least 2 years of experience working in K-12 education or higher education with students with disabilities in a teaching, counseling or mentoring capacity with a strong preference for candidates with experience working with high school or college students on the autism spectrum.
Must have the ability to work effectively with diverse and vulnerable populations, strong active listening skills, solution focused/strengths based mindset, ability to collaborate and work with a variety of stakeholders, ability to multitask, ability to engage daily in a high level of direct student support, strong verbal and written communication skills, collaborative approach to problem solving and support.
Required Minimum Education Level
Specialized knowledge, skills and expertise related to working effectively with students with autism spectrum disorders in a higher education setting.
Familiarity with concepts related to student development theory, executive functioning, social thinking and positive behavioral supports.
Preferred Education Level
Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume
How To Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu.
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