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Student Support Specialist

Company: College Internship Program Inc
Location: Melbourne
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

About CIPWe're the College Internship Program (CIP), and we've been helping young adults on the autism spectrum and with learning differences find success in college, employment, and independent living in our centers across the US since 1984. CIP's programs are specially designated to help young adults make successful transitions from adolescence to young adulthood. Our vision is to challenge the norms of what people with learning differences can achieve. Position OverviewThe Student Support Specialist collaborates with students in helping them to become well-rounded, informed citizens who can live independent and self-sufficient lives as well as navigate the community. The specialist may work simultaneously in multiple functional areas depending upon center requirements and individual development goals. As such, the Student Support Specialist will familiarize themselves with handbooks and other relevant job content for additional functions as they are given assignments there.ObjectivesAssist student in building independent living skills and other functional competencies and routines in helping them achieve their goalsEngage students in productively exploring and connecting within the CIP and external communityTrack coordination of student goals through their achievement in CIP programmingStandard ActivitiesAssist students in transition and adjustment to independent living through delivery of Life Skills curriculumCollaborate closely with program staff to deliver services in other key functional areas as dictated by student need (e.g., academic, career, social, etc.)Assist with Person Centered Planning and Semi-Annual Progress reportsRespond to problems, policy violations, and other issues that might arise and escalate as appropriateAdministrative duties associated with the position include, but are not limited to:Communication with fellow staffRegular monitoring of student progressWriting or updating student reportsRecording student attendanceCompleting weekly student assessment formSupporting students with schedule planning and goal-settingOther duties as assignedSkills, Education and RequirementsBachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in a related fieldAt least two years related experience and/or trainingStrong special education background, particularly at the higher education levelExperience in the field of autism and/or learning differences preferredProficient with computer software for office tasks and in learning new company computer software programsMinimal to no travel required

Keywords: College Internship Program Inc, Melbourne , Student Support Specialist, Other , Melbourne, Florida

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