This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding.
The Peer Job Coach will work one-on-one with a blind student intern at the Womenís Center to ensure the studentís success in day-to-day tasks at the Center, including, but not limited to: assisting the student with developing professional skills that will foster greater independence; providing mobility assistance within and outside the Center; assisting the student with familiarizing themselves with the Centerís space and resources; assisting the student intern with learning the Centerís phone, copying, faxing, and scanning facilities; assisting the student intern with special projects as needed; participating as an essential team member in Center activities.
RESPONSIBILITIES: % of Time Essential/Marginal
Provide individualized support services by: 85% Essential
∑ Attending all work shifts as assigned;
∑ Adapting to studentís individual needs and learning style;
∑ Contributing to furthering studentís independence and professional success;
∑ Fostering active learning and independent thinking;
∑ Aiding in execution of office tasks and special projects;
∑ Modeling appropriate service-oriented attitude and behaviors;
∑ Maintaining positive, appropriate, professional interactions with students, staff and faculty.
Establish and maintain program requirements by: 10% Essential
∑ Completion of mandatory pre-service trainings and orientations;
∑ Timely and complete submission of required paperwork for payroll and record-keeping (Web-time entry, verification forms);
∑ Participating in required weekly student staff meetings and bi-monthly supervisory meetings.
Contribute to team effort by: 5% Marginal
∑ Behaving in a professional manner as a representative of the Womenís Center and the University of Idaho;
∑ Performing related tasks and other duties as assigned;
∑ Completing and undergoing evaluation and assessment at the end of each semester.
∑ Must successfully complete employer provided trainings and orientations;
∑ Strong computer skills;
∑ Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills;
∑ Excellent organizational skills;
∑ Demonstrated dependability and punctuality;
∑ Ability to maintain confidentiality.
∑ Experience working with people with disabilities and/or with disability support services;
∑ Knowledge of assistive technology;
∑ Related major/area of study, including vocational rehabilitation, counseling, special education, psychology, sociology, etc.
∑ Some knowledge of gender equity and womenís issues, dynamics of oppression, and social justice/social change;
∑ Familiarity with Womenís Center programs and services.