The College Internship Program (CIP) is a comprehensive post-secondary support program for young adults on the Autism Spectrum, with Asperger’s, ADHD and other Learning Differences. We offer full-year individualized academic, social, career and life skills support. Our Mission is to inspire independence and expand the foundation on which young adults can build happy and productive lives.
Our Brevard Center location is currently accepting resumes for a full-time Student Advisor to join our Advising Department. The Advisor mentors students and helps them recognize and achieve their independent living goals at a post-secondary level. The Advisor will stay up-to-date on student progress and work closely with other College Internship Program staff. An Advisor is the point person for academic, vocational, social, residential, and parent communication. The Student Advisor tracks the advancement of students and coordinates various supports to guide the student through the College Internship Program.
Core Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work with students on developing a program plan through the establishment of short and long-term goals and secure input from the student, family and staff to ensure progression according to the College Internship Program’s timelines
- Communicate twice a month with the student’s family regarding progress made, activities attended, schedule changes, internship concerns and possibilities, and any other information which pertains to the student’s program plan
- Ensure all information from other departments is communicated to parents properly
- Communicate with applicable Educational Consultants as per the guidelines
- Coordinate and facilitate family meetings
- Assist students with banking, money management, and budgeting
- Assist students with setting up any necessary outside appointments
- Lead team review meetings
- Maintain electronic records of student and parent communications
- Ensure students are attending all modules and assist as needed
- Perform weekly assessments on students and determine their weekly status
- Other duties as assigned
Skills, Education and Requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree required. Special Education, Education, Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or Human Services desirable
- 2-3 years of experience working in related field or similar duties
Special education and advising background, particularly at the higher education level desirable
- Strong values and interpersonal skills
- Charismatic, motivational and professional personality
- Excellent verbal, written, and time management skills
- Demonstrated strong collaboration, problem-solving, planning, prioritizing, influencing, and organizational and team facilitation skills
- Belief in and knowledge of the potential abilities and skills of people living with learning and attention differences, Asperger’s, high functioning autism, and related hidden disabilities.
- Present a professional appearance and manner
- Proficient with technology and electronic media
- Some travel may be required
How to Apply
Visit our jobs page to apply.
Please submit your resume, salary expectations and cover letter detailing how your experience meets the requirements of the position.
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