Anchor Student Assistant

Job description

Job Title: Anchor Student Assistant
Location: UWG Recruiting Location
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 228108
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Job Summary

The role of the student Anchor is very much like that of a human services worker in that he or she will be called upon to serve a different function with each student with a disability according to the student’s need. The Anchor Student Assistant works under the supervision and guidance of an Accessibility Services Coordinator. The Anchor’s role includes trouble-shooting barriers to access, supporting capacity for student problem solving, instruction in the use of technology, assistance with mobility training, researching and applying methods for academic coaching, negotiating around physical obstacles, and mentoring students with disabilities. However, the main function of the Anchor is to reduce the size and imposing nature of obstacles that impede the successful acquisition of an education and enjoyment of campus life by the student with a disability; providing scaffolded assistance and competency building activities.

Required Qualifications

Must be eligible for Federal Work Study. Minimum 2.8 GPA, majors in Education, Speech Language Pathology, Psychology, Sociology, Computer Science.

This position is a Federal Work Study funded position. You must be eligible for Federal Work Study to be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Mentoring, computer skills, problem solving, project planning, presentations, research, clerical, assistive technology, familiarity with campus services, prior experience working with disability populations is a plus.

Other Information

Student Learning Outcomes:

This position provides pre-professional work experience for students majoring in an area where future service to people with disabilities is an anticipated career, particularly in Education, Speech Language Pathology, Counseling, Software Development, Social Sciences, and/or Rehabilitation Engineering.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/3/2021
Application Due: 8/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time