Student Services Assistant II
Job #: 100027
Location: Multiple Locations
Department: Students with Disabilities
Resume Required? Yes
Work-Study? Either, Work-Study or Non-Work-Study Available
SSD is hiring for the 2021-2022 academic year!
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) is a student-centered unit housed under the umbrella of Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services (SAAS). We are committed to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility by providing academic accommodations, support services and advocacy for students with disabilities. SSD's Academic Support Program is guided by best-practice standards and utilizes a multidimensional approach to providing resources. We are committed to supporting the academic pursuits of students.
If you are a Graduate student in the field of education, social work or a related area, with experience and/or interest working with diverse groups of students, this may be a great opportunity to explore! SSD’s Academic Support Program is now accepting applications for the newly created Academic Support Peer Mentor (ASP) position.
ASP Mentors provide support for students connected to Services for Students with Disabilities that assists with their understanding of time management and practice strategies that support their academic growth by facilitating the following:
- Development of executive functioning skills, learning strategies, and self efficacy
- Development of healthy habits to decrease academic stress
- Connection with other SSD and campus resources as needed
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ROLE
-Provides support to students to improve academic skills
-Facilitate individual and group academic coaching sessions
-Facilitate study sessions and academic skill building workshops
-Maintains communication with students
-Assists with developing and delivering strategies to keep students informed of support resources
-Maintain records and provides student participation data
-Participate in weekly training sessions and ASP meetings
-Model a variety of effective learning techniques, strategies, attitudes, and beliefs that students may employ as they acquire new knowledge, solve problems, and complete academic tasks
-Connect students with campus resources as relevant to disclosed needs
-Provide peers with accountability for planning and follow through on projects
-Maintain strict confidentiality of all student information, material, and discussions shared in sessions.
COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine, by the start of the fall term on Aug. 30, 2021. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.