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Brockton Talent Search Tutor Counselor Summer Internship

Company: American Student Assistance
Location: Brockton
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Program Manager, the primary role for the Tutor/Counselor is to assist first year students to finalize all of the steps necessary for a successful college transition including: taking assessment exams, attending orientation, registering for classes, requesting final transcripts, reviewing financial aid award letters, paying outstanding bills, waive health insurance and provide proof of vaccinations. We seek mature college students who have been through the process themselves and have the knowledge, skills, interest and motivation to coach current high school students through the process. Assist with planning events/activities/workshops to support BTS program outcomes. Weekly hours are approximately 20 hours.Required SkillsESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (e.g., in order to be considered to perform this position, the person must be able to perform essential duties and responsibilities listed below):Provides support to students who need help with their final things to do listConducts individual student interview and develop a plan based on their needServes as a mentor to students; and help them brainstorm ideas to resolve difficult situationsReview financial aid award letter; verify/update information if necessaryPrepare students to take assessment examsEncourage them to attend orientation and register for classes earlyAnswer questions and clear doubts that are stressing studentsRespond to text messages via Signal VineMake follow up phone calls to students who are strugglingChaperon field trips and other events planned for BPS studentsIt is the responsibility of each associate at ASA to keep current with and apply all relevant company policies, regulations and laws impacting his/her area. This includes following standard operating procedures and complying with data privacy. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function listed above satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made in certain circumstances to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.Required ExperienceEducation and Experience:Demonstrated experience working with the target population.College students in good academic standing with a grade point average of a 2.5 or higher.Sensitive to the needs of urban high school students.Knowledge of test-taking and study skills.Qualifications:Ability to work independently with diverse groups.Familiarity and comfort with a variety of situations that H.S. students will probably encounter.Ability to assist others in understanding the higher education system.Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with target population.Demonstrated professionalism and maturity.CORI is required to work with Brockton Public School studentsHaitian Creole; Cape Verdean Creole would be an asset.While the above is a description of the essential functions of the position, other duties, both related and unrelated to the above, may be assigned and therefore required. Unless otherwise specified in writing by ASA management, each associate is expected to perform his/her job at ASA headquarters at 100 Cambridge Street. All job descriptions are subject to change at the discretion of management, and every effort will be made, when possible, to communicate those changes to the associate.Job LocationBrockton, US-MA

Keywords: American Student Assistance, Brockton, Brockton Talent Search Tutor Counselor Summer Internship, Other, Brockton, Massachusetts

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