We're the College Internship Program (CIP), and we've been helping young adults on the autism spectrum and with learning differences find success in college, employment, and independent living in our centers across the US since 1984. CIP's programs are specially designed to help young adults make successful transitions from adolescence to young adulthood. Our vision is to challenge the norms of what people with learning differences can achieve.
The Academic Coach provides direct support to students by assisting in building their knowledge, skills, and confidence in pursuing fields of study.
Support students in achieving plans related to academic goals, majors, and degree paths
Assist students in navigating and accessing educational institutions services and accommodations
Coach students in the practice of executive functions for managing and completing coursework
Communicate student academic progress to Academic Coordinator and/or Assistant Program Director
Teach related skills that will facilitate overall success in higher education through individual and group sessions
Instruct CIP approved academic curriculum, usually through direct one-on-one coaching sessions
Assist students in following through on individual academic plans using each student's academic goals, strengths and challenges
Facilitate executive functioning and social skills learning through teachable moments in academic environments
Facilitate study groups and academic assistance appointments with students, providing individualized academic needs
Tracks student achievement in classes throughout the term on assignments and exams, and records information in the students academic file
Communicate and submit student progress to Academic Coordinator for reporting to the Team Review Process, in the areas of goal progress, grades, and other benchmark data
Attend student meetings and events as needed
Assist students to develop, follow through and modify their academic plan
Advise students on communication (disclosure, clarification, nonverbal, hidden messages) with instructors and support services
Other duties as assigned.
Required Education / Experience
Associates degree (or in pursuit of) from an accredited institution in Psychology, Social Work, Education, or a related field. Bachelors degree is preferred.
1+ years related experience or training
Preferred Education / Experience
Education or training in educational approaches, methods, and supports for persons with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other learning differences
Experience in the field of autism and/or learning disabilities
Special education and/or career services or placement background, particularly at the higher education level
Minimal travel outside of local area to local colleges