Community Student Work Study Employee - New Hope Community Development
Job no: 492359
Work type: Student/Intern
Location: SLCC – Lafayette
Categories: Financial Aid, Student Affairs
Department: Academic & Student Affairs
Sub department: Financial Aid
Type of Appointment: Unclassified - Student
Salary: $10.00 per hour
Duties and Responsibilities: New Hope provides after-school help for under-resourced children aged kindergarten through 8th grade. New Hope mentoring will be held at the J. C. James Center, 710 Aster Drive, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 3:10 – 5:30. We will only meet on school days. If there is a holiday or a day off of school, New Hope will not meet. The following guidelines will help you to have a successful, rewarding mentoring experience. This year, we will have several online students that we will be working with from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
New Hope is a mentoring program that uses homework as a mentoring tool. The foundation of our program is a healthy relationship between the child and his mentor. We ask our mentors to do five things: create a safe environment, listen to our students, encourage our students (be their biggest fan), help them bridge their gaps, and be a role model. We establish a safe environment by establishing behavioral guidelines for the children and never yelling or grabbing things from them. Listening to our students helps them to work on their verbal skills, but it also helps foster a trusting relationship between the child and the mentor. Encouragement is looking for opportunities to celebrate their successes. To bridge gaps is to find the child’s deficits and help them overcome them. The gaps may involve either social skills, character formation, or academic understanding. Lastly, be a positive role model in the child’s life.
To be successful in life, we believe that developing a child’s character is essential. There are five virtues that we emphasize with our children: respect, wisdom, gratitude, integrity, and perseverance. We emphasize one virtue each month and we ask our mentors to look for opportunities to talk about these virtues while working with their students.
• Gain knowledge of the personal characteristics and behavior necessary to serve as an employee in any work environment.
• Understand the processes involved in securing and retaining employment.
• Develop and possess customer service and other transferrable work skills which will allow them to be an asset to any future employer.
• Obtain knowledge of practical work tenets for success in a professional office environment including: professionalism, punctuality, proper attire, outstanding customer service, confidentiality, and workplace etiquette.
Required Experience: This is an entry level position designed to assist a student in developing and strengthening skills related to employment.
Required Licenses or Certifications:
Passing pre-employment criminal background screen is required as a condition of employment.
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