Humber Polytech Student Support Advisor – Youth Transition Program Contract in Toronto, ON

Humber Polytech

Branch Toronto ON CA

Student Support Advisor – Youth Transition Program
Toronto, ON

In addition, the incumbent liaises/collaborates closely with other Advisors, Program Coordinators, and College staff to assist with the design and…

Working with the Manager, Community & Partnership Development and the Youth Transition Program Steering Committee and Advisory Committee, the Student Support Advisor plays a key role in the support of Humber’s Youth Transition Program for out-of-school youth, 19-29 years of age, who are looking to make a successful transition to post-secondary studies. The incumbent will meet with students, both individually and in small groups, to assist them in connecting with resources on campus and help to build an environment supportive of student success. The incumbent will provide academic advising to youth registered in the program and will provide information regarding student support services, college policies, monitoring student progress, and organizing workshops to support students’ development. The incumbent will also be required to assist with providing pre-admission advising to prospective students, making referrals to Humber’s Community Employment Service Centres and community agencies, facilitating recruitment and information sessions. In addition, the incumbent liaises/collaborates closely with other Advisors, Program Coordinators, and College staff to assist with the design and implementation of the program, provide updates on students and projects, and assist with the overall execution of the program. Lastly, the incumbent will support graduates of the program by providing ongoing advising on a variety of academic issues ensuring they receive ongoing support as they continue to pursue their academic goals and keep timely case management records for monitoring and evaluative purposes.

The successful candidate will possess a 3 year diploma or degree in a field related to Education, Social Sciences, Psychology, or a related discipline. Certificate or professional designation in Student Affairs / Services or Counselling Techniques is an asset. A minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in an educational environment or a combination of educations and social services environments where responsibilities included assessing and advising youth, and preparing and delivering presentations and workshops is required. Additional qualifications include: experience working in a diverse student services environment; excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong organizational, problem solving, and critical thinking skills; and proficient knowledge of MS Office Suite.

Duration of Need: May 22, 2018– August 31, 2018

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Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2018-04-03
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