In this position the assistant will facilitate weekly community activities that promote social engagement for UC Berkeley students who identify on the autism spectrum. The ideal candidate is a graduate student participating in a relevant field of study with experience working with people who identify on the autism spectrum. The candidate should be available for the full duration of the 2019-20 academic year.
Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:
- Meet with students to develop skills in the following areas: transition skills, social competence, self-advocacy, time management, organization, goal setting and study strategies
- Plan and implement regular community activities for students to provide opportunities for social engagement
- Schedule and attend a weekly dinner with students to establish a sense of community and build upon social skill sets
- Offer supportive resources to students and make referrals when deemed necessary
- Keep accurate and confidential records
- Research and create materials to market the program
- Meet with supervisor on a weekly basis to discuss program development and student updates
We are seeking an individual who can commit between 12-15 hours per week. The position will be posted on Handshake as “Autism Program Graduate Assistant Position,” but interested candidates can reach out to Emily Paulson directly at empaulson@berkeley.