PAL Mentor Role
Do you have excellent grades and are you interested in mentoring new students to develop and improve essential academic skills for university? We want you to apply now for our new PAL Mentor positions at CASS!
In 2019 CASS is setting up a new Peer Mentoring and Leadership Program for later year students to mentor first year students transitioning into uni life. As part of this program CASS is now seeking up to twelve Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Mentors to run academic mentoring sessions for first year students in 2019. This role is a paid casual position at CASS with an expected time commitment of approximately 40-50 hours over Semester 1, 2019.
As a PAL Mentor, you would:
- Receive training on how to develop, lead and facilitate study sessions for around 20 students
- Work with a small team of fellow PAL mentors to prepare content for study sessions, focusing on helping first year students to improve academic skills
- Be expected to facilitate approximately 10 study sessions during Semester 1, 2019 for first year students
- Have the opportunity to develop essential leadership, teamwork and communication skills
- Receive ongoing professional development and training opportunities throughout the year.
PAL Mentors must:
- Undergraduate Students
- Be enrolled in a CASS undergraduate program. If you are studying a Flexible Double Degree, at least one of your programs must be a CASS undergraduate program
- Have completed a minimum of eight undergraduate courses with an average grade of at least 70% across your CASS courses at the time of your application
- Have recently completed EITHER:
- CRIM1001 The Criminological Imagination, OR
- LING1001 Introduction to the Study of Language, OR
- A range of undergrad courses across all other disciplines taught by CASS, e.g. History, English, Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, International Relations, Sociology, Archaeology or Anthropology.
- Hold a Working With Vulnerable People card, or be willing and able to apply for a WWVP card.
- Postgraduate Students
- We are also seeking one postgraduate student who has recently completed LING6001 Introduction to the Study of Language
- Be enrolled in a CASS postgraduate program and must have completed at least four postgraduate courses with an average grade of at least 70% at the time of your application.
The expected time commitment is around 40-50 hours in Semester 1 2019, comprising:
- A compulsory 2-day training & preparation session that will be held during O-Week in February 2019
- Approximately 3 hours per week during teaching weeks
- 2-3 hours in the middle and at the end of the semester for reflection/planning and debrief sessions.