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 are now seeking new PAL Mentors for Semester 2, 2019.
In 2019 CASS started 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 eight 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 2, 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 around 11 study sessions during Semester 2, 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 Mentor applicants must be undergraduate students who:
- Are 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 one of the following courses:
- HIST1209 Terror to Terrorism: A History, OR
- SOCY1004 Analysing the Social World: An Introduction to Social Psychology, OR
- POLS1009 Research and Writing in Political Science.
- Hold a Working With Vulnerable People card, or be willing and able to apply for a WWVP card.
The expected time commitment is around 40-50 hours in Semester 2 2019, comprising:
- A compulsory 2-day training & preparation session that will be held during O-Week in July 2019
- An average of 3 hours of work per week during teaching weeks
- 2-3 hours in the middle and at the end of the semester for reflection/planning and debrief sessions.
Applications are now open:
- Sunday 28 April: applications close
- Monday 6 – Friday 10 May: shortlisted applicants will be contacted
- Wednesday 15 – Thursday 23 May: interviews will be held with successful applicants.