Balancing LIFE is currently seeking committed student worker mentors to participate in our peer mentorship program! Peer mentors will be given the opportunity to participate in leadership-training, collaborate with OSAS staff, and make a positive impact on student peers with disabilities. This amazing paid opportunity to gain knowledge and transferable skills while mentoring would be a great addition to a resume.

Student Mentor Overview Duties

  • Participate in staff meetings, partner collaboration, training, and staff events
  • Assist in the planning, organization, and implementation of Balancing LIFE activities
  • Work directly with students to provide various non-clinical support services 
  • Provide continuous mentorship and guidance to fellow USC students registered with OSAS
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability issues.
  • Develop a rapport with students to encourage and foster an on-going peer mentorship relationship
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and communications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Mentor commitment involves:

  • Completion of a three-day orientation training occurring in August (08/18, 08/19, & 08/20) on peer mentorship principles
  • Participation in both fall and spring semesters
  • Meeting with mentees once a week for 30 min-1 hour
  • Attending biweekly supervision meetings with program coordinator
  • Attending monthly workshops/events hosted by Balancing LIFE or USC

Mentor candidates are expected to be or have the following:

  • Sophomore or above class standing
  • Registered and actively utilizing OSAS services
  • In good academic standing with the university (2.0 GPA)
  • Interest in inclusion & respect for diversity
  • Familiarity with campus resources
  • Commitment to program and all of the above for the whole academic year

Work Schedule:             

Part-time, up to 5-10 hours a week

Please complete and submit the application below by July 25th, 2021. Interviews with each applicant will be conducted between August 1st to August 13.

Applicant Documents:

For any questions or concerns, please contact Bethrese Padini at padini@usc.edu.