Matched Savings Program
Are you a person with a disability? Are you looking for a job? Or, do you want to start a small business?
If you are a person with a disability who lives in King or Snohomish County and you are looking for work—this program is for you!
The Washington Access Fund, along with WorkSource of King and Snohomish County, is excited to launch the Disability Employment Initiative.
We can help you:
- Set up a Matched Savings Program to save for a car, laptop, or other technology to help with employment or self-employment–every $1 you save, we match with $1
- Get connected to WorkSource Job Counselors specialized in working with people with disabilities in King or Snohomish County
- Start a Small Business
- Get Linked to Financial Empowerment Resources
For more information on the Disability Employment Initiative contact Emerson Sekins at 1-877-428-5116 or email@example.com.
Also, check out the Washington Access Fund’s website for more information. We have increased our loan cap to $25,000 for Assistive Technology and Business Equipment!
Paid Internships for Students with Disabilities at NASA
NASA is looking to increase the number of students with disabilities pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers through our internship programs. NASA has a two-percent hiring goal for employment of people with disabilities and internships are a good way to get experience. Students can apply for summer 2014 internships, starting on Friday, November 1, 2013. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 14, 2014. We encourage you to apply early because the best opportunities are likely to be filled early. Plus, your likelihood of being selected decreases the longer you wait. You can register for an account and look for internships anytime at the One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI): NASA Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships (NIFS) at http://intern.nasa.gov/.
Undergraduate Academic Affairs Peer Advisor
Peer Advisers will work in close cooperation with academic advising staff to provide a high level of service to students in the Center for Undergraduate Advising, Diversity and Student Success (CUADSS), and other designated campus spaces. Peer Advisers will contribute to the intellectual and personal growth of students by offering their insights into academic issues and major exploration. By honing and developing their personal and professional skills, Peer Advisors simultaneously foster student development while gaining valuable leadership experience. Peer advisors will serve students by providing one-on-one advising as well as group sessions in CUADSS, the residence halls, and other student populated locations.
Under the guidance of UAA Academic Advisors, Peer Advisors are responsible for:
- Helping students to navigate and gain awareness of the UW’s registration processes and policies, general degree requirements, and the Areas of Knowledge
- Guiding students in accessing the many academic resources available at the UW such as DARS, MyPlan, and academic support services
- Providing appropriate referrals to departmental advisers and campus offices (such as Financial Aid, Registrars office, etc)
- Supporting students with course scheduling and suggesting meaningful alternatives when first choice courses are not available
- Preparing and facilitating academic support workshops focusing on the exploration of majors, registration, and pre-professional preparation
- Completing assigned administrative responsibilities: data entry, word processing, photocopying, filing, and creating marketing materials
- Learning, understanding, and interpreting Federal, State, and University rules and regulations
- Peer Advisors may be asked to develop a specific advising area, such as Pre-Health or Pre-Engineering, by working closely with professional UW advisors
- Special Projects as assigned
- Good academic standing with at least a 2.7 GPA
- Completion of three quarters at the UW prior to start date
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work effectively with diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff
- Capacity for discretion, diplomacy, and confidentiality
- Resourceful, reliable, flexible
- Highly motivated and independent
- Genuine interest in working with and helping fellow students
- 90 credits completed by the start of Autumn 2014
- Prior experience in similar or related activities (e.g., Orientation Leader, Resident Advisor, CUADSS Student Associate, Student Government/Club Executive Officer, work with young adults, or other Peer Advising Position)
- Experience facilitating workshops or giving group presentations
Hours and Compensation:
- $10.00 – $11.00/hr, DOE
- An average of 8-10 hours per week, with a max of 19.5 hours per week, flexible with a student’s schedule
Period of Appointment:
- Academic Year 2014-15, possible extension through Summer 2015 for Orientation support
Supervision and Training:
- Ongoing training and supervision will be primarily provided by UAA Academic Advisor Julie Larsen with assistance from other UAA Academic Advisors and departmental Advisors
- Training and Staff Meetings: Students should be available for one week of training in late September and attend weekly staff meetings (TBD)
To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to Julie Larsen, UAA Advising, Box 352805, 141 Mary Gates Hall, Seattle, WA 98195-2805 or electronically through Husky Jobs. Work-Study eligible students are encouraged to apply.
Priority Deadline: March 21st, 2014
Bender Virtual Career Fair
Are you a person with a disability…looking for a career opportunity or internship?
This Virtual Career Fair is FREE for students and alumni with disabilities to attend.
Great opportunity for College students & College grads with disabilities to meet online with employers across the nation including ANSYS, FAA, PwC, TD Ameritrade, UPMC & More Great Employers!
Students and alumni are invited to interact with employers via chat sessions.
CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS LOOKING TO HIRE PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
- Access opportunities within a wide range of careers.
- Chat with employers across the nation
- Public and private sector opportunities
INTERVIEW WITH EASE
- Participate from the comfort of your home, your dorm room or your favorite coffee shop!
- Discuss careers and internships with multiple employers
- End-to-end accessible technology platform
CAREER FAIRS WITH LESS HASSLE
- Save time and money.
- No business suit or travel required
- No printed out resumes necessary
Register at www.disability.careereco.net. For information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 770.980.0088
Virtual Career Fair Date: March 20, 2014
Hall Health Workshops
Cost of all groups: $43 per session ($40 No Show Fee without 24 hour notice). Insurance may cover fees, please check with your insurance carrier.
Where: Mental Health Clinic, Hall Health Center, 3rd Floor.
Register, get information, or ask questions at 206-543-5030, option #4 for any and all groups.
Two Sections – Wednesdays from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. and Fridays from 10:00 am to noon. Ongoing. There are openings for both groups. Wednesday group start date TBA. Friday group is running. This is group for folks who struggle with procrastinating and being perfectionist. Learn how to be less anxious about being anxious, which includes seeing clearly that there is no need to avoid experiencing anxiety. Facilitator: Ricardo Hidalgo, LMHC. Info at: 206-543-5030, option #4. email@example.com
A Mindful Approach to Anxiety Group
Tuesdays 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Starting April 8, 2014. Eight weeks. Explore common signs of anxiety and learn how to approach the anxiety in your life and situations you tend to avoid. If you are interested in learning more about the group, please contact co-facilitators Carey DeMartini, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Chia-Wen Chen at email@example.com.
DBT Skills Group: (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy group)
Mondays from 1:30-3:00 pm. Starting Monday, March 31, 2014. Ten weeks. Learn how to increase self-awareness, build relationship skills, manage crisis situations, and better control your emotions. Open to clients referred by their Hall Health Mental Health Clinic providers. Co-facilitated by Treg Isaacson, MA (221-7983) and Chia-Wen Chen, LMHC (543-3213).