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in Berkeley, CA

About this job

Comprehensive Benefits Package

  • Healthcare insurance
  • Dental and Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-term/Long-term Disability
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan (company match vests immediately)
  • Paid time off (15 vacation; 3 personal days per year; plus paid sick leave)
  • 12 Observed Holidays
  • Fitness/Wellness Reimbursement
  • Tuition Reimbursement

About CIP

We're the College Internship Program (CIP), and we've been helping young adults on the autism spectrum and with learning differences find success in college, employment, and independent living in our centers across the US since 1984.

The Work Experience

Our students are amazing and the gratification that goes with partnering with them to achieve their goals is the reward of a lifetime. CIP's programs are specially designed to help young adults make a successful transition from late adolescence to independence. Our vision is to challenge the norms of what people with learning differences can achieve.

Position Overview
The Advisor partners with students, their families, and referring professionals to facilitate our students’ path toward independence, as well as to serve as the main facilitator and liaison to all CIP functions within the center.


  • Reinforce student’s path on the continuum of growth from self-awareness through self-determination
  • Monitor student progress through goal achievement
  • Apprise families, external professionals, and CIP staff of student progress
  • Promote and encourage student engagement by utilizing Advising Processes and Tools
  • Coordinate with CIP team to determine appropriate supports that assist students in a way unique to their needs

Standard Activities

  • Write and coordinate Individual Service Plans (ISPs) and Semi-Annual Progress reports
  • Prepare and facilitate periodic meetings with students and parents
  • Communicate with student families regarding overall progress, activities attended, schedule changes, internship issues, and opportunities, and any other information which pertains to the student’s program plan
  • Assist students with banking/money management, monitor student monthly budget
  • Lead Team Review Meetings (TRMs) and communicate up-to-date student progress on advising goals to CIP staff on a weekly basis
  • Attend weekly meetings to receive an update on the student’s academic, residential, culinary, community service, and vocational progress
  • Consult regularly with other department coordinators to ensure that student programming is comprehensive and supportive of the students’ overall goals
  • Confront and respond to problems, policy violations, and other issues that might arise
    Other duties as required

Required Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in Psychology, Social Work, Education, or a related field
  • Proficient with office utility computer software programs and a quick learner in new technologies

Preferred Education / Experience

  • Experience in the field of autism and/or learning disabilities
  • Special education and/or advising background, particularly at the higher education level

Minimal travel outside of the local area