The Bounce Back program is a winter term program that provides support to students who are seeking help after a difficult first term at Carleton. These students may be encountering a number of challenges that are affecting their academic performance, and the Bounce Back program serves to help program participants in identifying the sources of previous personal difficulties; setting goals; connecting to campus resources, services and programs; and building confidence in their strengths and abilities to achieve success at university.
A Bounce Back Facilitator acts as a mentor to first year students who participate in the program. The Facilitators will assist program participants to identify the sources of previous personal difficulties; set goals; facilitate access to campus resources, services and programs; and build confidence in their strengths and abilities to achieve success at university.
Are you interested in becoming a Bounce Back Facilitator? Find out more below!
Please Note: Applications to become a Bounce Back Facilitator are now closed. Please check back here for new opportunities.
Bounce Back Facilitator
Term of Position:
January 8th – March 30th
In-service training and weekly meetings with participants
This position will be required to work during some evenings and weekends as well as attendance at mandatory Pre- and In-Service training dates.
Facilitators will work 5-7 hours per week during the winter term at $13.00 per hour.
All training in fall and winter terms will be at a rate of $13.00 per hour
The following qualifications are required:
- Second-year standing or above in an undergraduate program;
- Significant experience in leadership roles that have emphasized helping relationships;
- Excellent skills in active listening, communication and support-provision;
- Strong knowledge of campus resources;
- Understanding of, and sensitivity toward, diversity-related issues
- Strong problem solving skills
- Strong academic record
Bounce Back facilitators work approximately 5-7 hours per week throughout the Winter 2018 term, and must attend mandatory training in the Fall 2017 term.
When working one-on-one with participants, Facilitators will:
- Conduct one-on-one meetings with program participants who opt-in to the program:
- Explore stressors and coping mechanisms employed over the course of the first semester;
- Assess study skills that require improvement;
- Identify strategies for positive change;
- Engage participants in accessing campus resources;
- Maintain a strong helping/coaching relationship:
- Affirm and/or validate participant experiences; and,
- Promote positive developments towards academic success.
When working within their team, Facilitators will:
- Attend weekly meetings as coordinated by the Team Leader, as well as in-service training sessions;
- Act as a resource to team members with regards to problem solving;
- Actively participate in learning opportunities with their team during team meetings; and,
- Assist the program coordinator in assessing successes and challenges encountered by program participants and staff members.
When working independently, Facilitators will:
- Complete ongoing documentation of participant-related activities, including meeting reports, as well as complete an evaluative report at the end of the semester;
- Ensure that the program coordinator is kept apprised of any potential problems, ongoing concerns and general activities;
- Hold office hours and/or academic skill development sessions, if necessary; and,
- Support the ongoing development, logistics, and improvements to the Bounce Back program.