PART-TIME FALL 2023: Peer Mentor – CBU Inclusive Program

  • Location: Sydney, NS
  • Deadline: August 23, 2023 at 11:59 pm

Job Description: Peer Mentor 

Position Summary: 


The Peer Mentor plays a crucial role in offering support, guidance, and companionship to students with intellectual disabilities in their university experience. By sharing their expertise as a student, the Peer Mentor fosters inclusion, academic support, and a sense of belonging for peers. This position involves engaging with students, parents, and professors/instructors to facilitate the full participation of students in the CBU Inclusive program. 

Your role will involve attending classes to support students with intellectual disabilities by- 

  • taking notes; building rapport and trust with the student(s) you are mentoring 
  • assisting with academic assignments 
  • communicating clearly with parents, other students, professors, staff, and the student 
  • setting class expectations 
  • assisting with student schedules and organization 
  • identifying student(s) social and academic needs.  
  • adhering to confidentiality 
  • offering support in social settings 
  • helping students navigate university life, including participation in on-campus and off-campus social events 
  • ensuring the safety, independence, and well-being of students.  
  • Peer mentors are required to submit shift logs at the end of each shift.  


  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check 
  • Flexible and adaptive to change. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  
  • Empathetic, compassionate, and non-judgmental approach.  
  • Strong self-reflective and self-awareness abilities.  
  • Knowledge of resources and services available on campus.  
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality.  
  • Commitment to personal growth, continuous learning, and self-care.  
  • Past working experience with people with intellectual disabilities would be an asset.   

Additional Information: 

CBU Inclusive is designed for students who have an intellectual disability and do not meet the University’s admission requirements for credit study. Upon graduation, students will obtain a certificate of completion in one of the disciplines listed: Arts and Social Sciences, Science, Education and Health, Business, or Interdisciplinary Studies. The program allows CBU Inclusive students to select courses aligned with their interests, individualized learning goals, and potential career paths.  

This assistance is provided by CBU Inclusive staff, peer mentors, and student volunteers. The program typically spans 2-4 years, with a maximum enrollment of five CBU Inclusive students per year. Students complete a minimum of 2 years of participatory audits of classes and complete personalized plans. Upon graduation, students will have completed a portfolio and receive a certificate and a comprehensive learning transcript.  

How to Apply:

Please forward a resume and cover letter to

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, August 23rd at 11:59 pm. Candidates will only be contacted if selected for an interview.

Training will be offered once all peer mentor jobs are filled. New peer mentors will be required to provide a criminal record and vulnerable sector check.