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Bilingual Academic Support Coach

McHenry County College

Last Updated: 9/14/22

Job Description

Provide ongoing, individual support and tutoring to students who are English Language Learners, have disabilities, and/or face other barriers to education. Develop programming for these students to improve critical skills for their academic, personal, and social success. Connect students to resources that meet their specific needs, provide advocacy, and help in working with faculty and staff and in navigating the campus community., and encourage the development of student coping skills, resiliency, self-advocacy, and language skills.


  • Provide ongoing case management, follow-up, and support to students who are English Language Learners, have disabilities, and/or face other barriers to education
  • Mentor students through intentional relationships, monitor student progress toward goals, and guide students as they become stronger self-advocates
  • Engage with students to help improve skills such as time management, note-taking, concentration, test-preparation, and productivity; help students develop their own personal learning strategies
  • Coach students for improved management of the challenges that interfere with their ability to be successful academically, personally, and socially (e.g. problem solving or self-regulation)
  • Assist English Language Learners in improving their language skills in order to increase their understanding of course materials and content
  • Connect English Language Learners with College and community resources to help improve their language skills and increase their understanding of course materials and content
  • Create programs and workshops that enhance the leadership, self-advocacy, and interpersonal skills of students
  • Work collaboratively with other departments on campus to create opportunities for educational training and programming to create an inclusive and accessible campus environment for students
  • Develop, in collaboration with other College departments, learning resources and tools to support students’ academic success
  • Work with academic and student affairs departments in providing appropriate referrals for the overall success of students
  • Assist with providing appropriate accommodations and services for students with disabilities
  • Develop appropriate education plans for students in alignment with their goals and advise students on selection of courses, in collaboration with the Academic Advising office
  • Assist with facilitating orientation activities for new students by presenting College information and guiding students
  • Maintain appropriate, accurate records and case notes in a timely manner
  • Assume additional duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

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Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States