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Work-Study

About the Program

Federal Work-Study (FWS) gives students the opportunity to earn money by working part-time during the school year and possibly the summer if funding remains.  Work-study is a form of financial aid for students who meet certain eligibility requirements.  Being awarded work study can make a student eligible for jobs on and off campus.  FWS is a responsibility to be taken seriously; students are assisting the college or off-campus employers in their daily operations.  FWS is an excellent way to earn money while gaining valuable work experience.

Students can work up to twenty (20) hours per week (based on their student budget and unmet need).  Most students’ awards allow for 10-20 hours per week.  Students earn $8.50 per hour and are paid on the 15th and 30th of each month by direct deposit.

Benefits of the Program

  • Enhance your employment skills
  • Explore possible career opportunities
  • Meet a new set of contacts who can become valuable references for future employment
  • Studies have shown that students participating in FWS Programs improve their time management skills, are more actively involved in campus activities, and generally perform better in their studies.

Types of Jobs

  • On-campus: Working in student service offices, labs, building maintenance and various other campus departments.
  • Off-campus: Working in local elementary schools (tutoring in reading and math), as well as various community service positions.
Work Study Jobs
Department Location Duties & Responsibilities Qualifications Purpose/role in organization
Assessment Center Somerset North Campus, Strunk Building, Room 101
  • Answering phone
  • Assisting students registering for tests
  • Inputting data
  • Setting some exams
  • Assisting students with registering for exams
  • Basic computer skills
  • Communications skills
  • Work ethic skills (i.e. getting to work on time)
Testing Assistant
Computer Aided Drafting Somerset North Campus, Blakley Building, Room 115
  1. Assist with general lab operations
  2. Assist with 3D printing applications (if inexperienced, training will be provided to worker as needed)
  3. Open and close lab in my absence
  4. Assist with general paperwork and projects
  • Basic level of experience with computers
Lab Assistant
Disel Technology Somerset South Campus, Building 5
  1. Assist instructors
  2. Work in the lab
  3. Grade papers
    1. Assist with office work
Preferred qualifications is being a student of the program. Assist in day to day work within the program.
Financial Aid Somerset North Campus, Student Commons, Suite 104
  1. Assist Students with Financial Aid questions via phone and in a face-to-face office environment.
  2. Assist students in filling out their FAFSA & student self-service account.
  3. Assist with organizing, filing, and shredding of Financial Aid documents.
  4. Utilize Microsoft Office Word and Excel to assist with duties assigned by Financial Aid supervisor.
  5. Assist students during bookstore charge periods.
  6. Assist with the labeling and mailing of financial aid related documentation.
  7. Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  1. Good written and oral communication skills.
  2. Ability to multitask.
  3. Ability to handle a fast paced office environment.
  4. Basic computer skills including basic knowledge of PeopleSoft and Microsoft Word and Excel.
  5. Customer service experience.
  6. Good organizational skills.
  7. Experience with confidentiality.
The role of the financial aid office FWS is to assist the financial aid staff in effectively and efficiently helping students apply for, and receive their financial aid in order to pay for tuition, books, and other resources.
CARE Advising Center Somerset North Campus, Student Commons, Room 208
  1. Answer front desk phone, assist visitors and callers, schedule appointments, etc.
  2. Log appointments and walk-ins into AdvisorTrac.
  3. Maintain daily list of visitors/returned phone calls.
  4. Assist with clerical duties such as mail runs, campus errands, preparing CARE packets, etc.
  5. Assist CARE Advisors as needed.
  6. Maintain confidentiality of students and CARE
    advisors in the advisement process.
  7. Represent CARE in a professional manner.
  8. Maintain clean and organized work area.
  9. Maintain professional and neat personal appearance.
  10. Participate in professional development activities to enhance job duties either individually or at planned workshops.
  1. Good computer skills
  2. Able to use/learn different computer software
  3. Good people skills in dealing with the public
  4. Good communication skills
  5. Good work ethic   
Support CARE staff by assisting students, in person and on phone, at the Front Desk of Center for Advising, Retention and Engagement.
Fitness Center Student Commons, Basement
  1. Verify Student workouts
  2. Supervise center and rec area
  3. Answer phone
  4. Clean equipment
  5. Duties as assigned
  1. Responsible
  2. Some fitness knowledge helpful
 
Health Sciences Division-Lab Somerset North Campus, Blakley Building, Room 328 & 328A
  1. Wash test tubes and other glassware.
  2. Fill stain bottles.
  3. Autoclave waste
  4. General lab cleanup
  5. Assist with making media for the microbiology classes
Willingness to work Support of MLT and Microbiology lab classes
IT Somerset South Campus, Building 2, Room 225
  1. Basic computer repair and troubleshooting.
  2. Inputting work tickets.
  3. Computer prep and reload.
A technical background preferred. Assist IT with day-to-day operations.
Hopkins Elementary School, Library Media Center  210 May Street, Somerset, KY 42501

Shelving books (non-fiction/fiction)

  1. Be Trained to use Circulation program
  2. (Check-In & Out) Destiny Program
  3. Assist with classes during activities and check-out (i.e., keeping K-1st on reading rug during read-aloud)
  4. Be trained to look up (locate) books using Destiny program
  5. Assist/tutor students with reading
  1. Basic computer skills (mouse, keyboard)
  2. Willing to learn to use Destiny program (very simple and basic skills)
  3. Shelf books in alphabetical or numeric order
  4. Positive attitude
  5. Build positive rapport with students

Assist in keeping books shelved for circulation

Assist students in finding a book that fits their needs

Maintenance & Operations Somerset North Campus
  1. Clean buildings
  2. Pick up trash
  3. Pull weeds
  4. Mow grass
Willing to work

 

Maintenance & Operations Somerset South Campus
  1. Gather trash in building and outside
  2. Sweep classrooms and halls
  3. Vacuum
  4. Clean restrooms
  5. Use weed eater, edger, blower etc.
Good work ethic and attitude

 

Mathematics & Natural Sciences-Lab Somerset North Campus, Cooper Building, Room 114A
  1. Assist with cleaning/organizing of labs.
  2. Washing glass ware.
  3. Assist with performing inventory.
  4. Data entry of various information.
  5. Assist Instructors with various activities.
Chemistry/Biology preferred but not required.

Provide assistance to Instructional Specialist and Instructors as deemed needed.

Operations Somerset North Campus, Blakley Bldg. Room 101B
  1. File papers
  2. Sort and arranging Keys
  3. Making changes to online key system
  4. other duties as assigned
Excellent organizational and computer skills

 

Recruiting Somerset North Campus, Student Commons, Room 112
  1. Lead tours
  2. Data entry
  3. Clerical
  4. Other duties
Friendly, outgoing, Excel experience preferred

 

Somerset Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce 445 S Hwy 27, Suite 101, Somerset, KY 42501 (1) Staff the Chamber office during regular office hours. (2) Maintain the office so that it presents a positive for the Chamber office. (3) Answer telephone and assist staff in replying to inquiries made by persons calling the Chamber office. (4) Respond to inquiries for recommendations of area businesses, restaurants or hotels, by recommending Chamber members. (5) Monitor the Chamber's voicemail and email. (6) Provide assistance and support to the Board of Directors and Chamber membership; this may include communication, meeting set up, problem solving and project planning. (7) Monitor and maintain the supply of printed material available for distribution. (8) Monitor various regional websites to provide the Chamber with information on upcoming community events. (9) Attend various Chamber functions including but not limited to; monthly luncheons, breakfast series events, ribbon cuttings etc. (when time allows).  

 

Student Records Somerset North Campus, Student Commons, Room 101A
  1. Scanning
  2. Copying
  3. Shredding 
  4. Data entry and data entry checking
  5. Other duties as assigned
  1. Computer skills
  2. Detailed data entry and checking

 

University Center of Southern Kentucky Somerset North Campus, Student Commons, Room 210
  1. Serve as receptionist/keep log of student visits.
  2. Answer phone.
  3. Use computer to make signs to post in Center.
  4. Use printer/copier.
  5. Keep college representatives schedules and inform students of those schedules.
  1. Friendly
  2. Outgoing
  3. Responsible

Keep Transfer Center running smoothly.

Cultural Diversity  
  1. Organization of department files, including filing materials as needed
  2. Data entry of attendance info from DC events and activities
  3. Tabulating attendance results for report preparation
  4. Copying materials needed for anticipated CD events
  5. Posting of flyers and posters for CD events
  6. Assisting with preparation of department activities and events
Competent use of computer, ability to alphabetize and prepare folders for filing, ability to count for report preparation, ability to get along with all kinds of people.

To assist with the organization of the Cultural Diversity office and to assist with preparation for and results from various department activities and events.

Learning Commons, Service Desk Somerset North Campus, Strunk Building (1) Greet and assist patrons, as needed. (2) Process new materials (cover and label). (3) Shelve materials. (4) Retrieve mail from mail room. (5) Perform general circulation duties (check-in and check-out materials). (6) Direct students to tutors. (7) Keep computers/computer desks tidy (may involve cleaning keyboards, monitors, and mice). (8) Straighten furniture and neaten public areas. (9) Stock printers with paper. (10) Photocopying, as needed. (11) Assist with events. (12) Assist with displays and promotional materials. (13) Other duties, as assigned. (1) Strong customer service orientation. (2) Willingness to perform both clerical and light manual labor. (3) Ability to maintain patience, courtesy, and tact when dealing with difficult people and situations. (4) Interest in books/libraries/reading preferred but not required. 

 

Maintenance and Operations Openings at all Locations
  1. Primarily sanitizing classroom, labs and offices
  2. Sanitizing touch surfaces, door handles, vending machine touch pads, copy machine touch pads, etc.
Minimal qualifications required.  Training, Supplies, and PPE will be provided.

 

Administration - Visitor Check In Station Somerset North Campus

Greet incoming visitors

  1. Take temperatures of visitors
  2. Make sure all visitors fill out Health Questionnaires
  3. Notify SCC employees that visitors wants to see.
  4. Monitor people coming in to ensure they are wearing their mask.
  5. Provide Breaks for other check-in attendants.
  6. Must be able to work either 7:45am – 12:30pm or 12:30pm to 5:15pm. Day of week available is optional.
Comfortable in working with the public

 

Accessibility Services Office Somerset North Campus
  1. Scanning, filing, shredding confidential documents.
  2. Organize electronic student file database as needed under direction of Coordinator.
  3. Produce copies, information packets, materials as requested by Coordinator.
  4. Assist Coordinator (as needed) with applicable Accessibility Services Office events and/or initiatives.
  5. Always Uphold FERPA Confidentiality guidelines.
Proficient: Microsoft Office and basic computer literacy skills, organizational skills, professional communication skills.

 

Workforce Solutions South Campus Building #3
  1. Answering phone calls and responding to voicemails and emails regarding upcoming classes. 
  2. Mailing or emailing applications to students.
  3. Creating classes in CampusCE.
  4. Create, maintain, and close out class folders.
  5. Filing student records.
  6. Invoicing students for non-credit classes.
  7. Verifying students in PeopleSoft
Need to have strong interpersonal skills for interaction with the public. Need to have strong computing skills/aptitude to learn new programs. 

 

Automotive Technology Somerset South Campus Building #1
  1. Grade Papers
  2. Clean classroom and lab area
  3. General office duties.
  4. Assist in preparation of lab assignments.
  5. Assist in maintenance of lab equipment
A minimum grade point average of 2.0.  A willingness to work, and be willing to interact with others when needed. Some experience with performing mechanical repair and maintenance.

 

Laurel County Openings
Department Location Duties & Responsibilities Qualifications
Cosmetology Laurel South Campus, Room 202
  1. Filing Papers
  2. Answering Phone
  3. Re-Stocking Supplies
  4. Clerical Duties
Good communications skills and able to put supplies on a shelf.
Financial Aid Laurel North Campus, Building 3, Suite 112
  1. Assist Students with Financial Aid questions via phone and in a face-to-face office environment.
  2. Assist students in filling out their 2015-2016 FAFSA.
  3. Assist with organizing, filing, and shredding of Financial Aid documents.
  4. Utilize Microsoft Office Word and Excel to assist with duties assigned by Financial Aid supervisor.
  5. Assist students during bookstore charge periods.
  6. Assist with the labeling and mailing of financial aid related documentation.
  7. Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  1. Good written and oral communication skills.
  2. Ability to multitask. 
  3. Ability to handle a fast paced office environment.
  4. Basic computer skills including basic knowledge of PeopleSoft and Microsoft Word and Excel. 
  5. Customer service experience. 
  6. Good organizational skills.
  7. Experience with confidentiality.

 

Fitness Center Laurel North Campus, Building 2
  1. Verify student workouts
  2. Supervise center and rec area
  3. Answer phone
  4. Clean equipment
  5. Duties as assigned
  1. Responsible
  2. Some fitness knowledge helpful

 

Health Sciences Laurel North Campus, Building 3, Room 214
  1. Answer phones.
  2. Mail collection and distribution.
  3. Make copies and send faxes.
  4. Maintain Health Sciences “Information Display”. 
  5. Filing.
 
Learning Commons, Assistant Laurel North Campus, Building 2, Room 125
  1. Answer phones for directional questions.
  2. Assist students with directional questions and provide general computer assistance.
  3. Assist the librarian with tasks needed for the Learning Commons.
  4. Assist with keeping the Learning Commons neat and orderly.
  5. Other duties as assigned.
  1. 3.0 GPA or higher
  2. Reliable
  3. Trustworthy
  4. Can follow directions

 

Learning Commons, English Tutor Laurel North Campus, Building 2, Room 125
  1. Provide assistance for other students in English face-to-face.
  2. Answer phones and any email questions regarding English assignments.
  3. Provide workshops to assist students with English skills
  4. Assist with keeping the Learning Commons neat and orderly.
  5. Other duties as assigned.
A’s in English, up to ENG 102 or higher
Learning Commons, Math Tutor Laurel North Campus, Building 2, Room 125
  1. Provide assistance for other students in math face-to-face.
  2. Answer phones and any email questions regarding math problems or assignments
  3. Provide study sessions and review sessions for finals and midterms.
  4. Assist with keeping the Learning Commons neat and orderly.
  5. Other duties as assigned.
A’s in math, up to Math 150 or higher
Maintenance & Operations Laurel North Campus
  1. Clean Restrooms
  2. Sweep & Mop floors
  3. Vacuum & Clean windows
  4. Pick up trash
  5. Dust 
  6. Take out Trash
  7. Mow and Weed eat
  1. Cleaning experience or Maintenance experience
  2. Willing to Learn and clean 

 

Maintenance & Operations Laurel South Campus
  1. Cleaning Class rooms, desk, chairs, white boards, restrooms 
  2. Floor care, Sweeping, moping, burnishing, waxing (operating floor equipment)
  3. Grounds care, Mowing, trimming, picking up trash etc. (operate lawn equipment)
  4. Material handling stocking and restocking supplies
  5. Shampooing carpets, vacuuming carpet/rugs.
 
Student Affairs Laurel North Campus, Building 3, Room 112
  1. Provide information to prospective students.
  2. Help with student applications.
  3. Help with on-base scanning. 
  4. Check on status of student’s service indicators.
  5. Provide a friendly atmosphere.
General office knowledge
Testing Center Laurel North Campus, Building 1, Rooms 153, 155, & 156
  1. Proctoring
  2. Data Entry
  3. Answering phones
  4. Filing
  5. Other office duties as needed
 
Maintenance and Operations Openings at all Locations
  1. Primarily sanitizing classroom, labs and offices
  2. Sanitizing touch surfaces, door handles, vending machine touch pads, copy machine touch pads, etc.
Minimal qualifications required. Training, Supplies, and PPE will be provided.
Administration - Visitor Check In Station Laurel North Campus
  1. Greet incoming visitors
  2. Take temperatures of visitors
  3. Make sure all visitors fill out Health Questionnaires
  4. Notify SCC employees that visitors wants to see.
  5. Monitor people coming in to ensure they are wearing their mask.
  6. Provide Breaks for other check-in attendants.
  7. Must be able to work either 7:45am – 12:30pm or 12:30pm to 5:15pm. Day of week available is optional.
Comfortable in working with the public

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Federal Work-study Program students must…

  • Be enrolled in at least 6 hours a semester
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • Declare a major (undecided majors are not eligible)
  • Meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and Maximum Time Frame (MTF) requirements each semester
  • Have a completed FAFSA on file
  • Have enough unmet need remaining in your budget for the current year (it may be necessary to decline loans).

Kentucky State Law requires state and national pre-employment background checks as a condition of employment.

If you’re interested in employment with the Federal Work Study Program please fill out an application.  Once your application is received you’ll be notified of your eligibility by your KCTCS email within five business days.

Email: scc_fws@kctcs.edu