Temporary - Reader/Scribe
Montgomery College is Maryland's premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success. We give employees the environment, tools, and opportunities they need to make a difference.
Temporary - Reader/Scribe
Job Description Summary
Montgomery College is a public, fully accredited, open admission institution. Led by President DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D., Montgomery College is dedicated to student success and widely recognized for the quality and scope of its academic programs. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? The faculty and staff of MC are integral to our continued excellence. We are looking for dedicated professionals for opportunities throughout the College.
Disability Support Services is seeking individuals to work as Readers/Scribes/Aides for students with disabilities in the classroom and testing environments. Qualified individuals will work on an as-needed basis, usually several weeks at a time, on weekends and in the evening, providing scribing, reading, and general aiding for students with documented disabilities on Montgomery College campuses or off-site locations for students in class and during tests.
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Reader: Reads the directions, questions, and answer choices to the student. May read back to student own answers. Readers do not interpret directions or questions nor do they explain answer choices. Readers should have general knowledge of subject area being taught for correct reading of materials.
- Scribe: Scribes assist students with the dexterity and physical mechanics of writing. Scribes are required to write down verbatim what is being dictated. The Scribe is responsible for using correct spelling of general words, but the student is responsible for spelling technical/vocabulary words and for placing punctuation. General knowledge of subject being taught. Knowledge requirements are intended to eliminate communication burdens between scribe and student. Student is responsible for ensuring that finished work is accurate and complete with no misquotes, misrepresentations or omissions.
- Aide: Students with mobility or dexterity disabilities may need class materials taken out of their backpack and replaced at the end of class. Aide duties are limited to class materials and specifically exclude food, drink, or other personal items.
AA degree and/or 6 months - 2 years' experience working with individuals with disabilities.
Effective written and oral communication skills and ease in relating to people from varying educational, cultural, and social backgrounds.
Clear and accurate hand writing or typing skills as required for the role of Scribe.
Ability to read aloud clearly, at a normal pace, with good pronunciation verbatim only the words in the material, without changing or adding words or otherwise influencing the student's understanding.
Ability to write verbatim only what the student is dictating.
Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.
As a condition of employment, the following is required at the time of hire:
- Successful completion of a background check
For disability- related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353 or send an email to:
[email protected] at least two weeks in advance.
Friday, September 28, 2018
Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace
For disability-related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353
or send an email to: [email protected]
Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting
equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.
About UsI am proud of the work of Montgomery College. It is a remarkable organization, focused on student excellence, equity, and inclusion. We are intentionally building a college that takes responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all of our students.
I am committed to hiring faculty, staff, and employees who embrace this vision-and who reflect the diversity of our college community. Our students come to us from more than 160 countries, joining a student body that reflects a changing America, rich in cultural and geographic difference. We are proud of our diversity and our excellence in academic affairs, student affairs, operations, and community advancement.
I am looking for bold, innovative, and courageous faculty and staff to join the outstanding employees of Montgomery College. Are you uncompromising in your focus on student success? Are you rigorous in your attention to equitable outcomes for all students? Do you embrace data, technology, and innovation? Can you stretch to meet the needs of today's and tomorrow's students?
We are truly a unique college. For 70 years, Montgomery College has been on the leading edge, and we intend to stay there. We believe deeply in the mission of community colleges, and we are committed to empowering our students to change their lives and to enrich the life of the community. We hold ourselves accountable for the results.
If any of this resonates with you, I welcome your consideration of the employment announcement below. Make your move-and I look forward to working with you at Montgomery College.
DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D.
President, Montgomery College