Instructional Assistant (Disability Support Services)

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Position Definition

To perform a wide variety of responsible instructional assistance and support tasks in accordance with assignments and directions from a classroom instructor or other academic personnel.

Position Title
Instructional Assistant (Disability Support Services)

Diablo Valley College

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Examples of Duties/Essential Functions

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Assists in the administration of classroom and laboratory assignments, exercises, and tests under the direction of an instructor or other academic personnel.
Supports discipline or department with specific subject matter knowledge with some level of autonomy.
Monitors individual progress of students and discusses problems and improvements with instructor.
Provides students with assistance and training in the operation of various laboratory and classroom equipment, materials, and/or machinery.
Advises students on improved study methods; explains concepts, principles and terminology to students as needed.
Prepares, operates, and maintains laboratory testing and instructional equipment and supplies; may operate computers.
Orients students and new faculty on the procedures used and equipment available within a learning laboratory facility.
Assists in the administration and scoring of tests, examinations, and practical demonstrations.
Develops and maintains administrative documents, records, logs, files, and statistical information as assigned.
Makes referrals to remedial or tutorial programs as necessary.
Assists in the preparation of instructional materials and study aids to be used by students or faculty in classroom, laboratory and individual study situations.
Issues instructional materials and equipment to students; maintains inventory of supplies and equipment used; assists in procuring new or replacement materials as necessary.
Provides cashiering services, including billing, collections, deposits, reconciliations and other activities.
Maintains attendance and enrollment records of assigned class or laboratory.
May be required to plan, coordinate and schedule events, activities, shows, displays and related demonstrations.
Assists with the development and monitoring of the budget.
Suggests appropriate learning materials to be used by students, in accordance with instructor's approval.
Provides basic tutoring in subject area.
May select, train and supervise student assistants.
Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience
Two (2) years of work experience instructing, tutoring or assisting in the instruction of adult students in assigned subject area or discipline.

Possession of an Associate degree from an accredited college with major in assigned subject area or discipline, or the equivalent.

Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of
Knowledge of:
Principles, practices, and applications of subject matter or discipline to which assigned.
Principles, methods, and procedures of tutoring and providing learning opportunities to students.
Administration, scoring, and interpretation of exams and practical demonstrations in the assigned subject matter area or discipline.
Modern office and laboratory equipment used in an educational setting.
Methods and procedures used in standard record keeping and statistical compilation.
Classroom and laboratory procedures and rules of conduct.
Cash handling procedures, including counting large sums of money.
State, federal and local regulations affecting the practice of assigned discipline/area.
Safety procedures related to equipment and tools.

Minimum Qualification-Ability To
Skill/Ability to:
Perform a variety of instructional assistance and support functions within a specific subject matter area or discipline.
Monitor student progress and identify problem areas and areas of relative learning progress.
Learn to prepare, operate, maintain, and demonstrate classroom and laboratory equipment and materials.
Prepare and maintain accurate and up-to-date records, files, and other documentation.
Operate and troubleshoot standard office equipment and perform clerical work of average difficulty.
Communicate classroom or laboratory procedures to students and new faculty.
Calculate and score written and practical exams.
Work with a significant degree of independence and judgment.
Organize work and set priorities.
Supervise and train student assistants as assigned.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required work duties.
Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio- economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and with all individuals encountered in the performance of required duties.

Desirable Qualifications
Experience teaching adults with disabilities
Ability to assist students in prealgebra/algebra/statistics and/or college English
Strong oral communications skills
Ability to respond to questions with tact and courtesy
Sensitivity to student equity and diverse populations

Special Instructions to Applicants
Employees will be assisting students with disabilities during college English and math courses. Experience tutoring adults who have disabilities is preferred.

Open Until Filled

The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.





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Posted: 10/7/2018
Application Due: 12/6/2018
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