Instructional Assistant/Inmate Education Program

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Instructional Assistant/Inmate Education Program #CL19-1326
Inmate Education/Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education/Centennial Education Center
Part Time Position/Bilingual Spanish

This position is categorically funded and contingent upon funding at the time of hire. Also, the position is located within the Santa Ana Jail facility and requires an extensive background check prior to offer of employment.

Up to 19 hours/week, 12 months/year

2018-2019 CSEA Salary Schedule
Grade PT-5 $17.85/hour, plus 2.5% Bilingual Stipend

Holidays, sick days, and vacation are earned in accordance with the CSEA contract. Starting Date: As soon as possible after the offer of employment.

Deadline to Apply: Friday, September 13, 2019, 5:00 PM

Under general supervision - assists credentialed instructor(s) by providing tutorial assistance and other instructional support services; performs related duties as required.

Provides tutorial assistance to individual and small groups of students; administers and scores tests or work samples to measure levels of achievement; maintains a proper learning environment; performs various clerical duties including recording attendance and performance, preparing and distributing teaching aids and instructional materials, filing; assists in setting up, organizing and maintaining equipment and supplies; may orient students on proper operation of relevant equipment; may assist in registration.

This class generally reports to the Assistant or Associate Deans but is under the direction of Teachers. This class works closely with students in the classroom.

A.A. degree with major in area assigned; or A.A. degree with two years work experience in related field; or above average successful completion of courses in related area and one year of work experience in related area; or any combination of training, experience, and a recommendation by the instructor/administrator and approval by their Dean. Knowledge of: principles of tutoring and assisting students at the college level; good written and oral English; record keeping, clerical and general office procedures; college classroom and learning procedures; content area and equipment of relevant course(s). Ability to work well with tutor and assist students; assist instructors in various paraprofessional and instructional-related services; learn and utilize a wide variety of assigned instructional materials; administer and score objective tests; perform clerical, filing and supportive duties; learn and operate office equipment; understand and follow oral and written instructions; maintain a proper learning environment; establish and maintain effective relationships with instructors, personnel and students; be sensitive to students from diverse backgrounds. Skills: some positions may require oral and written proficiency in a second language, as measured by biliteracy tests. Bilingual Spanish required.

Desirable Qualifications
• Bilingual/bi-literate in English and Spanish
• Flexible schedule preferred
• Experience with inmate education programs or correctional facility protocol
• Experience supporting HiSet/GED, Basic Skills, or ESL students
• Experience assisting students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and widely varying levels of proficiency
• A working knowledge of and experience with student learning outcomes and assessment

Selection Criteria
Application Screening

In addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interview:
• Educational experience (breadth and depth)
• Work experience (breadth and depth)
• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
• Bilingual ability in Spanish
• Demonstrated experience in working with diverse socio-economic communities
• Professional growth activities
• Specialized skills training
• Leadership skills

Based upon the information presented on the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and oral interview.

Applicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the date of the interview.
During the oral session, those selected for interviews will, in addition to the above, also be evaluated on the following factors:
• Oral communication skills
• Presentation
• Problem solving

A predetermined set of questions will be asked of all applicants interviewed. Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure correct evaluation of their qualifications. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants.

Method of Application
For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete the RSCCD application and upload all required documents online at by the specified closing date for the position. If you do not have a computer, there is a computer which can only access RSCCD employment website and scanner to upload application materials/documents (no USB) available at the Human Resources Department, 2323 North Broadway, Santa Ana, California, 92706, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Please upload the following application materials in the appropriate boxes with your online application by the closing date:
• Resume (Required)
• Unofficial transcripts showing that the minimum qualifications are met (Optional)
• Any additional supplemental materials (Optional)

Pre-Employment Requirements
Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide current verification of a negative TB test or chest x-ray, complete the district's fingerprinting process, and bring proof of their legal right to work in the United States. Cost of TB testing, fingerprinting and the fee for criminal record check will be paid for by the candidates.

The Rancho Santiago Community College District is an equal employment opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact the Human Resources Department for assistance.

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Posted: 8/21/2019
Application Due: 9/16/2019
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