(Full-time) Paraprofessional for Student Services (Academic Testing Center)
Description of Basic Functions and ResponsibilitiesOverview:The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River. Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.
Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.
Classified positions in the California Community College system offer a unique opportunity to contribute to the empowerment of our students seeking to improve their lives and communities. Our classified staff engage with a diverse employee and student populations, facilitating equitable outcomes for all by implementing and supporting our various employment and academic programs. As a classified staff member at Shasta College, you will join a vibrant community of professionals and educators working together to provide a positive, healthy educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives. A career in classified service at Shasta College offers a highly rewarding and enriching employment experience.
This position will be assigned to the Academic Testing Center.
DESCRIPTION OF BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:To provide highly responsible instructional support and paraprofessional functions involved in the organization, direction, coordination, and supervision of the learning services program for students within Student Services Programs; and to provide direct learning assistance services to students as appropriate to assignment. Employees in this classification receive limited supervision within a framework of standard policies and procedures. Employees in this classification train, schedule, coordinate, and supervise the work of student staff. This job class exercises responsibility for directing and overseeing the day-to-day activities, operations, and services of a learning service program for students with disabilities or other educational disadvantages. Positions assigned to this class exercise a high degree of independence and initiative requiring proven abilities in the academic, instructional, and/or vocational area(s) to which assigned. Specific tasks may vary depending upon the area to which assigned and do not require the immediate presence of certificated staff.
CLASSIFICATION: Range 35 on the current Classified Salary Schedule, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year. Work assignment hours are 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.
SUPERVISOR:Dean of Student Services or designee
BENEFITS: Holiday, vacation and sick time will be provided. Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalPERS Retirement and an employee assistance program (EAP).
Employees have the option to contribute to:
- Health Savings Account (HSA)
- 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
- Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts
- Disability Income Insurance
- Cancer Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Accident Only Insurance
- Critical Illness Insurance
- Provides learning assistance services to students with educational disadvantages in support of instructors and established instructional goals.
- Organizes, directs, coordinates, and supervises learning assistance services to students with educational disadvantages; providing students with auxiliary aides, special equipment, special manuals, and special environments.
- Trains, orients, assigns, supervises, and evaluates the work of student aides and/or clerical assistants.
- Recruits, interviews, and selects student tutors and/or clerical assistants.
- Provides direct assistance to students as appropriate to assignment such as individual or group instructional assistance, coordinating note-providers, disability management assistance, alternate media formats, and/or provision of assistive technology equipment and educational materials.
- Confers with instructional staff and/or counselors regarding student weaknesses and/or need for special services.
- Develops instructional aids, resources, and materials to meet student needs; oversees the use of library and/or other resource materials related to assigned functions.
- Monitors student progress and provides feedback to instructional staff and/or counselors regarding such progress.
- Maintains a variety of personnel information and records related to student staff; verifies time worked, student payroll information, and attendance.
- Establishes and maintains a variety of record keeping and filing systems related to program operations and student attendance, progress, test, results, etc.
- May assist in the development and administration of program-related budgets.
- Develops and implements a checkout/return system for a wide variety of educational materials and equipment; orders needed supplies, equipment, and materials, to include instructional software, following established procedures; maintains appropriate stock levels and inventory records of specialized materials and equipment.
- Facilitates timely updates/upgrades to educational support materials including software and technology devices.
- Proctor classroom exams/quizzes for students according to program-specific guidelines.
- Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence related to assigned operations.
- Performs other related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDSKnowledge of:
- Needs of students with educational disadvantages including disabilities.
- Principles, practices, and applications of student services program to which assigned.
- Principles, methods, and procedures of instructing and providing learning assistance to students with educational disadvantages.
- The proper use and operation of specialized equipment used by persons with communication and physical disabilities as appropriate to assignment.
- Record keeping methods and techniques.
- Learn District policies and procedures as applied to the Student Services program for students with educational disadvantages.
- Perform a variety of learning assistance functions in support of students with educational disadvantages.
- Monitor student progress and identify problem areas, areas of strength, and areas of learning progress.
- Prepare, operate, maintain, and demonstrate educational equipment and materials, including those used by persons with disabilities.
- Operate a variety of standard office equipment.
- Perform and delegate clerical work of varying difficulties.
- Effectively and tactfully communicate verbally and in writing.
- Understand and carry out a variety of verbal and written instructions independently.
- Respond to questions and inquiries with tact and courtesy.
- Work with a significant degree of independence and judgment.
- Organize work and set priorities.
- Supervise and/or train student assistants and/or other staff as assigned.
- Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
- A.A. degree or equivalent
- Two years of directly related work experience
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Online Application with Additional Preferred Materials to be attached to application:
- Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
- Current resume
- College transcripts (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)
- After application has been submitted, all application materials will be screened.
- Internal candidates must also submit all required materials to be considered.
- Candidate evaluations will not be considered.
- Reference letters from any member of the Hiring Committee or Board Members will not be considered.
- Interviews will be by invitation only.
- The District does not provide expense reimbursement for those invited to initial interviews.
- The District does not reimburse for new hire moving expenses.
New Classified Appointments will be placed at Step 1 on the Classified Salary Schedule and will graduate to the next step on July 1st if the hire date is on or before January 1, with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum fifth step.
Longevity pay in accordance with Section 8.8 of the Classified Employee Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.