Adaptive P.E. Class Assistant

Los Altos, Santa Clara County / Los Altos Hills, Santa Clara County
May 02, 2014

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Adaptive P.E. Class Assistant

Announcement #:
Campus: De Anza College
Required Documents: Resume
Number of Working Months: ADO
Salary: $16.70 per hour
Close Date: 5/23/14
Employment Duration: Part-Time

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the classified-hourly position above.

De Anza Mission Statement
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college’s Institutional Core Competencies:
• Communication and expression
• Information literacy
• Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
• Global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
• Critical thinking

Position reports to the Supervisor, Disability Support Programs & Services at De Anza College. Eleven (11) month or Academic Days Only (ADO) assignment. Monday through Friday, times to be determined based on class schedule and enrollment. Hours and schedule will vary from quarter to quarter; not to exceed eighteen (18) hours per week.

• Assist students with disabilities with their personalized exercise program.
• Participate in periodic in-service trainings and apply learned skills.
• Assist in the proper set-up and takedown of adapted equipment.
• Assist instructors with the design of course materials.
• Assist in the proper operation and maintenance of adapted exercise equipment.
• Notify the classroom instructor or the Adapted Physical Education (APE) Specialist of any medical symptoms arising with enrolled students.
• Assist in maintaining accurate and timely records.


Knowledge of:
• Record-keeping techniques.
• Oral and written communication skills.
• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
• Basic swimming techniques.

Ability to:
• Demonstrate commitment to the increased understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for all cultural groups, women, and the disabled.
• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
• Perform semi-skilled tasks in assigned work area with minimal training.
• Work with some independence under general supervision.
• Lift supplies and objects required of specific job assignments.
• Demonstrate basic swimming techniques.


• Office/classroom environment.
• Outdoor environment.

Physical Abilities:
• Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations.
• Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
• Seeing to read a variety of materials.
• Ability to lift up to fifty pounds.

• Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
• Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school graduate, enrollment in De Anza College’s Massage Therapy or similar program, or satisfactory work or educational experience in Community College Adapted Physical Education or related field AND one year successful experience working as an exercise assistant in a Community College Adapted Physical Educational Program or demonstrated ability to perform required tasks and skills of an intermediated/advanced nature.

• A District on-line application on
*In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
• A cover letter addressing the preferred qualifications for the position.
• A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date.

$16.70 (per hour); Salary Grade: C2-30
Position: Part-Time, Permanent, Academic Day Only (ADO)
Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. All interviewing costs incurred by applicant are the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:
Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
(650) 949-6217