Instructional Assistant I - Stroke and Disability Learning Center (SDLC) - EXTENDED

Employment Opportunity

Are you interested in creating an amazing educational environment for students who are part of an equity driven community? Staff at Cabrillo College support quality programs and services to students that promote their diverse and evolving needs as they progress toward their individual educational goals. Come join us in our vision to improve the world, one student at a time!

This part-time (40%) 8-months per year, Instructional Assistant performs a variety of standard to difficult duties including instructional program support, tutoring and administrative activities in support of the Stroke and Disability Learning Center (SDLC).

NOTE: This is an eight (8) month per year position scheduled to start August 2021.

The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 11,400 students per term, of which 44% are LatinX, 5% multi-ethnic, 2.75% Asian, 1.25% African-American, 1% Filipino, 0.25% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 0.18% Pacific Islander as of Fall 2019. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.

As a classified staff member at Cabrillo College, you will join a vibrant community of professionals and educators working together to provide a positive educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives.

Examples of Duties

  • Assists students with disabilities during the performance of instructional activities in the computer lab and with language, memory, writing and speech activities
  • Prepares, compiles, collates, maintains, updates and disseminates instructional materials in accordance with instructors' directions
  • Develops and presents learning materials and instructional exercises to individuals and groups of students with brain injuries, language and cognitive deficits and other disabled students
  • Tutors disabled students individually and/or in small groups to reinforce class material taught in the SDLC while keeping abreast of SDLC program changes; may provide bilingual services to limited English speaking students
  • Assists disabled students safely throughout the program, including meal assistance and transition between activities such as assisted walking, lifting and wheelchair transferring
  • Coordinates materials, equipment, facilities and supplies for classes and student activities such as student club events
  • Sets up, installs, maintains and services equipment, materials and supplies used in classes, laboratories, workshops and supplemental tutoring sessions
  • Trains students and others in the safe use of specialized equipment, computer hardware and software, and procedures and processes
  • Administers and keeps records of assignments; may scores tests and examinations
  • Answers students' questions and advises regarding SDLC program and class assignments; including referrals to appropriate SDLC instructors
  • Assists in completing and processing various forms, certificates and other documents
  • Maintains physical environment and condition of SDLC and its equipment
  • Schedules student appointments, tests, meetings and facilities
  • Maintains student records; keeps other detailed records such as budget, financial and attendance records
  • Maintains an inventory of and requisitions supplies and equipment
  • Maintains the security of special, technical or hazardous supplies and equipment
  • Operates standard office equipment and instructional media
  • Prepares periodic and special reports
  • Attends to a variety of office administrative details such as arranging for the repair of equipment, transmitting information and keeping reference materials up to date
  • Directs the work of volunteers and student interns and provides instruction in work procedures
  • May conduct workshops, orientations, activities and meetings
  • Performs related duties as required or assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience :

  • Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation, of community college students, faculty and staff, AND
  • Equivalent to completion of two (2) years of college with college level, lower division * coursework in special education, speech therapy, adaptive technologies or a closely related field *(transfer-level, sophomore or above) which will provide the knowledge and skills to support the SDLC program and AND
  • Two (2) years of experience in either educational support work which has included interaction with students in a classroom, tutorial or adaptive computer setting, or work in special education or speech therapy, especially with students with disabilities.

Please note : Additional experience that would provide the required subject matter expertise as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis and/or additional education may be substituted for the experience on a year-for-year basis.

Knowledge of :

  • Subject matter
  • Effective instructional techniques
  • Principles, theories, practices, methods and equipment related to disabled students such as students with mobility limitations and communication disorders
  • Effective tutoring methods for students with diverse learning needs
  • Health and safety practices related to individuals with disabilities
  • Standard office practices and procedures including filing and the operation of office equipment, including computers, standard software and Internet use
  • Detailed recordkeeping and budget tracking
  • Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation

Skill in :

  • Safely operating, maintaining and demonstrating the use of specialized equipment, supplies and materials
  • Applying and effectively explaining instructional methods and procedures in a manner that can be understood by individuals exhibiting mobility limitations and communication disorders and other disabilities
  • Keeping abreast of SDLC program changes
  • Reading, understanding and presenting course materials to students
  • Coordinating multiple projects and meeting deadlines
  • Maintaining accurate records, files and databases
  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and similar written materials
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships, including those from diverse backgrounds
  • Understanding and following oral and written instructions
  • Operating a computer to enter, edit and retrieve data and generate reports
  • Learning new software as required for duties as outline above
  • Maintaining a professional, calm demeanor in emergencies
  • Demonstrating flexibility, patience and compassion with those contacted in the course of work
  • Effectively operating and maintaining an orderly instructional environment

Other Minimum Requirements :

  • Must possess sufficient strength and stamina in order to safely assist disabled students with walking, lifting and wheelchair transferring
  • Ability to safely support weight of up to 100 pounds
  • Specified positions may require possession of and ability to maintain a valid California driver's license and a safe driving record during the course of employment
  • Specified positions may require bilingual skills in Spanish/English or other languages
  • Specified positions may require registration, licensure or certification related to the assigned instructional program area
  • Must be willing to work at various campus sites

Desirable :

  • Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) certificate
  • Experience providing effective methods for tutoring students with diverse disabilities and learning needs

Additional Information

Starting Salary Range: $1,323 to $1,458 per month; maximum initial salary step placement on the classified salary schedule is step 3.

This is a part-time (40%) assignment, 16 hours per week, 8 months per year. Monday and Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., and Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Position scheduled to begin in August, 2021, pending continued categorical funding and Governing Board ratification. Salary is subject to proration based on beginning date of assignment.

Application Process:

  1. Completed application
  2. Resume
  3. Answer Supplemental Questions
  4. Attach one of the following:
    • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended showing degree(s) conferred (copies, photos, and downloads are acceptable). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency at the applicant’s expense – click here for more information OR
    • Experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis. Applicant must provide written evidence that proves additional experience is equivalent for purposes of substitution.
This part-time assignment is not eligible for insurance-related benefits or PERS retirement benefits.

Please note : All application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date indicated above.

Attention Applicants
Only completed applications with the above required documents will be reviewed by the committee. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be reviewed. Remove personally identifiable information such as personal photos, social security number, birth date, age, and gender from your application materials. Expenses related to the recruitment process are the responsibility of the applicant. Cabrillo is unable to sponsor work visas. A position eligibility pool may be established in order to fill other full-time, part-time, or substitute assignments as needs arise.

Selection Procedure

A search committee will review and invite applicants for an interview. Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an interview. A written performance exercise and/or presentation may be a part of the interview, and finalists may be invited to return for a second interview. All notifications will be via email, and can also be accessed through your application profile.

Conditions of Employment
Selected candidates given a conditional offer of employment are required to submit tuberculosis screening clearance results, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and present their Social Security card upon hire (for payroll purposes).

EEO Statement
Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Human Resources at

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