Alternate Media / Instructional Support Assistant - West Valley-Mission Community College District in Saratoga California

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West Valley-Mission Community College District

Saratoga, California


United States
(FY15/16-121FT)

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Detailed Job Description

The Disability & Educational Support Program (DESP) is seeking a talented individual to fill the position of Alternate Media/Instructional Support Assistant.

West Valley College, though just minutes from the heart of the Silicon Valley, is in a beautiful park-like setting on 143 wooded acres. Our staff and faculty are among the most qualified in the state and our students appreciate the college for its friendly staff and supportive atmosphere.

Under direction of an assigned supervisor, produce alternate media such as Braille and large print materials, electronic text and closed-captioned videos. In addition, assist instructors or other academic staff assigned to DESP in providing instructional support to students with disabilities. Assist students in the development of compensating strategies and skills, including computer skills, as prescribed by the instructor, and in the use of adaptive equipment and alternate media.

Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.

Assignment

100% of full time, 37.5 hours per week, 11 months per year, with anticipated start date of February 17, 2016. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is a member of the West Valley-Mission Classified Employees Association (WVMCEA), Office, Technical & Business Services Employee Unit.

Work Location: West Valley College, Saratoga, CA.

PLEASE NOTE:
We have begun a district-wide classification study of all regular, non-faculty staff positions. A classification study is a process of studying, analyzing, and describing the nature and level of work performed by employees. This classification study will ultimately produce uniform job descriptions for every employee.

The classification study will also include a compensation study that will provide information on what other employers pay employees who are performing similar duties. The District will use this information to ensure that our employees are adequately compensated.

The classification study started in November 2014 and is expected to take approximately 12-18 months to complete. As a result of this study, it is possible for the job description and/or compensation to change in this position opening.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination equivalent to:
1. Education – An associate degree (two years of college with completion of general education requirements) with completion of course work in alternate media production, access technologies for the disabled, computer science, computer applications, digital media, education, education of students with disabilities or closely related disciplines;

AND

2. Experience – One year of experience in a position with major responsibilities in the areas of alternate media production, access technologies, instructional support or training, computer support or operations, digital media, education of individuals with disabilities or other closely related areas of employment;

AND

3. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

Note: Of the included education and experience, a combination equivalent to 12 units course work OR 6 months of work experience should be related to the computer skills required by this position.

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • File formats used in alternate media production.
  • Specialized equipment, hardware and software including Braille, closed captioning, optical character recognition (OCR) and voice recognition software.
  • Principles of alternate media related to accessibility for students with disabilities.
  • Operation and use of computer-aided instructional programs and adaptive technology software for students with disabilities.
  • Instructional strategies and methods for students with disabilities.
  • Correct English usage, spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Knowledge of basic computer software programs, especially word processing concepts.
  • Operation and maintenance of an instructional lab.
  • Record keeping methods.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Operation of microcomputers and peripheral equipment.
    Ability to:
  • Create documents, transcripts and closed captioned media utilizing specialized hardware and software.
  • Perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy and meet tight deadlines.
  • Work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Perform a variety of instructional assistance and support functions in an instructional laboratory or classroom environment.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Facilitate computer-aided learning activities and opportunities according to programs prescribed by the instructor.
  • Operate, demonstrate and maintain computer-assisted instructional materials for individuals with disabilities.
  • Operate and maintain office and audio-visual equipment.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly learning environment.
  • Understand the special needs of students with disabilities.
  • Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.
  • Sit and operate a computer for long periods of time.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position.

  • Produce information in alternate formats in a timely manner. As required, convert educational materials to alternate formats consistent with the needs of a student’s specific disability. Examples of such alternate formats are Braille, large print and audio format materials, electronic text and other media.
  • Adapt electronic instructional media in a timely manner. This would include the closed captioning of videos and / or multi-media materials.
  • Set-up and maintain a variety of adaptive equipment.
  • Support the installation, maintenance and use of instructional and adaptive software.
  • Serve as a resource for access technologies and alternate media.
  • Provide instructional support to individual and small groups of students with disabilities in accordance with courses of study prescribed by the instructor; reinforce concepts presented by academic staff.
  • Provide instructional support and guidance to students in a variety of subject areas; schedule and assist in the assessment of student progress.
  • Guide students in utilizing computer-aided learning programs and equipment; demonstrate the use of adapted technology and audio-visual media equipment and materials.
  • Operate and demonstrate the proper use of computers, peripheral equipment, various software programs, videocassette recorders, A-V equipment, copiers and other machines.
  • Duplicate, issue and inventory instructional materials and study aids for use by students, staff and instructors using the lab.
  • Under the supervision of specialists, administer portions of assessments to diagnose student ability to utilize adaptive software and computer-aided instruction and to benefit from academic instruction.
  • Prepare and maintain logs, files and records related to student progress, correspondence, assessment, student time sheets and equipment inventory and repair.
  • Respond to inquiries and answer questions regarding supportive learning assistance for students with disabilities.
  • Maintain a clean and safe learning environment in the classroom and instructional laboratory; open the classroom and set up equipment.
  • Prepare, duplicate and distribute handouts, assignments and other instructional materials; establish and maintain effective systems for circulation, processing and utilization of instructional media materials.
  • Train and supervise student workers; demonstrate the operation of equipment and methods and techniques used to assist students with disabilities.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • File formats used in alternate media production.
  • Specialized equipment, hardware and software including Braille, closed captioning, optical character recognition (OCR) and voice recognition software.
  • Principles of alternate media related to accessibility for students with disabilities.
  • Operation and use of computer-aided instructional programs and adaptive technology software for students with disabilities.
  • Instructional strategies and methods for students with disabilities.
  • Correct English usage, spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Knowledge of basic computer software programs, especially word processing concepts.
  • Operation and maintenance of an instructional lab.
  • Record keeping methods.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Operation of microcomputers and peripheral equipment.
    Ability to:
  • Create documents, transcripts and closed captioned media utilizing specialized hardware and software.
  • Perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy and meet tight deadlines.
  • Work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Perform a variety of instructional assistance and support functions in an instructional laboratory or classroom environment.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Facilitate computer-aided learning activities and opportunities according to programs prescribed by the instructor.
  • Operate, demonstrate and maintain computer-assisted instructional materials for individuals with disabilities.
  • Operate and maintain office and audio-visual equipment.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly learning environment.
  • Understand the special needs of students with disabilities.
  • Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.
  • Sit and operate a computer for long periods of time.

Salary and Benefits

  • Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,236–$4,614 monthly (WVMCEA Salary Schedule, Range 59, Steps A-C).
  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse, and/or dependents (prorated for employees working less than 12 months).
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Voluntary life insurance.
  • 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • 10 days vacation leave accrued annually; rate increases step-wise up to maximum 22 days vacation leave accrued annually. (prorated for employees working less than 12 months).
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually (prorated for employees working less than 12 months).
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Educational growth incentive program from $35 to $175 monthly.
  • $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
  • CalPERS retirement.
  • Position is union affiliated with required dues.
West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keyword Phrases

  • Alternate Media / Instructional Support Assistant
  • 2 Silicon Valley locations
  • student-centered learning environment
  • empowering diverse human capital
  • Academic Administration
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