Disabled Student Services Assistant
Santa Monica College - Santa Monica, CA

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This is an Open Competitive recruitment

In addition to the stated salary, there is an additional 5% paid for variable scheduling

An Eligiblity List is currently being established to fill permanent part-time, 11 months per year, vacancies in the Disabled Students Center. The days and hours vary based upon the assignment. This list will also be utilized to fill any vacancies that may occur during the one-year life of the Eligibility List, which may include temporary positions.

Under general supervision from the Dean of Student Services, performs a variety of support services to assist students with disabilities.

Selection process: All qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process, which will consist of a performance test (Qualifying) and a Qualifications Appraisal Interview (worth 100% for placement on the eligibility list). The Qualifications Appraisal Interview may include a demonstration of skills. Candidates must be successful on each test part to continue in the selection process. Candidates must be successful on all test parts with a 70.0 or higher for their name to be placed on the eligibility list. Santa Monica College reserves the right to modify the above stated examination components and/or weights. Should this be necessary, candidates will be notified of the specific examination components and weights prior to the administration of any test part.

Veteran's Preference: This position is eligible for Veteran's Preference. See supplemental information for details.

Work Authorization: In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Santa Monica College requires that all new employees provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.

Applications for this position will be accepted on a continuous basis and testing will be scheduled periodically.

Examples of Duties:

This position provides support services to assist students with disabilities.

Assists in note taking in specific classes.

Assists a student with limited mobility during classroom activities, such as scribing in-class assignments, adjusting equipment, and providing access to books.

Proctors exams and works in the proctor room.

Reads classroom materials to students.

Performs other related duties as requested or assigned.

When assigned to assist Alternate Media Specialist:

Captions videos.

Scans books and handouts.

Uses copy machine to enlarge printed material.

Assists in providing printed material in alternate media for use by students with disabilities.

Examples of essential duties are descriptive and not restrictive in nature, and are generally listed in descending order of importance.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education Requirement:
A high-school diploma or equivalent. College-level English skills (completion of English 1 or equivalent preferred).

Supplemental Information:

MERIT SYSTEM: Santa Monica College is a merit system employer committed to the following principles: 1) Hiring and promoting employees on the basis of ability through competitive selection; 2) Fair compensation on the basis of like pay for like work; 3) Retaining employees on the basis of performance 4) Training for high quality performance; 5) Assuring fair treatment of employees without illegal discrimination; 6) protecting employees against political coercion; and 7) Providing for due process in the event of disciplinary action
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Official application forms and related materials must be fully and correctly completed for each examination. A separate application must be submitted for each position Resumes may be submitted for any position, but will not be accepted in lieu of a District application. The Personnel Commission may obtain confidential employment references from current and previous employers of participants in an examination. If you do not want your current employer contacted, indicate "NO," in the experience entry for your current employer. Within approximately two weeks after the closing date, applicants will be notified regarding the status of their application. Applicants requiring special application, testing, or interview arrangements due to a disability, should notify the Personnel Commission office at the time of application submission. The District does not return materials submitted.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Examinations may consist of a written or performance test, an evaluation of training and experience, an oral examination or interview, or other tests determined by the Personnel Commission office. Additional credit is added in entry-level examinations to the composite passing score of qualified veterans for war service (5 points) and disabled veterans (10 points) upon presentation of proof of veteran status at the time of application. Requests for reconsideration of questions contained in written examinations must be made in writing on the day the test is administered. Applicants selected for an oral interview will be notified in writing of the time and place of the interview. Interviews are conducted by a Qualification Appraisal Interview Panel. Travel costs related to the examination/interview will be borne by the applicant. Final test results are e-mailed or mailed within approximately 15 days after the examination/interview. Requests to review scores must be made during the five day review period following notification results.
ELIGIBILITY LIST: Candidates who attain a passing score on each part of the examination will be placed in rank order on the Eligibility List. The Eligibility List is available for review by exam candidates for a five-day review period following notification. Unless otherwise indicated, Eligibility Lists are established for a period of one year. Eligible's names will remain on the List until they are hired, decline three interview opportunities, or make themselves unavailable. Unless otherwise stated on the Job Bulletin , when a Promotional and Open-Competitive List is established, the Promotional List will be used first. Final selection will be made from the appropriate Re-employment or Transfer List, if any, and from the top three ranks of Eligibles that are "ready and willing" to accept the vacant position. It is the candidate's responsibility to notify the Personnel Commission office of any e-mail address, street address and/or phone number changes. Eligibles will be certified only for the locations and shifts they indicated on the availability statement completed at the interview. An eligible may change their availability by notifying the Personnel Commission office.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: All offers of employment are conditional, based upon successful completion of: 1) Fingerprinting/Conviction Clearance: State law requires that all employees be fingerprinted to check for, or verify, conviction records. All candidates with a conviction record for any offense, other than minor traffic violations, must file a Conviction Record Statement in the Personnel Commission Office. Conviction records will be fully investigated. A record of conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant, but failure to list all convictions may result in disqualification or dismissal; 2) TB Test: All persons selected must successfully pass a tuberculin skin test or chest x-ray; 3) Eligibility to Work: Upon hire, each new employee must complete an I-9Form and present supporting documents establishing proof of identity and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act .
PROBATION PERIOD: Permanent Classified Employees, other than management, law enforcement, and confidential personnel, become permanent upon successful completion of six months (130 days) of work.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Beginning Salary: Based upon training and experience that is directly related to their classification that exceed the minimum qualifications, new permanent Classified Employees may request higher salary placement. The maximum initial placement is on Step 3 of the salary schedule. Advanced salary placement must be request at the time of hire and is subject to verification of qualifying training and experience. Vacation and Sick Leave: Regular non-management employees receive vacation and sick leave at the rate of one day per month each. Vacation is increased after 4, 8, and 12 years of employment to a maximum of 22 days per year. Longevity increments of 5% are granted at the completion of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years of service. Holidays: Employees receive 17 paid holidays per year. Benefits: Permanent full-time employees receive fully paid medical, dental, and vision-care coverage. Benefits for permanent part-time employees are prorated according to the number of hours worked per week.
CSEA UNION MEMBERSHIP: New permanent Classified Employees are required to either join the California School Employees Association (CSEA), Chapter 36 or pay a service fee as provided for in the CSEA/District contract. New employees requesting a religious exemption are required to pay an equal amount to an approved charitable organization in lieu of a service fee.

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