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Cabrillo College
  • Position Number: 1365305
  • Location: Aptos, CA
  • Position Type: Health - Physical Education & Kinesiology

Instructional Assistant-Adaptive Exercise & Fitness in the Stroke & Disability Learning Center (SDLC

Cabrillo College

Closing Date/Time: 1/21/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

Salary: See Position Description

Job Type: Hourly


Department: Adaptive Physical Education

Employment Opportunity

This classified hourly 40% (16 hours per week) Instructional Assistant performs a variety of standard to difficult instructional program support, tutoring, assistance with group activities, and administrative activities in support of the Stroke and Disability Learning Center (SDLC) program; performs related duties as required or assigned.

In addition, an Instructional Assistant position eligibility pool may be established in order to fill other classified hourly or substitute assignments as needs arise.

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 45.13% are LatinX, 5.26% multi-ethnic, 2.64% Asian, 1.25% African-American, 0.79% Filipino, 0.30% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 0.18% Pacific Islander as of Fall 2018. At Cabrillo, 56.66% of students are students of color and 54.91% are economically disadvantaged. 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.

Cabrillo College has a tradition of collegial governance, and staff possess a long history of participatory governance in all levels of decision-making at the college. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its students and community.

Examples of Duties

  • Assists students during the performance of instructional activities which may involve assisted walking, getting on and off equipment, or in and out of wheelchairs
  • Assists with two-person transfers; must be able to support weight up to 100 pounds
  • 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; keeps abreast of SDLC program changes
  • Tutors students individually and/or in small groups to reinforce class material
  • Coordinates materials, equipment, facilities, and supplies for classes
  • Sets up, installs, maintains and services equipment, materials, and supplies used in adaptive exercise and fitness classes
  • Trains students and others in the safe and proper use of specialized physical education equipment, computer hardware and software, and procedures and processes
  • Administers and scores tests and examinations
  • Answers students' questions regarding adaptive exercise and fitness class activities
  • Assists in completing and processes various forms, certificates, and other documents
  • Maintains physical environment and condition of facility and its equipment
  • Schedules students 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
  • Assists in the recruitment and selection of student assistants and provides instruction in safe work procedures
  • May conduct workshops, orientations and meetings
  • Performs related duties as required or assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Equivalent to completion of two (2) years of college with college level, lower division* coursework in physical education, physical therapy, motor skill development, adaptive education, or related field *(transfer-level, sophomore or above) which will provide the knowledge and skills to support the SDLC program AND two (2) years of experience in either educational support work which has included interaction with students with congenital or acquired disabilities, OR work in extended care facilities, caregiving, or assisting in adult adaptive programs.

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 suitable for individuals with physical disabilities
  • Principles, theories, practices, methods, equipment, and procedures used in adaptive exercise and fitness, including transfer dynamics
  • Health and safety practices related to adaptive exercise and fitness and individuals with disabilities
  • Standard office practices and procedures including filing, the operation of office equipment, including personal or on-line computers
  • Detailed recordkeeping and budget tracking
  • Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Applying basic emergency and first aid procedures

Skill in:

  • Safely operating, maintaining and demonstrating the use of specialized equipment, supplies and materials used in special education and adaptive exercise and fitness classes (e.g. adaptive weight room equipment)
  • Safely lifting and two-person transfer techniques
  • Applying and effectively explaining instructional methods and procedures in a manner that can be understood by individuals exhibiting a wide variety of communication and cognitive deficits
  • Keeping abreast of SDLC program changes
  • Effectively reading, understanding and prompting 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 with those contacted in the course of the work including those from diverse backgrounds and persons with disabilities
  • Operating a personal computer to enter, edit and retrieve data and generate reports
  • Understanding and following oral and written instructions
  • Applying basic emergency and first aid procedures
  • Maintaining a professional, calm demeanor in emergencies and remaining flexible, patient and compassionate with those contacted in the course of work
  • Effectively operating and maintaining an orderly instructional environment

Other Minimum Requirements: (VERIFY)

  • 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
  • Specific positions may require current and on-going First Aid certification
  • Specific positions may require Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification and the ability to maintain such during the course of employment
  • Specified positions may require possession of and ability to maintain a valid California driver's license and safe driving record during the course of employment
  • Specified positions may require registration, licensure or certification related to the assigned instructional program area

Additional Information

Salary: *$18.46 to $20.35 per hour to start, seven-step schedule to $24.74 per hour. Part-time, 40% (16 hours per week), classified hourly assignment, 8 months per year; Monday through Thursday shifts will vary from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30, and 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Assignment scheduled to begin as soon as possible, pending continued funding and Governing Board approval. Salary is subject to proration based on beginning date of assignment.

*Cabrillo College reserves the right at its discretion to hire classified and confidential employees at a higher starting step placement, up to step three, in acknowledgment of an individual's previous job-related work experience. Please note: It is the applicants responsibility to ensure their application materials include the work-related experience they wish to be considered for a higher step placement. The Human Resources department will make their determination based on the information in the application materials received.

The Cabrillo Classified Employees Union (CCEU) is the exclusive bargaining representative for classified employees. Classified employees who elect to join CCEU agree to have a monthly payroll deduction equal to the current membership dues rate, which is generally a percentage of gross monthly compensation.

Please Note: This classified hourly assignment is not eligible for insurance-related benefits or PERS retirement benefits.

Application Process:


  1. Completed online Cabrillo College Application
  2. Job-related resume
  3. Verification of educational and experience qualifications (Foreign transcripts must be translated to determine equivalency to U.S. standards. (Download PDF reader) Any fee for such translation is paid by the applicant.):
    • Transcripts from all colleges attended showing degree conferred, if applicable (unofficial transcripts, copies, and downloads are acceptable) to demonstrate the qualification re: college coursework listed in this announcement. Please note diplomas are not accepted in place of college transcripts. If selected, it is the responsibility of the candidate to provide official transcripts, diplomas, degrees, or other documents as may be required. OR
    • Verification of experience qualifications:
      • 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.
**If any of the above materials are not submitted with your application packet, your materials will be deemed incomplete and will not be forwarded to the committee for screening.

Please notify the Human Resources Department if you require any special accommodation(s) in meeting these requirements.

Please Note: To ensure an accurate evaluation of your application materials, please submit information regarding your education, experience, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to the minimum qualifications. When filling out the online application, it is important that you fill out all sections completely. Do not leave blank spaces/sections or note "see resume". When adding attachments, please redact ALL of the following items which appear on any attachment before you submit it: personal photos, social security number, birthplace, birth date, age, and gender.

Selection Procedure: Applications will be reviewed by a search committee, which will determine the applicants to invite for interviews based on appraisal of qualifications as documented by application materials submitted. Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an invitation for an interview. Performance exam(s) may be administered.

Candidates selected for employment with Cabrillo College must agree to be fingerprinted, provide current tuberculosis screening results, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.

Application Deadline: Application and attached required materials must be successfully submitted by 11:59 p.m. on: Monday, January 21, 2019.

Cabrillo College seeks applications from all qualified individuals. It is the continuing goal of Cabrillo College to hire and retain staff that reflect the rich diversity and cultural heritage of the college district and its student body.

Cabrillo College currently provides full-time employees a benefit stipend contribution for medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and eligible dependents. Please note: Employee who work part-time contracts will receive a pro rata benefit stipend based on the percentage of assignment.

Full-time and *part-time classified employees are required to join the California Public Employee's Retirement System (CalPERS) and as such contribute up to 7% of their monthly salary to CalPERS on a pre-tax basis.

Note: Classified-hourly employees are not eligible for insurance-related benefits or PERS retirement benefits.

Each employee hired into a classified position shall contribute to membership dues, service fee or charitable contribution at the current rate based on gross salary per month.

*Part-time refers to 1,000 hours/125 days or more per fiscal year.

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