Classroom Assistant

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Vancouver Community College

This position is responsible for providing 1-1 non-instructional support for students with disabilities in a classroom setting.

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Job Summary

This position is responsible for providing 1-1 non-instructional support for students with disabilities in a classroom setting.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

1. Provides practical support to students in the classroom.
2. Provides guiding for students during class time.
3. May act as a reader and/or scribe for students when needed.
4. May assist the student with using adaptive equipment and software.
5. Refers concerns with the student’s accommodation plan to the Disability Advisor.
6. Performs other related duties as required.

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Qualifications

      1. Education and Experience
  • Completion of Grade 12 including completion of 1 year of specialized training and with a minimum of 3 months of experience working with individuals with disabilities or an equivalent combination of training and/or experience may be substituted for the required qualifications.

Skills

  • Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, faculty and the general public.
  • Good organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage several time-sensitive tasks at any given time.
  • Experience working with people with multiple disabilities and disabling conditions such as learning disabilities, visual impairments, chronic health impairment, and mental health conditions. Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to, and understanding of, the challenges faced by students with disabilities.
  • Good written and oral communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with various groups including individuals with diverse abilities, cultures, and language levels.
  • Ability to take high-quality notes based on class lectures, discussions and activities.
  • Ability to act as a reader or scribe for tests and exams.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and act with diplomacy and tact when dealing with issues of a sensitive nature.
  • Knowledge of adaptive technologies available to students with disabilities is considered an asset.
  • Computer experience and proficiency with MS Office with a minimum typing speed of 45 WPM.
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